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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​​​ 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!​

  
  
  
Requirements
Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship *STEM Scholarship7/30/2017$4,000, $6,000 or $10,000

STEM Scholarship -- Interest in Energy and the Environment
​Currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year public or private university in the​ United States
Must have completed at least one full semester of college
Students who are pursuing a degree related to Science, Technology, Mathematics, or Engineering. 
Interest in energy and environment issues
Must be 18 years old by October 8, 2017
Proof of U.S. citenship or permanent residency

ANR Scholarship 20177/31/20171000

​You are eligible if you are currently pursuing a graduate or undergraduate program in any University or College.​

750-100 word essay on "How Technology will S​hape the Future of ​Humanity"

CouponChief Scholarship7/31/2017$1,000

​​Must be a U.S. resident enrolled in high school, college or trade school to apply.
Upload a 2-5 minute video to Youtube that details one of 2 things:
1. Introduce yourself, mentioning your grade and college you will be attending.
2. How you personally save money as a college student.
See website for more info.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award7/31/2017$1,000

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.
​High school, college and graduate students or students planning to enter college are eligible to apply.
Essay- 500 words or less

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship7/31/2017$1,000

 Eligibility
9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
Legal resident of the U.S.
Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Selection & Award
Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. ​

K. Hunter Goff Bankruptcy/Consumer Rights Scholarship7/31/2017$500

​​​3.0 GPA
Transcripts​
​​Reccomendation Letter/Resumes suggested not required
​Judged on merit and need

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Summer College Scholarship7/31/2017$1,000

Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university
Minimum 2.8 GPA
Transcript and proof of enrollment​
Resume or C.V. optional
500 to 750 word essay
See website for more info

Northeast Animal Hospital Veterinary Science Scholarship7/31/2017$500

​Completed application
Pursuing a career in Veterinary Science​​​​
3.0 GPA
Transcripts
Optional letters of recommendation or resume

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest7/31/2017Up to $1,500

Essay
​Contact information

Redfin Scholarship7/31/2017$2,500
  • Legal U.S. resident

  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

  • GPA 3.0 or above

Essay, maximum 800 words on featured prompt.

The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Scholarships7/31/2017Up to $5,000

​Hispanic Scholarships
Engineering Scholarships
STEM major Scholarships
High school senior- doctoral students eligible
Applicants must be members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
U.S. Citizenship may or may not be required, depending on scholarship
Application
2.75 or 3.0 minimum GPA​
Please note that you must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile form including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, unofficial transcripts, and any other official documentation as required by the scholarship sponsor. All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico

Telemundo - El Poder En Ti Scholarship7/31/2017$2,000

​Hispanic and Latino/a college students Scholarship
STEM Scholarship
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Full-time Student and SHPE Member
Must participate in organizational activities and be attending college or universities in the following cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Phoenix.
Winners of this scholarship will have the opportunity to have their name and photo featured on ElPoderEnTi.com and appear on air on Telemundo

The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest7/31/2017Up to $1500

​DACA Eligible

Must be a full time undergraduate student at an American College or University

Essay - Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. 
Topic for 2017: Several American presidents, including ideological opposites George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have stated that they have either admired or sought inspiration from the life and tims of Abraham Lincoln. What is it about Lincoln that appeals to a wide range of political leaders? What lessons from Lincoln's presidency might be useful to our new president?

The Lincoln Forum Student Scholarships program7/31/2017Non-monetary Award- see description

DACA Eligible
Current Elementary and High School Students Scholarship
Essay
Letter of recommendation from teacher
Citizenship NOT required
Up to three students from across the country will be selected to attend the annual meeting of the Lincoln Forum, to be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 2017. Scholarships will cover cost of registration, travel, and hotel accomodation for each student and a parent. 



Women in International Trade Charitable Trust Scholarship7/31/2017$1,500

​Undergraduate or Graduate student
Women's Scholarship
Currently enrolled​​​ at an accredited ​U.S. ​​University or College
Demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business

Application
3-5 page Essay​
Essay Topic: "Choose a U.S. free trade agreement and examine whether it has or has not been effective from the perspective of one U.S. industry of your choice."
Proof of acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship for Low-Income Women and Children8/1/2017Up to $5,000

Women's Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age

  • Must be a mother, with minor children
  • Must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree
  • Must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the time of application
  • ​Must be a low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)

Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship8/1/2017$1,000

600-800 word essay in PDF format on what inspires you to travel and what you stand to gain from your study abroad experience.
Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university
In your essay, please include your name, email address, and university you are currently enrolled in. 

Yourmesotheliomalawfirm.com Scholarship8/1/2017Various

Essay
Application

Building Strong Foundations scholarship8/12/2017$1,000

US students who are 16+
High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply. 
Students enrolled (or committed to attend) a two year, four year, or a graduate program at an accredited United States University are eligible
Official transcripts that confirm a cumulative GPA of 3.0
Application form, written essay and video submission
See website for more info

AIChE Minority Scholarship Award for Incoming College Freshmen8/15/2017$1,000

DACA Eligible
Engineering Scholarship
​Incoming minority college freshman interested in pursuing Chemical Engineering.

Applicants shall be required to be high school graduates during the current academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander.

Career Essay + reasoning for choosing science/engineering
Letter of recommendation from either a counselor, math, or science teacher

at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA

Applicants must plan to enroll during the current academic year in a four-year college or university offering a science/engineering degree. Students are encouraged to choose classes leading to a degree in chemical engineering. While students admitted for science and engineering degrees are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, preference will be given to students admitted into chemical engineering degree programs.

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