Here are some of the more popular and well-known assistance programs with looming deadlines.
Upcoming Scholarships by Deadline Date:
- American Nuclear Society: Scholarships are available for returning undergraduate students with a focus on nuclear technology and physics. First-time freshman scholarship applications are not due until April of 2010. Deadline: February 1, 2010
- Burger King Scholars: The Have It Your Way Foundation is providing hundreds of $1,000 scholarships for first-time and incoming college freshmen. U.S. students with a 2.5 GPA are eligible, and selection is based on multiple criteria including financial need, community involvement, and work experience. Deadline: February 1, 2010
- American Physical Society Minority Scholarship: Minority students studying physics are eligible for scholarship awards that provide $2000 in the first year and $3000 a year during renewal years. Deadlines: February 5, 2010
- KFC Colonel’s Scholars: Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a public or state college are eligible to apply for these multi-year scholarship awards. First year recipients will receive $5,000 on selection, up to a maximum of four years and $20,000 for college costs. Deadline: February 10, 2010
- Society of Women Engineers: Female engineering students may be eligible for a large selection of college scholarships with February deadlines. Interested applicants should review the SWE website to find programs and grants they are eligible to apply for. Deadlines: February 12, 2010
- DECA Scholarships: With dozens of scholarships ranging in value from $800 – $2000, here’s a great opportunity for business majors, students active in the community, and anyone who works for a member business. You’ll need to be a member of DECA to apply, but with $300,000 worth of college aid on the line, it might be worth it if you’re already involved with a related organization or corporation. Deadlines: February 12, 2010
- Daughter’s of the American Revolution: Students who are sponsored by a local chapter of DAR are eligible for scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 – $2,000. Be careful when deciding which award to apply for – many of them are not being offered during the 2010 – 2011 school year. Deadlines: February 15, 2010
- Ronald McDonald House Charities: High school seniors under the age of 21 are eligible for a variety of awards from the Ronald McDonald House charities, so long as they’re enrolled to attend a full-time college program following high school graduation. Deadlines: February 16, 2010
No matter what time of year it is, it is always a good time to apply for college scholarships! So of course, January and February are no exceptions. Once you’ve got the Federal financial aid process completed, its time to start looking for other scholarships to apply for other scholarships and grants and free money!