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Scholarships Due In January

Welcome to a brand new year filled with possibilities and opportunities!

Tell me what better chapter to begin with than one that leads you to educational success? January is not just a month of resolutions and fresh starts; it's also a crucial time for scholarship applications.

Whether you're a high school senior eager to take the next step or a college stuAs its name implies, the JFK Library’s Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards a scholarship to the best essay. The essay must “describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.” The essay must be between 700 and 1,000 words, and it must cite a minimum of five sources, which can include government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

This scholarship contest is open to practically any U.S. high school student under the age of 20, and is an awesome opportunity for students with a knack for writing and history.

Amount: $100-$10,000

Deadline: January 12, 2dent looking to ease the financial burden, this month is brimming with chances to turn your dreams into reality. We have carefully curated a list of scholarships that are due this month. No more procrastination! Get ready to channel your enthusiasm and motivation into the scholarship application process, and let this be the year you turn aspirations into achievements!

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JRF Scholars receive college scholarships of up to $35,000 over four years and are financially sponsored to attend JRF‘s annual, four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference“ in New York City and other events throughout the year. Aside from generous financial support, Scholars benefit from a comprehensive, four-year program that includes career guidance, internship and permanent job placement, travel abroad, and leadership and practical life skills training.

Amount: $35,000

Deadline: 01/10/24


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

- Be a graduating, minority high school senior

- Be a United States citizen

- Present evidence of financial need

- Demonstrate a record of academic excellence

- Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service

- Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university

- Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.

The Fidelity Scholars Program provides access to education and ongoing support to historically underserved and underrepresented students who want to attend four-year, two-year and certificate academic programs and help prepare them to become the next generation of professionals whose career achievements will allow them to positively impact their lifetime earnings and build generational wealth.

Amount: Up to $13,500

Deadline: 01/11/24


The program is open to;

- Historically underserved and underrepresented students ages 16 to 24 who are permanent residents of Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

- 2.5 – 3.5 unweighted GPA or GED

- Pell eligible and/or demonstrate financial need

- Attend as an incoming 2024-25 freshman at a 4-year accredited college or university in the state that you reside

- We specifically encourage students from Black, Latino, Native American (with documented tribal affiliation) and underrepresented Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage to apply.

Scholarships awarded annually to female international/DACA students who are currently enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at a program MPOWER supports in the United States or Canada.

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: 01/15/24


- Be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school that MPOWER supports, and

- Be an international student allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable:

For study in the U.S., this means that the applicant meets one of these criteria:

- Has a valid visa that permits study in the U.S.

- Is protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

- Is a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder)

- For study in Canada, this means the applicant meets one of these criteria:

- Is a Canadian permanent resident

- Has a valid Canadian study permit

Stanley Black & Decker has established the DEWALT Trades Scholarship to assist individuals attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school who are pursuing a trade degree/certificate in an industry aligned with the Stanley Black & Decker Trade Goals – including but are not limited to Construction, Industrial, Motor/Power Sector, Mechanics, and Technology.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Award: $10,000

Deadline: 01/17/24


Applicants of the DEWALT Trades Scholarship award must:

- Be citizens of the United States or Canada.

- Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.

- Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year

- Majoring in a trade construction, industrial, motor/power sector, mechanics, or technology degree/certificate, which includes but are not limited to the following fields: Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Construction, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Fire Science, Heavy. Equipment Operation, HVAC, Machinery, Manufacturing, Pipefitting, Plumbing, Welding etc

- Have or had a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

The Cooke Graduate Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Cooke Scholars and recent Alumni to support them to complete graduate degrees at top institutions.

Selected Graduate Scholars could be eligible for up to $150,000, with a $75,000 annual scholarship cap, to contribute to the cost of attendance of graduate programs that are: degree-granting, full-time, in-person or hybrid, at a not-for-profit institution, at an accredited institution and at an institution that will receive and disburse Cooke stipend funding to Scholars

Amount: $75,000

Deadline: 01/18/24


To be eligible for the Cooke Graduate Scholarship, at a minimum, a candidate must:

- Be a graduating Cooke Scholar (completing undergraduate studies during the 2023-24 academic year) or recent Alum (within the last three years),

- Have demonstrated high academic achievement,

- Plan to attend their first graduate degree program—a full-time, in-person program at an accredited not-for-profit institution—to begin studies in fall 2024,

- Apply for all financial aid available from institutional, federal, and state sources, and

- Demonstrate unmet financial need

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school.

Amount: Full Tuition

Deadline: 01/18/24


Below are the eligibility criteria for the Scholarship:

- Only US legal citizens can apply for this Scholarship. This also includes Dreamers.

