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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 recommenders 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
Power Poetry Scholarship Slam1/20/2017$1,000

Poetry Contest
Must be between the ages of 13 & 25
citizenship not required

You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam1/20/2017$1,000

​25 and under
​Original Poem Power Poetry entry

Phoenix Chinese Week scholarship1/23/2017$500

​AZ resident active in Chinese Community
High School Senior
Application​
Essay
3​​.0+ GPA​ - Official Transcript​​
Letter or Recommendation

Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program1/25/2017Various

Must identify with one of three options:  

  • ​​Adult, age 25 or older, with dependents in their family
  • College age youths and adults with physical disabilities
  • ​Young adults, age18-25 years old, and have been raised in the child welfare system and are responsible for their own financial support.​​

Must demonstrate financial need,
Must enroll at ASU or a Maricopa Community College.
​​

Microsoft Minority Scholarship1/26/2017Partial or Full tuition

Must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor's computer science degree program at a 4-year college or university
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Must also apply to the Microsoft Internship program to be eligible for the scholarship
Open to Undocumented students

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program (Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice scholarship)1/27/2017Up to $10,000

​Undergraduate or Graduate
​​Must be enrolled full-time for 2016​-2017 at an accredited 4-year college or university
Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justce
Interest in anti-fraud profession
​​​application
transcripts
​​three letters of recommendation​​​

Arizona Elk Society1/28/2017Up to $1,000

Arizona Residents​​​​​​​
Must be interested in wildlife biology
Members of Arizona Elk Society
Application
Essay
3 Letters of Recommendation
2.7+ GPA

Hispanic Women's Corporation - ASU Latino Partnership Award1/30/2017Up to $2,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
Hispanic Female Scholarship
Must be admitted to ASU as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student as an incoming freshman, incoming transfer, freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.
3.0+ GPA

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship1/30/2017$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

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship1/30/2017$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​

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Undergraduate Scholarship1/31/2017Up to $5,000

AIAA Member
Application
​3.3+ GPA
Interested in AIAA field

Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest1/31/2017Unlisted

​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​

National Military Family Association Scholarships1/31/2017Need Based

Military Family
Application
Essay​

National WWII Museum Student Essay Contest1/31/2017Various

Open for grades 5-12
​Essay

New Year, New Us - DoSomething.org Scholarship1/31/2017$3,000

Write down a resolution that you want to accomplish this year to make your community more inclusive. Take a selfie with the resolution and post on social media. See website for more details. 

Princeton Prize In Race Relationships Scholarship1/31/2017$1,000

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

RiSE Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for Students with Learning Disabilities1/31/2017$2500

​Must be a current high school, college bound senior, who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college or university.
Must be a U.S. citizen. 
Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent).
Must have a documented learning disability*, a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not quality. 
Must provide a letter of reference from a teacher, high school counselor, or principal of present high school on the enclosed form. The professional must note the learning diagnosis on the letter as proof of the diagnosis.
If awarded, recipient must provide RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. proof of registration to accepted college or univeristy for the scholarship to be issued the fall semester of the same year that the award is presented. ​​

SuperCollege Scholarship1/31/2017$1,000

High School, Undergrad, Graduate Scholarship
​Quick Survey Application

The College Television Awards 1/31/2017Unlisted

​Individuals credited in submission must have been attending college at time of video production
Faculty verification required​​
Video Submission- must have been produced between January 1st, 2016 and ​​December 31st, 2016​​
Application​

*Application available on December 1st, 2016

UniGo I Have a Dream Scholarship1/31/2017$1,500

Must be at least 13 years old at the time of application,
Must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia,
Must be currently enrolled, or enroll no later than the fall 2023, in an accredited post secondary institution of higher education.​

Essay 

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship2/1/2017Up to $10,000

​Journalism Major
Application
Conference Attendance

American Dental Hygienists' Association Scholarships2/1/2017$1,000 (various)

