Carla Abraham

Carla is the owner and co-founder of College Resource Network, a scholarship search engine focusing on minority and disadvantaged students.

Great High School Scholarships with January and February Deadlines


High school students looking for ways to help ease the financial burden of college tuition and expenses can apply for these great scholarships and awards with January and February deadlines. To find hundreds of other similar scholarships, visit our free and easy to use scholarship search engine, College Resource Network (


JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Description: The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient.
Award: Up to $10,000
Number of Awards: 7
Deadline: January 4

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Description: Open to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community.
Award: $10,000
Number of Awards: 20
Deadline: January 4

Hamilton Scholars Program
Description: The 2018 Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments.
Award: $500 and support services
Number of Awards: 35
Deadline: January 16

Nursing Scholarship Health Care Leaders Scholarship
Description: The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Award: $1000
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: January 29

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Description: To recognize, support and encourage the young people who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations. Must be currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 and have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the past 12 months that has had a significant impact on race relations in his or her school or community.
Award: $1000
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: January 31

Redfin Scholarship
Description: Open to graduating high school seniors or current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college attending an accredited university or college
Award: $2500
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: January 31st

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship
Description: Open to high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of a free spirit. Must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism.
Award: $1000-$10,000
Number of Awards: 102
Deadline: February 1

Courageous Persuaders Scholarship
Description: High School students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to use their creative talents to create 30-second television commercials that stress the message of the dangers of underage drinking, while middle school classrooms judge and determine the scholarship winners.
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline:  February 9

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship
Description: Open to high school seniors. Must submit essay on how Alzheimer’s has affected family and/or community.
Award: Up to $5000
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: February 15

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Description: Open to high school students who promote vegetarianism (no meat, fish or fowl) in their schools or communities. Must be U.S. citizen to apply.
Award: $5000-$10,000
Number of Awards:5
Deadline: February 20

Other Scholarships with January Deadlines:

Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship

AWM (Association for Women in Math) Essay Contest

C-Span’s Student Cam 2018 Competition

Girls Impact the World Film Festival and Scholarship Program

Point Foundation Scholarship Fund (LGBTQ)

Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarship

RiSE Scholarships (for students with learning disorders and autism)

Ron Brown Scholarship (African American students)

UNCF STEM Scholars Scholarship


Other Scholarships with February Deadlines:

Engineer Girl Essay Contest

Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children

Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program (Minority Students)

ParentInn-Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) Scholarships 

The Purpose Challenge Scholarship


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Asian Students
Disabled Students

Hispanic/Latino Students
LGBTQ Students
Minority Students