Scholarships with Deadlines this Month

Scholarships with Deadlines this Month

It’s a brand new year and time to start looking for more great scholarships to pay for college. Here are 15 great scholarships that have due dates this month to get your new year started right:

  • Ron Brown Scholar Program – This $10,000 scholarship is open to African American high school seniors. The due date for applications is January 9. Details and applications are available at http://www.ronbrown.org/Home.aspx.
  • GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – This $10,000 award is available to applicants who demonstrate drive, leadership, citizenship, and integrity. The application due date is January 10. Full eligibility requirements are applications are available at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Dell Scholars offers $20,000 scholarships to applicants who have successfully completed an approved program for college readiness. Applications are due January 15. Full details and applications are available at http://www.dellscholars.org/. 
  • Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship – Applications are due January 15 for these awards, ranging from $500 to $5,000. Applicants must be planning to work in service of a local, state, or federal government in the United States. To learn more and to apply, visit http://www.gwcf.org/. 
  • Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program – This program offers $1,000 to $10,000 scholarships to applicants who demonstrate leadership in defense of American values, freedom, and constitutional principles. Due date for application is January 15. Applications and full details are available at http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/reagan_home.cfm. 
  • BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship – High school students who are planning on majoring in engineering or a related program can get $1,500 for college through this program. Applications are due January 15 and can be found at http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/bmw/. 
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program – The Gates Millennium Scholars Program provides $10,000 scholarships to minority applicants who meet Pell Grant eligibility requirements. Applications are due January 16 and can be found along with details at http://www.gmsp.org/. 
  • National ACT High School Poster Contest – Applications for these $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships are due January 21 and are available to students who create an original poster encouraging the taking of the ACT test. For applications and details, visit http://www.actstudent.org/postercontest/. 
  • Lint Center for National Securities Studies Scholarship – This program offers scholarships from $500 to $1,500 to applicants who are interested in entering a national security related field. Due date is January 31. Applications and details are available at http://lintcenter.org/. 
  • DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition – Applicants can submit an essay on a science-related topic to receive between $200 and $5,000 in scholarships. Applications are due January 31 and can be found at http://thechallenge.dupont.com/. 

These scholarships are a good starting point in your hunt for college funding. Get started now and apply for every opportunity for which you qualify for the best chances of receiving the money you need.

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