January Scholarships

Caffarelli Scholarship

The Caffarelli Scholarship is based on financial need and is available to a young male Texas student. It is renewable for up to four years.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 12
Winner announcement
April 2023

The Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is an award that covers all expenses of a four-year study program in any field. Students apply for the scholarship while they are high school juniors.

Amount
$20,000–$30,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 26
Winner announcement
June 1, 2022

AG Day Essay Contest

The Ag Day Essay Contest awards two high school students $1,000 for the best written and video essay.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
March 2023

MIT THINK Scholars Program

Six high school students receive a $1000 scholarship from the MIT THINK Scholars Program.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 1
Winner announcement
January 31, 2023

EESI Future Climate Leaders Scholarship Program

Students at HBCUs can apply for up to $5,000 in awards each academic year to pursue programs related to environmental science, clean energy, and climate policy at EESI-accredited institutions.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
January 1

AMS Graduate Fellowships

Postgraduates are awarded scholarships ranging from $2,700 to $25,000 by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Amount
$2,700–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 1

Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture)

The State of Arkansas awards the Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture) to 100 students who have lived in Arkansas for three years or who have graduated from an Arkansas high school.

Amount
$25,000–$30,000
Scholarships awarded
100 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 1

American Legion Oratorical Contest

Write and perform a speech about the U.S. Constitution to win up to $25,000.

Amount
$500–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
53 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 2
Winner announcement
April 2023

Terry Foundation Scholars

Incoming freshmen at Texas universities are eligible for the scholarship that provides sufficient assistance to cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus.

Amount
$5,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
225 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
January 2

VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars

The Volkswagen Group of America offers HBCU juniors summer internships and $11,500 merit-based scholarships.

Amount
$11,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 4
Winner announcement
June 2023

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship awards two undergraduate or graduate students, preparing for a career in state and local government finance, $10,000 each.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 4

Minorities In Government Finance Scholarship

GOFA's Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to a minority graduate or upper-level undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in local or state government finance.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 4
Winner announcement
April

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship offers $10,00 each to four graduate students in the U.S. or Canada to enroll in a degree focused on local and state government finance.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 4
Winner announcement
April 2023

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Outstanding African American students have the chance to receive $40,000.

Amount
$10,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
45 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 9
Winner announcement
March 2023

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for exceptional community college students who want to complete their bachelor's degree at four-year institutions or universities.

Amount
$55,000
Scholarships awarded
45 winners
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
January 10
Winner announcement
May 2023

Live Más Scholarship

The Live Más Scholarship is for Taco Bell employees and non-employees who are looking to improve their communities or are pursuing higher education.

Amount
$5,000–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
100 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 11
Winner announcement
April 27, 2023

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship awards $30,000 scholarships to students with financial need from minority backgrounds.

Amount
$30,000
Scholarships awarded
60 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 12
Winner announcement
Early Summer

Wischer Scholarship

The Frost Bank Trustee awards and administers the Wischer Scholarship of $11,000 to Texas students who demonstrate financial need and show academic potential.

Amount
$11,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 12

MUFG Union Bank Scholarship Program

UNCF offers scholarships in partnership with the Union Bank Foundation valued at $5,280 per recipient for undergraduate study across the United States.

Amount
$5,280
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.3
Deadline
January 13

Carson Scholars Program

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 scholarships to students in middle and high school with stellar academics and community service records.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
500 winners
Required GPA
3.75
Deadline
January 13
Winner announcement
March 2023

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship

The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program offers two college seniors a $10,000- scholarship each.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
January 13
Winner announcement
February, March

PBWC Scholarship for Young Women

PBWC Scholarship for Young Women awards up to 10 female high school graduates a scholarship from $1,000 to $15,000 to complete their undergraduate studies in their field of choice.

