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Over 50 March Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

Spring is in the air, and so are scholarship opportunities! Here are over 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 weather and setting yourself up for financial success by searching for scholarships this month. To help you out on that front, we have another list of all the best scholarships we could find with deadlines in March. There are opportunities for everyone, from high school to graduate students and people of every race and ethnicity. Start exploring and applying to scholarships you’re eligible for now!

Scholarships for high school students

  • 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—along with two recommendation letters and three samples of your best journalistic work. You must also be available to attend the conference from June 22–27. Award: $1,000, plus an all-expenses-paid trip; 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
  • Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest: Cancer Pathways offers multiple cash prizes to US high school students in grades nine through 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. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund: High school seniors from Connecticut who are pursuing programs in Architecture, construction-related Engineering, Construction Management, Surveying, Planning, or related fields of study may apply for this scholarship. The award is renewable for up to five years, and winners will be invited to an award ceremony. Award: Up to $4,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest: Sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics, this non-fixed scholarship is open to students in grades nine through 12. Applicants must write an essay on how the interplay of genetics and environment can shape human health. First, second, and third place will be awarded as well as 10 honorable mentions. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: March 6
  • BAM Scholarship: Black and African American students who want to pursue careers in technology should apply for this award sponsored by Microsoft. Applicants must be high school seniors of African descent and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or various Business programs. Requirements include financial need, a passion for technology, demonstrated leadership at school or in the community, a minimum GPA of 3.0, a letter of recommendation, and a short essay. Five renewable scholarships are available as well as 45 one-time scholarships. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 13
  • Doodle for Google ContestFor this year's competition and its 25th anniversary, Google is inviting K–12 students to imagine a future where anything is possible. Just submit a doodle based on "My wish for the next 25 years"—painting, drawing, VR painting, sculpting, building, and film & stop motion projects are all eligible. The national winner will take home a $55,000 college scholarship and $50,000 worth of tech for their school, plus have their artwork featured on for 24 hours. In addition to national and state winners, unique prizes for innovative, values-driven, and imaginative doodles will also be awarded. Awards: Up to $55,000; Deadline: March 14
  • 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. Two awards are offered in each chapter city. Awards: Up to $3,500; Deadline: March 15
  • UCT Charities Heaston Scholarship: This program consists of three non-need-based scholarships granted to three students annually, each covering four years of undergraduate education. Applicants must be high school seniors who exhibit evidence of hard work to overcome obstacles, academic and extracurricular success, and a commitment to community service. Just one application is required to apply for all three awards, and the required personal statement will act as a tiebreaker for equally qualified candidates. Awards: Up to $6,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 15
  • Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship: Sponsored by the Youth Foundation, this scholarship is open to high school seniors with demonstrated financial need for up to four years of undergraduate study. Applicants must be US citizens, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and showcase scholastic achievement, leadership, and volunteerism. Two letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, an essay on one of the four provided prompts, and a copy of the student’s FAFSA Student Aid Report are all required. Awards: Up to $5,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 22
  • Becca's Closet ScholarshipsThree scholarships are available 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. In addition to the Involvement Scholarship for US citizens and permanent residents, the Spirit of Generosity asks applicants to demonstrate financial need, while the Drittel Family Scholarship is just for South Florida residents. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 29
  • CMP Scholarship Program: These scholarships from the Civilian Marksmanship Program are 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. Four awards are available and are renewable for four years. Awards: Up to $5,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 31
  • School Band and Orchestra Magazine Essay Contest: Students in any type of public, charter, or private K–12 school instrumental or vocal program should enter this easy contest (unfortunately, students in private music instruction only and homeschooled students are not eligible). The essay must be 250 words or fewer about a music teacher who has changed your life, and 10 awards are available, with checks mailed directly to recipients. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 31
  • CollegeXpress Scholarship for Students of ColorIf you’re a POC student who’s a US citizen and 13 years or older, you’re eligible for this quarterly scholarship. Just tell us what dream career you’d like to pursue after high school and you’ll be entered to win a $1,500 award, plus have $500 donated to a charity of your choice—no essays or long applications required! Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 31)

