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Over 45 February Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

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

We are well into 2024, meaning it’s time to buckle down and complete some scholarship applications so you can cut down on your college costs. The following scholarships include opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, trade school/vocational, homeschooled, international, and adult students of all backgrounds. 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

  • AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship: Offered by the Atmospheric Meteorological Society, this opportunity is open to graduating high school seniors who are US citizens, have a 3.0 GPA, and plan to pursue a degree in atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences (Marine Biology does not meet this requirement). Recipients will receive half the award during their first year of college and the second half during their sophomore year. Award: $5,000; Deadline: February 3
  • Elks Legacy Awards: These scholarships are available to high school seniors who are children and/or grandchildren of living Elks Club members. Recipients are required to perform three instances of service with an Elks Lodge during the four years they receive the scholarship. Awards: $4,000; Deadline: February 5
  • Tupelo Elvis Fan Club ScholarshipOpen 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 plan to pursue Music in college to be eligible. Semifinalists will be invited to perform live at the finale in Tupelo, Mississippi, in March or April 2024; you must be able to perform at the live finale or otherwise forfeit. First, second, and third place will be awarded. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 14
  • Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarships: These scholarships are open to female high school seniors who are daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces. The awards are spread over four years, and selection is based on both merit and financial need. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: February 15
  • Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to high school seniors with parents or guardians who’ve worked in the financial services industry. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Seven recipients will receive approximately $12,500 per year over the course of their college education. An additional $5,000 is awarded to the scholar with the highest GPA each year. Awards: Up to $50,000; Deadline: February 20
  • Vegetarian Resource Group ScholarshipsHigh 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 topics. A total of five scholarships will be administered. 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. In addition to a 400-600-word essay that demonstrates appreciation for faithful Catholic education, the Society requires applicants 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 20
  • AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities: The Atmospheric Meteorological Society offers another scholarship for college-bound high school seniors focused on minorities that have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black students. Like the Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship, this award is renewable and split over two years, and Marine Biology is not eligible. Award: $6,000; Deadline: February 23
  • International Young Eco-Hero AwardsSponsored by Action For Nature, this contest is open to students worldwide ages eight to 16 who have completed a substantial project that helps the sustainability of our planet. Cash prizes are awarded, and preference is given to students whose projects are ongoing or took over two years to conduct. Awards: $500; Deadline: February 28

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • AWM Student Essay ContestSponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics and Math for America, this award is offered in three categories for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students. Applicants are required to interview a woman currently working in or retired from a mathematical career and write a 500–1,000-word essay. All genders are welcome to apply, and awards don’t need to be used for educational expenses. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: February 1
  • American Indian Services Scholarships: This program is open to Native American students pursuing their first undergraduate degree or a professional/technical certificate. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll as matriculated students at a university, college, junior college, or technical school (including incoming first-years) and enrolled members of a Federally Recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester or quarter of college. Award: Up to $2,000; Deadline: February 1 (as well as April 1, July 1, and November 1, depending on when your term starts)
  • Watson-Brown ScholarshipsThese awards are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students from certain counties in Georgia and South Carolina who are attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship is mailed to each recipient’s school twice yearly. Awards: Up to $3,000 per semester; Deadline: February 8
  • RMEL Foundation Scholarships: These scholarships are open to high school seniors and current undergraduates pursuing or planning to pursue an electric industry position certificate or undergraduate degree. Applicants must be permanent US residents and showcase goals and aspirations in the electric energy industry, motivation to succeed, service to their community and school, and exceptional academic performance. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: February 9
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship: Named one of the top seven most prestigious scholarships by U.S. News & World Report, this opportunity is open to US citizens and permanent residents ages 18 and under (with no minimum age requirement) who have completed a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy or “Outside the Box.” Significant work means being recognized as meaningful by experts in the field with the potential to make a positive contribution to society; examples include a creative application of existing knowledge, a new idea with high impact, an innovative solution, a prodigious performance, etc. Teams of up to two people are also eligible and will split the award if chosen. Awards: Up to $50,000; Deadline: February 14
  • Web Design ScholarshipSponsored 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 as current US college students. Applicants must submit a web design file for consideration. Applicants pursuing any major may apply and can win the contest up to two times. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 18 (and October 3)
  • Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship Program: This opportunity is open to students with a demonstrated learning challenge, including dyslexia or a similar reading and/or language-based disability. Applicants must be pursuing a STEM-related degree at a technical school, community college, or undergraduate program in the fall. A letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well and can speak to your challenges and successes relative to your learning challenge is required. Historically, around 15%–20% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadline: February 25
  • (ISC)² Undergraduate/Associate Scholarships: (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education awards up to 20 scholarships to students pursuing (or planning to pursue this fall) an associate or undergraduate degree with a focus on Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, or a similar field. Applicants do not have to be US citizens but must have a GPA of at least 3.3 and be attending school full- or part-time in the US or internationally. Several short essay questions and a letter of recommendation are required as part of the application. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 29

