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Over 40 February Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

We're back with another monthly list of all the scholarships we could find with February deadlines. Get applying for the ones with the closest deadlines today!

We’re in the thick of 2022, and that means it’s time to buckle down and get some scholarship applications done so you can cut down on your college costs. The following scholarships include opportunities for adult, high school, undergraduate, graduate, vocational, homeschooled, and international students. We recommend finding the categories that best apply to you and starting from the top of the list down to get the closest deadlines out of the way first. Good luck!

Scholarships for high school students

  • Lou Manzione Scholarship: These two scholarships are given to one high school senior from New Jersey  and one from Pennsylvania or Delaware who are registered with USA Hockey. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer about the value of high school hockey in their personal development. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: February 1
  • AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship: Offered by the Atmospheric Meteorological Society, this scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are US citizens and have a 3.0 GPA who plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric sciences. Award: $5,000; Deadline: February 4
  • AMS Minority Scholarship: Also from the Atmospheric Meteorological Society, this award focuses on high school senior minority students who’ve been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black students. Award: $6,000; Deadline: February 4
  • Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship: Immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating high school seniors from a New York City high school can apply for these scholarships. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation and two essays. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: February 4
  • Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship: Open to graduating high school seniors from Mississippi, this scholarship asks applicants to upload a performance in honor of Elvis Presley to enter—but you don’t have to be pursuing Music in college to be eligible. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 14
  • Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors with a parent working in the financial services industry. Applicants must be US citizens, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Awards: Up to $50,000; Deadline: February 16
  • Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships: High school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities can apply for this award. Applicants must submit an essay addressing multiple provided essay topics. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: February 20
  • The Cardinal Newman Society Essay Scholarship Contest: Any high school seniors pursuing higher education at a Catholic institution should consider applying for this award. The Society requires students to sign up for their Recruit Me program, explore some of their resources, and use their college search guide to be eligible. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: February 21
  • International Young Eco-Hero Awards: Sponsored by Action For Nature, this scholarship is open to students worldwide ages eight to 16 who have completed a substantial project that helps the sustainability of our planet, with preference given to students whose projects are ongoing or took over two years to conduct. Award: $500; Deadline: February 28
  • Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship: This scholarship from the Youth Foundation is open to high school seniors who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and showcase scholastic achievement, leadership, and volunteerism. Awards: Up to $16,000; Deadline: February 28

Scholarships for high school and undergrad students

  • AWM Student Essay Contest: Sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics and Math for America, this scholarship is offered in three categories, awarding a middle school, high school, and undergraduate student. Applicants are required to interview a woman currently working in or retired from a mathematical career. Awards don’t need to be used for educational expenses. Awards: $500; Deadline: February 1
  • Renaissance Scholars Program: Graduating high school senior students from Oregon or Illinois must be the first in their family to obtain a bachelor's degree to apply for this award. Applicants must also be planning to attend a college or university in Oregon or Illinois. Award: $4,000; Deadline: February 1
  • Watson-Brown Scholarships: These scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students from certain counties of Georgia and South Carolina who are attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. Awards: Up to $2,500 per semester; Deadline: February 8
  • Web Design Scholarship: Sponsored by the company Lounge Lizard, this opportunity is open to US high school seniors planning to enroll in college within six months of applying as well current US college students. Applicants must submit a web design file for consideration. Award: $1,000 Deadlines: February 19 (and October 3)
  • RMEL Foundation Scholarships: These scholarships are open to high school seniors or current undergraduates pursuing or planning to pursue an electric industry position certificate or undergraduate degree. Applicants must be permanent US residents.  Award: Up to $3,000; Deadline: February 25

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Washington Media Scholars: The Washington Media Scholars Foundation offers multiple awards to undergraduate students pursuing Advertising, Business, Communications, or Political Science. Applicants are required to compete in teams of two to come up with a strategic media plan based on a hypothetical public policy issue to compete for this award. Awards: $18,500; Deadline: February 4
  • Y.C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship: Undergraduate Civil Engineering students can apply for this award, which will be given to two recipients. Applicants must complete a statement on why they’re interested in civil engineering. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 10
  • New York Water Environment Association Scholarships: These scholarships are open to New York high school seniors who are pursuing full-time undergraduate programs with an environmental focus. Programs may include Biology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology, or Microbiology with an Environmental minor or emphasis. Awards: Up to $12,000; Deadline: February 28
  • Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship: Undergraduate students majoring in Horticulture and/or allied fields must have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate study to be eligible for this award. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and write two personal essays: one on why they’re qualified to win, and one on their career goals. Award: $14,000; Deadline: February 28

