College Scholarships With January Deadlines

Check Out These 33 Scholarships that Expire in January

We all know that college is painfully expensive. But if you work at it, you can get thousands of dollars from third-party companies and organizations to help pay for your education. Don't delay your scholarship search. Many deadlines come long before you receive financial aid offers from colleges.

In the list below, you'll find 33 scholarships ranging in value from $250 to $20,000 that expire in January. These are generally scholarships offered yearly and the exact deadlines are often updated in the fall. Be sure to check for any changes in the dates and other details. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services.

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$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

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  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Awarded Monthly
  • Description: No essay required. Applicants simply create a free profile at Cappex.com.
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The Smart Alec Scholarship

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  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: 1/1/18
  • Description: The way we express ourselves is at the core of who we are, and the Smart Alec Scholarship wants to shine a light on that. Their current prompt is: Who inspires you? Whether they are real or fiction, use a form of expression, any form of expression, to show who inspires you! On top of the $2,000 scholarship, you also get $2,000 worth of tutoring!
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Cash for Cars and College Scholarship

 

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/3/18, by 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Description: Women are often discouraged from entering the mechanics, engineering, and design fields, but The Clunker Junker wants to change that. Specifically for women pursuing a degree or certification in the automotive field, the Cash for Cars and College Scholarship requires a 500-word essay. Check the website for details.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: 1/4/18
  • Description: Whether your interests lie in local, national, or international politics, write an essay describing and analyzing a political act of courage from 1917, the year Kennedy was born, to earn this money towards your college tuition.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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GE — Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: 1/4/18
  • Description: The focus of this scholarship is leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenry. Nominations must come from an eligible community leader and you must have a 3.25 GPA. Check out the website to see the other guidelines on how to earn this $10,000 towards your college tuition.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

  • Award:  $500
  • Deadline: 1/5/18
  • Description: Are you an active C2C eNews subscriber, as well as a college-bound teen between 9th and 12th grade? Perfect! Throw your hat into the ring for this scholarship.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship

  • Award: $250
  • Deadline: 1/5/18
  • Description: Improving senior care is important — and Alert1 wants to coax some ideas out of you on how to accomplish it. You must be attending an accredited institutions, as well as follow their guidelines carefully.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Abbvie Immunology Scholarship

 

  • Award:  $15,000
  • Deadline: 1/9/18
  • Description: Living with an inflammatory disease is difficult to begin with, and Abbvie wants to take some extra stress off of your shoulders with their scholarship specifically designed to help you. Whether you’re trying to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or a vocational trade, you can apply for this scholarship.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Robert L. Harbison Family Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Due Date:  1/12/18
  • Description: Are you a high school senior at Greencastle High School? Then you’re a prime candidate for this scholarship.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Fillmore High School Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 1/12/18
  • Description: If you’re a South Putnam High School graduating senior, this scholarship is right up your alley. Apply to earn this $500 towards your college tuition.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Young Filmmakers Contest

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/14/18, by Midnight
  • Description:  Films submitted to earn the max $1000 prize must be between 3 and 8 minutes long. Film topic options include: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, or open space and ecosystem. Check the website for other perks of winning this scholarship.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: 1/9/18
  • Description: African-American high school seniors who excel academically are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. This program is seeking students who will make significant contributions to society, so bring your A game.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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The Magi Foundation Film Festival

  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Description: PSAs need a revamp, and The Magi Foundation Film Festival wants to see you do it. Create a public service announcement centered around the idea of “Finding Common Ground.” The film should be between three and eight minutes.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Dell Scholars Program

  • Award: $20,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Description: Are you ready for college? Has this been your dream? Then the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation would love to award you $20,000 towards your tuition. See if you qualify, and check out all of the juicy details, on the website.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Telios Law Sojourner Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Description: This scholarship has some specific requirements, so read them carefully. You must have spent three or more years as a third-culture missionary kid and be enrolled full-time as a freshman or sophomore student at a school that boasts an emphasis on spiritual formation in the Christian faith.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Hamilton Award