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • American Society of Civil Engineering ScholarshipsThe American Society of Civil Engineers offers a variety of opportunities to undergraduate student members in good standing. Each scholarship requires a personal essay and recommendation letters, among other requirements. Applicants may apply for as many scholarships as they wish, but they must meet the unique criteria for each award, and each application must be completed and submitted individually. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 10
  • Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarships: Multiple scholarships are available to enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year at institutions in Ohio or any US college or university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and submit two personal essays plus one recommendation letter. Preference is given to students who demonstrate exceptional dedication through outside experiences and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as the public or nonprofit sector, education, sustainability, and research. Awards: Up to $6,500; Deadline: February 28

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • SBB Research Group STEM ScholarshipStudents enrolled in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs full-time at a college or university are eligible for this scholarship, including international students. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on their most significant STEM experiences and how they'll use STEM principles to improve the world. A total of 12 scholarships are available throughout the year, with one awarded each month. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Explorers Club Discovery Expedition GrantsThe Explorers Club offers support for researchers and explorers from around the world while also providing a platform to illuminate their findings. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be pursuing fieldwork in biological sciences, archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, earth sciences, ecology, or astronomy. Other scholarships and grants are available throughout the year for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and immediate post-doctorate students who are interested in scientific exploration. Awards: Up to $40,000; Deadline: None; applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly
  • 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. One winner will be chosen for the Norm Zimmer Scholarship, while two students will be chosen for the Emerging Black Architects Scholarship. Depending on the scholarship, applicants must include an advanced-level design project or an academic portfolio, among other requirements. Recipients are also eligible for an optional paid internship. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: February 1 (both)
  • Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)Sponsored by Applied Computer Security Associates and CRA-WP, the SWSIS program offers multiple scholarships for women in their junior or senior year of an undergraduate or master’s program studying Information Security. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents attending a US university and should include a short essay about past interest and involvement in the field of cybersecurity (including academic, employment, or extracurricular involvement in the field) as well as career goals. Awards: $2,000 or more; Deadline: February 1
  • Pat Tillman Foundation ScholarshipsActive-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses who are full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional-level students are eligible for this award, which is given to 60 scholars each year. Applicants must be non-dependent and demonstrate clear academic goals through two short essays, among other requirements. Annual funding renewability will be considered based on factors such as GPA and participation within the Tillman Scholar community. Awards: Average of $10,000 per academic year; Deadline: February 1
  • Roothbert ScholarshipsThis opportunity is open to US undergraduate and graduate students pursuing any academic field whose daily actions are spiritually motivated. Preference is given to students who have completed at least one year of college and those 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. Recipients enjoy a life-long community that includes annual retreats and online connections with other Roothbert Fellows. Awards: Up to $7,000 per year; Deadline: February 1
  • Parkinson’s Summer Research Fellowships: The Parkinson’s Foundation offers the Summer Student Fellowships Program to support advanced undergraduate and medical students in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. Fellowships comprise 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work under the close supervision of an expert sponsor. Recipients may also apply for up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend a related scientific conference to present their research upon project completion. Postdoctoral Fellowships and Visiting Scholars Awards are also available. Awards: $4,000; Deadline: February 2
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program: These scholarships are open to full-time undergraduate (second-year sophomores and beyond) and graduate students pursuing majors and minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Criminal Justice, or related fields who want to pursue careers in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud professions. Recipients are chosen based on their completed application; fraud-related interests, activities, goals, and desired career path; overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts; and recommendation forms. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: February 5
  • Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship: Advanced undergraduate 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. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 12
  • Scholarships 4 Moms: Moms deserve educational support too! This award is for US citizens ages 18 and older who are mothers or expectant mothers. Applicants must be enrolled or soon to be enrolled at a college or university in the United States to enter this sweepstakes drawing. Award: $10,000; Deadline: February 15 (and August 15)
  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Program: IHS offers three different scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing preparatory courses, undergraduate degrees, and graduate programs in different health professions. Applicants must be a member of a federally recognized Tribe and 18 years or older with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Awards: Cover tuition, required fees, and other educational and living expenses; Deadline: February 28
  • ISA by WorldStrides ScholarshipsMultiple 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: Amounts vary, up to a full ride; Deadline: February 28 (summer deadline; other deadlines include April 30 for fall and October 30 for winter/spring)
  • LAGRANT Foundation ScholarshipsThese scholarships are open to African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native students who are US citizens, permanent residents, 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 (3.2 for graduate/PhD applicants). Awards: Up to $3,750; Deadline: February 29
  • KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship: The world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform offers this scholarship to students who identify as female and are pursuing (or planning to pursue) a degree focused on Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, or a similar field. Applicants must be a graduate student or an undergraduate first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior this fall (PhD students are not eligible). Other requirements include US citizenship or permanent residency, a 3.2 GPA or higher, several short essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and more. Award: $10,000; Deadline: February 29