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • Emerging Black Architects and Norm Zimmer Scholarships: Sponsored by ZGF Architects, these scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students entering their final year of an accredited Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning & Design, or Landscape Architecture degree program. Two winners will be chosen for each scholarship, with the Emerging Black Architects Scholarship being offered exclusively to Black students. Applicants must submit one advanced-level design project and an essay of 1,000 words or fewer. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: February 1
  • SWSIS Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security: SWSIS offers three scholarships for women studying information security in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or a master’s program. Applicants must be US citizens and attending a US university. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: February 1
  • Roothbert Scholarship: These scholarships are open to US undergraduate and graduate students pursuing any academic field who are spiritually motivated in their lives. Preference is given to students from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Awards: Up to $7,000 per year; Deadline: February 1
  • Boren Awards: Offered to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Boren awards assist students in traveling and studying abroad for research and language study in world regions critical to US interests. Their program promotes linguistic and cultural immersion. Awards: Up to $25,000; Deadline: February 2 (undergraduate deadline)
  • Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship: Advanced undergraduate students and grad students seeking to do zoology research on invertebrates at a field station should apply for this scholarship from the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology. Applicants are encouraged to seek guidance from their academic advisor when writing their proposal. Award: Up to $3,500 (amount varies each year); Deadline: February 4
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a major or minor in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Criminal Justice who want to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud professions. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: February 4
  • OAWWA Scholarships: The Ohio branch of the American Water Works Association offers three scholarship opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and adult continuing education students in the state who are pursuing water industry education, which can include Science, Engineering, Management, and Computer Information Systems. Applicants must submit a personal statement. Awards: Up to $4,000; Deadline: February 11
  • Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship Fund: Junior and senior undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students pursuing programs in Business, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Marketing, or Sales are welcome to apply to this scholarship awarded through the Asphalt Institute Foundation. Applicants can be from any US state, but preference is given to residents of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Award: Amounts vary based on financial need; Deadline: February 15
  • BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US or Canadian undergraduate or graduate students pursuing Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Financial Services, Math, Physics, or Statistics who have a visible or invisible disability. Applicants must maintain at least a 40% course load and plan to pursue a career in financial services. Award: $10,000; Deadline: February 21
  • The Assemble $5k BeGreat Together ScholarshipA nonprofit subsidiary of the newly launched BIPOC tech platform Assemble.fyi, BeGreat Together is offering three $5,000 scholarships to full-time junior, senior, or graduate-level HBCU students who are interested in being a part of the research team for four short documentaries that will be filmed. Applicants must currently be enrolled at an accredited Historically Black College or University and submit a 450–500-word essay answering three questions. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: February 22
  • ISA with World Strides Scholarships: Multiple opportunities are available with this scholarship program for studying abroad or traveling during a gap year. Students can travel and have an immersive experience in Australia, England, New Zealand, South Korea, and Spain. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadlines: February 28 (as well as April 30 and November 15, depending on travel location)
  • LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship is open to African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native students who are US citizens or DACA eligible. Applicants must be pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or PhD programs in Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: February 28
  • Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship: Military service members, veterans, and military spouses who are full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional-level students are eligible for this award. Applicants must demonstrate clear academic goals through two short essay submissions. Awards: $10,000 per academic year; Deadline: February 28

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Ascent Shining Stars ScholarshipThis scholarship will definitely appeal to today’s students. All students have to do is follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the scholarship’s post, create an original Instagram Reel or TikTok sharing their favorite like hack, and post it along with submitting their entry form. Applicants must be 18 or older and be one of the following: a full- or part-time college student, a student who has applied to a degree program, or a parent of a college student or student who has applied to a degree program. DACA status students are eligible. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 1
  • Environmental Awareness Scholarship: In association with ReuseThisBag.com, this scholarship is open globally to high school students and college students of any age. There are also opportunities for student groups and classrooms to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 1 (and September 1)
  • WMU Foundation Scholarships: These scholarships are open to Southern Baptist students as well as children of Baptist missionaries. Applicants must submit two endorsements to be considered: one from a WMU leader or church affiliate, and one from a teacher or professor. Award: Amounts not disclosed; Deadline: February 1
  • Ascent Community Champions ScholarshipFor students who are committed to their communities, this scholarship is for you. In addition to submitting an entry form, applicants must follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the corresponding post for the scholarship, and leave a comment sharing a positive change you hope to see in your community and why it’s important to you. Applicants must be 18 or older and be one of the following: a full- or part-time college student, a student who has applied to a degree program, or a parent of a college student or student who has applied to a degree program. DACA status students are eligible. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 15
  • Quell Foundation Scholarships: The Quell Foundation offers numerous scholarships open to high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Scholarships are offered for specific majors like Psychology, Social Work, and other related fields; for students being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition; and for students who lost a loved one to suicide. Applicants may be required to submit official documents of diagnosis depending on which award they’re applying for. Amount: Up to $1,000; Deadline: February 15
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This monthly scholarship is open to high school and college students who write an essay on an innovative project they’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US or Canadian citizen. Award: $500; Deadline: February 20 (same date every month)
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipMyMozaic’s monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 28 (last day of every month)
  • DoSomething.org Strength Through Service Program: DoSomething.org’s program helps students by providing opportunities to earn volunteer credit hours and be entered to win scholarships. Starting on the MLK Day of Service and running through Black History Month in honor of Dr. King, there are five service campaigns students can participate in. Students will be entered into the scholarship drawing upon completion of their service hours. Participants must be younger than 26 years old. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 28

If you’re looking for even more opportunities to win monthly scholarships, check out our Refer-a-Friend Scholarship for a chance to win $500 every month!

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