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 1/16/18
  • Description: The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association wants to help tuition costs with a $500 scholarship towards an individual with a commitment to education, strong community service history, and a need for financial assistance. Check the website for further details.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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The Diversity Advancement Scholarship

  • Award: $4,000
  • Deadline: 1/17/18
  • Description: If you’re enrolled in an NAAB-accredited architecture school and are a minority student, you’ll want to take a close look into this scholarship. Not only does it offer a hefty amount for a single scholarship, it can also be renewed for up to five years.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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iCanvas Art Scholarship Sweepstakes

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/18/18
  • Description: Submit a photo of your visual art to earn this scholarship. Eligible applicants are under the age of 25 and are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in an accredited institution.
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Norma A. Cull Memorial Scholarship

 

  • Deadline: 1/19/18
  • Description: This scholarship awards up to $2,000 dollars just for being a student at Madison Consolidated High School looking to further their education in journalism. If you qualify, go apply right now.
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Marcia S. Morrill Scholarship

  • Award: $1,700
  • Deadline: 1/19/18
  • Description: If you’re a graduating senior at Southwestern High School, Shawe Memorial High School, or Madison Consolidated High School, you can apply for this scholarship to help with your college tuition.
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Girls Impact the Word Film Festival Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Due Date: 1/20/18
  • Description: Women face a lot of challenges even in this day and age, and Connecther wants to award a full-time high school or undergraduate student for creating a 3 to 6 minute film about the current issues facing them.
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Technology Awareness Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/30/18
  • Description: With great power comes great responsibility. With so much at our fingertips constantly, between mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and on and on, Digital Responsibility wants a 140-character message regarding technology addiction. They might even give you $1000 for it.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Payscale Women in STEM Scholarship

 

  • Award:  $2,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: Did you know that a 500-word essay is actually only 6 to 7 sentences? That’s what you need to submit to be considered for this scholarship. Oh, as well as a desire to study science, technology, engineering, or math at an accredited institution.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Ted, W4VHF, and ITice, K4LVV, Goldthorpe Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: Do you have your Amateur Radio License? If you’re also planning to attend a 4-year institution, you could qualify for this scholarship. Demonstrate a financial need, as well as a volunteer service history, and you could save some money on college tuition.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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K2TEO Martin J. Green, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: This scholarship is for students that have a general glass radio license or higher. Preference is given to a student ham or to a student from a ham family.
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Challenge Met Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: This scholarship is specifically for students with disabilities who have an active Amateur Radio License. Proof from a doctor or school is required, and you must be attending an accredited institution or technical school.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Scholarship of the Morris Radio Club of New Jersey

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: If you have a Technician Class Radio License or higher, this scholarship is right up your alley, especially if you plan to enroll in a 4-year educational institution.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Richard W. Bendicksen, N7ZL, Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: Attend a 4-year institution and have have an active Amateur Radio Licence — those are the requirements for this scholarship. If you qualify, definitely take a look at the application.
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Bill, W2ONV, and Ann Salerno Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: There are a few qualifications here, so read carefully. Your family’s income must be no greater $100,000, and you must also have at least a 3.7 GPA. You plan to head off to a 4-year institution, and have a an active Amateur Radio License. If you check off all of these boxes, fill out the application.
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Alfred E. Friend, Jr., W4CF Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: To be eligible for this chunk of change, you’ll need to be pursuing a degree in engineering, as well as have an active Amateur Radio License.
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Betty Weatherford, KQ6RE, Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: Are you pursuing studies in electrical or communication engineering? Then this scholarship might be able to help you out with that college tuition bill. As long as you have an Active Amateur Radio License, fill out the application and click submit.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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Union Plus Scholarship

  • Award: $4,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: For current and retired members of unions, this scholarship requires that you be actively enrolled at a U.S. accredited institution or trade school.
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Carole J. Streeter, KB9JBR, Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/18
  • Description: To apply for this scholarship, you must have your Amateur Radio License and be pursuing a medical degree at an accredited institution. Preference is given to applicants with basic Morse code abilities.
  • Get more information (Cappex)
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