Mother Nature may not be ready for spring yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spring into action and apply for these March scholarships! (Sorry—the groundhog saw its shadow last week, which means six more blog posts with terrible puns in their intros.)

Scholarship competitions gain steam in the spring. Many organizations need time to receive and review submissions, and having a deadline in March allows them to do so before the fall 2018 semester starts. Check out the awards we’ve found this month with deadlines in March 2018.  

Embrace Tutoring College Essay Contest

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Embrace Tutoring offers three scholarships ($250, $500, and $1,000) to any student currently enrolled in high school or college. To apply, students must submit a 500-word essay on the following prompt: “What do you wish your teachers knew about you and why?”

Entries go through two rounds of evaluation. In the first, applicants must promote their submissions to gain votes. The top 10 vote getters then move on to an additional round of judging, this time by the Embrace Tutoring staff.

Frame My Future 2018 Contest

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Presented by Church Hill Classics, the Frame My Future 2018 Contest is a visual competition that offers three awards ($500, $1,000, and $5,000). Any legal U.S. resident attending a college or university in the fall of 2018 is eligible.

To apply, students should submit an image (JPEG or PNG format only) based on the theme “This Is How I Frame My Future” with a 500-character explanation. This competition flips the judging model from the previously mentioned award: Here, the judges select 24 finalists, which the public then votes on.

The scholarship website features galleries of past winners. This is a great opportunity to see what type of imagery has gotten the judges' attention in the past.

ACS Scholars Program

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The ACS Scholarship Program is open to minority students attending an accredited college or university who are interested in careers in chemical sciences. Additional eligibility criteria include:

  • Must be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)

In addition to a copy of their SAR, applicants must provide an official transcript and two letters of recommendation. Award amounts vary depending on your year in school. Incoming freshman can receive $2,500; sophomores, $3,000; and juniors and seniors, $5,000.  

America's 911 Foundation 2018 College Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 19, 2018

America’s 911 Foundation offers 15 scholarships worth $2,000 to children of active-duty first responders. The parent can be paid or a volunteer, with those in the EMS, fire, and police fields eligible. As part of the application, students must submit a 250- to 500-word essay on the following prompt: “What makes someone want to be a First Responder?”

Note that the application has specific formatting requirements for the essay, as well as a note about the importance of spelling and grammar. Don’t disqualify yourself by missing details like these! Additional qualifications include attending an accredited college and providing two letters of recommendation.

Adrian & Corena Swanier Education Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 31, 2018

The Adrian & Corena Swanier Education Scholarship provides awards to military children worldwide. Students are eligible if they attend an accredited institution and are the child of active duty personnel, a military veteran (alive or deceased), or a member of the National Guard and reserve.

As part of their application package, students must submit a two-page, typed essay on the following prompt: “Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart and has helped you adjust to the military lifestyle. How will this attribute play a role in your future goals?”

Remember these are just a sample of the awards available in March 2018. Salt members can find more that they qualify for with our scholarship search engine. Not a member? Join now—it's free!