- You should be a high school junior. However, if you have enrolled in other higher classes at your nearby community college, you can apply for this program. Keep in mind seniors cannot apply for this scholarship program.

- Your objective should be to attend a four-year college or university in the US.

- Immediate family members of any trustee or staff of the Coolidge Foundation cannot apply for this program.

- You need to submit all documents before the final date.

If you fulfil these requirements, you can apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.

You’ve got big goals for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships and professional development grants to high school and undergraduate students, Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates, and licensed architects pursuing enrichment opportunities.

This multi-year scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years ($20,000 total award).

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 01/19/24


- a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program;

- a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,

- a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program.

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians, and pioneers — those who dare to be great.

Each year, Edison International awards $50,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: 01/23/24


- Be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.

- Live in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory.

- Plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the 2024/2025 academic year.

- Plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.

- Demonstrate financial need.

As part of our HBCU Promise, Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students residing in one of the states listed below, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

20 awards of $5,000 will be granted to students pursuing 2-year programs and 40 awards of $10,000 will be granted to students pursuing 4-year degrees. Financial information will be collected from applicants. 80% of scholarships will be awarded on a combination of need and merit with the remaining 20% awarded on the basis of merit.

Amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Deadline: 01/25/24


- Be historically underserved students who self-identify as Black/African American; Hispanic or Latino; America Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

- High school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates residing in one of the following states: CT, OH, WV, VA, MD, NC, SC, ID, WY, UT

- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Are you a high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place?

Do you plan to attend an HBCU next year?

Do you have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?

If you answered yes, FOSSI may be for you

FOSSI is a national, chemical industry-led program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented groups entering and succeeding in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in the workforce.

FOSSI provides $40,000 scholarships to incoming college freshman pursuing preferred STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Importantly, FOSSI is not just a scholarship program. It also connects students to more than 70 chemical and affiliated industry sponsors and enables student access to mentoring, leadership training, internship opportunities, and networking.

Amount: $40,000

Deadline: 01/31/24


Applicants must:

- Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States

- Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college

- Pursue studies in a pertinent chemical and engineering industry STEM field.

- Attend an HBCU for the entirety of their college education

- Have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields

- Demonstrate financial need

PlayStation Career Pathways is a multi-year career-readiness program that fosters a new generation of creative and technical talent, bridges the opportunity gap, and removes financial barriers to higher education. Pathways Scholars get access to scholarships, mentorships and insider gaming industry expertise.

Each PlayStation Career Pathways Scholar receives support up to $30,000 over a three-year period. The program also unlocks exclusive mentorship access to Sony Interactive Entertainment and PlayStation Studios employees. It serves as an early career preparation experience throughout their entire collegiate journey

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: 01/31/24


- Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;

- Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Black or African American student that has been accepted at any UNCF member institution, other HBCU, or an accredited four-year U.S. institution.

- Have declared a major in computer science or computer engineering.

- Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form.

The National Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high-quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. For 50 years, Amtrak has connected businesses and communities across the country and as Amtrak celebrates its 50th anniversary it looks to the next 50 years and beyond to move America’s workforce toward the future.

The Amtrak Scholarship Program provides academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students who have an active interest in the railroad industry. This program has been established to provide support to help encourage academic achievement within railroad programs, ensuring a future in this industry.

Amount: $3,000 - $5,000

Deadline: 01/31/24


- Student pursing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) as a full-time student.

- Must maintain minimum GPA of 2.8 at time of award as proven by official transcript.

Only one scholarship awarded per person within the academic year.

All scholarships are paid with the understanding that, unless otherwise indicated, the money will be used for tuition, fees, books, and equipment required for classes to attain a college degree from a college or university.

The Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship was established in 1994 by the LPGA Foundation to honor the late Dinah Shore, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, a Hollywood entertainer, and an honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. This Scholarship also helps preserve her legacy, as an advocate for women’s golf, co-founder of The Chevron Championship and honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.

The Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship is granted annually to female high school seniors who are pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. In an effort to preserve the legacy of Dinah Shore and her contributions to women's golf, Chevron is offering two (2) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded per year renewable over 4 years ($10,000 total for each recipient). This amounts to seven total scholarships including the five Chevron Changing the Face of the Game Scholarships.

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: 01/31/24


- Be a high school senior at the time of application

- A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply and must be maintained

- Committed to attending an accredited college or university in the United States

- Demonstrate a passion for women's golf and helping the younger generation get involved in the game

 eQuality scholarships for community college transfer students recognize northern and central California community college students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants must plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited 4-year college or university for the first time in the award year.

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: 01/31/24


- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college

- Award is available to U.S. citizens

- Award is available to Canadian citizens

- Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

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