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5 Scholarships to Apply for by the End of January

New year, new me, no student debt! That’s right, we’re claiming it. We’ve made it through the trials and tribulations of 2020 and have been blessed to see 2021. Of the ways we can better ourselves and level-up this new year, becoming more financially secure is a start.

With the mounting costs from textbooks, those dreaded access codes and more, it can be hard to pay for different college fees at times. Here are five scholarships due at the end of the month to help fund your education.

Austin Kramer Music Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 30

Award: $2,650

Task: Pick a song that inspires you. Then, curate a 10-20 track playlist on YouTube or SoundCloud to elaborate on the song you selected as your inspiration. Finally, submit a paragraph under 100 words explaining your playlist.

Eligibility: Any student in any field of study may apply.

5 Cans Challenge Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 31

Award: $1,000

Task: Recycle five aluminum cans and upload a photo of the cans you collected to help cut down on the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Eligibility: No minimum GPA requirement, and applicants must be under 26 years old.

Tackle Hunger Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 31

Award: $1,000

Task: Collect and donate non-perishable food items to your local food bank and upload a photo of the food you collected to help fight food insecurity.

Eligibility: No minimum GPA requirement, and applicants must be under 26 years old.

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 31

Award: $1,500

Task: Submit a 250 word or less online written response to the question: “We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college.”

Eligibility: Applicant must be 14 years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident.

“Be Bold No-Essay Scholarship”

Deadline: Jan. 31

Award: $25,000

Task: Create a profile at Bold.org. Build your profile by adding all of your interests, goals, achievements, and more. The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is the boldest, according to these characteristics: earnest, determined and moving.

Tip: Students applying within earlier application windows will have a greater chance of winning the award.

Eligibility: Students at any education level, school, field of study and GPA will be considered.

Let’s get this shmoney, honey! Here’s to nothing but success as you apply to these and many more scholarships and a prosperous beginning to 2021.

Faith is a senior political science major and journalism minor at Georgia State University. In her free time, you can count on her either painting, baking, doing her hair, or occasionally playing guitar. From social justice issues to giving advice, read from a variety of topics that she is most passionate about!
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