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Over 45 March Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

Spring is in the air, and so are scholarship opportunities! Here are nearly 50 scholarship awards you should be applying for that have deadlines in March.

Spring is (nearly) in the air! While winter isn’t quite over yet, you can look forward to enjoying warmer temperatures and setting yourself up for financial success by searching for scholarships. That’s why we have another list of all the scholarships we could find with deadlines in March. There are opportunities for everyone, from high school students all the way to adult learners returning to college (and for people of every race and ethnicity). Start exploring and applying to scholarships you’re eligible for right now!

Scholarships for high school students

  • AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship: This scholarship for college-bound high school seniors asks applicants to write an essay of up to 1,500 words describing the impact that Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness has had on their life. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school juniors who are interested in journalism and identify as a “free spirit.” Applicants must write two brief essays—one on why you’re interested in journalism, and one on what makes you a free spirit as—and submit three samples of your best journalistic work. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Tall Club International Scholarship: Students who are high school seniors or under the age of 21 and about to enter their first year of higher education are eligible for this award if they meet specific height requirements. Male applicants must be at least 6’2” tall, and female applicants must be at least 5’10”. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ASHG Essay Contest: Sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics, this non-fixed scholarship is open to students in grades 9–12. Applicants must write an essay that examines, questions, and reflects on important concepts in genetics. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: March 2
  • Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest: Cancer Pathways offers multiple scholarships that are open to US high school students in grades 9–12. Applicants must either have their own cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one and write an essay about their experience with the disease and how it’s impacted their life. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 4
  • Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund: High school seniors from Connecticut who are pursuing programs in Architecture, construction-related Engineering, Construction Management, Surveying, Planning, or other related fields of study may apply for this scholarship. The award is renewable up to five years, and winners will be invited to an award ceremony. Award: Up to $4,000; Deadline: March 5
  • Science Without Borders Challenge: This scholarship is a challenge that inspires students to promote public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources through art. The international competition is for students age 11–19 years old, with applicants being judged and awarded in two categories: students ages 11–14 and 15–19. Awards: Up to $500; Deadline: March 7
  • ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is available to high school students ages 13–18. The award will be distributed to either the recipient’s chosen educational institution or to the recipient’s 529 college savings program. This is a non-fixed scholarship that asks applicants to write an essay about safe drinking water. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 15
  • Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarships: Female high school seniors who are daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces may apply for this scholarship. Winners will be selected based on both academic merit and financial need. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: March 15
  • Education First Scholarships: High school seniors from participating high schools in Austin, Denver, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be prepared to participate in an interview if selected as a finalist and will also gain access to a professional college coach in addition to the award. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: March 18
  • Greenfield Peace Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors from Oregon who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) as well as a low-income student. Applicants must create a video of three minutes or less performing an original poem, rap, or song to submit with their application. You can find brainstorming prompts for inspiration on the organization’s website. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 18
  • The 2022 Flag House Essay Contest: To enter this non-fixed scholarship contest, high school seniors from Maryland must create their own primary source written artifact detailing their experience during the pandemic. The winning essay will be read during the organization’s annual Flag Day program. Award: $1,812; Deadline: March 18
  • CMP Scholarship Program: This scholarship from the Civilian Marksmanship Program is open to graduating high school seniors who are US citizens, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, and have demonstrated marksmanship competition experience. Applicants must be accepted to attend a college, university, or trade school leading to a diploma or certification. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 20
  • Becca's Closet Scholarships: These three scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA who have been involved and engaged with a local chapter of Becca’s Closet or some other kind of community service. The Spirit of Generosity recipient must demonstrate financial need, while the Drittel Family Scholarship recipient must be a Florida resident. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 31

Scholarships for high school and undergrad students

  • ACS Scholars Program: Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, this opportunity is available to Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native American students who are high school seniors or undergraduates pursuing a chemistry-related career and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are given to over 300 students annually and are awarded for multiple academic years. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Foundation 649 Scholarship: High school seniors or transferring community college students who are Asian American or Pacific Islander and will be attending a college or university in the fall can apply for this award. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have been involved in AAPI causes. Award: Up to $4,000; Deadline: March 1
  • (ISC)2 Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship: High school seniors and undergraduate students with at least a 3.3 GPA who are pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance are eligible for this award. This scholarship is open to students worldwide whether they’re attending in person or online, full-time or part-time. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 7
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program: The National Institutes of Health offer multiple scholarship opportunities. Their undergraduate scholarship is open to students accepted or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited college or university in the US. Applicants must have exceptional financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.3, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and be committed to pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Awards: Up to $80,000 ($20,000 each year for four years); Deadline: March 17
  • Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship: This scholarship is open to enrolled or accepted full-time college students, including international and undocumented students. Applicants must write about their personal relationship with sleep health and its impact on their education. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 20
  • Funny Money Scholarship: Students ages 13–19 who are US citizens and interested in learning comedy skills are eligible for this award. Applicants must submit a short comedic writing piece no longer than two minutes in length to read or recite. Award: $500; Deadline: March 31
  • Texas Big Game Award Scholarships: These scholarships are open to Texas high school seniors and undergraduate students with a valid state of Texas hunting license who are pursuing agriculture or natural resource–related majors. The mission of the award is to promote sound habitat and wildlife management. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: March 31
  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: High school seniors as well as two-year and four-year college students in the US with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for this award. One scholarship is awarded to an applicant who’s pursuing any major or currently undecided, and a second scholarship will be given to a student pursuing a business or STEM field. Applicants in any major must submit an essay on the poem “Howl,” while Business and STEM applicants must submit one on how technology will change their life in 15 years. Awards: $1,000; Deadlines: Accepted year-round on a rolling basis

