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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​!​

Many scholarships require a personal statement in either the form of short answer questions or essays.
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​​​ for the 2017-2018 academic year, 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 2017-2018 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!​

  
  
  
Requirements
DECA Scholarship Programs1/19/2018Up to $2,000

​Must be a current DECA member​
​Open to high school and college students​
Requirements vary based on scholarship program

Girls Impact the World Film Festival1/20/2018% of $20,000

All HS and Undergraduate students are eligible to apply
3-6 minute short film submission​​​​, no more than 2 films​​
U.S. citizenship not required

videos must EITHER:
(1) Raise awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR
(2) Propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women

See website for more details/requirements

​​Note: s​​​​​​​ubmission of film entries begins May 1st, 2017

Manuel Valenzuela Scholarship1/27/2018$1500
​HIV/AIDS Scholarship for young adults 
Local Phoenix Scholarship
Ages 16-28 years old
The scholarship is will be award to a young adult who demonstrates leadership and social change in fighting HIV/AIDS. Examples included (but not limited to): peer leader or mentor, activist in the community, educating others, social change efforts and innovation. 

Application
Essay (maximum of 1,500 words) in which you: a. Reflect on the ways in which your life has been impacted by HIV/AIDS. b. Describe how you are demonstrating leadership and social change in fighting HIV/AIDS. c. Detail how the scholarship will help you into continue to fight HIV/AIDS in a way that makes a difference. 
1 Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, Community leader, Doctor or other adult who is directly involved in your HIV/AIDS– related leadership.
Phoenix Chinese Week scholarship1/29/2018$750

​AZ resident active in Chinese Community
High School Senior
Strong evidence of leadership skills in school and extracurricular activities
Essay on goals and aspirations
3​​.0+ GPA​ - Official Transcript​​
Letter of Recommendation

Point Foundation Scholarships1/29/2018Up to $10,000

LGBTQ Scholarship
DACA and Undocumented Students Eligible
Must be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
18+
Must be a HS senior intending to enroll or a current college student enrolled full time at an accredited college or university
Must be enrolled ​​in a degree-granting undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program
Community college students must be transferring to a 4-year college or university
Proven track-record of leadership and community involvement
Strong academic achievement
Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
Financial need

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program (Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice scholarship)1/29/2018Up to $10,000

Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justce
Interest in anti-fraud profession

Undergraduate or Graduate
​​Must be enrolled full-time for 2017​-2018 at an accredited 4-year college or university

​​​application
official transcripts
​​three letters of recommendation​​​

Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship1/30/2018$5,000

Arizona Resident
Women's Scholarship
Applicant must be a female Arizona resident intending to pursue education at an Arizona community college, vocational or trade school, or university
Applicant must be planning to pursue a degree in medicine or the natural sciences-- academic fields include Healthcare, Medicine, Pharmacology, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry
Applicant may be either traditional or nontraditional- open to high school seniors, actively enrolled undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students, or women interested in returning to school

Application
1 Letter of reccomendation​​

*Note: Projected deadline, may not be exact

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship1/30/2018$1,000

All HS students, home schooled students​, college and university students and graduate students eligible to apply
Must be a U.S citizen or legal resident
No age limit
140-word personal statement

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship1/30/2018$1,000

​9th-12th grader, or are entering or are a current college or graduate student of any level. No age limit.
U.S. citizen or legal resident

​Application​
140 character ​​message
Finalists will write a 500- 1,000 word essay​​

WWGA Foundation1/30/2018$2,000

HS Senior - Female
​Application
Involvement in golf
3.0 GPA

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Undergraduate Scholarship1/31/2018Up to $5,000

AIAA Member
Application
​3.3+ GPA
Interested in Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, space technology, and/or Astronautics field

ARRL (National Association for Amateur Radio) Foundation General Scholarship1/31/2018$500 - $5,000

Radio Amateurs pursuing higher education
Various region requirements for various scholarships

Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest1/31/2018Unlisted

​Women in Mathematics Scholarship
DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Categories of Grades 6-8, 9-12, and Undergraduate Students​

​Application
Biographical Essay
Essay- Interview a woman pursuing a career in mathematics

*Note: Deadline is January 31st of each year​

College Raptor $2500 scholarship1/31/2018$2500
​1. Register with College Raptor.
2. Use our College Search tool to find the best colleges for you.
3. Submit your Essay by January 31, 2018.

Be legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory.
Be age 16 or older.
Be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).
National Military Family Association Scholarships1/31/2018Need Based

Military Family
Application
Essay​

National Multiple Sclerosis Society1/31/2018Based on # of applicants

​​Students with MS or parents with MS
H.S. senior (graduating Spring 2018), undergraduate, or vocational student
Be a United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or any other U.S. territory
Have earned or will earn their high school diploma and plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Panhellenic Scholarship1/31/2018Up to $10,000

Hellenic (Greek) Descent
U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university/college in the U.S. in Fall 2017 as full time students and pursuing a 4-year bachelor degree

Princeton Prize In Race Relationships Scholarship1/31/2018$1,000

DACA Eligible
Applicant must currently be in 9-12th grade
Application
Community volunteer/involvement
1 adult reference form

QU "Arizona At-Large" Scholarship1/31/2018$5,000

Local Arizona Scholarship
LGBTQ scholarship

Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
Must be a graduating high school senior, or a current high school graduate (or the equivalent)
Minimum 2.5 high school GPA
Student can already be enrolled in a degree or certification program. 

Complete Arizona Community Foundation General Application
Student must request one letter of recommendation (in addition to the two requested in the General Application) from a teacher, coach, or faculty sponsor.
Finalists will be required to attend an interview on February 7th.
QU "Arizona At-Large" Scholarship (Arizona LGBT Scholarship)1/31/2018$5,000

​LGBT Scholarship
Local Scholarship
Must be Arizona student​
In order to qualify, applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. 
2.5 GPA minimum
Must be a graduating high school senior, or a current high school graduate (or the equivalent).
Student can already be enrolled in a degree or certification program. 
Student must request one letter of recommendation (in addition to the two requested in the General Application) from a teacher, coach, or faculty sponsor. 
​​​Supplemental questions

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