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Scholarships Expiring in November

We’re coming in fast toward the end of October. Where did the time go?! Don’t let time get the better of you during your scholarship search. Take a look at the following scholarships that are expiring next month and get working on those applications. Good luck!

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Deadline: November 1
Award: $1,000 – $30,000
Applicants must submit an essay and a recording on a topic related to the U.S. Constitution.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards from Prudential Financial
Deadline: November 6
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Applicants must have made a difference through volunteering over the past year.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay ContestOklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Video Contest from the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Deadline: November 9
Award: $50 – $100
Applicants must submit an essay or a video that expresses their thoughts about speaking up against violence, doing the right thing, and making a difference.

First Freedom Student Competition from the First Freedom Center
Deadline: November 12
Award: $2,500
Applicants must submit an essay or video production that examines the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom.

Intel Science Talent Search from the Society for Science & the Public
Deadline: November 14
Award: $1,000 – $100,000
Applicants must present a full scientific report about research of their choosing.

PBA/NCA Sally Beauty Scholarship from the Professional Beauty Association and the National Cosmetology Association
Deadline: November 15
Award: $1,000
Applicants must plan to enter the cosmetology profession.

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship from the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Journalists
Deadline: November 15
Award: $2,500
Applicants must be student photographers.

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship from the American Association on Health and Disability
Deadline: November 15
Award: varies
Applicants must have a documented disability.

Scholarship Slam from Power Poetry
Deadline: November 19
Award: $1,000
Applicants must enjoy writing poetry and have a passion for advocacy.

Young Patriots Essay Contest from the National Center for Policy Analysis
Deadline: November 23
Award: $2,000 – $5,000
Applicants must submit an essay on a topic related to government.

FIRE’s Freedom in Academia Essay Contest Scholarships from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Deadline: November 25
Award: $500 – $10,000
Applicants must submit an essay on a topic related to free speech.

Samsung Superhero Competition from Samsung Techwin America
Deadline: November 30
Award: $500
Applicants must portray a historical character in a digital video.

Cappex has thousands more scholarships that you could qualify for. Check them out today!

Cappex White Board Friday – How to Become a Rock Star

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The very first edition of Cappex White Board Friday is finally here. As if Fridays weren’t welcome enough, we’re thrilled to launch a new, informative series designed to help students learn about all the ways Cappex can help find your perfect college match, search for scholarships, stay on top of deadlines, read school reviews from actual students, and basically be your one-stop resource for all things related to your exciting life after high school!

In this week’s episode, learn how to become a Rock Star in the Cappex Cap Challenge to get your very own Cappex cap! Take it away, Bobby:

Don’t forget: when you reach Rock Star status and receive your cap, be sure to take a photo of yourself sporting your new headwear and send us a Facebook message or post it to our wall so that we can add you to our Facebook Rock Star Wall of Fame!

24Seven Energy “Fuel Your Dreams” Scholarship
Deadline: Sept. 4, 2012
Click the following link to apply:

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.

Want more? Cappex has thousands and thousands of scholarships in our database to help you realize your educational dreams.