February Scholarships

The Mary Awards

The Mary Awards is a cash award established by St. Vincent’s Healthcare that honors female high school seniors who are active in their faith community, and are also outstanding in one of four categories: academics, athletics, leadership or philanthropy. You may nominate more than one student for this award (there is no limit).

This is a local scholarship/award of $1000 each, with four recipients (and 12 finalists).


Deadline- Feb. TBA


Florida Prepaid College Foundation

How does 2 free years of college sound? Submit a 500-word original essay on “The Value of Public Service: How Can Public Service Positively Affect an Individual and Their Community?”

Entrants must be a student in St. Johns County, Florida in grades 9-12

Students must submit one letter of recommendation from an educator or professional

Submit a 200-250 word personal essay on how you have given back to your community and why you believe you are deserving of the scholarship and what you plan to do in the future.

Deadline- TBA

Submit essays online at www.myfloridaprepaid.com/legacyscholarship



Florida Credit Union Scholarships


Deadline- Feb. 10, 2020



  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February-TBA
  • 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



  • Amount: $5,000 (2) and $10,000
  • Deadline: February 20, 2020
  • 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. 3, 2020

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.


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 15, annually
For more information, visit DAR.org 



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. 5, 2020

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 institution of the student’s choice.


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 education beyond 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, annually

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, annually
Application available at http://www.actionfornature.org/?page_id=84