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36 Heart-Warming February Scholarships

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Open Scholarships With February Deadlines

February – it’s the shortest month of the year.

That said, students may find it surprising there’s no shortage of February scholarships to apply for during this short and sweet window of time.

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The search for scholarships can be maddening, as there’s a lot of outdated and inaccurate information out there.

Clicking on link after link only to be met with 404 pages or to find out submission deadlines have already passed gets old fast, right?

It’s annoying to say the least! And that’s why I put together this list of scholarships that are still open in February this year.

My goal is to help you apply for scholarships by taking some of the headache out of the process. So instead of spending hours hunting for open scholarships, you can utilize your limited time for more important things – like filling out applications.

Preview of the top scholarships to apply for this month by checking out the video below.

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February 2023 Scholarships


Disabled Disciplines Award

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently registered with USA Hockey as a player or program in the AAHA. Applicants must be registered with or participating on a USA Hockey Disabled Discipline team or program.

Submit: Online application, headshot or program logo, letters of recommendation, and your plan for the award.

Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship Program

  • Award: $2,500
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be either (1) Customers in good standing of Rent-A-Center. (2) Spouses or children of the above customers who are living in the customer’s household. (3) Dependent children 25 or younger of current Rent-A-Center employees. Or (4) Dependent children 25 or younger of current Rent-A-Center franchise owners. Applicants must live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study, be studying to obtain their first bachelor’s degree, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Submit: Online application and current transcripts.

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Students at any education level, school, field of study, and GPA will be considered.

Submit: N/A

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be women studying information security; be undergraduates in their junior or senior years, or in a masters’ program; and be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a US campus of a US university.

Submit: An essay of 500 words or less describing your interest and background in the information security field, current transcripts, and your resume or CV.

Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be pediatric cancer survivors, age 25 or under, who have been diagnosed and have had treatment for and survived cancer, or in current treatment. Open to high school seniors, high school graduates, or current undergraduate students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Submit: Current, complete transcript, and a medical verification form signed by a physician.

Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship Program

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be siblings of an individual who is in current treatment, has survived, or passed away from childhood cancer. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, age 25 or younger, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Open to high school seniors and graduates, as well as current post secondary undergraduate students.

Submit: Current, complete transcript of grades and an affidavit, signed by the applicants parents or legal guardian, confirming the applicant’s status as a sibling of someone who is currently in treatment, has survived, or who has passed away from childhood cancer.

“A Bold Mind” Psychology No-Essay Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Any student who is pursuing psychology may apply for this exclusive no-essay scholarship!

Submit: N/A

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Essay Contest

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Open to middle school, high school, and undergraduate college students.

Submit: 500 – 1000 word essay based primarily on an interview you conduct with a woman currently working in or retired from a mathematical career.

She Rose in Health Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Female undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply if they are African-American, have a GPA of 3.0 and are earning a degree in a health related profession, such as nursing, public health, pre-medicine, nutrition, etc.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay about why you chose your degree.

She Rose in STEAM Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Any female BIPOC high school or undergraduate student who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics) and/or medical illustration, medical journalism, etc., may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay on how you’ll use your degree to improve minorities’ health.

The Renaissance Scholars Program – Current College Applicants

  • Award: up to $16,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be one (not both) of the following: a current college student at a 4-year school in Oregon or Illinois OR a current community college student in Oregon or Illinois, planning to transfer to a 4-year school in any state. Must also be a first-generation college student, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and demonstrate financial need.

Submit: Unofficial high school transcripts, college transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, an essay of 1000 words or less, and one of the following: FAFSA Student Aid Report, completed ORSSA/alternative financial aid application, or parent’s most recently filed tax paperwork.

Adoptee Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Any adopted student who is an undergraduate in a two or four-year program may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay about how being adopted has impacted your life.

Dr. Howard Hochman Zoological Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Any high school or undergraduate student who has at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to pursue a career in zoology or veterinary sciences may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay about your passion for animals, and how you plan to impact the animal world.

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

  • Award: Up to $2,850 per semester
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate from a Tennessee high school, home school graduate, or a GED recipient; achieve a minimum of a 21 ACT / 1060 SAT OR have a 3.0 GPA or higher; and enroll within 16 months following graduation in one of the Tennessee colleges or universities.

Submit: The application of the FAFSA.

To The Moon Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Open to students who are 19+ years old and interested in finance, crypto, or a related field.

Submit: Subscribe to the NFTevening newsletter, read the “To The Moon” newsletter and share it with friends.

Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

  • Award: $8,000 – $25,000
  • Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or GED, and be at least 18 years old at the time of the application deadline. In addition, applicants must be matriculated for the duration of their Boren Awards-funded program in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program located within the United States and accredited by a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Must be planning to study at an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

All Boren Awards-funded programs must include language study as a core element for the duration of the grant.

