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Scholarships with Unique Family Circumstance Requirements

Scholarships on this list may apply to a variety of family circumstances or needs, which include but are not limited to: financial need, divorce, foster care, homelessness, single-parent families, immigration, and first-generation students. 
  
  
  
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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans10/29/2020Up to $20,000 a year

DACA Eligible Fellowship Program Intended for United States Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

  • Graduate Degree Fellowship - must have Bachelor's degree as of Fall 2020 - be at least a senior in college 
  • Open to all fields of study within fully accredited graduate programs 
  • Eligible applicants must be 30 years of age or younger as of November 1st, 2019.  
  • Both of applicant's birth parents must have been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. 
  • Academic Standing Eligible applicants will be pursuing full time graduate degrees at US institutions as of Fall 2019.  
  • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor's degree as of the fall of 2021, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline, and be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the October, 2020 deadline. 
  • Application requirements:
    • Resume 
    • Official Transcripts 
    • 3-5 Recommendation Letters  
    • 2 Essays 
    • Standardized Test Scores (If they were required for admission into your graduate program) 
  • See website for more information 
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program10/30/2020Up to $40,000 per year
​DACA/DREAMer-Eligible
  • US high school senior graduating spring 2020 
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020 
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighed GPA 
  • Min. 1200 combined critical reading and math SAT score and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above​​​ 
  • Application 
  • Short answers and essay 
  • Transcript 
  • Test Scores 
  • Two academic recommendations 
  • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $26,000.
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact. 

Live Your Dream Award - Soroptimist of Phoenix11/15/2020Up to $10,000
​Local Scholarship​ 
Women's Scholarship 
  • Must be the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents, which may include children, spouse, partner, siblings, and/or parents 
  • Must be enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program 
  • Must have a SSN or Tax ID number 
  • Demonstrate financial need​​​ 
  •  Application includes
    • Two letters of recommendation 
    • ​Personal Statements​ 
 Note: Applications are accepted August 1st - November 15th
Horatio Alger Association State Scholarships11/25/2020Up to $10,000
High School Senior Scholarship
  • ​U.S. Citizen status 
  • Critical Financial Need 
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverence in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0

Horatio Alger State Scholarship11/25/2020$10,000
​High School Senior
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Community service
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0
  • Be a U.S. Citizen

Dell Scholars Program12/1/2020$20,000 or more
High School Junior or Senior
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Must be participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. 
  • Seniors graduating from an accredited HS this academic year 
  • 2.4+ GPA 
  • Demonstrate financial need and are eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in 1st year of college 
  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program in the fall directly after your graduation from HS
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education 12/31/2020Up to $3,000

​Women's Scholarship

A woman is eligible for recommendation by a local chapter if she:
  • is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada;
  • Must be resuming studies after interruption of education
  • is enrolled in a certification or degree program;
  • is living and studying in the United States or Canada for the entire course of study;
  • has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life;
  • is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advancement;
  • will complete her program of education within 24 months after the beginning date of the term for which the grant is requested.
A woman is not eligible for grant consideration if she:
  • is requesting the grant for use in prerequisite courses needed to secure admission into another program of study;
  • is choosing immediate continuation of her education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested;
  • is enrolled in a doctoral degree program. 
*Note: Deadline is rolling, students must apply at least 10 weeks before start of classes