’Tis the season ... for the tail-end of your college application process.

Your high school counselor, parents and friends may be urging you to apply for scholarships, but with the pull of college applications, you have been putting it off. With the majority of deadlines approaching soon, now is a great time to get started.

If you’re still looking for scholarships, check out these seven opportunities, and remember to keep searching for scholarships through a free online search tool.

1. For Tomorrow’s Great Communicators: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Have a record of proven leadership? The $10,000 scholarship is renewable for all four years of a college-study program. Perhaps equally exciting is the fact that the foundation provides ongoing mentoring and leadership development to awardees.

Due date: January 4, 2018

2. For Political History Buffs: The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

The idea of writing yet another essay may make you want to hide under the covers, but don’t be quick to dismiss this opportunity. After all, the only thing standing between you and $10,000 is a well-written piece about an act of political courage. The best part? You don’t have to worry about submitting GPA or any other materials.

Due date: January 4, 2018

3. For Future Community Organizers: Ron Brown Scholarship

Economically challenged black high school seniors who are interested in community outreach and public service should not pass up this one. Ron Brown Scholars are awarded four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 a year) that they can use toward college studies in any field.

Due date: January 9, 2018

4. For Next-Gen Grace Hoppers: Davidson Fellows Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship expects applicants to have completed a “significant body of work.” If you’ve already knocked that out of the ballpark and are a gifted and talented high school senior with a passion in a STEM field, literature, music or philosophy, get your application in now.

Due date: February 14, 2018

5. For Students with Tenacity: Dell Scholars Program

Don’t have a stellar GPA? Not a problem. This scholarship emphasizes grit over GPA and helps disadvantaged students with financial support, a laptop and textbook credits, so long as your high school meets the College Readiness program guidelines.

Due date: January 15, 2018

6. For the Driven Senior: Arlene and Dennis Schlosser Memorial Endowment

Sure, you need a minimum GPA of 3.0, but don’t worry. This scholarship, which awards two grants of $11,000 each, also factors in financial need, service and leadership in equal measure.

Due date: February 1, 2018

7. For Those Who Dig Nature: The Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Yes, this scholarship is for Massachusetts residents only. A more stringent requirement is that you must commit to pursuing studies related to the environment anywhere in the country. You may not live in Massachusetts, but the takeaway lesson is to focus your search to scholarships based on your state of residence since those can be less competitive. Whether you’re a resident of Hawaii or Montana, there are scholarships available specifically for you — just make sure you qualify even if you choose to attend college out of state.

Due date: February 1, 2018