October has always held a special place in my heart. It’s the time of year when Mother Nature turns my backyard into this amazing palette of color and the stores are covered in a blanket of pink. My weekends are packed with walks and other breast cancer awareness events, and I begin the process of transforming my mundane home into a haunted mansion. Soon, fat pumpkins with menacing grins will adorn my doorstep, warning visitors to beware. Although October is full of frivolity, it’s also one of the best months for you to ‘carve out’ some time for scholarships. There are many fall programs available to high school and college students, but just like ghosts, they will evaporate soon.