12 College Scholarships with January Deadlines

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January is a month for fresh starts, for planning ahead and making lists, and that makes it the perfect month to start your new college scholarships list for 2014! At ScholarshipAdvisor.com or with our mobile app, you can find scholarships just right for you and create customized lists with all your information so that you won’t miss any 2014 deadlines.

To set you on the right track, here are 12 college scholarships that have deadlines coming up soon. Visit us often to search for more!

1. Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship: $1,000, Deadline: January 14
The applicant must be a student who is aspiring to attend a two- or four-year college, trade school, technical institute, or other postsecondary program and write an essay responding the question Why is the completion of a postsecondary program important to you and what do you hope to achieve once you get a degree?

2. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship: $7,500, Deadline: January 14
The purpose of this scholarship, founded by Congress to honor the former senator and statesman, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

3. SAE Detroit Section Technical Scholarship: $5,000, Deadline: January 15
The Society of Automotive Engineers awards this scholarship to the children and grandchildren of current Detroit Section members to pursue careers in engineering or the sciences.

4. SAE/Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship: $5,000, Deadline: January 15
This annual scholarship is provided by Ford Motor Company to high school seniors who are past or present students of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS after-school, weekend, summer, or college program.

5. SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship: $2,000, Deadline: January 15
The SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering.

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6. The Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program: $2,500, Deadline: January 15
This scholarship in honor of our 40th President requires an essay describing backgrounds, career objectives, and scope of participation in leadership activities promoting freedom, American values, and constitutional principles.

7. HSF/Procter & Gamble Scholarship Program: $2,500, Deadline: January 20
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the fields of STEM, business, information technology, and related majors. FAFSA is required.

8. HSF/Wells Fargo Scholarship: $1,000–$5,000, Deadline: January 20
This scholarship is open to outstanding Hispanic students transferring from a two-year institution (community or junior college) to a four-year institution and freshman students attending a four-year institution. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a community college with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to transfer and enroll as a full-time student pursuing a degree in business, engineering, communications, or media arts at a four-year accredited institution. FAFSA is required.

[See more Hispanic Fund Scholarships]

9. Dupont Challenge/Science Essay Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 25
The DuPont Challenge asks high school students to consider our most important challenges by researching and writing a 700- to 1,000-word science essay in one of the four categories.

10. Military Spouse Scholarships: $varies, Deadline: January 31
The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security.

11. National Association of Black Accountants National Scholarship Program: $2,500, Deadline: January 31
Applicants for this scholarship must be current or potential members of NABA, of ethnic minority, and enrolled in an United States college or university with a minimum 2.3 GPA. A personal statement, a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and an essay are required to be submitted.

12. NROTC Scholarship: $80,000, Deadline: January 31
This scholarship to the Navy ROTC includes full tuition, books, lab fees, and a $250 per month stipend. Applicants must be US citizens between the ages of 17 and 21, be physically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards, have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious bearing of arms, and achieve qualifying scores on the SAT Reasoning or ACT.

Good luck with your scholarship applications this month!

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One Comment

  1. Lydia Jan 9, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Thank you for this article – these are great scholarships that neither Zinch, Fastweb, or any other scholarship website have notified me about! Personally, I keep track of scholarship deadlines and monthly or annual scholarships that I will be eligible for again with an excel document.