Scholarships with March 2016 Deadlines

This is the time of year when finding scholarships is easy to do.  There are many sites available to help you search for scholarships.  I've included a brief description on these, but recommend viewing each scholarship to make sure that you are eligible to qualify for them.  

 

2016 Annual Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Americans United For Separation of Church and State
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Contest is open to United States high school seniors and undergraduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to separation of church and state.

2016 Pride in Your Heritage GRHS Youth Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia heritage Society (GRHS)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending accredited universities. Student must submit an essay on a topic related to German Russian history, heritage or culture. Student does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter contest.

AACL Scholarship
Sponsor: Armenian-American Citizens League Educational Fund
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to permanent residents of the United states who have been living in California for at least two years and are of Armenian descent. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college in the United States and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

ABFSE Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: American Board of Funeral Service Education
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

ACS Scholars Program
Sponsor: American Chemical Society (ACS)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.

American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Amount:
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a legally blind student who is a graduating high school senior enrolling in higher education in the fall, or a current undergraduate, graduate or vocational student.

Anchor Scholarship
Sponsor: Anchor Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to family members (children or spouses) of qualified Surface Navy sailors.

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship
Sponsor: Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman who can provide evidence of leadership and/or personal initiative in activities or in an organization relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships
Sponsor: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors of African descent who plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or select business programs.

BP Scholarship
Sponsor: BP
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to financially challenged students who want to study abroad and gain the intercultural skills needed to succeed in a global economy. Applicants must be planning to study abroad in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, or South Africa.

Bucks for Books Scholarship
Sponsor: Lodi Grape Festival
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating from a school in the Lodi Unified School District or whose primary residence is within the Lodi Unified School District, or college students who graduated from a high school in the Lodi Unified School District.

Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)
Amount: Up to $3,500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons or veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon and Grenada, Panama, or Desert Shield/Storm Gulf/War on Terrorism.

CTCL Scholarship
Sponsor: Colleges That Changes Lives (CTCL)
Amount: $1,000 – renewable for up to four years
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to new and transfer students, including international students, who will be attending a College That Changes Lives (CTCL) member college or university.

Doctoral Scholarship programs
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to members who are pursuing a Ph.D. in History and have passed general examinations by Feb. 15.

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarships
Sponsor: NuFactor Specialty Pharmacy
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or to the family members. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four-year college program.

Gordon Morris Bakken Scholarship in Western History
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students in history researching the Trans-Mississippi West.

Graduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: Up to $1,250
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to members entering graduate school for the first time in the fall and pursuing a Master’s degree in History.

Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to student members entering the fall semester of their senior year and majoring in Modern European History, 1815 to present.

GRHS Adult Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia heritage Society (GRHS)
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Contest is open to all adults, both members and non-members of GRHS. Contestant must submit an essay on a topic elated to German Russian history, heritage or culture. Contestant does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter contest.

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarships
Sponsor: HubShout
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate passion for Internet Marketing.

Islamic Society of North America Scholarships
Sponsor: Islamic Society of North America
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarships are open to Muslim American students. There are many scholarships available with different requirements. See website for specific requirements for each scholarship.

Knights of Columbus Scholarships
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarships are open to Catholic students. Most recipients from the previous year were children of Knights or Knights working towards bachelor’s degrees at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The organization has multiple scholarship programs.

Life Lessons Essay Contest
Sponsor: Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are between 17 and 24 years of age and have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian. Applicant must be currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school.

Maureen L. and Howard Blitman, P.E. Scholarship
Sponsor: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) and has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.

NANBPWC National Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarships are open to female African American students. Three scholarships available for different age groups: 1. High school seniors, 2. Current college students. 3. Age 35 and older.

NASA Space Settlement Contest
Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Contest is open to all students up to the 12th grade from anywhere in the world. Students must develop space settlement designs and related materials. Students can apply as individuals, small teams (two to five team members) or large teams (more than six team members).

National Presbyterian College Scholarship
Sponsor: Presbyterian Mission Agency
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members entering college in fall 2016 at a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) related college or university.

NPPF Scholarship
Sponsor: National Press Photographers Foundation
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies. Applicant must provide evidence for an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.

Phoebe Ann Rose Scholarship
Sponsor: Phoebe Ann Rose Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students with talent in music who are between the ages of 14 and 26 and plan to study music. Applicant must also have history of volunteering.

Rubber Division Scholarship
Sponsor: Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarships is open to junior and senior students who are majoring in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer science or a rubber industry-related field.

