January 2018 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with January 2018 due dates. Check out the full list of January Scholarships – there are currently over 150 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 4, 2018
Description: Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an act of political courage.

Countdown to College Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) Grand Scholarship
Sponsor: National Rifle Association (NRA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 12, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current sophomores and juniors in high school who are actively engaged in academics, leadership, and community service with at least a 3.0 GPA. If selected, student will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Youth Education Summit (expenses paid) to compete for the scholarship opportunities.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 14, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.

Dell Scholars Program
Sponsor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Amount: $20,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program (such as AVID, GEAR UP, Upward Bound – see full list on website) in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.4 and demonstrate financial need.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition
Sponsor: C-SPAN
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2018
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on “The Constitution & You.”

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 8th grade, high school and college undergraduates who are under the age of 25. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

I Have a Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

Redfin Scholarship
Sponsor: Redfin
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are graduating high school seniors or current college freshman, sophomores, and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to affordable housing.

The Fountain Essay Contest 2017
Sponsor: The Foundation Magazine
Amount: UP to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: There is no age limit or a condition to fulfill for entry. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic of “how to face a disaster.”

To see the rest of the scholarships with January deadlines, visit the January Scholarship list.

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