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: This 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
  • ACS Scholars Program: Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, this opportunity is available to Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, and Indigenous high school seniors and undergraduates who are US citizens or legal permanent residents and 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. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Ambassadors of Aloha Scholarships: High school seniors and full-time undergraduate students from Hawai‘i with financial need are eligible for these awards. Applicants should demonstrate the spirit of aloha through leadership and community involvement and must also have participated in and plan to compete in canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, diving, water polo, sailing, or volleyball in college. Awards: Up to $3,500; 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 be involved in AAPI causes. US citizens, residents, foreign nationals, and undocumented students are welcome to apply, with five recipients selected. A short essay or alternative media project such as film or photography is also required. Awards: $4,000 (spread over four years); Deadline: March 1
  • Science Without Borders Challenge: This competition inspires students to promote public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources through artwork. This year’s theme is “Hidden Wonders of the Deep.” The challenge is open to students ages 11–19 worldwide, with first, second, and third place awarded in two age categories. Awards: Up to $500; Deadline: March 4
  • Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is open to high school and college students who wish to become an EMT or paramedic. Applicants must write a 500-word essay on how they’ve exemplified a love for teaching and learning, a strong leadership ability, confidence, or other qualities shared by the scholarship’s namesake. Award: Amount not disclosed; Deadline: March 15
  • Texas Big Game Awards: With a mission to promote sound habitat and wildlife management, these awards 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. Applicants must submit a short essay and two letters of recommendation. Multiple awards are offered, and recipients must be able to attend their Regional TBGA Banquet in order to receive their scholarship. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 31

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Renaissance Scholars Program: This program awards high-achieving, low-income students who will be the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a current first-year or sophomore college student at a four-year school in Oregon or Illinois; a community college student planning to transfer in those states; or a current first-year or sophomore at one of three partner HBCUs (or planning to transfer to one). US citizenship is not required. Award: Up to $5,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 1 (and May 1)
  • Women in Science Scholarship: This scholarship from the American Meteorological Society is open to female undergraduate students who will 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 15
  • Black and Positively Golden Scholarship: McDonald’s and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund have partnered to offer over 60 scholarships to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents; enrolled full-time as an undergraduate first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior at an HBCU; have a GPA of 2.7 or higher; and demonstrate leadership abilities as well as financial need. Awards: Up to $15,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 27
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), these scholarships are open to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Applicants must be US citizens who are enrolled or accepted full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States and have exceptional financial need as well as a minimum GPA of 3.3. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible. Awards: Up to $20,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 29
  • EFWA Undergraduate ScholarshipsThe Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) offers multiple scholarship opportunities to female US citizen undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Accounting. Some awards are renewable for up to four years or given over the course of two years. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 3
  • AFDO Scholarship Awards: 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 a desire to work in food and product safety. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, and three scholarships are available. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: March 31

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
  • Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship FundJunior 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 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: March 1
  • Gensler Scholarships and Design ChallengesGensler offers two scholarships to US students: one for Black and African American students enrolled in Architecture programs, and one for any student enrolled in an Interior Design program. (A third scholarship for Architecture students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups in the UK is also available.) Applicants must submit a project as outlined by the challenge, with finalists submitting a video to present their work. Applicants of the Architecture scholarship may also apply for the organization’s micro-scholarships ranging from $1,000–$2,500. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ABFSE National Scholarship ProgramSponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, this opportunity is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in Funeral Service or Mortuary Science programs. Multiple awards are distributed for each scholarship cycle. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadline: March 1 (and September 1)
  • Arthritis Champions Scholarship: This program is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate, and medical students at accredited technical schools, colleges, and universities in the US who have been diagnosed with arthritis or another rheumatic disease and have made it a mission to impact the community while living their best life despite their condition. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be involved with community service that supports the Arthritis Foundation or the overall arthritis community. Award: Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per academic year); Deadline: March 1
  • Quality Comix Scholarship Program: Here’s a great opportunity for comic book lovers to earn money for college. Applicants must be US citizens or valid student visa holders who are 18 years or older and currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at any accredited US university, college, or school. There’s no GPA requirement or application form; all you have to do is write a short essay on how a character has influenced your views on current events or the impact of comic book art on society. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 10
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs: These awards are given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in Accounting programs or related fields 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 award categories, with over 20 recipients selected. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 15
  • Design Your Signature Hat Contest: This is a fun opportunity for students who are currently studying Fashion Design or pursuing education related to the clothing/garment industry worldwide. Applicants must design a hat of their choice using any medium (sketch, digital graphics, or a combination of both) and include a brief description explaining the inspiration behind the design and any unique features. First, second, and third place will be awarded. Awards: Up to $500; Deadline: March 29

