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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
HACU Kia Motors, America, LLC5/28/20183,400
​Hispanic American Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, and graduate students
Must be attending a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S, or Puerto Rico
Open to ALL majors
Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher
U.S. Citizen and Permanent Legal Resident
First generation college students strongly encouraged to apply
Be a Leader Scholarship at Rio Salado College5/30/2018$500

Local Scholarship
​Rio Salado College Student
Mentor students to receive this scholarship
To qualify, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from previous college courses and plan to take at least one Rio Salado course duing both the fall and spring 2018-2019 terms. 
Students who are native Spanish speakers or have some fluency with the Spanish language are encouraged to apply. 
FAFSA
Transcript
Letter of Recommendation

See website for more information and requirements

1st Gallery Art and Design Scholarship5/31/2018$1000

High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school; OR Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. 
Application
Art submission
Short p​​ersonal statements
Eligible disciplines: Arts- fine arts, music, performing arts, visual arts. Natural science - biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science. Social science - anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history. Language, linguistics, literature, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religious studies. 

5th Month Scholarship 5/31/2018$1,500

13+ scholarship​
Resident of U.S. or District of Columbia
Currently enrolled or enroll by 2024

​Short Written Response

Duck Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship5/31/2018Up to $10,000

Duck Tape prom outfit creation and photo submission
Wear and submit proof of outfit, handmade from Duck brand duct tape or Duck brand crafting tape, to prom.
Couple and singles competitions--
Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Provinceof Quebec, who are at least 14 years or older can apply. You must also attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom in the current calendar year. 
See website for more information and official rules.

*Note: projected deadline, may not be exact

Foster Child College Scholarship5/31/2018$1,000
​Foster Care Scholarship 
Incoming freshmen and college students
Must currently be placed or have been placed in foster care (placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver/ foster parent). Proof of placement in foster care is required.
will attend a college, community college, 4-year college/university or law school.
Transcript with counselor or school representative signature
Optional submission of recommendation letters and/or resumes
Short answer questions
Law Offices of Michael Cordova: 2018-2019 Scholarship5/31/2018$1,000 ($500 for Fall and Spring Semesters)

Local Scholarship for Phoenix high school seniors
Must be a graduating senior from a Phoenix metropolitan high school in the Spring of 2018​,

3.0+ GPA, maintain at 3.0+ GPA in college
Must enroll at an AZ Community College or accredited 4-year university with a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall semester following graduation.

250 word essay
2 letters of recommendation

Navajo Generating Station Navajo Scholarship- SRP5/31/2018Unlisted

Navajo Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who are full-time students at an accredited college or university as undergraduate students
Priority given to STEM and business majors​​​​​​​

Application​
2 Letters of recommendation
​Essay​​
Current resume​​
3.0 GPA Minimum

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship5/31/2018$1,500 to $2,500

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible

open to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) Must demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and have taken on roles of public service and leadership.

All applicants must describe their current leadership efforts/experience, its significance to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as their how their future career plans or public service will be an extension of their current efforts.

Transcript
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Letter of recommendation
Red Cross High School Leadership Program5/31/2018$5,000

​High School students 
Application​
3 blood donations, 1 of which must be between December 15th and January 15th
5 blood donor referals
Host blood drive​​
Complete 8 hours of community service for Red Cross​

Rover College Scholarship5/31/2018$1,000

​Incoming or current college student
Application
Essay
Legal residenct in the United States

The Dr. Mehrdad Shafa Medical Scholarship Foundation5/31/2018$1,000 - $5,000 (up to 4 years)

​Healthcare/Nursing/Pre-Med Students
Arizona Scholarship
Enrolled as a full time, residential, non-correspondence student with a major in an allied healthcare field, including nursing and pre-med majors.
Enrolled in a participating college, university or educational program at the time the scholarship is presented.
Complete the FAFSA to determine financial need.
3.0 minimum GPA
Meets the State of Arizona and the United States lawful presence requirements.

Personal Statement
Current Academic Transcript
Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
Students are eligible for up to four (4) years of financial support.

WyzAnt Scholarship5/31/2018Up to $10,000
Current legal US residents who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled in or expect to attend within the next two years, a two-year or four-year college or university, or adult online educational program through accredited educational institution

Application
Essay​​
Academy of Motion Pictures: Student Academy Awards6/1/2018Up to $5,000

FIlm Entry Award Competition
For students enrolled in US-based schools
The student filmmaker must have been enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting program at a US college or university
Please see website for more detailed rules and information.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship6/1/2018Up to $4,000

Minority Scholarship
Actuarial Sciences
Application
28 (Math) ACT or 600 (Math) SAT
3.0 GPA

AGC Workforce Development Scholarships6/1/2018Unlisted

Technical School Scholarship
Construction Industry Scholarship
Applicant can be anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction, including a high school senior, military member, or postsecondary student.
Applicant MUST desire a career in the construction industry.
Applicant can be a full-time student or part-time student. Applicant MUST be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved accredited program
Minimum 2.5 GPA or equivalent

American Groundwater Trust Scholarships6/1/2018Up to $2,000

​Groundwater/related field Scholarship
You MUST be a High School Senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Workers (June deadline) 6/1/2018Up to $2,500

​Must be at least 16 years old
Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their artistic talents (visual, performing, media, literary and crafts)
History of movement/work in Agriculture
​DACA Elibigle

*Additional Scholarship deadline is Novmber 1st, annually

Cruz & Associates Scholarship Program6/1/2018$3,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
Phoenix Arizona Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Must reside in Metro Phoenix area or surrounding counties,
Must be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2018
Must be of Hispanic descent,
3.0+GPA,
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)
Submit a complete and legible scholarship application
Submit resume/CV that lists extra-curricular clubs and community service work inside or outside of school, volunteer activities, leadership positions, jobs held, awards and accolades.
Student must submit two letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant. At least one of the letters must come from a teacher, counselor, or coach. 
Must submit letter of acceptance to a higher education institution.

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship6/1/2018Up to $1,000

Current Law Student Scholarship
Minimum 2.8 GPA
application form
Submit a copy of transcript
500-1000 word essay
Choose one essay topic:
1. In your opinion, what law is most out of date and should be rectified or repealed?
2. What future do you foresee for legal marketing with the inclusion of social media?

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