January Scholarships

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
The Foot Locker Scholar-Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms and in their communities.  

Who is Eligible:

  • Current high school seniors entering an accredited, four-year US college or university in the fall of 2019
  • Current members (in good standing) of a high school sports team or are involved in after-school sports
  • Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • NOT a Foot Locker employee or an immediate family member of a Foot Locker employee

 Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  • Embody good sportsmanship and strong moral character
  • Are passionate and committed to empowering the community in which he/she lives
  • Are confident and enthusiastic leaders
  • Display academic excellence
  • Come from diverse backgrounds
  • Are Foot Locker Scholar Athlete material - they are proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous.

 Amount:  $20,000

Deadline:  1/3/2020
​Website:  footlockerscholarathletes.com
Eligible grade:  12

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th president, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be citizens of the United States of American.
  • Be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in 2020
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 01/03/2020
Website: reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
Eligible grade: 12

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments: by encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships; by developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage and to build interpersonal relationships; by encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly; and by creating opportunities to beneficially inspire the lives of others.

Distinguished Young Women believes that every young woman has the potential to reach her own goals in life, regardless of her outward appearance or economic status.

Participants earn scholarships and medallions to signify the organization's emphasis on academic achievement and all-around excellence. Participants are provided opportunities to teach young people how to live a healthy life, the importance of education, and self-esteem through the Be Your Best Self Program.

Components are:
1. Scholastic (based on transcripts from high school and standardized tests)
2. Interview (10 minutes with judges in a business-like suite)
3. Talent (90 seconds of your best performance)
4. Fitness (a routine taught to you with emphasis on fun)
5. Self Expression (answering a question for about 30 seconds in a special "after 5" fancy knee length dress)


Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 2020 for 2021 graduates
Contact: Lois Wille (801) 792-1287; [email protected]
Website: www.distinguishedyw.org
Eligible Grade: 11

Ron Brown Scholar Program
For high school seniors of African American descent that plan to make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 01/09/2020  
Website: www.ronbrown.org
Eligible grade: 12

APIASF Scholarship Program


Scholarships range from one-time $2,500 awards to $20,000 awards.  APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

  • live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
  • are the first in their families to attend college
  • are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited opportunity and
  • have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census
  • be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the US.  Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are able to apply
  • be enrolling as an undergraduate student in the US accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or have earned a GED
  • must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA
  • submit one letter of recommendation online


Amount:  $2,500-$20,000
Deadline:  01/22/2020
Website:  www.apiasf.org
Eligible grade:  12

MESA Scholarship Application


To be eligible for a scholarship you must provide evidence of:

  • graduating from high school in 2020
  • active MESA membership and participation in its program activities
  • pursuing a degree related to math, science or engineering
  • academic achievement
  • choice of math or science related classes
  • extracurricular activities
  • financial need

Scholarships are valid only at the following ESA/STEP member institutions: Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University.

Amount:  varies
Deadline: TBA
Website:  https://mesaut.org/resources/forms
Eligible grade: 12

Utah State University Quinney Scholarship

The Quinney Scholarship provides support to undergraduates who desire to better understand and contribute to a field involving natural resources.  Majors are:  Environmental Studies, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Forestry, Geography, Conservation and Restoration Ecology, Rangeland Resources, Recreation Resource Management, Watershed and Earth Systems, and Wildlife Science.    


  • Letter of introduction
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Essay
  • Two reference letters

Submit application materials as a single PDF by email to [email protected]

Amount:  $8,000 per year for four years
Deadline:  01/15/2020
​Website:  www.qcnr.usu.edu
Eligible grade:  12

Coolidge Scholars Program

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training.  The scholarship can be used by recipients at ANY accredited U.S. University.  Only current high school JUNIORS may apply.

Amount:  varies
Deadline:  01/16/2020
Website:  coolidgescholars.org
Eligible grade:  11

The Hamilton Award

The Hamilton Award recognizes outstanding high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements and selects students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy - a three-year, no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world. A Hamilton Award Winner...

  • Is a Junior in high school.
  • Is college bound.
  • Has a strong record of community service.
  • Shows a strong commitment to their academic studies.
  • Is a self-starter and has proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family.
  • Shows passion and commitment to their interests. This is often manifested in athletic, artistic or academic achievements.
  • Has financial and/or personal need. Hamilton Friends serves students from low-income households. When choosing our winners we take the applicant's financial, family and community situation into consideration.
  • Is committed to participating in the Hamilton Leaders Academy.

Winners are enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy and receive:

  • A $500 cash scholarship
  • Leadership conference
  • College application assistance
  • Scholarship and financial aid search assistance
  • Internship and mentorship opportunities

Amount: $500
Deadline: 01/29/2020
Website: www.hamiltonscholars.org
Eligible grade:  11

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA and UIAAA) Scholarship
This scholarship will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership, and citizenship attributes of high school student athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student's life.  


  • Applicant must be a senior
  • Applicant must have achieved at least two of the following:           (A) minimum of B+ average           (B) ranked in the top 25% of class           (C) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100
  • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
  • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
  • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application
  • School athletic director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
  • The principal or athletic director must sign the application to insure that the academic information submitted is accurate
  • All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA State Liaison in your respective state by your states deadline.  Select you state at the bottom of the website Scholarship Page to view your states deadline and liaison information

Amount:  $1500 - $2500
Deadline:  01/31/2020
Website:  www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship
Eligible grade:  12