We know that finding a way to afford college is super important for you and your family. That’s why each month we bring you a list of college scholarships you can apply for, and this month is no exception. Our list of scholarships with deadlines in November 2014 includes opportunities for high school freshmen through seniors. Many require essays, so plan ahead and start writing ASAP!
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program: This highly competitive scholarship program is open to high-achieving high school seniors with a financial need. Winners receive up to $40,000 per year to pay for tuition at an accredited four-year college. In addition to financial need, winners are selected based on academic achievement, persistence, a desire to help others and leadership. Deadline: November 1
Voices of Democracy Audio-Essay Competition: High school students in grades 9 through 12 can enter this audio-essay contest for a chance at a grand prize of $30,000. You’ll need to write a speech about why veterans are important to our nation’s history and future, and record yourself saying it. Deadline: November 1 (for submitting to your local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post)
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Student Essay Contest: High school students in grades 9 through 12 can participate in this contest for a chance to win up to $300. To participate, write a 500-word essay responding to a political cartoon and text passages that highlight the responsibility of the government to keep us secure in the context of our personal freedoms. Deadline: November 3
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: This program recognizes students in 9th through 12th grades for their volunteer service to the community. Each school or organization will forward one applicant to the state competition. State finalists will participate in the national competition. State winners receive $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. National scholarship winners receive an additional $5,000. Deadline: November 4
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest: This out-of-the-ordinary contest in Arkansas provides high school seniors a chance to win up to $2,000 to help pay for college—all you need is the best duck call. Deadline: November 28
Education Matters Scholarship: Write a short essay about why college matters to you to win a $5,000 scholarship. This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. students ages 13 and up. Deadline: November 30
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