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Over 40 March Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

Spring is in the air, and so are scholarship opportunities! Here are over 40 scholarship awards you should be applying for that have deadlines in March.

Spring is (nearly) in the air! While winter isn’t quite over yet, you can look forward to enjoying warmer temperatures and setting yourself up for financial success by searching for scholarships 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

  • AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship: This scholarship for college-bound high school seniors asks applicants to write an essay of up to 1,500 words describing the impact that Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness has had on their life. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school juniors who are interested in journalism and identify as a “free spirit.” Applicants must write two brief essays—one on why you’re interested in journalism, and one on what makes you a free spirit—and submit three samples of your best journalistic work. Award: $1,000 and all-expense-paid trip to conference; Deadline: March 1
  • Tall Club International Scholarship: Students who are high school seniors or under the age of 21 and about to enter their first year of higher education are eligible for this award if they meet specific height requirements. Male applicants must be at least 6’2” tall, and female applicants must be at least 5’10”. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ASHG 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 what “one humanity, many genomes” means to them. Awards: Up to $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 3
  • 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 up to five years, and winners will be invited to an award ceremony. Award: Up to $4,000; Deadline: March 3
  • 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 art. This year’s theme highlights the beauty and importance of marine species that are on the brink of extinction. 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 6
  • Education First Scholarships: High school seniors from participating high schools in Austin, Denver, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be prepared to participate in an interview if selected as a finalist and will also gain access to a professional college coach in addition to the award. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 18
  • 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: $5,000 per academic year; Deadline: March 31
  • Becca's Closet ScholarshipsThree scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA who have been involved and engaged with a local chapter of Becca’s Closet or some other kind of community service. The Spirit of Generosity recipient must demonstrate financial need, while the Drittel Family Scholarship recipient must be a South Florida resident. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: March 31

Scholarships for high school and undergrad 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, or Native American students who are high school seniors or undergraduates pursuing a chemistry-related career and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are given to over 300 students annually and are awarded for multiple academic years. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • Ambassadors of Aloha Scholarships: High school seniors and full-time undergraduate students from Hawai‘i are eligible for these awards. Applicants must have participated in and plan to compete in canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, diving, water polo, sailing, or volleyball in college. Award: 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. Awards: $4,000 (spread over four years); Deadline: March 1
  • 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
  • Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship: This scholarship is open to enrolled or accepted full-time college students, including international and undocumented students. Applicants must write about their personal relationship with sleep health and its impact on their education. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 20
  • Ability ERG Scholarship Program: Ability, AT&T’s Employee Resource Group, offers a non-fixed scholarship to high school seniors and undergraduate students (including AT&T employees and their families) with no age limit. Applicants must be US citizens or permeant residents enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program in the US for the 2023–2024 academic year. A video free response about a disability that has impacted you, a family member, or close friend is required. Awards: Number and value of scholarships vary based on applicants and available funds; Deadline: March 31

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Women in Science Scholarship: This scholarship from the American Meteorological Society is open to female undergraduate students who’ll be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Atmospheric Science or a related field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This opportunity is open to US citizens and those with permanent resident status, and there are no age restrictions. Award: $10,000; Deadline: March 17
  • 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
  • ABSFE National Scholarship ProgramSponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, this opportunity is available college students who are US citizens and enrolled in Funeral Service or Mortuary Science programs. Multiple awards are distributed for each scholarship cycle. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadline: March 1 (and September 1)
  • Arthritis Champions Scholarship: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who have been diagnosed with arthritis or another rheumatic disease and make it a mission to impact the arthritic community and live their best life despite their condition. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have been involved with community service that supports the Arthritis Foundation. Award: Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per academic year); Deadline: March 1
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs: These awards are given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in Accounting degree programs or a related field who are planning to pursue CPA licensure. Applicants must have already completed 30 semester hours of college coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. There are multiple award categories and 40 recipients selected. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 15
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college degree program. 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)

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. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 1
  • ALSC Bound to Stay Bound Scholarships: Graduate students pursuing a career path working with kids in a library are eligible for these awards sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens, and four awards are distributed. Awards: $8,000; Deadline: March 1
  • James Madison Fellowship: Graduate-level students who desire to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary level should apply for this award. Applicants must register with the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation to be eligible. Awards: Up to $24,000; Deadline: March 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 US and US territories. Applicants must create a greeting card using original art, photography, or digital design. The recipient will receive a 1099 form to pay taxes on the award. Award: $10,000, plus $1,000 for your school; Deadline: March 2
  • 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 9
  • America’s 911 Foundation Scholarship: Individuals who are first responders or students with a parent who’s a first responder are eligible for this award. The first responder position can be paid or volunteer, and applicants must submit a short essay. Multiple awards are available. Awards: $2,000; Deadline: March 10 (but must create an account by March 1)
  • WTS Foundation Scholarships: These scholarships are open to female high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing study in transportation-related fields, including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, Public Policy, and Logistics. Candidates from minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply, and three scholarships are available. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: March 10
  • Quell Foundation Scholarships: The Quell Foundation offers three opportunities: the Survivor Scholarship is open to select high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver to suicide; the Fighter Scholarship is open to select high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition; and the Bridge The Gap Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in college as well as graduate students who are pursuing a degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other field of study related to the provision of mental health services. Personal statements, recommendation letters, and minimum GPAs are required of all three scholarships. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: March 14
  • 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: This monthly scholarship is open to high school and college students who write an essay on an innovative project they’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US or Canadian citizen. Award: $500; Deadline: March 20 (same date every month)
  • Because College Is Expensive Scholarship: High 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 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)
  • 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)
  • CollegeXpress Scholarship for Students of Color: If you’re a POC student who’s enrolling in college next fall, you’re eligible for this quarterly scholarship. By answering the question “Who is your hero?” in just one sentence, you’ll be entered to win a $1,500 scholarship that can be used at any CollegeXpress featured college or university, plus have $500 donated to a charity of your choice. Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 31 (as well as June 30, September 30, and December 31)
  • CollegeXpress March Madness Scholarship: Sign up or log back in to starting March 1 to enter our new easy scholarship contest. All you have to do is answer one question to apply! Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 31

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