Top Winter Scholarships

Elizabeth Hoyt

November 18, 2015

Top Winter Scholarships

Don't let the news of a longer winter get you down! Warm up and celebrate the snow with these winter-themed scholarships, instead.

Did you hear the news? The infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2, also known as Groundhog’s Day. You know what that means: six more weeks of winter.

But, don’t let the news of a longer winter get you down! Warm up and celebrate the snow with these winter-themed scholarships, instead.

Note: Many of these scholarships are school-specific, so you may not be eligible for any/all of the below scholarships. 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. To find a list of scholarships you are eligible for, we recommend that you check your scholarship matches frequently!

Jocelyn Botterell Staton Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/16
Available to: Female College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Winning a scholarship can be compared to landing a triple axel: it requires a lot of hard work, determination and patience.

The Jocelyn Botterell Staton scholarship is available to female students at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

First preference is given to students who have demonstrated achievement in figure skating.

Second preference is given to students who have participated in Georgia Tech’s intercollegiate swimming program.

Third preference is given to students who have had success in amateur athletic competition. This award may be renewed with a maintained minimum 2.5 GPA.

Learn more information about the Jocelyn Botterell Staton Scholarship.

Merlyn D. Freeze Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

We can certainly relate to the word “freeze” right about now, especially amidst the winter season.

The Merlyn D. Freeze Memorial Endowment Scholarship is available to students at Carl Sandburg College.

You must be studying tool and die making and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Merlyn D. Freeze Memorial Endowment Scholarship.

Ruby Ashby Snowman Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Have your corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal all set to go? Sorry to disappoint, but they won’t be necessary in order to apply for this particular scholarship. (You never know, they may come in handy for others!)

However, you can win this award by being a full-time student, and a resident of Maine who is majoring in education and attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Learn more information about the Ruby Ashby Snowman Memorial Scholarship.

Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award

Deadline: 6/10/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Are you the go-to guru for when the next snowstorm is going to hit? If most of your fast facts involve record inches of snow, sleet and rain, you’re likely looking at the right scholarship.

Sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, the Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology is available to undergraduate students who have an interest in meteorological science.

To be considered, you must submit a paper concerning an aspect of the atmospheric sciences.

Learn more information about the Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award.

Thomas A. Macari Ice Hockey Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Take a break from cross-checking, roughing and slashing long enough to see that passing up this scholarship would be worse than any major penalty.

Don’t be a duster – this scholarship is a one-timer any ice hockey player can appreciate.

The Thomas A. Macari Ice Hockey Scholarship is open to hockey players at the University of Rhode Island.

Learn more information about the Thomas A. Macari Ice Hockey Scholarship.

Snowboard Scholarship – Sierra Nevada College

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Here’s a gnarly scholarship to apply for when you’re chillaxing after hitting the slopes.

The Snowboard Scholarship is available to students at Sierra Nevada College.

You must be a member of the SNC Ski/Snowboard Team to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Snowboard Scholarship – Sierra Nevada College.

Bonus Winter Internship!

Winter Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Can’t get enough of penguins and polar bears (and all other non-winter themed wildlife)? Here’s a winter internship that’ll help you help them!

The Winter Wildlife Intern position is open to students who are interested in the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife.

You must be able to work 10 hours per week during the fall and/or spring term to be eligible for this internship. This internship is unpaid.

Get more information on the Winter Wildlife internship.

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