SEG Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation
Amount: Up to $14,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Applicant must be either a high school senior planning to enter college next fall or an undergraduate or graduate student whose grades are above average. Applicant must be intending to pursue a college curriculum directed towards a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field.

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Tall Clubs International (TCI)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending their first year of college in fall 2016. Women applicants must be at least 5’10” and men applicants must be 6’2″.

The Murray Wise Associates Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Murray Wise Associates LLC
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university, or community college in a course of study related to agriculture or agribusiness. Students already enrolled in such institutions and courses of study may also apply.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Sponsor: Ulman Fund for Young Adults
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who have been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Applicant must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling.

Unplag Scholarship
Sponsor: Unplag.com
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students who are at least 18 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on plagiarism.

Vincent de Paul Scholarship
Sponsor: SCL Health
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to dependent children and stepchildren, age 25 and under, of regular full-time and part-time associates of SCL Health and its affiliates. Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Walmart Associate Scholarship
Sponsor: Walmart
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the scholarship due date.

Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Women’s Western Golf Foundation (WWGF)
Amount: $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a female high school senior who participates in golf.

Hamilton Award
Sponsor: Alexander Hamilton Scholars
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 2, 2016
Description: Award is open to high school juniors who are college bound with a strong record of community service and academic achievement. Student must have financial and/or personal need.

AABE National Scholarships
Sponsor: American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are members of one of the underrepresented minority groups in the sciences or related areas of technology. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics, or physical science.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicant must submit an essay related to Jewish values. Students do not have to be Jewish to enter.

Drake Davis Scholarship
Sponsor: Drake Davis Foundation
Amount:
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who exemplify outstanding qualities in leadership, character and community service.

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicant must write an essay on a topic related to religious liberty.

Dottie R. Walker LEAD Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: LEAD Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 5, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with a documented learning disability or ADHD. Applicant must also be a resident of Colorado and have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher.

ACEC Scholarships
Sponsor: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Amount:
Deadline: March 7, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking degrees in engineering who will be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year in the fall at an ABET-accredited engineering program or in an accredited land-surveying program.

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Sponsor: Toyota TeenDrive365 and Discovery Education
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: March 7, 2016
Description: Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public, private or parochial school in the United States. Student must create a 60-90 second video that demonstrates the importance of safe teen driving.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WIT)
Sponsor: Visionary Integration Professional (VIP)
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 7, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four-year college or university within the United States for the 2016 school year. Applicant must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, computer engineering, or related field.

“Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 8, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and intend to enroll as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicant must submit an original creative image that shows “how you want to Frame Your Future!”

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship
Sponsor: Shire US Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 9, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and is under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD. Applicant must be accepted to or will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the United States.

DNA Day Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Society of Human Genetics
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 11, 2016
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to genetics.

Hays C. Kirby Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Joe Foss Institute
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 13, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to senior high school (11th-12th) students who attend a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “If not for them… where would we be?”

ACT Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Account Country Technology (ACT) Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the fall of 2016-17 academic year.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens. Students must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

APWU Vocational Scholarship
Sponsor: American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are children or grandchildren (including stepchildren or legally adopted children) of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.

Aspiring Writer Scholarship
Sponsor: Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of African descent from any area of the diaspora who is a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior student at an any historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the United States. Applicant must submit a compelling essay of no more than 800 words on the following topic: The Power of the Written Word.

Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship
Sponsor: Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent and are from a low-income household.

California Groundwater Association Scholarships
Sponsor: California Groundwater Association
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to California residents with an interest in ground water technology. Applicant must submit a 500 word essay demonstrating their interest in ground water technology.

Catching the Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Amount: Varied
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U.S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited.

Curwen-Guidry-Blackburn Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Southern Bowling Congress
Amount: $750
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Texas. Applicant must currently be bowling in a USBC-sanctioned league and have bowled for three out of four years in high school.

Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest
Sponsor: Dolman Law Group
Amount: $1,100
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicant must create a two to three minute video essay discussing a given topic related to driverless and automated car technology.

Get Educated Online College Scholarship
Sponsor: Get Educated Online
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited online program located in the USA with a minimum cumulate GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit an essay on what an online college degree means to them.

HGA Dendel Scholarship
Sponsor: Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the field of fiber arts.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute
Amount: $250
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Contest is open to youth ages 13-21 around the globe. Applicant must submit an essay or visual essay on a topic related to a “miracle” they had experienced or witnessed.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest
Sponsor: The National World War II Museum
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military basis. Contestant must submit an essay on a topic related to World War II.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Par Aide’s Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grant Program
Sponsor: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and accepted at an institution of higher learning for the upcoming year. One or more of the applicant’s parents or step-parents must have been a GCSAA member for five or more consecutive years and must be a current GCSAA member.

Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarships
Sponsor: SmileReef.com
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and have aspirations of entering the dental field in the future.

Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships
Sponsor: Journalism Education Association (JEA)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in high school journalism for at least two years. Applicant must be a student of a JEA adviser and a state winner. To be considered for the scholarship, applicant must submit a portfolio of their work.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Scholarships
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Multiple scholarships are available with specific requirements. See website for details.

UCT Heaston Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Order of United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT)
Amount: Up to $6,000 per year for four years.
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate evidence of hard work to overcome obstacles, academic success, extracurricular success in high school, and commitment to community service.

Unpublished Writer Award
Sponsor: Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Award is open to U.S. citizens of African descent from any area of the Diaspora who reside in the United States. Applicant must student an original, unpublished work of fiction (short story or novel excerpt) not to exceed 2000 type words on double-spaced pages.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Washington Wine Industry Foundation
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending Washington colleges who are pursuing careers in grape and wine related industries.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016 for most states (see website for details)
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

ICW Scholarships
Sponsor: Independent Colleges of Washington
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 16, 2016
Description: Scholarships are open to students attending select private colleges and universities in Washington State. There are multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
Sponsor: Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a dependent of an Air Force member, spouse of an Active Duty member, or a surviving spouse of an Air Force member who will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships
Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
Amount:
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to dependent unmarried children under the age of 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard, and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty.

2015 Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship
Sponsor: Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union, American Eagle Credit Union & Purina Credit Union
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 19, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to members of ABECU/AECU/PCU who are graduating high school seniors and accepted as an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university.

The Tree Center Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Tree Center
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 20, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have designed an innovative product that makes a difference in the lives of others (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) and submit an essay describing the goal of the project.

WIA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Women in Aerospace Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 23, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to female students of any citizenship or nationality who are current college students and have an interest in pursuing a career in the aerospace field.

Anthem Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay that answers a given question related to the book.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship
Sponsor: MesotheliomaHelp.org
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Mesothelioma.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

Tri-Valley Retired Educators’ Scholarship Award
Sponsor: California Retired Teachers Association Tri-Valley Division 85
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 26, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or community college transfer students who live in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, or Sunol (California) with plans of having a career in education.

National Help America Hear Scholarship
Sponsor: Foundation for Sight & Sound
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 27, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have hearing loss which requires the use of hearing aid(s) in their daily life.

National Help America See Low Vision Scholarship
Sponsor: Foundation for Sight & Sound
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 27, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are considered legally blind and have low vision or are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aid(s), other than the use of eyeglasses, in their daily life.

National Help America See Scholarship
Sponsor: Foundation for Sight & Sound
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 27, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are considered totally blind.

Jimmie Crutchfield Essay Contest
Sponsor: Crutchfield Dermatology
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 28, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Jimmie Crutchfield.

My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge
Sponsor: Challenge.gov
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 28, 2016
Description: Challenge is open to students between the ages of 14 and 23 years of age. Challenger must submit a short video to YouTube showing how you can help family, friends, and community protect their health during disaster and every day.

HSF General College Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 30, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students of Hispanic descent who are graduating high school seniors, community colleges students, transfer students, college students, or graduate students.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Collegiate Athletic Association
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: March 30, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to student athletes who have achieved in their last year of varsity-level intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA school. Applicant must be nominated by the faculty athletic representative or athletic director and be enrolling as a full- or part-time graduate students. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Odenza Marketing Group
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 30, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30, 2016, who are citizens of the United States and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit two essays on given topics.

“Stop Cell Phone Robocals” $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: Lemberg Law
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must submit a 140-character statement that completes the following sentence: “Cell phone robocalls need to be regulated because”

$1,000 Scholarship Sweepstake: High School Edition
Sponsor: Noodle
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to permanent, legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older and currently enrolled in a high school located in the 50 United States. Parents of high school students may also apply. Applicant must register with Noodle.

2016 ABA YLD Law Day Art Contest
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Amount: Up to $750
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes in grades 9-12 (or the equivalent) in the United States. Contestants must submit an art piece on the topic: “Miranda: More than Words.”

AfterCollege Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

AHEPA Educational Foundation (AEF) Scholarship
Sponsor: Order of AHEPA
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family or of Greek descent, or the child of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship
Sponsor: Army Nurse Corps Association
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who are serving or have previous served in any branch of a component of the U.S. Army. Applicant must not currently be receiving funding by a component of the U.S. Army and have received an Honorable Discharge (if applicable).

