By tamaraL’amour. Cinta. Amore. However you say it, love is in the air. It’s that time of the year where hearts starting beating a little faster and students wait feverishly for that one special gift…a college acceptance letter. But, unlike chocolates and other Valentine’s gifts, this one isn’t free. You have to find a way to pay for it, whether it’s your first or last year in college. It may seem like you have an eternity to figure out where the money will come from, but the next few months will disappear quicker than those candy hearts you used to receive as gifts in elementary school (BTW, I still love them!). So, don’t waste your time looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date or racking your brain to think of the perfect DIY gift; instead, spend your time and energy falling in love with these February scholarships. They can help you achieve the gift that keeps on giving — a college education. 1. Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) Program The National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation provides several scholarships to high school sophomores and juniors each year. The amount of each award is determined on a case-by-case basis. Deadline: February 1. 2. NFLRush Fantasy Scholarship Students between the ages of 6 and 15 may apply for this scholarship. There are weekly $1,000 scholarship prizes, as well as the grand prize of $10,000. Deadline: February 3. 3. Intertek Scholarship Program A total of five $10,000 scholarships (one is set aside specifically for a female applicant) are available to current college sophomores and juniors who are pursuing an engineering degree. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Deadline: February 6. 4. H&R Block Budget Challenge Tax experts, H & R Block, will be awarding 132 scholarships, valued at $20,000 each, to current high school students. There will also be one $100,000 scholarship awarded to a grand prize winner. Deadline: February 6. 5. Drive2Life Contest Scholastic, Inc. provides five scholarships through this public service announcement (PSA) contest. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 award and a trip to New York City. Four runners-up will each receive $500. Students in grades 6 through 12 may apply. Deadline: February 10. 6. Courageous Persuaders Video Contest This video contest, sponsored by DADA Education Fund, is open to current high school students. A total of 11 scholarships will be provided, ranging in value from $250 to $3,000. Eight of the awards are limited to Michigan students. Deadline: February 12. 7. AFA Teens Essay Scholarship This essay contest, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, is open to high school seniors. A total of ten scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 each, are available. Deadline: February 15. 8. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship High school seniors, who are vegetarians or have promoted vegetarianism in their schools, may apply for this scholarship program. One $10,000 and two $5,000 awards will be offered. Deadline: February 20. 9. Spirit of Anne Frank Award Two scholarships are available through this essay contest. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and the runner-up will receive $5,000. Graduating high school seniors may apply. Deadline: February 27. 10. Sweet & Simple Scholarship This fun and easy essay contest is open to U.S. legal residents who are 13 years of age or older. Students must simply write (250 words or less) about the best gift they ever received. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline: February 28. Looking for more February scholarships? Register for a free account with ScholarshipExperts.com today and start applying!