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February 2022 Scholarships

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Written by Sam Jaquez | Jan. 26, 2022
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12 Scholarships You Can Apply to This February

Interested in applying to scholarships this month? With January coming to a close, now is the perfect time to apply for scholarships with February deadlines. Whether you’re a pet lover, a vegetarian, an artist, or even a strawberry field worker, there are plenty of scholarship application opportunities this month. Here is a list of 12 scholarships you can apply to in February.

McDonald's HACER National Scholarship

Read More About the McDonald's HACER National Scholarship

Who is Eligible: High school seniors who have a GPA of at least 2.8 and have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.

Award: $100,000

Awards Available: 30

Winners Chosen: Between May and June

The Mcdonald’s HACER National Scholarship is a scholarship for Hispanic students who are dedicated to community involvement and plan to attend a two or four year college or university.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

Read More About The Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

Deadline: February 7, 2022

Who is Eligible: Any child or grandchild of a living Elk. Applicants must also be a high school senior.

Award: $4,000

Awards Available: 300

Winners Chosen: Late April

The Elks National Foundation Legacy Award is a scholarship program available to children and grandchildren of Elk members. The Elks is a social organization that highlights community service toward the needs of children and veterans.

California Strawberry Growers' Scholarship Fund

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Read More About the California Strawberry Growers' Scholarship Fund

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Who is Eligible: Students who have at least one parent currently employed as a California strawberry field worker or high school students who are themselves employed as a California strawberry fieldworker.

Award: Between $300 and $5,000

Awards Available: Unknown

Winners Chosen: April

The California Strawberry Scholarship Program was established by strawberry growers to help strawberry farmworkers and their children further their educational and career goals. Applicants are asked to submit a variety of requirements that include letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and an essay.

Connie Konatsotis Scholarship

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Read More About the Connie Konatsotis Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Who is Eligible: Female students who are interested in pursuing a degree in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics).

Award: $1,000

Awards Available: 2

Winners Chosen: March 16, 2022

The Connie Konatsotis Scholarship honors Connie, who believed strongly in the fight for gender equality. Students who apply to this scholarship will need to write an essay about how they plan to use their education to make an impact on the world.

High School Poster Contest

Read More About the High School Poster Contest

Deadline: February 17, 2022

Who is Eligible: High school students living in the United States.

Award: Between $100 and $1,000

Awards Available: 8

Winners Chosen: Unknown

The High School Poster Contest challenges students to create a poster that interprets the theme “You Can Make a Difference.” Posters can be handmade or digitally created.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

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Read More About the Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

Deadline: February 20, 2022

Who is Eligible: High school seniors who are vegetarians.

Award: $5,000 or $10,000

Awards Available: 3

Winners Chosen: Unknown

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is awarded to three students who have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a vegetarian lifestyle. Two awards offered are for $5,000 and one is for $10,000.

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Read More About the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 16, 2022

Who is Eligible: Students who have a parent working in the financial services industry and who can demonstrate financial need.

Award: Up to $50,000

Awards Available: 7

Winners Chosen: April

The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation is an organization created in honor of Gordon Rich to support qualified students with their higher education goals. The foundation’s scholarship is a multi-year award of up to $12,500 per year that is renewable for up to three years. Applicants must submit an essay to explain their passions, interests, and accomplishments.

Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children Program

Read More About Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children Program

Deadline: February 17, 2022

Who is Eligible: Students who have at least one parent serving in or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard.

Award: $2,000

Awards Available: 500

Winners Chosen: July

The Scholarships for Military Children Program recognizes the contributions of military families by rewarding eligible students based on academic achievement, community and school involvement (including volunteer experience), work experience, and through a written essay.

Devin Chase Vancil Art and Music Scholarship

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Read More About the Devin Chase Vancil Art and Music Scholarship

Deadline: February 23, 2022

Who is Eligible: High school students who plan on pursuing a degree in art or music.

Award: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Winner Chosen: March 24, 2022

The Devin Chase Vancil Art and Music Scholarship is provided in honor of Devin, who was a lover of art and music, and as a way to support the continuation of artistic expression in education. Applicants are asked to write an essay about why art and music are important to society, as well as an art portfolio sample or video sample of a music performance.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

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Read More About the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Who is Eligible: Students who are currently high school seniors.

Award: $200, $300, $1,500

Awards Available: 3

Winners Chosen: Winners will be chosen in March and announced in April

Scholars Helping Collars is a scholarship provided by Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y.) to reward students who have made an impact through animal welfare. This year’s applicants can apply by submitting an essay that details their volunteer experience and how they have been impacted by being involved with animal welfare.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Read More About the Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Who is Eligible: Students age 14 or older.

Award: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Winners Chosen: On or around May 28, 2022

The Sweet and Simple Scholarship is just that, sweet and simple. Applicants must simply write a 250 word essay to enter. The prompt includes writing about a sweet and simple gift you have received.

IHS Scholarship Program

Read More About the IHS Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Who is Eligible: Members and descendants of a federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village who are or plan on pursuing a health profession degree.

Award: Full tuition, fees, and living expenses for one year

Awards Available: Unknown

Winners Chosen: Unknown

Students who apply for the IHS Scholarship Program must be pursuing or intent to pursue a health profession degree. Additionally, applicants will be ranked on academic performance, education and work achievements, and an essay that expresses their career goals. For scholarship winners, the scholarship program will cover full tuition and fees for the academic year as well as $1,500 a month for living expenses.

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Share them with the CC Community and they may be featured in a future scholarship roundup!

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Sam Jaquez

Sam is a freelance writer, a blogger, and a bookmark collector. She studied at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she earned a degree in English. Sam has written articles about productivity, college, film & tv, and science.

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