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New at searching for scholarships?
Keep these tip​s​​​​​ in mind while researching scholarship opportunities. Use this handy scholarship worksheet​ to keep your scholarship finds organized​!​

Most scholarships require a personal statement or essay.
Consider these helpful tips​ to make yourself stand out!​​

Some scholarships require letters of recommendation.
Read these important tips​ to secure strong recommendations. Give your recom​menders a bit of guidance by completing the student self-assessment

College De​pot Undocuship Matrix - A Scholarship Guide for Undocumented and DACA-Eligible Students
The Undocuship Matrix​​​ is a scholarship guide created by College Depot at Phoenix Public Library, and has been compiled through a number of scholarship resources to specifically benefit Undocumented (non-U.S. citizens or residents) and DACA-Eligible students who live in Arizona. The Scholarships are organized in order of month, and there are also lists of Arizona-Specific Scholarships and General Scholarship Resources outside of this particular resource. Make sure that you look through these sources to confirm updated deadlines in addition to checking the websites of the scholarships themselves. At the time of the creation of this document, not all of the upcoming scholarship deadlines had been posted or updated. 

Other tips and resources
Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of various scholarship opportunities and websites. 
Additionally, be sure to ​​check out this comprehensive 2016-2017 scholarship guide and dire​ctory created by Glendale Union High School District​, and this handout with other helpful websites for finding scholarships. ​​

Know of any great scholarships not yet on our website?​​​​
If you would like to submit a suggestion for our scholarship list, please email college.depot@phoenix.gov​. These scholarship suggestions may or may not be included on our website. Thank you!​

Upcoming Scholarships

  
  
  
Requirements
Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships2/20/2017Up to $20,000

Vegetarian Scholarship
Application
Essay​
Transcripts
3 Letters of Recommendation
DACA Eligible

Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest2/23/2017Up to $1,000

Essay Contest
Topic given
$5 entry fee

Better Business Bureau Laws of Life Essay Contest2/24/2017$150-$350

The Greater Arizona contest is open to schools with students in grades 9 - 12

Must be resident in one of listed counties

Essay must be fewer than three pages

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Shui Kuen Allen Chin Scholarship 2/24/2017$1,000

DACA/Dreamer Eligible/No Citizenship Status Requirement
​Open to all ethnicities
Self or parent currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian Cuisine Restaurant. 
Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf or Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
3.0 Minimum GPA​

Transcript
2 letters of Recommendation
Essays
Application form

Spirit of Giving Scholarship- United Blood Services Scholarship2/24/2017$1,000

Arizona Resident/Local Scholarship
Be a student in good standing at an Arizona high school and on target to graduate in May 2017
Maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA
Serve in a leadership role on their school's blood drive committee and host a minimum of two blood drives during the 2016-2017 academic year.​

Complete the online "Spirit of Giving" Scholarship Application
Essay questions
Transcript

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program2/24/2017All Expenses Paid Trip and Seminar

​You must currently be a junior in high school.
You must live in the United States.
You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
You must have an interest in journalism.
The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. ​

Your official high school transcript
Proof of meeting income requirements
A recommendation letter from a teacher
A high school profile from your guidance or college counselor. Or a provided form filled out to the best of their ability.
Clips from your high school newspaper or other publication (if you have them)​


United Blood Services Spirit of Giving2/24/2017$1,000

Arizona Resident
Must be Arizona HS senior on track to graduate​ in May 2017
Application
2.5 GPA​​

Que Llueva Café (CORE) Scholarship2/25/2017$500

Must be Chicano/Latino descent
Must be an Undocumented Student
Must be enrolling for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S or Puerto Rico for the 2017-2018 academic year
Must demonstrate financial need
Must demonstrate academic potential and promise​​

Patient Advocate Foundation's Scholarship for Survivors2/27/2017$3,000 for up to 4 consecutive years

Life Threatening Disease Survivors
legal resident of the US under age 25​​
Pursuing ​Bachelor's degree or higher
Manintain 3.0 overall GPA

Application
Essay
2 Letters of Recommendation
Official high school transcript
Written documentation from treating physician​​

HonorHealth Scottsdale Auxiliary Golden Anniversary Scholarship2/28/2017$5,000

​Local Scholarship​
For students who will declare major in the health sciences field of study. 
Graduating high school senior
Minimum 3.7 unweighted GPA, applicants must list both weighted and unweighted GPA's. 
Minmum of 100 Community Service Hours completed at HonorHealth.
Must enroll full-time at a fully accredited college or university.

HouseholdQuotes Scholarship2/28/2017$1250

US Citizen​
2.5 GPA​
Full-Time Student
​​750-​1,500 word essay

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship2/28/2017$2,500

Minority Scholarship
Advertising, marketing, or public relations major/field of study
​Application
2.75 GPA

Luke Air Force Base Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship or High School Senior Scholarship2/28/2017$1,000

​Application
Essay
3.0 GPA​​​​

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship2/28/2017$500

HS Senior or Undergraduate attending an accredited program in the U.S.
3.0+ GPA and considered in good standing at current institution
Must follow or 'like' the MyProjectorLamps FaceBook page​​

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship2/28/2017$500

​Application
Essay
3.0 GPA

All American Scholar Award Program3/1/2017$1,000

​Catholic Scholarship
Application
Essay
Letter of Recommendation
​Transcript
Photo

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship3/1/2017Up to $2,500

Funeral Services Scholarship
Application
Field of Study requirements

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarships3/1/2017Up to $2,500

Undergraduate Scholarship
Funeral Services
U.S. Citizen
Application

​Semi-Annual schoalrship- Due 3/1 and 9/1 of each year

American Chemical Society Scholars Program3/1/2017$5,000

Minority Scholarship
​Interest in field of Chemistry
Application
Transcripts
SAT/ACT
2 Letter of Recommendation
SAR

American Council of the Blind Scholarship3/1/2017Unlisted

Scholarship for Blind Students
Application
3.3 GPA
2 Letters of Reference
Transcripts

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Other Scholarship Websites

 

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