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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

New York Women in Communications Foundation College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 24
2020

Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund is available for students in California who have completed their first year of law school. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need to be eligible for consideration.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2020

The Point Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicants must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.

Total: $10000 Awards:  36
Deadline:  January 28
2020

The Hamilton Award

U.S. high school juniors with a strong community record who plan to attend college are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate a commitment to academics and financial and/or personal need.

Total: $500 Awards:  35
Deadline:  January 29
2020

Illinois CPA Society Exam Award

Illinois residents with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who demonstrate financial need and are pre-approved to sit for the CPA Exam are eligible for this award. The award is to be used as reimbursement of the NASBA fee.

Total: $750 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, or nuclear medicine program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; the student's program director must verify the grade point average based on one or more semesters of study.

Total: $2500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Alaska State Council Endowment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international students who are high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students and residents of Alaska. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 to 3.5.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Alabama Past Presidents' Memorial Endowment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Alabama. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1700 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

eQuality Recent High School Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for residents of central and northern California who have recently graduated high school and are preparing to enroll in college as a first-time freshman student. Applicants must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a history of working toward equality of LGBT individuals.

Total: $12000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  January 31
2020

eQuality Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in California who are majoring in a medical field. Applicants must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a history of campaigning for and working toward LGBT inclusion and equality.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Philip W. Ballinger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to radiologic technologist educators who plan to pursue a master's or doctoral degree. Students must be ASRT members and study in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; the student's program director must verify the grade point average based on one or more semesters of study.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 31
2020