February Scholarships

Junior Rowita Fellowship

Eligibility: Graduating 12th grade women students (public, private or homeschooled) who are United States citizens and St. Johns County residents who have been accepted into an arts based program of higher education.

Intent of Fellowships: To advance the creative endeavors of the applicant. The fellowships are awarded to talented young women artists to further study in their chosen field.  Student must be accepted into in a BFA program, summer institute/intensive or workshop. Student must have a 3.0 grade point average.

Fellowship Amount: $1000 Award

Applications must include:

There are three categories for the awards: Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts. In order to be eligible, candidates must have a 3.0 GPA, and acceptance into a college-level arts program or summer institute. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from their arts teacher; write a letter describing their relationship with their arts, and provide a DVD of their work. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of past ROWITA recipients.

Applications are available online at www.stjohnsculture.com. The deadline for applications is on the last day of February of each year. Applications must be emailed to [email protected], or mailed or delivered to the St. Johns Cultural Council Office located at 15 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, contact the St. Johns Cultural Council at [email protected] or call (904) 808-7330

Deadline- February 28, 2017

 

THE MILITARY COMMANDERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 17, 2017
  • Eligibility: The American Logistics Association (ALA) scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

To learn more go to: http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/index.html

THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

  • Amount: $5,000 (2) and $10,000
  • Deadline: February 20, 2017
  • Eligibility: Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

To learn more go to: https://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

 Arts For Life Scholarship

The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 375 gifted high school seniors.

Deadline- Feb. 1, 2017

Eligibility: Students who are graduating from a public, private or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the Spring of 2017.

Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Students can apply online at http://artsforlifeaward.org/apply/.

College Matching Program:

In addition to the program’s $2,000 cash award, winners will be automatically eligible to receive a matching in-kind scholarship worth a minimum of $1,000 if they attend one of the participating Florida institutions for higher education: Broward College, College of Central Florida, Flagler College, Florida College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Nova Southeastern University, Stetson University and University of Florida.

More Information:

Visit http://artsforlifeaward.org/ or contact Lisa K. Raguso at [email protected] or (850) 345-6284.

 

Florida Engineering Foundation High School Scholarship

For more information please visit  http://www.fleng.org/scholarships.cfm

Deadline- Feb. 11, 2017

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Awards totaling over $150,000 each year through more than 25 scholarships in disciplines including history, law, medical, nursing, music, education, and more.
Due: February 10, 2017
For more information, visit DAR.org 

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarships
Epsilon Sigma Alpha is an organization founded in 1929 and is a premier leadership and service organization bringing volunteers together in programs and projects that make a positive difference to the world community. The ESA Foundation is a 501(c)3 public foundation established in 1970 as an organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is pledged to the development of philanthropic activities of volunteers to assist those in need and to educate those who seek to learn thus improving their lives and the lives of others.
DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2017
Application available at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/esa-foundation/scholarships/Guidelines

James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship
The James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Foundation was established in 1981 pursuant to the provisions of the wills of James L. and Nellie M. Westlake for the purpose of assisting Missouri residents in pursuing a college education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student’s choice.
DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2017
Application available at: http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/westlake/

Boren Awards for International Study

The Boren Awards provide funding to American students who are pursuing
international and language study in world regions critical to U.S. interests,
such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and
the Middle East. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students provide up to
$20,000 for study abroad. In return for the scholarship, recipients commit to
working for the federal government for at least one year after the completion
of their education.

DEADLINE: Feb. 9, 2017

Application is available at http://www.borenawards.org/

 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund

The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established
a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve,
National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to
continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for
full-time study at an accredited institutionof the student’s choice.

DEADLINE: Feb. 17, 2017

Application is available at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/

Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. provides college scholarships
to students who are dependents or descendants of workers who were injured or
killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits
under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. In

addition, dependents or descendants of individuals who primarily work in the
operation and/or administration of this same law are eligible to receive
scholarships. Scholarships are intended to assist students who lack the
economic ability to continue educationbeyond high school or to further their college education. High school
seniors must have a 2.7 GPA to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain a
cumulative 3.0 GPA and have at least 12 credit hours per semester to remain
eligible for funds.

Award Amount: Scholarships are typically in the range of $750 – $4,000 and are
renewable annually for undergraduate college terms. A new application must be
submitted each year.

DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2017

Application available at www.440scholarship.org

International Young Eco-Hero Awards
Our International Young Eco-Heroes Awards program recognizes and encourages children and teens who have completed a project to “foster respect and affection for nature through personal action.” And our book Acting for Nature shows how effective personal action can be. This wonderful collection shares stories of young people who took personal action to help the environment; the book is an inspiration to all who read it.
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2017
Application available at http://www.actionfornature.org/?page_id=84

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

• Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. Visit www.buickachievers.com for application.

Deadline: February 28 2017