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43 Un-brr-lieveably Great January Scholarships

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College scholarships due in January 2022…

This post shows you lots of great January scholarships you can apply for this winter.

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The end of a semester is a whirlwind of stress, tests, and last-minute panic attacks. But once the craziness ends it’s like having a huge weight lifted off your shoulders.

You can finally relax! And some serious veg out time is much needed.

In addition to recuperation, the winter break from school is also the perfect time to knock out a few scholarship applications.

I even put together a list of the scholarships due in January this year to make things a little easier for you. Now you don’t need to spend time searching because all the best ones are right here in this post.

Instead:

You can focus your efforts on filling out the applications. And in turn, that leaves more time for napping.

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43 January Scholarships


Race to Inspire Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Participants must be able to verify enrollment for college at an accredited university inside the USA during the fall semester of the same year the essay is submitted.

Submit: 1000 – 2000 word essay sharing your race story.

Pelipost Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $2,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school graduate/undergraduate students seeking a college education while overcoming the challenges of having an incarcerated parent/guardian.

Submit: 300 – 750 word essay.

Employment BOOST College Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: High school students who have been accepted to college and students who are currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply. Must also have a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Submit: 500-1000 word essay in response to the prompt.

Cliff T. Wofford STEM Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any Black high school senior or undergraduate student in STEM with a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this award.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

The Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students.

Submit: Proof that you have applied for other scholarships and a short letter about yourself.

You Glow Differently When You’re Happy Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022 Award Amount: $800 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or low-income students pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship

Deadline: January 3, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture and a U.S. citizen.

Submit: An essay of 750 words or less describing an issue the applicant sees confronting the pork industry today or in the future, including offering their solutions.

“Don’t Wait to reach Your Potential” Scholarship

Deadline: January 4, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to college-bound teens in grades 9th-12th.

Submit: A short online form.

Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship

Deadline: January 5, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students at any education level.

Submit: Favorite photo/s of your pet, a short caption for the photo, and a link to your Instagram account.

Young Filmmakers Scholarship Contest 2022

Deadline: January 5, 2022 Award Amount: $100 – $1000 + matching grant GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students in grade 3 and up through age 25.

Submit: A live action or animated film no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 8 minutes.

Veterans Next Generation Scholarship

Deadline: January 5, 2022 Award Amount: $650 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any student who is the child of a veteran and is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or trade school program may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Marvel Optics National Scholarship Contest

Deadline: January 5, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply.

Submit: 300 word essay or 1 minute video response to the following prompt: Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” What does that mean to you?

Dr. Samuel Attoh Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: January 6, 2022 Award Amount: $800+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students studying geography, urban planning, or STEM.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

NJCPA Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 7, 2022 Award Amount: $2,000 – $6,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be an accounting student at a New Jersey college who is currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year and will be entering an accounting-related graduate program in New Jersey. 3.2 GPA or higher required.

Submit: 500 word essay on the assigned topic.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: January 9, 2022 Award Amount: $40,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be Black/African American, a current high school senior at the time of your application, and a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

Submit: 2 essays no longer than 500 words each.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: January 11, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 – $25,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all legal U.S. residents ages 16-26 who are pursuing higher education.

Submit: A 2-minute video on what you’re passionate about and how you plan to make a difference. It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 14, 2022 Award Amount: $10,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be in final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or must have completed athletic eligibility; be in final year of undergraduate academic work or received an undergraduate degree; have a GPA of 3.2 or higher; and be enrolled in a graduate degree granting program within one-year after the academic year the scholarship was awarded.

Submit: Student-athletes must be nominated by the institution’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) or a FAR designee (preferably an individual in academics).

Dr. Meme Heineman Scholarship

Deadline: January 14, 2022 Award Amount: $6,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student who is majoring in or planning to major in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 1000 word essay.

The May Firm Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students enrolled at a community college or university.

Submit: Online application, 300+ word essay, and a copy of your resume.

AAMI Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January 18, 2022 Award Amount: $3,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be entering or current full-time college students seeking a career in the healthcare technology profession at an accredited college or university.