Dental Hygenist
Varies due to type of program/scholarship
3.5 GPA

 Application available October of 2016

American Helicopter Society: Arizona Chapter Scholarship2/1/2017Up to $3,000

​Helicopter Engineering
Application
Recommendation
Resume

American Nuclear Society Scholarships2/1/2017$1,000

Nuclear Science Major
Application
ANS student member

applications open 11/15/16​​

BMI Foundation Student Composer Award2/1/2017$5,000

​Various
Musical submissions​

​​​​​​​​​Must be enrolled in an accredited public, private, or parochial secondary school, in an acccredited college or conservatory of music, or engaged in the private study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative).​

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship2/1/2017$1,000

Migrant Workers​ or Children of Migrant Workers
Education major/Teaching as a career goal
​DACA Eligible

National Cowboy Museum Stacey Scholarship Fund2/1/2017$5,000

​For Western/Cowboy Artists, aged 18-35
Only those who are skilled and devoted to classical Western/Cowboy art should apply

Submit works of art on cd, digitally​

National FFA Scholarship Program2/1/2017Various

FFA Members
Application
Full time student
​Various requirements
US Citizen or Permenant Resident​​ -SSN required to claim scholarship

NSHSS/Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program2/1/2017$2,500

HS seniors
3.0+ GPA
Outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying
Those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.

Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship2/1/2017$1,000

​Application
2.0 GPA
Current or recent customer, employee or dependent/family member of Rent-A-Center

Richie's Spirit Foundation Scholarship2/1/2017$1,000

Must be a legal U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited high school who will graduate in Spring of 2016,
3.4+ GPA,
Has taken challenging courses throughout his/her high school career,
Demonstrated strong leadership roles within his/her community.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarships2/1/2017Various

Engineering Students
Enrolled in college in AZ
Application
3.0 GPA

Applications open 11/1/16

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program2/2/2017pre-college scholarship, mentorship, and internship opportunities

Must be 7th grader ​entering 8th grade in the fall of 2016,
Must have earned grades of all or mostly As in school with no Cs or below in your core academic subjects since the beginning of 6th grade (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies/History),
Must not have a family income that exceeds $95,000,
Must reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and plan to attend high school in the U.S.​

Application
Test Scores​
2 teacher recommendations and 1 personal recommendation

​​

American Atheists Scholarship2/3/2017Up to $1,000

​Application
Essay
Proof of Activism
2.5 GPA

American Meteorological Society Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship2/3/2017$2500

​Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2017 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement. 

Application form
Official high school transcript showing grades from the past three years
One letter or recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor (one only)
A copy of scores from an SAT or ACT exam

American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarship2/3/2017$6,000

​Minority Scholarship
Must be entering freshman year of college in fall 2016
Must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. ​Marine Biology is not eligible
Must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status

Delta Sigma Theta Tempe Alumnae Scholarships2/3/2017$1,000 - $1,500

​Arizona Resident
African heritage/decent
3.0 GPA​
​Resume
Personal Essay
2 letters of reccomendation

QU "Arizona At-Large" Scholarship (Arizona LGBT Scholarship)2/3/2017$10,000

​LGBT Scholarship
Local Scholarship
Must be Arizona student​
In order to qualify, applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. 
2.5 high school GPA or above
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

Jacques Avent Scholarship through the National Forum for Black Public Administrators - Central Arizona Chapter2/4/2017$5,000

​African-American Descent Scholarship
Local Scholarship (must be enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona)
Public Administration Scholarship

Must be an undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of 48 credits with a 3.0 OR be a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and carry a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
Be enrolled in at least one of the following eligible degree programs: Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, Urban and Metropolitan Studies. Applicants who are enrolled in: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing/Healthcare, Information Technology and Continuing Education Courses are welcome and encouraged to apply. 
Be committed to pursuing a career in public administration

