Spring Scholarships

It's time to spring into your scholarship search and get inspired with this list of spring-themed scholarships!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 29, 2016

Spring Scholarships

It’s been a long winter and we’re more than ready to welcome spring with open arms.

To get you thinking spring, we searched our database for our top spring-themed scholarships.

When we think spring, we think of planting flowers, singing in showers and, of course, rebirth (aka, baby animals). Also, sunshine and lots of eco-efforts because of Earth Day. So, that was the basis for our list.

This list is mainly for your entertainment and springtime inspiration, so you likely won’t qualify for all of the scholarships listed below since many are school, location or major-specific. The best way to find scholarships you’re eligible for is to check your scholarship matches.

Note: Those with passed deadlines will appear at the bottom of the list, just in case you want to keep an eye out to apply next year.

It’s time to spring into your scholarship search and get inspired with the following list of spring-themed scholarships:

$3,000 Recycling for Sports Fans Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/16
Available to: Ages 13-25 Years
Award Amount: $3,000

Are you a sports fan? Want to help save the planet? This is a perfect, easy $3,000 scholarship for you! Research proves that you can use sports to increase recycling at your school. Turn a recycling bin into a basketball hoop and you’ll enter to win a $3,000 scholarship! No minimum GPA of essay required. This $3,000 easy scholarship is open to people ages 13 to 25. You must also live in the U.S. or Canada or have U.S or Canadian citizenship.

Get more information on the $3,000 Recycling for Sports Fans Scholarship.

Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition

Deadline: 4/01/16
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000

The arrival of a new season brings earth sciences into perspective, which is why this award screams springtime.

The Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition is open to high school students residing in the Florida counties of Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.

To be considered, you must have a science project in one of the following categories: chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, or physics.

You must also submit a maximum ten page paper on your project along with a letter of reference from a science teacher. If selected, you must perform an oral presentation of your project at the Orlando Science Center.

Get more information on the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition.

Sun Angel Funk Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/16
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

“Sun Angel Funk.” Those three words were enough to make the list.

The Sun Angel Funk Scholarship is available to junior, senior, and graduate students at Arizona State University. You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Sun Angel Funk Scholarship.

Imagine Cup Games Competition

Deadline: 4/23/16
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000

Spring is all about coming back to life. What says “life” more than fun and games?

The Imagine Cup Games Competition is available to students with an interest in video game design.

To enter the contest you, or your team, must submit a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure.

Games can support multiple languages as long as English is represented and be no bigger than 500MB to be eligible entries.

Get more information on the Imagine Cup Games Competition.

Green is the New Black $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Saving the Earth is “in” again! You’ll be able to recycle your tuition bill if you win this $1,000 scholarship. All you have to do is sign-up for Edvisors’ ScholarshipPoints program so that you can earn and spend points on this and other great Scholarships. It’s free, easy, and earth approved.

Get more information on the Green is the New Black $1,000 Scholarship.

Orchid Care Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $500

Spring’s the perfect season to earn a scholarship for focusing on orchids.

Provided by Orchids Made Easy, the Orchid Care Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students.

You must be pursuing a program in botany, horticulture, environmental science, conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids.

Get more information on the Orchid Care Scholarship.

Brower Youth Award – Earth Island Institute

Deadline: 5/16/16
Available to: Ages 13-22
Award Amount: $3,000

It’s the perfect time to take on an environmental challenge and appreciate the world around you, don’t you agree?

The Brower Youth Award is available to students ages 13 to 22 who have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership. You must be living in North America and play a major leadership role in an environmental project.

Each winner is awarded $3000 and brought to San Francisco for the award week and a backcountry camping trip.

The Brower Youth Awards not only promote the accomplishments of these young leaders but also invest in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop their leadership skills through Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative.

Any type of environmental initiative is eligible, except for science projects and Earth Day fairs or single-day events. Get more information on the Brower Youth Award.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: Maximum Age 21 Years
Award Amount: Varies

With all the cute baby animals born each spring, this scholarship is the perfect motivation to help protect them! (Not that you needed motivation…they are baby animals.)

Provided by the Nicodemus Wilderness Project, the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are interested in protecting wildlife and the environment.

To be considered, you must conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2015, take digital photos of your project in action, and write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.

Get more information on the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship.

Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $8,000

The arrival of spring means it’s time to get out the shovel and plant the garden!

The Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration is available to graduate students who are pursuing study and research in ecological restoration. Study should conform to the Society of Ecological Restoration’s definition: “The process of assisting the recovery and management of ecological integrity (which) includes a critical range of variability in biodiversity, ecological processes and structures, regional and historical context and sustainable cultural practices.”

Get more information on the Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration.

Burlingame/ Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

This scholarship proves that gardening is not only a therapeutic hobby, but also can be both a great career and a gateway to pay for school!

Provided by the Women’s Natural Farm and Garden Association, the Burlingame/Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship is available to female students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in horticultural therapy.

Get more information on the Burlingame/ Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship.

Daisy Chain Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

It’s as if these scholarship providers were looking for a scholarship name that says, “springtime,” “childhood,” and “nostalgic memories” all in one. If so, they nailed it.

The Daisy Chain Scholarship is available to female students at Northwestern Michigan State College.

You must be a resident of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie or Kalkaska County to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Daisy Chain Scholarship.

Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

Spring is the perfect time to reconsider the earth’s resources, like the ocean and marine environment issues.

The Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography is available to graduate oceanography majors at the University of Rhode Island. You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate an interest in marine environmental issues to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography.

Remember: To find a list of scholarships you are eligible for, we recommend that you check your scholarship matches frequently!

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