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September Scholarship Alert!

Hi everyone, I’m Wendy and I’m going to be posting monthly scholarship info and links for your student. As I begin this journey of researching scholarships and scholarship search engines for myself, Jennifer invited me to share what I found with you! So, I am highlighting a new search tool each month. Link to last month’s post also included in this post.

Last month I introduced (link to last month’s post) This month, I would like to introduce If desired, you can create an account, or search without creating an account. An advantage to creating an account is that all of your profile choices are saved, and you can choose to have them send a monthly list of scholarships that match the profile. They have a search box where you can type in a specific search, for example: “Scholarships for women engineering students.” To complete the search various questions, beyond basic information like DOB and gender, can be answered to help filter scholarships. Some of the items asked include: heritage, religious affiliations, disabilities, college they may attend, college status, future career possibilities, sports, interests, special circumstances. Many of these fields allow for multiple submissions.

I created a search using my daughter’s information (10th grader with no idea of what she wants to major in). I received about 20-25 results. I’ve included two that most students could apply, as an example, even though the deadline is after September:

$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship

Sponsor: Verified Scholarships
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: Summer: August 31; Fall: December 31
Description: You must complete the online application and write an essay to answer the question: “What is the best or worst part about finding or applying to scholarships?”

$1,000 GK Tanabe Student Scholarship

Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: December 31, 2023

Description: To assist high school, college and graduate school students with educational expenses. Applicants must be 9th-12th grade high school students, college students or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Students may study any major and attend any college in the U.S.

From JLVConsulting:

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: American High School Poets
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Other scholarship opportunities from around the web:


Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2023 Or, if you watch a short video, extended to Sept. 29, 2023
Description: Constituting America will conduct the “We The Future” essay, song, STEM, Short film, Social Media Video, and PSA contest with each form of submission having it’s own specific subject, but all generally related to the First Amendment.

$2,500 College Raptor Scholarship


Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: September 30, 2023

Description: Student must be age 16 or greater, enrolled in, or plan to enroll in a college program on or before Fall 2025, must register with, use the College Match tool and submit a short original essay on given topic. Scholarship


Amount: $500

Closing Date: October 1, 2023

Description: To encourage students to apply for various scholarships, students need to upload confirmation emails of other scholarships they have applied for and write a short essay about themselves. Two winners are picked every other month.

Shout It Out Scholarship


Amount: $1500

Closing Date: Sept. 30, 2023

Description: Log into your Unigo account, complete the application, and submit a written response to the question: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” (250 words or less)

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Sponsor: Coca-Cola

Amount: $20,000

Closing Date: October 2, 2023

Description: Open to high school seniors. After you create an account, you will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz to make extra sure you can apply.

2023 College JumpStart Scholarship

Sponsor: College Jumpstart
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: Oct 17, 2023
Description: The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition— financial need is not considered—that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

National College Match

Sponsor: QuestBridge
Amount: full four-year scholarship to top colleges
Closing Date: September 26, 2023
Description: Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. Students of all races and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Many past award recipients have been among the first generation in their families to attend college.


Sponsor: ScholarshipPoints
Amount: (1) $2,500 & (3) $1,000 monthly
Closing Date: September 30, 2023 (and at the end of each month)
Description: ScholarshipPoints awards one $2,500 scholarship and three $1,000 scholarships every month of the year exclusively to members. There is no essay required. Simply sign up to be automatically entered into the scholarship.

Illustrators of the Future Scholarship

Sponsor: Writers and illustrators of the future

Amount: (3) $500 quarterly

Closing Date: September 30,2023

Description: Submit original science fiction and fantasy artwork

Writers of the Future Contest

Sponsor: Writers and illustrators of the future

Amount: Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months

Closing Date: September 30,2023

Description: Entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length in the fantasy or science fiction genre.

Courage To Grow Scholarship

Sponsor: Courage To Grow Scholarship
Amount: $500
Closing Date: Last day of each month
Description: Must be a junior or senior in high school, have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and explain in 250 words or less why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship.

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