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Top Winter Scholarships

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.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 02, 2015

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!

Bernard Steur Scholarship

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

If you secretly snicker at people who have to buy scarves to keep warm while you’re knitting and purling your way through back loops, you may be interested in this scholarship. It’s available to textile engineering students at Philadelphia University who have a strong interest in knitting.

Learn more information about the Bernard Steur Scholarship.

Jocelyn Botterell Staton Scholarship

Deadline: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

Believe it or not, 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: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomore
Award Amount: Varies

We can certainly relate to the term freeze right about now, especially amidst this long winter. This scholarship provides assistance to students taking classes in the field of tool and die making.

You must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and attend Carl Sandburg College.

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

Frosty and Cynthia R. Frease English Scholarship

Deadline: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Junior
Award Amount: Varies

We had to prioritize this scholarship, because with a title like Frosty Frease, it may be the greatest winter-themed name ever! Who cares if “frease” isn’t technically the correct spelling? We’re willing to let it go if you are.

To apply, you must be an outstanding full-time junior majoring in English at the University of Northern Colorado who shows demonstrated ability and academic promise.

Learn more information about the Frosty and Cynthia R. Frease English Scholarship.

Ruby Ashby Snowman Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
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 scholarships. (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.

Winter Wonderland Scholarship

Deadline: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomore
Award Amount: Varies

If walking through a winter wonderland isn’t enough, you can apply for a scholarship with the same name! Hopefully the walk won’t last through April, but the scholarship will!

The Winter Wonderland Scholarship is open to students at Lone Star College – Tomball.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Winter Wonderland Scholarship.

Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award

Deadline: Passed – See you next season!
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
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 Freshman through College Senior
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.

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