Scholarships with February 2016 deadlines

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Regions Financial Corporation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016
Description: Scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and college students who live and attend school in a state where Regions does business (see website for specific states). Applicant must submit an essay on what inspires them.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

Tesoro Youth Leadership Award
Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2016 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the 19 states where Tesoro does business. Applicant must also have a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and leadership experience.

CORE Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 27, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to college bound undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent.

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses General Mills Health Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: Applicant must plan to enroll or be a student who is already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate field of study in medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicant must live in a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) district (look-up available at website).

Distinguished Raven FAC Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Edgar Allan Poe Literary Society
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a descendant or legal wards of any Lao or Hmong individual who served in the Royal Laotian Military or Hmong forces in defense of the Kingdom of Laos between 1960 and 1975. Applicant must also be a high school senior or graduate, and must be enrolled or actively seeking to enroll full-time in the coming academic year in an undergraduate program at an accredited college.

NAWIC Founders’ Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States.

Optimist International Essay Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on a topic related to optimism.

The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize
Sponsor: The Atlantic and College Board
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students 16-19 years of age. Applicant must write an essay based on a work of art of the applicants choosing.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016
Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

2016 College Hopes and Worries Survey
Sponsor: The Princeton Review
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a resident of the United States and District of Columbia and 13 years of age or older. Student (or parent) must fill out a survey about their thoughts on the college search and college admissions process.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Amount: Up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or a current postsecondary undergraduate student enrolled full-time in undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be majoring in (or planning to major in) a course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design or Business related programs of study.

Chen Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Chen Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to California high school seniors who plan to attend a California State University or California Community College in the Fall of 2016.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors 16 years of age or older and undergraduate students 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be planning to attend or continuing to attend an eligible college or university. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college from Discover Student Loans.

Earth Day Awards
Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation)
Amount: $500
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Award is open to high school students worldwide who can demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism as expressed through an Earth Day project.

PayScale’s Women in STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: PayScale
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to women studying (or planning to study) science, technology, engineering, or math at an accredited college or university.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to minority undergraduate students who are studying advertising, marketing or public relations.

Lexington Law Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Lexington Law
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Applicant must be a current, full-time student at an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit an essay related to credit scores.

Sweet & Simple Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.

Teens for Jeans Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students 26 years or younger. For every 2 pairs of jeans a student collects and donates, they will receive an entry for the scholarship.

Note: Please use my scholarship lists as just one of the resources you use to look for scholarships. Here are nine others places to look for scholarships.

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23 Comments on “Scholarships with February 2016 deadlines

  1. Thank you so much! Your blog is honestly more helpful than all of the scholarship databases combined!

  2. How come no one never follow-up stating whether you got the scholarship or not my son and I applied for several scholarships back in August through November and haven’t heard back from neither of them I understand the need for money is needed for a lot of people but a reply yes or no would be great thanks

    • It is unfortunate that some scholarships do not notify everyone who applied of their decisions. Some provide the date they will make their decision and will post the results on their websites. In addition, students can always contact the scholarship provider to ask about the decisions.

    • I just asked the same question today. The kids spend so much time writing so many essays it would be great if they received some kind of feedback.

      • It really is unfortunate that many scholarship providers do not notify the students who did not get the scholarship. I really wish that they would let students know. As for feedback, that would be even more amazing. Unfortunately some scholarships get so many applicants that they wouldn’t be able to respond to all of them with feedback.

  3. I AM SEEKING A SCHOLARSHIP FOR A ADULT LEARNER NO DEGREE FIELD. ANY IDEAS PLEASE FORWARD TO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY CLOSING

    • Unfortunately I have not put together a list of scholarships for adult learners yet. In the meantime, I recommend checking out the scholarship search sites – they have a lot more resources than me and have probably compiled lists for adult learners.

  4. i am currently a student at Keiser University my field of study is Hospitality,I am seeking a scholarship so that I can earn my Associate Degree in Arts, Why is their an age limit for most of the funding, I find this discriminating, A student is a student no matter what their age,

    • There…not their. Continue looking. Hopefully you will find some assistance. Keep the faith!

    • I am not sure why many scholarships choose to have age limits, but unfortunately they do. Since the scholarship provider is providing this free money, they can choose whatever eligibility requirements they want.

  5. Just a note: the two scholarships you have listed for Richie’s Spirit Foundation are the same scholarship

  6. Do you have any leads about applications for scholarships for graduate school? I am trying to help a woman age 45 starting graduate school but all the things we find focus on undergraduates.

  7. My daughter has won two big scholarships so far- both found on your website! We are eternally grateful!😊

  8. Are there fellowships, grants and or scholarships available for PhD students. Background: Modern American History, with a Minor in Public History and Certificate in Gender Studies!

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