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March Scholarships

Annual Create-a-Greeting-Card Contest- $10,000 annually, non-renewable. The winning student's school will also receive $1,000 for helping to promote the scholarship contest.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

To be considered for this award, students must create and submit an original greeting card design. Designs may be submitted as an original photo, artwork, or computer graphics file. Card designs should focus on a popular theme related to the greeting card industry, such as Christmas greetings, birthday wishes, and anniversary cards. Completed application forms and greeting card designs must be submitted no later than the deadline date.

Doodle 4 Google- $30,000 annually, non-renewable for the national winner. The winning applicant's school will also receive a $50,000 technology grant. National finalists will receive $5,000 for educational expenses.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for millions to see. The winner’s artwork will be published as an interactive doodle on in addition to other scholarships and prizes that are available.

National High School Essay Contest- $2,500 annually, non-renewable, a trip to Washington DC with his/her parents and "Semester at Sea" full-tuition once accepted at an accredited college. The runner-up will receive a $1,250 cash prize and a full scholarship to participate in the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference, held in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

This is an essay contest. Registration forms are available on the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) website. The student must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,250 words on the current year's topic. Essay topic information and suggestions for resources are online. Essays must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page. Standards of content and style from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed., will be expected for documentation of sources in the text of the essay, the format of the list of works cited, and margins and indentation. Three or more of the sources the student cites must be primary.

National Peace Essay Contest- First-place state winners receive $1,000. First-place state winners compete for national awards of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 for first-, second-, and third-place, respectively.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Each essay will be judged according to the following criteria: quality of the research, quality of the analysis, and style and mechanics. A student may take part in the contest with the sponsorship of any school, school club, youth group, community group, or religious organization.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant- $700

Deadline: March 15, 2018

This program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation Inc., to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina. Grants and Scholarships are awarded based on information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must fill out the FAFSA to be eligible for this grant.

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships- $3,500

Deadline: March 16, 2018

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

National High School Oratorical Contest- $1,500 to $18,000 awarded annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the National Contest as follows: first place, $18,000; second place, $16,000; and third place, $14,000. 

Deadline: March 18, 2018

The student must compose a speech on an assigned topic (available by clicking the 'Assigned Topics' link) as well as a prepared oration on some aspect of the Constitution of the United States with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to the government. The student must ascend through the district and state levels to reach the national competition.

Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team Scholarship- $1,000 annually, non-renewable.

Deadline: March 24, 2018

Additional information is available online from the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) website. Student-athletes may only be nominated by his/her high school coach or athletic director. After nomination, eligible student-athletes will receive a Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team application packet in the mail. A completed application packet will include official transcripts; one letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, school official or employment supervisor; an essay of no more than 500 words on a life lesson he/she has learned from bowling; a resume outlining bowling accomplishments, academic achievement and extracurricular/community involvement; and a current photo, preferably a "head shot," i.e. a school yearbook photograph.

NCRMA Retail Pays for College- $2,500

Deadline: March 26, 2018

Retail is more than providing consumers with great products. The Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation (RCA) is in partnership with NCRMA to award ten scholarships. The scholarship can be applied to tuition expenses at accredited, nonprofit colleges, universities, community colleges, or approved educational and professional training institutes located within the United States. A spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of an NCRMA Retail Member Company or any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of an NCRMA Retail Member Company is eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

IBPF High School Essay Contest- Scholarships are awarded as follows: first place, $1,000; second place, $500; third place, $250. Scholarships are non-renewable.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Applications are available on the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) website. To apply, each student must write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the topic "Are people who live with bipolar disorder stigmatized in your community?". Detailed information on how to approach the topic and resources are available on the IBPF website.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship- $500 annually, non-renewable.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Applications are available online on the Odenza Marketing Group website. Please note: Before applying for the scholarship, the student must "like" the Odenza Facebook page, located at As part of the application, the student must submit two short essays (under 500 words) on the topics listed on the application. Each essay must contain a thesis statement, offer supporting evidence in paragraph form, and follow basic rules of formatting and grammar.

International College Counselors Scholarship- $250 annually, non-renewable. Two awards offered annually. One award will be provided to an applicant from Miami Dade County, Broward County, or Palm Beach County Florida, and one award will be provided to an at-large applicant without regard to location.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Applications can be found online on the International College Counselors website under the "About Us" tab in the header. In addition to a completed application students must also submit an original essay in English of no longer than five hundred (500) words that addresses the topic described in the application guidelines.

Superpower Scholarship 2018- $2,500 annually, non-renewable. 

Deadline: March 31, 2018

All students, regardless of academic merit or financial need, are encouraged to apply. The sponsor is looking for eligible applicants who follow directions and submit applications that are well-written and clearly and creatively address the topic.

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