Submit: 500-700 word essay, most recent transcript, 2 letters or recommendation, and completed online application.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Deadline: January 20, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled as a high school or college student; have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

Submit: An essay describing the goal of an innovative project (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) you’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others.

The Homer Fund Orange Scholars Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 21, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, college freshman, college sophomore, or college junior planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of 2022. In addition, must be a dependent of a full- or part-time hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries, The Home Depot Canada, or The Home Depot Mexico at the time of application.

Submit: Online application and transcripts.

APIA Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 26, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 – $20,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States; be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2022; and have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Submit: Online application.

PBWC Academic Scholarship

Deadline: January 28, 2022 Award Amount: up to $15,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a California resident, identify as female, and be a current high school senior.

Submit: An online application.

No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $7,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be at last 16 years old, a US resident (excluded Rhode island and Michigan), and either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of entering, in a qualified high school, college or university.

Submit: N/A

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: January 30, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Homeschooled students are eligible to apply. There is no age limit. Must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Submit: 140-character statement about technology addiction. Finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay.

CollegeXpress Fresh Start Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C.

Submit: Quick online form and one sentence response to the question.

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $25,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students at any education level.

Submit: N/A

Dinah Shore Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a female high school senior golf player who is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf.

Submit: Online application.

Marilynn Smith Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level.

Submit: Online application.

Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level.

Submit: Online application.

EmPOWERED to Serve Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: All currently enrolled undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are working to improve community health and wellness are eligible to apply. GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

Submit: 60-second video about what health equity means to you and how you’ve made a sustainable, positive impact on a community’s health and a headshot photo.

Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2021 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, age 13 or older at the time of entry, and and currently planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school) located in the United States within four years.

Submit: A quick online form (no essay or minimum GPA requirement).

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 – $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: General requirements – applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required. Specific eligibility requirements apply per scholarship (multiple available).

Submit: Online application.

Colvin Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $3,000 – $7,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be pursuing a meat science, food science, animal science, marketing, business, communications, journalism or other degree related to the beef industry. Open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Submit: A photo of yourself and 2 essays on assigned topics: 1 essay up to 1000 words and the other, no more than 500 words.

Colvin Graduate Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $3,000 – $7,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be pursuing a meat science, food science, animal science, marketing, business, communications, journalism or other degree related to the beef industry. Must also be a full-time master’s or doctorate student, conducting applied or basic research, and set to graduate after the 2022 fall term.

Submit: A photo of yourself and your research project + how the information could affect the beef industry and high-quality beef production.

Deborah’s Grace Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or are lawfully living in the United States and must be 13 years of age or older on the date of their entry.

Submit: Your email address. Selection is based on the quality of students’ MyMozaic profile.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to U.S. residents who are at least 16 years old. Must be a high school senior who will be or a college student who is enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program or graduate program at an eligible school within one (1) year of winner notification/confirmation.

Submit: Your email address.

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be at least 14 years of age and a legal U.S. resident.

Submit: 250 words or less response to the scholarship question.

EnergyRates.ca College Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution, or planning to enroll in such an institution within the following calendar year.

Submit: An essay (written in English or French) of no more than 500 words in response to the prompt.

eQuality Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $6,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to California residents who have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. Scholarships available to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, and medical students.

Submit: An online application.

Return 2 College Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be at least 14 years of age and a legal U.S. resident.

Submit: Short online application and a 3 sentence essay.

 


 

Wrapping up with college scholarships in January

So there you have it. Those are the best January scholarships and their deadlines for applications.

Most of them are worth quite a bit!

But:

Big and small awards add up, so don’t pass up any “little” opportunities you qualify for.

Let me know which scholarships you applied for in a comment below and if you have any others that you think I should add to this list.

 

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3 Comments

  1. This is great! It’s hard for students to find scholarships and know where to find them! Putting a list of them in one place is so helpful!

  2. My daughter’s and I are always looking for scholarships. After all the time we put into it we always come out with not finding any. We are a middle class, caucasian family and get no help. It gets harder to accept every time we go through scholarships.

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