Submit: Online application.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Upperclassmen Scholarships

  • Award: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: February 1st – 5pm CST

Eligibility: SWE’s Scholarship Program is open to both SWE members and non-members; however, some of the scholarships do require SWE membership. Open to sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students. Must identify as a woman and planning on attending full time.

Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology. Multiple scholarships available, some may have further eligibility requirements.

Submit: Online application.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 3rd

Eligibility: Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2023 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement. Must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.

Submit: Online application, official high school transcripts, and letter of recommendation.

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: February 6th

Eligibility: Open to advanced undergraduates or first – second year graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs. Funds must be used to support coursework or research on invertebrates at a field station.

Submit: Online application, 2 letters of recommendation, copies of undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Award: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: February 6th

Eligibility: Must currently be enrolled full-time during the 2023-2024 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university. Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.

Open to undergraduate students (at least in the second half of their sophomore year when applying) and graduate students.

Submit: Online application, official transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: February 8th

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled, or about to enroll, in an interior design or similar course OR must be a high school graduate planning to study interior design or a related course in a college or university during the Spring of 2023.

Submit: 500+ word essay on a topic related to the rug industry.

Sandy Jenkins Excellence in Early Childhood Education Scholarship

  • Award: $2,450
  • Deadline: February 12th

Eligibility: High school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a degree in early childhood education. Preference will be given to Alabama students.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay on why you are passionate about early childhood education.

William A. Lewis Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: February 15th

Eligibility: Any BIPOC undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM at an HBCU may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay on an obstacle you’ve had to overcome while pursuing higher education and who helped you overcome it.

HSF Scholar Program

  • Award: $500 – $5,000
  • Deadline: February 15th

Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic heritage; a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA; have a 3.0+ GPA for high school students or 2.5+ GPA for college and graduate students; and will be enrolled full-time at an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Submit: The FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms.

Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 19th

Eligibility: Applicant must be a student at an accredited school within the United States, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application.

Submit: A design or live URL. The web design can be from past or present.

Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 19th

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate school student in recovery, clean of substances or alcohol for at least one year.

Submit: 100 – 250 Word Essay.

Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship

  • Award: $1,300
  • Deadline: February 20th

Eligibility: All high school seniors and current undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay on which quality you most value in yourself, and how you believe this characteristic will help you in life.

Innovation In Education Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: February 20th

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled as a high school or college student; have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

Submit: An essay describing the goal of an innovative project (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) you’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. There is no minimum or maximum word/page count.

AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities

  • Award: $6,000
  • Deadline: February 24th

Eligibility: Open to minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2023 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement. Must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application, official high school transcripts, and one letter of recommendation.

PG&E ERG & ENG Scholarships

  • Award: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: February 24th

Eligibility: General requirements – must have a primary residence that is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the Fall. Open to high school seniors, graduates, GED recipients, and current college students. More specific eligibility requirements apply per scholarship (multiple available).

Submit: Online application.

REML Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500 – $3,000
  • Deadline: February 24th

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current high school senior, high school graduate, or current university/college undergraduate student. In addition, you must fulfill ONE of the following: be pursuing or plan to pursue an electric industry position certificate or associate degree at a college (Certificate/Associate Degree) OR be pursuing or plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with the intent to pursue a career in the electric energy industry.

Submit: Online application.

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: $500 – $2,500
  • Deadline: February 26th

Eligibility: Must be either a high school student or a post-high school student attending an accredited undergraduate school or technical school in the United States in the Fall of 2023. Must be pursuing a degree in a STEM field. Must have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia.

Submit: Online application, most recent transcript, documentation of your learning challenge, and a letter of recommendation.

Thank Your Counselors Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000 + $500 to counselor
  • Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility: Must be 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C.

Submit: Quick online form and one sentence response to the question.

IHS Scholarship Program

  • Award: FULL tuition & fees + no less than $1,500 monthly stipend
  • Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility: Open to members and descendants of a federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village. Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent; have a minimum 2.0 GPA; be capable of completing a health profession degree program; and intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.

Submit: Online application, official transcripts, and faculty evaluation.

MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or are lawfully living in the United States and at least 13 years of age on the date of their entry.

Submit: Your email address. Selection is based on the quality of students’ MyMozaic profile.

Ramsay Law Firm Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident, be a North Carolina resident or be admitted to a school in North Carolina, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Submit: 1 – 2 page essay describing the student’s reason for pursuing college and proof of acceptance or attendance from a college.

 


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Conclusions on scholarships due in February

That concludes this post with the top February scholarships. Hopefully, this list will help you find money to help pay for your college education.

Keep in mind that even smaller awards are worthwhile because they usually have less competition and they all add up. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

 

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  1. Thank you so much! I just discovered your February List. I feel that much more motivated to apply for scholarships! I picked two out that are perfect for me! Keep up the GREAT work! This matters!