27 Scholarships with Deadlines in January

Start the New Year off with more than just resolutions and use the free time you’ll have during winter break to apply for some scholarships! We’ve picked 27 big money opportunities that are expiring in January.

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1. FIRE’s Freedom in Academia Essay Contest Scholarship 

Award: $500 – $10,000   Deadline: January 1
Applicants must write an essay on a given topic related to free speech.

2. Jane Doe No More Scholarship 

Award: Varies    Deadline: January 2
Applicants must demonstrate a connection to Jane Doe No More Inc.’s mission.

3. John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 

Award: $500 – $10,000    Deadline: January 6 
Applicants must write an essay on a topic related to political courage.

4. Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students 

Award: $5,000    Deadline: January 6
Applicants must have entered a JD program in IP law.

5. GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000    Deadline: January 9
Applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

6. Ron Brown Scholar Program

Award: $10,000    Deadline: January 9
Applicants must be African American high school seniors who exhibit exception leadership potential and excel academically.

7. Burger King Scholars Program

Award: $1,000 – $50,000    Deadline: January 10
Applicants must be high school seniors.

8. Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500    Deadline: January 10
Applicants must have lost the life of a parent to cancer.

9. Sacks for CF Scholarship

Award: $,3000 – $10,000    Deadline: January 13
Applicants must have cystic fibrosis.

10. Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship 

Award: $3,000    Deadline: January 14
Applicants must have a career goal of working in children’s media.

11. March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship

Award: $5,000    Deadline: January 14
Applicants must be registered nurses and enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing.

12. Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Award: $500 – $5,000    Deadline: January 15
Applicants must be planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

13. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Award: $10,000    Deadline: January 15
Applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

14. National Sojourners Essay Contest

Award: $500 – $2,000    Deadline: January 15
Applicants must submit an essay about the three branches of the Federal Government.

15. DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $1,500    Deadline: January 15
Applicants must be pursuing a career in the dairy industry or related field.

16. Dells Scholars Program 

Award: $20,000    Deadline: January 15
Applicants must have participated in a college readiness program.

17. Mas Family Scholarships

Award:  $8,000    Deadline: January 17
Applicants must be of Cuban descent.

18. C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition 

Award: $250 – $5,000    Deadline: January 20
Applicants must create a short video documentary on a topic related to a given theme.

19. Microsoft Scholarship Program

Award: Varies    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must be undergraduate students pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline.

20. Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000    Deadline: January 21
Applicants must be studying in the fields of engineering, computer science, political science, pre-law, telecommunications, or information technology.

21. Point Foundation Scholarship Program

Award:  $10,000    Deadline: January 22
Applicants must be involved in the LGBTQ community.

22.Iridium Next Scholarship 

Award: $5,000 – $20,000    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program with a focus in aerospace.

23. Cancer for College Scholarship 

Award: $500 – $4,000    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must be cancer patients or cancer survivors.

24. #YOWO: You Only Write Once Scholarship Slam 

Award: $1,000    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must submit an original poem with the poetry slam tag, You Only Write Once Scholarship Slam.

25. DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition 

Award: $200 – $5,000    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must submit an essay between 700 and 1,000 words on a science-related topic.

26. PanHellenic Scholarship Awards

Award: $2,500    Deadline: January 31
Applicants must be of Hellenic/Greek descent.

27. Lint Center for National Security Studies Scholarships

Award: $500 – $1,500     Deadline: January 31
Applicants must be pursuing a career related to national security.

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Original Post Date: December 11th, 2013

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