CAN Thrive Thriving Care Givers Scholarship
Sponsor: CAN Thrive
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is for students who are applying to or attending a Nursing, LPN, or CAN program.

CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit)
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending an accredited college or university in California and pursing a degree in culinary arts. Scholarship is for international and U.S. students who are a member of one of the following minority groups: African American, American Indiana/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic.

College Student Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Noodle
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited college located in the United States. Applicant must also be 18 years of age or older and a permanent, legal U.S. resident.

Creative Patriot Art Awards
Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an original piece of art that expresses patriotism to the local Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships Chairman.

Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Blood Assurance
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to enter an accredited two or four-year college or university. Students do not need to be blood donors, but donors will be given special consideration. Applicant must write a detailed marketing plan for a new blood drive promotion.

Future Post-Secondary Students Scholarship
Sponsor: American Culinary Federation
Amount:
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACF registered apprentice.

Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K. Schutz Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Galvanizers Association (AGA)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students of any age who are enrolled at an accredited college or university in North American who are studying architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship
Sponsor: Gamers Helping Gamers
Amount:
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who have an interest in Magic.

GuildScholar College Scholarships
Sponsor: Lighthouse Guild
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who is legally blind.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Hearthstone Housing Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16-25 years of age who reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where a Hearthstone property is located (specific location details available on website) and demonstrate financial need, or come from a low-income household.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more then three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Teamsters
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamster members who are graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be in the top 15 percent of their high school class and planning to attending an accredited four-year college or university.

Jerry Fuchs “Making a Difference” Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Minority Athletes Networking Etc., Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students with a B or C grade point average or have high SAT scores but a low GPA. Applicant must be an athlete and/or students looking to go into a technical/medical area and have a single parent or come from an at risk family.

Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank-Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Heart of a Marine Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, as well as veterans who exemplify the spirit of the Heart Of A Marine Foundation: Honor, Patriotism, Loyalty, Respect, and Concern for Others.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshman from underserved communities.

MassMutual Scholars Program
Sponsor: MassMutual Financial Group
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Program is open to students of all majors who will be entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
Sponsor: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Amount: Up to $12,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes and reside in the United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

NIADA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Foundation
Amount: $3,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are legally residing in one of the four NIADA Regions. Applicant must submit completed application and an essay discussing their interest in the automotive industry.

Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: P. Buckley Moss Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts.

Posterize Pollution Scholarships
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: According to sources, “paper and plastic make up almost half the waste in landfills. Also, Americans only recycle about half the aluminum cans we use.” Applicant must “slam dunk” recyclables.

Pregnancy Text Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: According to sources, “The teen birth rate in the US is the highest of any developed country.” By playing and sharing the game that spreads awareness about teen pregnancy, applicant will be entered to win the scholarship.

Princess Grace Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is for students in their last year of professional training at a non-profit school located in the United States. Applicant must submit online application, resume, personal statement and work samples. Student must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. There are scholarships available for playwriting, theater, dance performance, choreography, and film.

SanDisk Scholars Program
Sponsor: SanDisk
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman or sophomore who will be majoring in (or planning to major in) Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Shepherd Scholarship
Sponsor: The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens with a verified affiliation with a Masonic organization.

Spence Reese Scholarship
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to male students in their senior year of high school who planning to pursue higher education in medicine, engineering, law, or political science. Finalists are required to attend a personal interview in San Diego, California.

Superpower Scholarships
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarship
Sponsor: SuretyBonds.com
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled as a full-time student in a higher education program for Fall 2016. Applicant must have small business experience.

The Annovnce $500 Scholarship
Sponsor: Annovnce
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to all current college students and students planning to enroll in the next 12 months. Students must fill out a short form and can enter every day to increase their chance of winning the scholarship

The Ensurify Safe Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Ensurify
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited four-year university or two-year college, graduate school, community college, or trade school. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic of safe driving.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
Sponsor: The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) or who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend who has battled or is currently fighting cancer. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Sleeklens
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited university of college, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to getting a job after college using social media.

Undergraduate Studies Scholarship for Students of Armenian origin
Sponsor: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to university students of Armenian origin from less developed countries, particularly the Middle East and Latin America.

USPC Scholarships
Sponsor: United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Applicant must be an active Pony Club member who is currently enrolled in (or been accepted to) an institution of higher education. Multiple scholarships opportunities available.

Writers of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: Up to 1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: Contest is open only to those who have not professional published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Yo Teach! Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Description: According to sources, “50% of teachers don’t make it through their fourth year.” Applicant must show their love for their best professor or teacher by writing and performing a rap with friends.

 

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