We’re on the cusp of a brand new year, so it’s a great time to seek out new scholarships that will help you finance your post-secondary education plans. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker or simply a student who likes to flex your creative muscles, this month features two scholarships that will allow you to create short films and address various topics. Students who have yet to begin Upper School also have opportunities this month, as there are scholarships that accept submissions from students starting in Grade 3.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Award: $10,000, renewable up to 3 additional years (multiple awards available)
Deadline: January 3, 2020
Description: Open to U.S. citizens who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study for the entire academic year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership, drive, and integrity at school, work, and within the community.
Foot Locker Foundation Scholarship
Award: $20,000 (20 awards available)
Deadline: January 3, 2020
Description: Open to high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall of 2020. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be currently involved in high school, intramural, or community-based sports.
One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest
Award: $100-1,000 (see site for details)
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Description: Open to students beginning in Grade 3. Applicants must submit a 3- to 8-minute video covering one of the following themes: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, or open space and ecosystems.
Providian Medical Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Description: Open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their final year of high school. Applicants must submit an original 1,500-word essay describing how medical equipment technology has changed the college course and curriculum.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Description: Open to all high school students. Applicants must submit a 700- to 1000-word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Deadline: January 20, 2020
Description: Open to all full-time high school students. Applicants must submit an original 3- to 6-minute film addressing global women’s issues such as education, maternal health, violence against women, or other issues.
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Description: Open to all full-time high school students. Applicants must complete an application form and submit a 140-character message about technology addiction.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Award: $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University (multiple awards available)
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Description: This scholarship recognizes and awards high school students who have made a significant positive impact on race relations in their schools or communities through volunteer efforts.