Amount
$1,000–$15,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 13
Winner announcement
May 2023

NFBPA Scholarship Program

NFBPA offers scholarship awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to minority students in accredited educational institutes preferably Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Amount
$2,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
9 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 17

Chevron Corporate Scholarship

Chevron awards a $7,500 scholarship to meritorious students in engineering and computer science from African American, Native North American, Alaska Tribe, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic backgrounds.

Amount
$7,500–$15,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 18

Gorgas Scholarship Competition

The Gorgas Scholarship Competition offers four scholarships to the value of $10,000 for high-school seniors to pursue an undergraduate science program in Alabama.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 18
Winner announcement
April 2023

APIA Scholarship Program

The APIA Scholarship provides crucial funds for tertiary education to underrepresented Asian and Pacific Islander students within America.

Amount
$2,500–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
50 winners
Required GPA
2.7
Deadline
January 26
Winner announcement
June 2023

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest invites applicants aged 14 to 18 from California to enter a poster designing competition. They must highlight job safety and health for teens.

Amount
$300–$100
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 28

UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program

In partnership with AbbVie, UNCF offers 200 scholarships valued at $5,000 to high school graduates, and college freshman and college sophomores undertaking undergraduate study in healthcare-related fields.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
200 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

Every year, the Daughters of the American Revolution offers the Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship worth $5,000 to female students pursuing a medical degree.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.25
Deadline
January 31

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship offers $3,000 grants to three underrepresented minorities wishing to or undertaking archaeology courses.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

InspirASIAN Scholarships

InspirASIAN National Scholarships and InspirASIAN State Scholarships are annual programs offering $2,000 and $1,000 to selected high school students for college studies.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
3.4
Deadline
January 31

Texas History Essay Contest

The Texas History Essay Contest offers up to three awards in values ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 high school seniors for them to narrate the history of Texas.

Amount
$2,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship (for residents of California and the U.S.)

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is a program to support high school seniors planning to study horticulture at an accredited institution in the U.S. It is only for California residents.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 31

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

The Willa Cather Foundation provides three Norma Ross Walter Scholarships to female high school seniors from Nebraska who plan on majoring in English.

Amount
$2,000–$3,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
March 2023

Bertha Parker Cody Award for Native American Women

The Bertha Parker Cody Award for Native American Women is giving one Native American female student specializing in archaeology or museum studies $4,000 towards their tuition.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

The APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship offers one $4,000 scholarship grant to master’s or doctorate students who are from minority and underrepresented groups.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

A student pursuing a course to become a doctor is awarded the Alice W. Rooke Scholarship worth $5,000 every year.

Amount
$5,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
February 2023

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

This award is given to graduates who aim to give back to society through public service in any field around the globe.

Amount
$30,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors from California pursuing a horticulture major at a recognized college or university in the U.S.

Amount
$20,000–$50,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 31

Duke Award

The award recognizes five exceptional high school seniors in Hawaii who embody the characteristics of Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian who popularized competitive surfing globally.

Amount
$15,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Daughters of the American Revolution is choosing two students to maintain $5,000 each annually for up to four years for an American Studies degree.

Amount
$5,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
4
Deadline
January 31

PanHellenic Scholarship Awards

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation issues grants to outstanding Greek American students with a Hellenic upbringing to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$2,500–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
40 winners
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

The American Sociological Association is offering a scholarship of $20,000 to those seeking a doctorate in sociology, including social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
May 2023

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

The SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship will be providing one Native American archaeology or museum studies student with $10,000 to contribute towards their studies.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
May 2023

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s mission, the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds of $45,000 to rising junior undergraduate students for their final two years.

Amount
$45,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3.2
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship awards undergraduate students $9,500 each year for two years to pursue their academic goals in STEM.

Amount
$9,500–$19,000
Scholarships awarded
8 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
June 2023

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship awards undocumented students with no access to college a maximum of $80,000 to pursue their education at any of the program’s accredited colleges.

Amount
$80,000
Scholarships awarded
90 winners
Required GPA
2.8
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
From March 2022