Scholarships for graduate students

  • ALA Scholarships: These scholarships 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 single form, with a personal statement and three references required. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ALSC Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarships: Graduate students pursuing a career path in children's librarianship are eligible for these awards sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens, and four awards are distributed. Awards: $8,000; Deadline: March 1
  • James Madison Graduate Fellowships: Graduate-level students who desire to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary level should apply for this award. Applicants must be US citizens and register with the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation to be eligible. Awards: Up to $24,000; Deadline: March 2

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • 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 United States and US territories as well as international students with student visas to study in the US. 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, plus $1,000 for your school; Deadline: March 1
  • Explore America Travel Scholarships: HI USA's Explore America program helps young Americans with demonstrated financial need kick-start their travel dreams. Applicants must be 18–30 years old and a US citizen or permanent resident, including DACA. In addition to 30 general awards, an additional scholarship in honor of longtime HI USA board member Peggy Stevens will be given to a current or former Girl Scout. Recipients receive free pre-travel workshops, planning assistance, and a complimentary one-year HI USA membership. Awards: 4–7 free nights at a select HI USA Hostel, plus a $1,500 travel stipend; Deadline: March 1
  • Ascent Shining Stars Scholarship GiveawayAscent offers easy scholarships each month that only require a few steps. Just follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the scholarship post, leave a comment sharing a technique on how you manage your time (plus tag a friend with #AscentSponsored), and complete the application form on their website. Applicants must be 14 years or older, a legal US resident (DACA students included), and enrolled in a high school, degree, or technical skills training program. Parents of these students are also eligible to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 1
  • PAF ScholarshipThe Patient Advocate Foundation offers three scholarships 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. Awards: $3,000 for four consecutive years; Deadline: March 8
  • America’s 911 Foundation Scholarship: Individuals who are first responders and students with a parent who’s a first responder are eligible for this award. The first responder position can be paid or volunteer. Applicants must submit a short essay, and multiple awards are available. Awards: $2,000; Deadline: March 10 (but must create an account by March 1)
  • Quell Foundation Scholarships: The Quell Foundation offers four opportunities: the Survivor Scholarship for select high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver to suicide; the First Responder Legacy Scholarship for those who have experienced the devastating loss of a first responder parent to a line of duty death or suicide; the Fighter Scholarship for those who are being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition; and the Bridge The Gap Scholarship for juniors and seniors in college as well as graduate students who are pursuing degrees in Psychology, Social Work, or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services. Personal statements, recommendation letters, and minimum GPAs are required for all four scholarships, and applicants may apply for any and all awards for which they are eligible. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 15
  • GoSkills ScholarshipFemale 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; Deadline: March 15 (and September 15)
  • 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: March 20 (same date every month)
  • Because College Is Expensive ScholarshipHigh school sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as current college and graduate students are eligible for this quarterly scholarship sweepstakes. Simply fill out a form to apply. Award: $500; Deadline: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 31)
  • Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship: Open to high school, college, and graduate students of all years who are US residents or DACA, undocumented, or international students studying in the US, this quarterly scholarship sweepstakes is easy to enter. No essay is required; just submit a simple application form. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 31)
  • 1,000 Dreams Scholarship: Women attending high school, two- and four-year colleges, and graduate school are all eligible for this opportunity, regardless of citizenship status. This scholarship is designed to be used for educational expenses outside of tuition, room, board, and fees for things like textbooks, grad school exam fees, or conferences. Applicants must submit an essay explaining what they would use the money for. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 31
  • Superpower Scholarship: US students 14 years and older can apply for this fun annual award from Unigo that requires a super-short response. Just answer this question in 250 words or fewer: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” Award: $2,500; Deadline: March 31
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email address to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 31 (last day of every month)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to US residents who are 18 or older and currently enrolled in a college degree program (or planning to enroll). Though it’s a random drawing, it does require applicants to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 31 (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: March 31 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress March Madness Scholarship: Starting March 1, students ages 13 and up can sign up for (or log back in to) to enter our new easy scholarship contest. This month’s question requires a super-easy “yes” or “no” answer: Will you be following March Madness this year? You can find a new easy scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of Award: $1,300; Deadline: March 31

Hungry for even more scholarships? You can find a ton using our Scholarship Search tool, and check out our “scholarships” tag for other great opportunities (plus tips and tricks to win more money for college!).

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