Five Scholarships with September Deadlines

In between trips to the store to stock up on school essentials, don’t forget to take some time to keep up with your scholarship search! You can find any number of scholarships to apply for at any given time of year, and September is no exception. We’ve scoured our ginormous database and found these five scholarships with September deadlines. That gives you at least a month to get your application submitted – and that’s a good thing, because each of these scholarships requires an essay. So step away from the shopping cart, whip out your thinking cap, and get started on those essays!

1. “Fuel Your Dreams” Scholarship Competition
Deadline: September 4     Award: $1,000
This scholarship is administered by 24Seven Energy. For the essay, they want to know about your big dreams and how their scholarship would help you achieve them. They ask that you keep the essay brief: 250 words or less. Two scholarships will be awarded; however, the competition for this one is pretty steep, so make sure that little essay packs a big punch.

2. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest
Deadline: September 17     Award: $50 – $10,000
For this one, you’ll probably have to take a trip to the library or a virtual trip to to obtain a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This contest is administered by the Ayn Rand Institute, and they want you to read the aforementioned book and choose from a list of topics from their website to write an essay on. Yes, this requires a bit more work than usual, but the payoff is huge: the first-place prize is $10,000!

3. “Why My School Rocks” Contest
Deadline: September 17     Award: $300 – $800
This contest is administered by For this contest, you need to write an essay about why your school is so great. Specifically, you must choose a main issue from a list of topics and then tell a real-life story about a successful program that was implemented in your school to help deal with that issue.

4. “Hit the Books” Scholarship
Deadline: September 30     Award: $500 administers this scholarship twice a year. To apply, you have to submit an essay about the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship would assist your goals. Love coffee? Get bonus points if you can find a creative way to incorporate your passion for coffee into your essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

5. Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Deadline: September 30     Award: $500
This scholarship is also awarded twice a year. To apply, you’re required to submit two essays, each one no longer than 500 words. For the first essay, you must choose a city anywhere in the world that you think would benefit your future career, and explain why you think so. For the second essay, you simply need to explain why you think you deserve the scholarship. Be sure to follow the instructions on the application page for how they want your essays to be constructed.

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