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Top 33 November Scholarships in 2023
While the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, November is a pretty great month. Thanksgiving, football, and all things pumpkin spice are just a few of the things that we love in November. The 11th month of the year also happens to be a pretty great month for scholarships. Whether you are a high school senior who is finalizing their college applications or a college student who is wrapping up your fall semester, there are some great scholarships to lower your tuition bill. Keep on reading to learn more about the November scholarships you can apply for!
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- Top November scholarships
- How to write effective scholarship applications
- Tips for students in November
- Frequently asked questions about November scholarships
- Additional scholarship lists to explore
Top 33 November Scholarships in 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
$25,000 No Essay Scholarship
Open to high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
Ayn Rand Institute Novel Essay Contest (Atlas Shrugged)
Offered by Ayn Rand Institute
Open to high school seniors and university students who write an essay on Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
Offered by Winston Churchill Foundation
Open to students at participating U.S. colleges, who hope to obtain a masters at Cambridge in a STEM field.
Greenhouse Scholars Program
Offered by Greenhouse Scholars
Open to college-bound, graduating high school seniors from select states who are passionate about helping their communities.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Nov 20, 2023
Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship
Offered by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Open to academically excellent high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and want to attend highly competitive universities.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Nov 17, 2023
Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research
Offered by Center for Arab American Philanthropy
Open to Arab American researchers and those studying Arab Americans through the social sciences or related fields.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Nov 16, 2023
Career Development Grants
Offered by American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Open to women who currently hold a Bachelor's degree, but will be enrolling in another program for career advancement.
Armenian American Medical Society Scholarship
Offered by Armenian American Medical Society
Armenian students enrolled in a U.S. healthcare program who are actively involved in community service to benefit the Armenian community.
$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.
Offered by ACES: The Society for Editing
Open to college upperclassmen and graduate students who answer questions related to editing and the written word.
AAUW’s International Fellowships
Offered by American Association of University Women
Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Bill Walsh Scholarship
Offered by ACES: The Society for Editing
Open to college upperclassmen and graduate students who demonstrate excellence in the editing of news.
National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship
Offered by National Space Club & Foundation
Open to high school seniors and postsecondary students with definite plans to pursue a career in STEM.
Offered by United States Marine Corps
Open to high school musicians interested in being the guest soloist for the Marine Band in their upcoming concert season.
The James Alan Cox Foundation Student Photojournalism Scholarship
Offered by The James Alan Cox Foundation
Open to high school, college, and graduate students who submit photojournalistic images.
Live Your Dream Award
Offered by Soroptimist
Open to female college students who provide the primary financial support for herself and her dependents.
$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship
Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.
Niche $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.
How to write effective scholarship applications
November scholarships, like any other opportunities, receive a huge number of applicants. Scholarship winners have to craft standout applications. Luckily, we can help you with that. Check out our guides to starting and ending scholarship essays, writing about yourself, and writing a winning scholarship essay. Next, try out our guides to answering the most common scholarship essay prompts and writing a scholarship resume. Good luck!
Tips for students in November
November is a unique time as the first half of the year is wrapping up and students are preparing for the holidays. Remember, it’s very important to stay on top of your schoolwork to help ensure a successful end to the semester in December. Using your Thanksgiving break to get ahead on projects and studying can be a great idea, and you’ll thank yourself when mid-December rolls around!
For seniors in high school, November can also be a great time to get acquainted with scholarship essay prompts for Regular Decision schools they are considering. You should aim to have some first drafts done by the end of November, and remember, the earlier you look at the prompts, the longer you’ll have to chew them over and decide what angle to take in your response.
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