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Fun Holiday Scholarships for College Students

Happy holiday scholarship hunting!

Can you feel it? Fall is finally in the air! The leaves will soon be turning a myriad of festive colors and our favorite holidays are just around the corner. Time to start thinking about your Halloween costume, planning your Thanksgiving feast, and working on your Christmas wish list. Before you know it, we’ll be ringing in the New Year. To get you into the spirit of things, we’ve put together a list of fun holiday scholarships for college students. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’re sure to find something to help you pay for college.

October Scholarships

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Award: up to $100,000 | Deadline: Oct. 17, 2019

Although some would argue that football season is not a holiday, we believe it absolutely is. It brings some serious Halloween vibes with all the costumes and face paint. It also gives Thanksgiving a run for its money when it comes to game night party menus. And there’s no better present than having your team win it all.

That’s why the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway makes our holiday scholarships countdown. Five lucky students will walk away with $100k each, another five will receive $25k, and ten more will take home $2,500 each.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Award: $2,000 | Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019

Season 10 of The Walking Dead premieres Oct. 6 and we can’t think of a better way to get prepared for the battle ahead than to submit an application to Unigo’s Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship.

Simply devise a plan to survive a zombie takeover at your college. If you slash your way through the competition, you’ll earn $2,000!  

Halloween Costume Scholarship

Award: $1,000 | Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019

Do you spend months dreaming about your Halloween costume? Does your favorite pet get dressed up, too? If so, you’ll want to check out this spooktacular Halloween Costume Scholarship contest. Just submit a short essay (250 words or less) describing your favorite costume (or your pet’s) for a chance to win.

November Scholarships

PAVE Student Design Competition

Award: up to $8,000 | Deadline: Nov. 7, 2019

For some, there are actually three major holidays in November: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. Yes, Black Friday, which now encompasses an entire week, is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. But, have you ever thought about what goes into designing those retail spaces you frequent?

If you have a head for retail design, check out the PAVE Student Design Contest. Four college students will win prizes valued between $1,000 and $8,000.

Thanksgiving Scholarship

Award: $1,000 | Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019

Turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie – oh, my! Most of us are familiar with the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but every once in a while, something bizarre pops up on the menu.

If you’ve been at the wrong end of the fork, share your experience and you could win MoneySolver’s Thanksgiving Scholarship!  

December Scholarships

Smart Student Scholarship

Award: $500 | Deadline: Dec. 5, 2019

We all know that college is expensive, especially when you’re trying to buy presents or groceries for the holidays. If you’re a money-saving guru, here’s your chance to score a little something for yourself.

Share your money-saving tips with CouponBox through their Smart Student Scholarship and you just might find $500 in your Christmas stocking this year.

Holiday Celebration Scholarship

Award: $1,000 | Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019

Finish out 2019 on a high note with this festive Holiday Celebration Scholarship. You could win $1,000 to help cover current college costs, or pay down those student loans, by sharing your favorite way to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or another special holiday.

Extra points if you make the scholarship committee cry or laugh.

Find More Holiday Scholarships

Don’t stop at these fun holiday scholarships. Be sure to check out our other monthly $1K MoneySolver programs and our $50K #PayMyStudentLoans Contest. You can also find tons of other college scholarships at How2Win Scholarships and

Happy scholarship hunting!

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