Scholarships with January Deadlines

Scholarships include the International Documentary Photography Scholarship, GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, Fidelity Scholars Program, John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship, Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship, and more.
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Ready to apply for some college scholarships? We rounded up seven different scholarships with January deadlines that feature a diverse range of qualifications and requirements. Whether you love history, photography, or technology, there's something for all kinds of students on this list of January scholarships. Awards top out at $40,000. Find all the details on these scholarships for Winter 2024 below.

International Documentary Photography Scholarship

How to Apply: Tell a story in 12 to 20 images and write an essay explaining your photo series
Eligibility: Must be a current full-time college student
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 1, 2024

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

How to Apply: Complete the application including an essay on leadership and service and a statement about your goals
Eligibility: Open to current high school seniors planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four‑year college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year
Amount: $10,000 renewable scholarship (up to $40,000 total)
Deadline: January 4, 2024

Fidelity Scholars Program

How to Apply: Create an account on the UNCF site and complete the application, including an essay of 500 words or less on the lived experiences and viewpoints that have shaped you and a 60-second video on what financial freedom means to you.
Open to students ages 16-24 who are permanent residents of FL, MA, NM, NJ, NC, TX, or Washington DC. Students must have a 2.5–3.5 unweighted GPA or GED, be Pell-eligible and/or demonstrate financial need, and be an incoming 2024-25 freshman as an in-state resident at a four-year accredited, non-profit college or university. Students must come from underrepresented populations and historically underserved communities, including students from Black, Latino, Native American, and underrepresented Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage.
Winners will receive funding to cover their unmet financial need for up to four years of study
January 11, 2024

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

How to Apply: Submit an essay between 700 and 1,000 words describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917
Eligibility: Open to U.S high school students
Amount: Awards range from $100 to $10,000
Deadline: January 12, 2024

National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

How to Apply: Write a one-page essay on why you're planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware
Eligibility: Open to current high school seniors planning careers in government service
Amount: Awards range from $500 to $5,000 and winners receive travel to Pennsylvania for the awards ceremony
Deadline: January 15, 2024

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

How to Apply: Complete the application form including a 140-character message about technology addiction
Eligibility: Must be a current high school student, undergraduate, or graduate student at a U.S. college
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 30, 2024

I Have a Dream Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit an answer of 250 words or less to the question, "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college"
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are at least 14 years of age and are currently enrolled or planning to be enrolled in college
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 31, 2024

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