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9 Huge Scholarships With Upcoming Deadlines

The price of a college education is pretty steep. In fact, according to last year’s report from the Project on Student Debt, the average student debt is $24,000. That’s a lot of money to hang over your head, and often times, it gets worse.

With the economy shifting and the job market becoming increasingly less penetrable, planning your college career before you’re already behind in student loan payments is crucial. One of the easiest ways to avoid a huge student debt is to apply for scholarships before you’re even in college.

You can start looking as soon as you enter high school just so you’re familiar with what’s out there!

Here are 9 college scholarships you can apply for today:

1. ScholarshipPoints.com
Deadline- September 15
Quick fact- Awards will be between $500-$10,000.

2. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Scholarship
Deadline- September 17
Quick fact- 84 awards will be granted between $50-$10,000.

3. Hit the Books Scholarship
Deadline- September 30
Quick fact- High school seniors through master’s-level studies are eligible for this scholarship.

4. Just Poetry!!! Scholarship Awards 
Deadline- September 30
Quick fact- High school poets please apply!

5. Siemens Competition Scholarship
Deadline- October 3
Quick fact- To apply for this scholarship competition, applicants must undertake individual or team research projects.

6. AEG Engineering Scholarship
Deadline- October 7
Quick fact-Guess what? Applicants are not required to be currently taking engineering courses to be eligible. Score!

7. Veterans Day Scholarship
Deadline- October 9
Quick fact- Available to all high school students, awards will be between $250-$5,000.

8. Horatio Alger National Scholarship
Deadline- October 30
Quick fact- For this awesome scholarship, 104 scholarships will be award with an average of $20,000. That’s huge!

9. QuestBridge National College Match
Deadline- September 30
Quick fact- Recipients of this huge scholarship are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full scholarship.  Did you see that? Full scholarship. Did we mention it’s renewable as well?

Have you begun looking for scholarships yet? What’s your experience been like? Leave a comment below!

Friday College Town Hall

Categories: College Life

wamcIllustrationIconIn Friday College Town Hall, we post a question about college, and you leave an answer in the comment field.

Today’s question:

More than 75% of undergraduate students work while they are enrolled in school.

Should this percentage be more or less? Why?

Leave your answer in the comments below or tweet at  @Cappex to chime in (we’ll post your answer below)!

@iamjosephgerman @cappex I think it adds to the experience. I’m excited to get a job while going to school; it just seems better: get best of both worlds.

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