37 Scholarships to Apply for in January 2022

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Introduction to January Scholarships

Ah January, the start of a new year AND a great time to take advantage of all of the January scholarships that are out there 😉

Around the time of the holidays and as New Years approaches, forming New Years resolutions has become pretty common.

As a student, it might be helpful to separate your resolutions into a few different categories. For example, maybe you have academic resolutions in one bucket, and personal resolutions (like to drink more water, eat a little healthier, etc) in another.

Why am I talking to you about resolutions?

Well, unless you've been a super scholarship searcher and applier, the new year is a great time to set a new goal for yourself to apply for more scholarships!

Remember, scholarships are free money (!!) that you can win and put towards paying for your education. They're great because they ultimately help to leave you in less debt once you're finished with your degree.

So, in the mindset of using the new year as an opportunity to apply for more scholarships...

Here are 38 amazing January scholarships to help get you started!

Scholarships to apply for in January 2022!

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Quarterly

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate students in the US. International students in the US and DACA students may apply! 

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: January 15

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate students in the US and Canada (must be age 26 or under). No essay or minimum GPA required!

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students in the US.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 15 & 31

    Eligibility: Open to students of all years! Simply set up a profile on Tallo to apply.

  • Amount: $10,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to all students 13 and older!

  • Amount: Varies, but it's usually between $1,000 and $2,500!

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate students in the US.

  • Amount: $2,222

    Deadline: End of the month

    Eligibility: Open to students ages 13 and older. All you need to do to apply is create an account.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors interested in attending a Christian college or university.

  • Amount: $500

    Deadline: January 4

    Eligibility: Open to college-bound high school students. Students of all years (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may apply.

  • Amount: $10,000 per year

    Deadline: January 6

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors planning to enroll full-time in bachelor’s programs at four-year colleges and universities. Must be a US citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $36,000

    Deadline: January 7

    Eligibility: Open to students ages 13-19 who are serving in a leadership role on some sort of project aimed at repairing the world. Applicants must self-identify as Jewish and be residents of the US.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 7

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors in San Mateo and Santa Clara county who are planning on pursuing four-year college degrees. Must have a demonstrated passion for creative writing. US citizens and eligible non-citizens (undocumented students) may apply.

  • Amount: up to $5,000

    Deadline: January 7

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors in San Mateo and Santa Clara county who are planning on pursuing four-year college degrees. Must be a US citizen and have demonstrated financial need. Minimum 3.5 GPA.

  • Amount: up to $13,000

    Deadline: January 14

    Eligibility: Open to LGBTQ+ students and allies living in Washington State, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon (you can attend college anywhere in the US). Must be currently working towards an undergraduate degree of any kind. Undocumented students are eligible to apply.

  • Amount: $10,000 per year

    Deadline: January 8

    Eligibility: Open to Black/African American high school seniors who have been accepted into eligible STEM degree programs. Must be interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity/information security. Minimum 3.5 high school GPA.

  • Amount: $40,000

    Deadline: January 9

    Eligibility: Open to Black/African American high school seniors planning to attend any accredited four-year college in the US. Must be a US citizen/permanent resident to apply.

  • Amount: up to $10,000 over 5 years

    Deadline: January 9

    Eligibility: Open to Colorado high school seniors and undergraduate students. Must be of Hispanic/Latinx origin or show active involvement in the Hispanic/Latinx communities. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $500

    Deadline: January 11

    Eligibility: Open to current college students of all years. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • Amount: $30,000 over four years

    Deadline: January 12

    Eligibility: Open to minority students (high school seniors specifically) who plan to attend a four-year college or university.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: January 12

    Eligibility: Open to Virginia high school seniors planning to attend a Virginia college or university. The scholarship is also open to students currently attending Virginia community colleges who are planning to transition to four-year universities.

  • Amount: up to $15,000

    Deadline: January 12

    Eligibility: Open to Alabama high school seniors and Alabama community college students with financial need planning on transferring to four-year universities. US citizens and DACA students may apply.

  • Amount: up to $20,000

    Deadline: January 14

    Eligibility: Open to high school students, rising second-year college students (college freshmen), and community college students who intend to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program. High school students must be planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited program, and rising second-year college students (current college freshmen) must be currently enrolled in one. Open to US citizens only.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: January 14

    Eligibility: Open to high school and collegiate DECA members of all years. Must be a current DECA member.

  • Amount: up to $10,000

    Deadline: January 14

    Eligibility: Open to US high school students of all years.

  • Amount: $10,000

    Deadline: January 14

    Eligibility: Open to women from countries other than the US who want to pursue an education-related masters degree in the US. Must be between the ages of 20 and 35.

  • Amount: up to $6,000

    Deadline: January 15

    Eligibility: Open 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: Varies

    Deadline: January 15

    Eligibility: Open to college and graduate students of all years.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 15

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities in the US. Must be a US citizen pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who have a physical disability will be given extra consideration in the scholarship selection process.

  • Amount: up to $5,000

    Deadline: January 19

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Hampshire that intend to enter a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree program.

  • Amount: $25,000

    Deadline: January 20

    Eligibility: Open to students ages 16-26 who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their community. If selected, you may use the funds at your current accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical, and/or trade school.

  • Amount: up to $20,000

    Deadline: January 26

    Eligibility: Open to underserved Asian and Pacific Islander students (US residents) who are high school seniors or current college students. Minimum 2.7 GPA. Special consideration is given to students who are living at or below the poverty line and the first in their family to attend college.

  • Amount: $500

    Deadline: January 27

    Eligibility: The Hamilton Scholars program is open to underserved high school juniors in the US (you don’t need to be a resident though!). Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated need, and be planning to enroll in a US higher education institution after graduation.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 30

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate school students. Must be a US citizen/legal resident.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to nursing students with financial need. 

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate and graduate education students across the US.

  • Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to female high school seniors who enjoy golf but will not be pursuing the sport at a collegiate level.

  • Amount: up to $6,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to northern and central California community college students who can show dedicated service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Must be planning on transferring to (or currently attending) a four-year college or university.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 31

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are interested in pursuing a career in business.

There you have it - 37 fabulous January scholarships to apply for! To check out more of our posts on scholarships, head over to the Access Scholarships blog.

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