Finding a way to pay for college is a bit difficult these days especially with the economic downfall. College tuition has increased over the years and aside from tuition, one must pay for housing, books and personal needs. Although some scholarships award a student for $500, that is $500 more than he had before. No matter the amount awarded, one should apply for any opportunity. Below is a list of scholarships and deadlines for the month of January.

Title: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,500- $5,000, un-renewable

Criteria: Must be Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen or permanent resident, be enrolling in accredited college or university, FAFSA completed

Deadline: Jan. 14

More Information: Go to: for more information and application

More Information: Two recipients per store

Title: Dell Scholars Program

Amount: Up to $5,000, renewable

Criteria: min 2.4 GPA, in AVID, Upward Bound or Gear Up! For two years, financial need, U.S. citizen


Deadline: Jan. 15

More Information: 250 recipients and must apply online

Title: Rollins College: Theater Talent Scholarships

Amount: $1,000- $4,000, renewable

Criteria: Must attend Rollins, major in Theater, academic merit, theater talent and professional potential

Contact: Department of Theater Rollins College 1000 Holt Avenue- 2735 Winter Park, Fl, 32789


Deadline: Jan. 15

More Information: For application and questions, contact Rollins College Theater department

Title: Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholarship Awards

Amount: $500- $5,000, nonrenewable

Criteria: Must be planning a career in government service, essay, leadership, service, transcript, top 25 percent of class, U.S. citizen, interview, recommendations

Contact: Washington Crossing Foundation, P.O. Box 503 Levittown, PA 19058


Deadline: Jan. 15

More Information: Essay cannot exceed 300 words. Topic: State why applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Statement will be confined to Viewpoint, Attitude and Purpose in career choice. Essay must be typewritten in not less than 12 point type, double-spaced, on a single page.

Go to: for application

Multiple recipients

Title: Sam Walton Community Scholarship

Amount: $3,000, nonrenewable

Criteria: Financial need, service, minority student, min 2.5 GPA, transcript, academic records

Contact: Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club store; and click on “Education”

Deadline: Jan. 31

Title: A Tradition of Caring Scholarship

Amount: $1,000, nonrenewable

Criteria: Pursue a nursing or pre-nursing course of study, extracurricular activities, essay, recommendations

Deadline: Jan. 31

More Information: Go online for application at

One recipient

Title: National Presbyterian College Scholarship

Amount: $250 – $1,400, renewable

Criteria: Must be a member of a Presbyterian Church, attend a Presbyterian Church University, financial need, min 3.0 GPA, transcript, recommendations, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, essay, SAT/ACT scores by December

Deadline: Jan. 31

More Information: 25-35 recipients

Must answer essay questions asking one to state and consider who God is calling them to be

Go to: for guidelines, rules and a list of APCY colleges

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