There are a couple of scholarship and award opportunities that have approaching deadlines.
- Arts and Sciences Merit and Need-Based Awards (deadline February 1).
- Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant (deadline February 5). Note that non-Honors students may apply for these.
Historically, Astronomy students have done very well in these competitions. At the very least, applying is very good practice for future job searches or applications for graduate school. And if you win, consider that it’s a tremendous payoff for the 8 or 10 hours you would spend writing a really compelling essay (when that’s required).