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship: This opportunity is open to women who’ve been admitted to a full-time graduate Statistics program by July 1 of the award year. Applicants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply. A personal essay and three reference letters are required, and two recipients are selected each year. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: February 23
  • (ISC)² Graduate Scholarships: Up to 20 scholarships are available to students pursuing (or planning to pursue) a master’s degree or doctoral program with a focus on Cybersecurity or Information Assurance. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and can hail from any country. Several short essays are required, among other materials, and students may reapply each year. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 29

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Employment BOOST Academic ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to US high school seniors as well as two- and four-year college students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicants may be pursuing any major, but one of two scholarships will be given to a student pursuing Business or STEM fields. An essay of 500–1,000 words is required. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Ascent Shining Stars Scholarship Giveaway: This opportunity will definitely appeal to today’s students. All you have to do is follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the scholarship post, leave a comment sharing your unique approach to setting and achieving your goals in 2024 (tag your accountability buddy and use #AscentSponsored too), and complete the application form on their website. Applicants must be 18 years or older, a legal US resident (DACA students included), and enrolled in a full- or part-time degree or technical skills training program. Parents of these students are also eligible to apply. Award: $2,024; Deadline: February 1
  • WMU Foundation ScholarshipsThese scholarships are open to Southern Baptist students (including incoming first-years, undergraduates, and graduate 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. Awards: Amounts not disclosed; Deadline: February 1
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: Sponsored by LA Tutors, this monthly scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate 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. Scholarship winners will be contacted via email and must respond within five days of the date of the email to accept the award. Award: $500; Deadline: February 20 (same date every month)
  • New York Water Environment Association ScholarshipsThe NYWEA offers several scholarships that are open to residents from New York (and students attending college in New York) who are pursuing full-time academic programs with an environmental focus. Over $50,000 in scholarship funds are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: February 28
  • (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships: (ISC)² also offers up to 10 scholarships to inspire women to join the ever-growing field of information security. These awards are open to graduating seniors, undergraduates, and graduate/postgraduate students pursuing (or planning to pursue) a degree focused on Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, or a similar field. Applicants can hail from any country but must have a 3.3 GPA or higher. A letter of recommendation, several short essay questions, and other materials are required as part of this application (please note that students must submit separate applications to each of this sponsor’s scholarships; they cannot be combined). Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: February 29
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships: The Silicon Valley Community Foundation awards around 700 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled undergraduates, adult learners, and graduate students across the country. Opportunities include awards for single mothers, “late bloomers” with academic promise, first-generation students, specific majors and fields, and much more. Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary across programs, and applicants may receive more than one scholarship per year. Awards: Amounts vary, with more than $4.5 million in funding annually; Deadline: February 29
  • MyMozaic Scholarship: This monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email address to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 29 (last day of every month)
  • ScholarshipPoints $2,500 Monthly Scholarship: With multiple drawings held each month, your chances of receiving this award (and your odds of qualifying for additional scholarships) are increased by taking surveys, reading blogs, and other easy activities on Students of all levels are eligible but must create a free account and be at least 13 years old, a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and currently attending (or planning to attend) a college in the US. ScholarshipPoints also awards three monthly $1,000 scholarships, which equals 36 different scholarship opportunities available within one year for members. Award: $2,500; Deadline: February 29 (last day of every month)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis is a monthly scholarship open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a random drawing, but it does require applicants to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Award: $2,000; Deadline: February 29 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress Study Snack Scholarship: Starting February 1, sign up or log back in to CollegeXpress to enter our new easy scholarship contest. All you have to do is complete registration and answer this question: What's your favorite study snack? You can find a new easy scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of Award: $2,000; Deadline: February 29

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