Personal statement
Two letters of recommendation. 
Submit official transcripts ​

NFBPA Jacques Avent Scholarship2/4/2017up to $5000

African-American/Black Heritage Scholarship,
Arizona resident Scholarship,
Must be an undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of 48 credit hours OR a graduate student and carry a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester,
Must pursue a career in public administration in Public Adiminstration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science or Urban and Metropolitan Studies degree program, 
3.0+ GPA

Application
Letter of Intent
Two letters of recommendation
Transcript


AFSA Academic and Art Merit Awards 2/6/2017Various

Foreign Service Dependent
​Various

Need-Based Scholarship​-- Minimum 2.0 GPA​​
Art Merit Award-- Minimum 2.0 GPA
Academic Merit Award-- Minimum 3.25 GPA​​​​

Dorrance Scholarship Program2/8/2017Up to $12,000

​Arizona Public University Scholarship (ASU, UA, NAU) 
First Generation College Student
HS senior
​3.0+ GPA
1040+ SAT or 22+ ACT

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship- Daughters of the American Revolution2/10/2017$2,000
​​Graduating High School Students
American History Scholarship
Students who will pursue an undergraduate ​course of study/concentration with a minimum of 24 credits in American History/government. 
U.S. Citizenship
Based on Academic Merit - Minimum 4.0 GPA
Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25
Scholarships are judged and awarded without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin or disability​

Application form
Financial need form​​
Statement of career intent- 1,000 word maximum
2-4 letters of recommendation
​​List of extracurriculars and honors received​​
Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest2/10/2017Up to $5,000

​DACA Eligible
​DREAMer Eligible
3,000 - 4,000 word Essay
1 Faculty Sponsor

Love Letters Challenge - DoSomething.org Scholarship2/10/2017$3,000

​​The purpose of this scholarship is to spread ​love to seniors. Applicants must make a Valentine's Day card to show an older adult they care by February 10th to win a $3,000 college scholarship. See website for more info. ​

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship-- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Society Scholarship2/10/2017$5,000
Graduating High School Students
U.S. Citizenship
Based on Academic Merit - Minimum 4.0 GPA
Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25
Scholarships are judged and awarded without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin or disability​

Application form
Statement of career intent- 1,000 word maximum
2-4 letters of recommendation
​​List of extracurriculars and honors received​​
Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award2/12/2017up to $1,000

Phoenix Resident
Must be a current high school student (or home-schooled) in grades 9-12,
Must be a U.S. citizen or provide evidence that he or she is a permanent resident of the United States.

*Note:​​​ Application process to begin in late 2016.

Queer Foundation Scholarship2/14/2017$1,000

LGBTQ Scholarship
DACA Eligible/In-Eligible​
HS Seniors, 18 and younger ​
Must attend a U.S. college or university in the 2017-201 academic year
Must study queer theory or related field: queer medical, legal or social issues​​

American Holistic Nurses' Association: McGuire Scholarships2/15/2017Various

Registered Nurses
Membership in AHNA
Application
2 Letters of Recommendation

American Indian Scholarship-- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)2/15/2017$4,000

American Indian/Native American Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate level students​
Minimum 3.25 GPA

American Indian Scholarship Application
Letter of family history, ​​financial status, and education objectives​​
Demonstration of financial need​
Demonstration of American Indian status
Most recent transcript
3 letters of recommendation​


First Credit Union Scholarship2/15/2017$1000

Arizona Student Scholarship
Must be a First Credit Union Primary M​​ember ​​
2017 Graduating HS Senior in Arizona planning to enroll ​full time ​​at an accredited 2 or 4 year College, University, or Vocational school in Arizona beginning fall 2017.​
Must be a U.S. Citizen​
2.5 GPA​ minimum​

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship-- Daughter of the American Revolution Scholarship2/15/2017Varies

​​​American Indian Scholarship
​applicant must be enrolled full-time in a 2 or 4-year university
​​​Minimum 3.25 GPA

American Indian Scholarship Application​
Letter of family history, ​​financial status, and education objectives​​
Demonstration of financial need​
Demonstration of American Indian status
Most recent transcript
3 letters of recommendation​

