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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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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
AAUW’s International Fellowship Program11/15/2018Up to $30,000

DACA-Eligible
Women's Fellowship
Cannot be a citizen of the U.S. 
Have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States
Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country who are permanent legal residents of the United States are not eligible.
Hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree completed by November 15, 2018. 
Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year for master's degree, doctoral degree, or other professional degree, and must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the United States during the fellowship year
Be proficient in English

See website for more information

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship11/15/2018Up to $2,500

Copy Editing Scholarship
College juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates may apply. 
Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student's major or field of academic concentration.
Essays on various topics
Do not exceed 500 words for each. 
Resume
3 Letters of Reference
Writing Sample
Editing Quiz

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition 11/15/2018 $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year (4-year scholarship)

HS Senior
Must be U.S. Citizen​​​​​
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
You must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 27, 2018

Leadership
Academic achievements and records
Community involvement
Financial need

Live Your Dream Award - Soroptimist of Phoenix11/15/2018Up 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
Two letters of recommendation
​Personal Statements​

Note: Applications are accepted July 1st - November 15th

Start Standing Scholarship11/15/2018$1,000
​DACA/DREAMer-Eligible - No Citizenship Status Required
Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
Aged sixteen (16) years or older
Carry a status of “good standing” (i.e. currently enrolled)
Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

1,000-2000 word essay

*note: biannual scholarship, with other deadline March 31st

Maricopa Community College Faculty Foundation Scholarships (Fall Application)11/16/2018$250-$500

​Local Scholarship
Maricopa Community College (MCC) Scholarships
Mininimum GPA 2.5 
Must be registered at one of the community colleges or skill centers
Scholarship Application Form
Unofficial Transcript
Essay

Earn to Learn (for Students Entering University in Fall of 2019)11/28/2018Earn $4,000 in matching funds to pay for tuition, books, and other university related expenses by meeting $500 savings goal prior to University enrollment

Local Scholarship
For students who will enroll in an Arizona University in Fall of 2019

​US Citizen (students may qualify as an Eligible Non-Citizen)
Must be FAFSA Eligible
Household income requirements pertain

University of 
Arizona: in-state high school students and in state community college transfers
Northern Arizona University: in-state high school students, in state community college transfers, Current Native American NAU students
Arizona State University students: in state high school students, in state community college transfers, current ASU SPARKS students, in state high school students participating in C4C

Qualifying students who make deposits for at least 6 months and meet their $500 savings goal prior to attending one of the three in-state Universities will earn $4,000 in matching funds to pay for tuition, books, and other university related expenses. The matching scholarship is renewable for up to four years depending on on-going funding as long as students remain eligible and continue to save $500 each year. 

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship11/30/2018$2,500

​Aviation Program Scholarship
Must be a college student currently enrolled in an aviation program;
A high academic achiever with a "B" average or better;
Recommended by an aviation professional, although direct applications are acceptable.
Residents of Kansas, Missouri, or Illinois will be given preference.
Deadline is last Friday in november, annually

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program11/30/2018Up to $40,000

DACA/Dreamer Eligible
HS Senior planning to graduate in Spring 2019
3.5+ GPA
Plan to attend 4 year institution full time beginning Fall 2019

SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200+ and/or ACT score of 26+

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

SuperCollege Scholarship11/30/2018$1,000

High School, Undergrad, Graduate Scholarship
​Quick Survey Application, Random Selection

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7–1212/1/2018Up to $5,000

​Essay Contest for students grades 7-12
Application
Theme: What Patriotism Means to Me
Essay- ​350 word maximum 
Sponsorship from ​​​Fleet Reserve Association​ or Ladies Auxiliary

Note: Theme may be different

Arizona Business & Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship12/1/2018Various

Women's Scholarship
Local Arizona Scholarship
Attending an Arizona Community College

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

ASSE Foundation Award Program12/1/2018$1,000 - $3,000

Occupational safety, health, and environment majors ​(or closely related field) scholarship

Transcripts
Academic letter of recommendation
Minimum 3.0 undergradua​te GPA or 3.5 graduate GPA.​
*Note: application available starting September 1st. ​​

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute- Congressional Internship Program -Summer Internship12/1/2018$2,500 - $3,750 stipend

Hispanic Scholarship/Internship program for students interested in Politics/Government
DACA-Eligible
Students must be currently enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree.
Community colelge individuals graduating in June are eligible for the Summer session if they are transferring to a new institution come the Fall semester.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asyless, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
Preference of 3.0 GPA or higher
Demonstrate evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities

​Application
2 essay questions
Resume
One letter of recommendation

*Note:Deadline is projected, may not be exact

Dell Scholars Program12/1/2018$20,000 +

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

Google Lime Scholarship Program12/1/2018$10,000

Student with disability- a student with a visible or invisible disability 
Computer science or related field
DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Undergraduate or graduate student, or PhD​ at a university in the U.S. or Canada
Must be a student with a disability pursuing a degree in computer science or a closely related technical field
Must maintain strong academic performance
Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology

Contact, education, and experience information/
Current resume & unofficial transcripts
Three essays
Two recommendation letters​​


*Note: deadline is projected, check for application opening in October 2018

Herrman & Herrman Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest12/1/2018up to $2,500

No Citizenship/Residency Requirement Specified
HS juniors and Seniors, and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the United States
Students currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or university
600+ word essay on topic: Technology advancements in motor vehicles serve the overall purpose of decreasing distractions on the road, but they often increase distractions and cause more accidents for drivers. What changes can be made to decrease distractions with technology in motor vehicles?

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Education Scholarships12/1/2018$1,000

DACA/DREAMer Eligible/No citizenship requirements listed
Various​ (College, Nursing, Law School, Medical School, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy)
Must be enrolled at a ​4-year college or university or community college
Transcript and proof of enrollment​
Resume or C.V. optional
500 to 750 word essay
2.8 Minimum GPA
See website for more info

Litherland International Technology Education Association Undergraduate Scholarship in Technology Education12/1/2018$1,000

​​Education/Technology/Science Scholarship
International Scholarship (No Nationality Requirements)​
Must be a current undergraduate student
Must attend a university or a four-year college
Must study full-time
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Restricted to students studying Education with emphasis in Science, Technology, and Society, or Engineering/Technology
Must be affiliated with/become affiliated with International Technology Education Association​​

Application
Resume
References
Transcript

Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowships/Scholarships12/1/2018$2,000/funding for overseas experience
Journalism/Writing Scholarship
DACA Eligible, International Student Eligible
Graduate and Undergraduate Student Eligible​
Must attend an American university, a four-year or a two-year college, or be an American student studying abroad.
Must not be attending high school currently
Award includes travel and living expenses overseas

​Cover Letter
Resume
Writing Sample
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Other Scholarship Websites

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