Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with February 2017 due dates. Check out the full list of February Scholarships – there are currently just under 200 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.
Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.
EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2017
Description: Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to working as an engineer.
Jennifer Dean Community Scholarship
Sponsor: Rancho Santa Fe Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Closing Date: February 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay or video sharing how they are having a positive impact on their community or those around them.
Sponsor: Scholastic Inc.
Closing Date: February 3, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Contestant must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.
ExploraVision Science Competition
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 6, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.
Courageous Persuaders Video Contest
Sponsor: Detroit Auto Dealers Association
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 9, 2017
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Student must create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Contest is open to students throughout the United States, but there is also a contest specifically open to students in Michigan.
Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
Sponsor: Pets Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y.) Inc.
Closing Date: February 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are enrolled as full-time high school seniors. Applicant must submit 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and an essay that explains how their involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perception on the importance of animal welfare.
ASMF “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest
Sponsor: American Sleep Medicine Foundation
Closing Date: February 20, 2017
Description: Contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States at the time of entry. Applicant must create a video between 30 seconds and two minutes on the importance of sleep in their lives.
Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.
The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students
Sponsor: The Christophers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 27, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Contestant must create an original poster based on the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
Sweet & Simple Scholarship
Closing Date: February 28, 2017
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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they have received.
Full List of Scholarships with February Closing Dates
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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for compiling and posting these. I work with Seniors in high school every day who stress over how they will pay for college. I always use these blog posts to share scholarships with my students in the hopes that they will take the time to read and fill out some applications! Your work is definitely appreciated.
Hi Kayla! Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it! I do what I do because I was one of those students who had so many questions about college and how I was going to pay for it. So, I try to share everything I think I would have liked knowing back when I was going through the process! If there is anything else you think could be helpful to you or your students, please let me know.