Medical and Nursing Scholarships-- Daughters of the American Revolution2/15/2017Varies

​​Minimum 3.25 GPA
Various scholarships for nursing, occupational/physical therapy,medical (no pre-med, veterinarian​, or physician assistant)​
Scholarships are judged and awarded without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, 
Scholarships are judged and awarded without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin or disability. 
DAR Scholarship form​
Financial need form


​​

National Co-Op Scholarship Program2/15/2017Various

​Application
3.5 GPA
Attendance at participating school

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Application- College Sophomores and Above 2/15/2017Varies
Women's Engineering Scholarships

Multiple Scholarships Available
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor, graduate student, or PhD programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.​​

Application
References
Recommendation Letters​​​

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships2/15/2017Various

Women Engineers
Undergraduate and Graduate students​
Application​

Due date is for ​sophomores - graduate students.  Freshmen apply from ​​3/1 to 5/1​

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship2/15/2017Up to $28,000/4 years, Need Based

Minority Scholarship
High School and Undergrad Scholarship
U.S. Citizen
Demonstrated Community Service
Leadership Potential 
Evidence of financial need
Minimum 1000 SAT or 21 ACT

Online Application
4 essay questions
1 letter of recommendation
ACT/SAT scores

*Note: application opens November 1, 2016​​

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

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

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​

Fall 2017 deadline September 30, 2016

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

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarships3/1/2017Up to $5,000

​Opens 1/1/2017
Application​
Various

American Medical Technologists Scholarship3/1/2017Various
Varied-
Evidence of Need
Instr​​uctor Nomination
Research paper
​​
American Welding Society District Scholarship Program3/1/2017Based on Need

Welding Scholarship
Application
Personal Statement, Statement of U​nmet Financial Need
Letters of Recommendation
Transcript
Biography and Photo​
Must have high school diploma or posess a GED​​
Can apply at any time, aid not receivable until after deadline​


Amity Native American Scholarship3/1/2017$4,500

Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan Scholarship
HVAC scholarship

Must have been or are currently enrolled at Amity Tree Ranch
Documentation of Native Status Necessary
Enrollment at RSI

Note: No deadline listed, rolling basis​

APS/ASU Scholarships3/1/2017$2,000

Arizona Residents
Application​
3.0 GPA
Selected fields of study

Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship3/1/2017Up to $8,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
Must be enrolled full time at ASU as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior or an incoming Freshman/Transfer
Orphan/ward of the court/living with extended family/in foster care/independent student without financial support/experienced extreme life circumstances
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful legal resident​​

Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship (Arizona Resident, ASU student scholarship)3/1/2017Up to $8,000

​AZ Residents, Admitted ASU students
Orphan, Ward of the Court, Foster Care Recipient, Independent student without financial support
For deserving students with family circumstances beyond their control which limit financial resources and prevent access to educational opportunities.
​Application
3.0 GPA
Requires completion of the FAFSA. 

ASU Hispanic Business Alumni (HBA) Scholarship3/1/2017Varies

Arizona Resident Scholarship​ - Latino Scholarship
Business Major Scholarship
3.0+GPA
Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 ASU credit hours each Fall and Spring Semester​​ ​
Open for Incoming Freshmen - Senior status​​

Barbara Wiedner & Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarships3/1/2017Up to $500

​DACA Eligible
HS Senior or College Freshman
Leadership/work/volunteer work in conflict resolution, peace and social justice studies, or nuclear disarmament
Application
Short autobiography
2 Letters of recommendation​

Desert Schools Community Service Scholarships3/1/2017Up to $10,000

Must be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2017,
Must have performed at least 50 hours of community service between 1/1/16-12/31/16,
3.0+ GPA​​
Must plan to attend an in-state college or university,
Must be a current member or a relative of a current member of Desert Schools.​​