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Women in Science Scholarship: This scholarship from the American Meteorological Society is open to female undergraduate students who’ll be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Atmospheric Science or a related field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This opportunity is open to US citizens and those with permanent resident status, and there are no age restrictions. Award: $10,000; Deadline: March 4
  • AFDO Scholarship: Sponsored by the Association of Food and Drug Officials, this award is open to undergraduate students in their third year of study who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have demonstrated desire to work in food and product safety. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: March 31

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • ABSFE National Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, this opportunity is available college students who are US citizens and enrolled in Funeral Service or Mortuary Science programs. Multiple awards are distributed for each scholarship cycle. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadlines: March 1 (and September 1)
  • Dream Big Scholarship: The company RentLingo is offering an award to students who are 18 or older and are currently attending a college or university, including international students. Applicants must submit an essay of 750 words or fewer on what their dream job is. Students may also reapply for this award each term. Award: $1,000; Deadlines: March 1 (and October 1)
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs: These awards are given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs for Accounting or a related field who are planning to pursue CPA licensure. Applicants must have already completed 30 semester hours of college coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. There are multiple categories with a total of 25 awards distributed each application cycle. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 15
  • Samsung@First Scholars Scholarships: The Silicon Valley Community Foundation offers these scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate students in California who have declared majors in STEM fields. Three awards are offered, and previous applicants and recipients are encouraged to reapply. Undergraduate students must be at least entering their sophomore year at the time of application. Awards: $15,000; Deadline: March 18
  • Arthritis Champions Scholarship: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who have been diagnosed with arthritis or another rheumatic disease and make it a mission to impact the arthritic community and live their best life despite their condition. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have been involved with community service that supports the Arthritis Foundation. Award: Up to $20,000; Deadline: March 31
  • Financial Goals Scholarship: Sponsored by 1st Financial Bank USA, this monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US residents ages 18 and older who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a college degree program. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words. Award:$2,000; Deadline: March 31 (last day of every month)

Scholarships for graduate students

  • ALA Scholarships: These scholarship opportunities offered by the American Library Association are available to students pursuing graduate-level programs in Library and Information Sciences. The ALA allows applicants to conveniently apply for multiple awards through a singular award form. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ALSC Bound to Stay Bound & Frederic G. Melcher Scholarships: Graduate students pursuing a career path working with kids in a library are eligible for these awards sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Six total awards are distributed between the two scholarship offerings, and applicants must be citizens of the US or Canada. Awards: $8,000; Deadline: March 1
  • James Madison Fellowship: Graduate-level students who desire to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary level should apply for this award. Applicants must register with the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation to be eligible. Awards: Up to $24,000; Deadline: March 1
  • (ISC)2 Information Security Graduate Scholarship: This scholarship is open to graduate and doctorate students with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are pursuing a degree with a focus on Cybersecurity or Information Assurance. This scholarship is open to students worldwide, whether they’re attending in person or online, full-time or part-time. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 7

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Rent a Knee Walker Scholarship: Open to high school seniors, two-year and four-year college students, and graduate students, this scholarship requires applicants to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit either a short essay or video. The application is open to both disabled and able-bodied applications, but priority will be given to students with physical disabilities. Award: $500; Deadline: March 1
  • Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship: Hosted by The Gallery Collection, this opportunity is open to high school and college students ages 14 and older who are from the US and US territories. Applicants must create a greeting card using original art, photography, or digital design. The recipient will receive a 1099 form to pay taxes on the award. Award: $10,000; Deadline: March 2
  • America’s 911 Foundation Scholarship: Individuals who are first responders or students with a parent who’s a first responder are eligible for this award. The first responder position can be paid or volunteer, and applicants must submit a short essay. Multiple awards are available. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 9
  • PAF Scholarship: Sponsored by the Patient Advocate Foundation, these three scholarships are open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are 25 and younger and have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer or a chronic disease. Applicants must submit an essay on how their condition has impacted their life and future goals. High school applicants must submit their college acceptance letter or a list of colleges they’ve applied to if they have not yet been admitted. Award: $3,000; Deadline: March 9
  • GoSkills Scholarship: Female high school and college students who are pursuing any career field with the goal of starting their own online business can apply for this scholarship. It’s not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria, and there are no age restrictions. Award: $2,000; Deadlines: March 15 (and September 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: March 20 (same date every month)
  • RBPA Scholarship: High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students from New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) are eligible for these awards from the Rainbow Business Professionals Association of Maine. The scholarship’s goal is to promote equality and inclusion, and applicants must write about a project they’ve done to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community or prevent bullying. Award: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 25
  • Because College is Expensive Scholarship: This scholarship hits the nail on the head with the title. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as current college students and individuals looking to attend graduate school are all eligible. This scholarship sweepstakes is offered quarterly, with four awards are distributed each cycle. Awards: $500; Deadlines: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 30)
  • 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: March 31 (last day of every month)
  • OppU Achievers Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors as well as college, graduate, professional, and trade school students who are US citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.0. College-aged applicants must be attending at least part-time to be eligible for this quarterly award, which requires all applicants to submit a short essay. Award: $2,500; Deadlines: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 31)
  • Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarships: This sweepstakes opportunity is available to high school seniors as well as undergraduate, graduate, and trade school students who have at least a 3.4 GPA and are pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services. Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 31

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