Doran Community Scholars3/1/2017$3,000

HS Junior or Senior graduating from the Phoenix Union HS District
3.0+GPA
Must demonstrate financial need
Must be admitted to ASU
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful legal resident

Doran Community Scholars3/1/2017$3,000

​Arizona Residents
Application
3.0 GPA
Graduated from the Phoenix Union High School District
Financial need determined by FAFSA

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Scholarship Program3/1/2017Up to $5,000

Federal Employee​ spouse or dependent
Application
Essay
3.0 GPA
1 Letter of Reference

Grand Canyon University: Students Inspiring Students Scholarship -A Neighborhood Scholarship3/1/2017Full Tuition and Fees

Local Scholarship
For HS Seniors applying to GCU

To qualify, high school seniors must meet application requirements: 
High school senior admissible to GCU (Admissibility Requirements: 3.0 unweighted GPA, 19 ACT, or 920 SAT (includes math and reading scores only)
Attending one of GCU's neighborhood, participant schools (includes all Phoenix Union High School District schools, Glendale High School, Washington High School, and Bourgade Catholic High School.
Student must complete a minimum of 100 hours of study time at the GCU Learning Lounge prior to the application deadline. 
Demonstrate a financial need.​

James & Patrica Sood Scholarship3/1/2017Up to $2,500

​Young Adult Student​
Pursuing a career in education
Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own cancer diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their paren​t or sibling. 

Essay
Letter of Recommendation
Physician Letter
​​

Japanese-American Citizens League National Scholarship3/1/2017Various

​JACL Membership
Personal Statement
Letter of Recommendation
Official Transcripts including SAT and/or ACT test score verification
Work Experience
Community Involvement

Life Lessons Scholarship Program3/1/2017Up to $15,000

​Ages 17-24
U.S. Citizen​
For students who have experienced the death of a parent or guardian​​​
500 word essay or 3-minute video

Note: Application opens February 1st, 2017

LNESC LULAC National Scholarship Fund *Hispanic Scholarship3/1/2017Up to $2,000

Hispanic Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Applicants must be US Citizen, legal resident, or granted DACA
Undergraduate and Graduate students​​
​​
LNSF Award Criteria: Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards. 

1. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)-- GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test

2. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) -- GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test. 

3. General Awards ($250 to $1,000) -- Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement. 

Application
Personal Statement with 300 word maximum
​​High School or College Transcript
Copy of ACT/SAT report​​​​

Marine Corops Foundation Scholarship3/1/2017Varies

T​ranscript dated after January 1, 2017 and show your full name, school’s name, and a cumulative, unweighted GPA on a 4.00 scale.

​The first two pages of the 2016 Federal Tax Return you are claimed on OR the Statement of Non-filing of a Federal Tax Return AY 2017-18 form.

Documentation of parent's military service

A clear photo suitable for publication

MayeTelles College Scholarship3/1/2017$2500

​GPA of 3.4 or higher
Financial Aid​
​Extracurricular activities
​Essay
Resume
Transcript
Optional Letters of Reccomendation

NANBPWC Scholarships3/1/2017Various

African American/Black
​Application
essay
3.0 GPA
Various

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest3/1/2017$5,000

Open to 7th grade (and under) through 12th grade students (18 years) from anywhere in the world.​
Group and individual submissions categorized by 7th and under, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
Submissions must be related to Space Settlements​

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program3/1/2017Up to $10,000

Italian American Scholarship
OR Students Majoring in Italian studies or language
Application
3.5 GPA (Pass/Fail accepted)
US Citizen

OWAA Bodie McDowell Scholarship3/1/2017Up to $5,000

​Career goals in Outdoor Communications (broadly includes ​print, film, photography, art, graphic design​, and broadcasting, and journalistm​)​
Open to eligible undergraduate and graduate students

Application
Letters of Reference​​
Transcript

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation Scholarships3/1/2017Up to $14,000

Geophysics​ or similar field
Application
Transcripts
2 Letters of Recommendation

​Various Scholarship Opportunities

Other Scholarship Websites

 

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