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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 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
Arizona Hydrological Society Scholarship4/28/2017$1000-$2,000

Arizona Hydrology Student Scholarship

4-year University or College: $2,000 award for any junior, senior, or graduate student studying hydrology, hydrogeology, or other warer resources related field at an Arizona university or college.

2-year community college: $1000 award to a student attending Gateway Community College. Must be a second or third semester student studying hydrology or any other water resources related field.

Recommendation letter(s)
Application letter + form
Financial need
Background in hydrology and water-resoures
Resume
Transcripts

Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest4/28/2017up to $20,000

​DACA Eligible

Open to students worldwide in 12th grade, college undergraduates and graduate students

Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship4/28/2017$2,000

Hispanic Student Scholarship​
Colorado Scholarship
Must currently be a senior high school student​, who will be an undergraduate student attending a university or a four-year college
Must study full-time
Must be a US Citizen
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Restricted to individuals having experience in community service
Perform notable voulunteer contribution in the Hispanic community; specifically unpaid volunteer activity not related to ulfilling a requirement for a school activity

Application
List of community service
Essay
Three letters of recommendation
Official high school transcript
Employment or school activities

National Society of Professional Surveyors Scholarships4/28/2017Up to $2,000

​Application
Various

¡Lánzate!-- Southwest Airlines Travel Award Program4/30/20171-4 round trip plane tickets

Hispanic Scholarship
Travel Award

Student must be enrolled in a college at least 200 miles from their designated home.
Student must be in good academic standing as determined by his or her college.
2.5 GPA Minimum
18+ at time of application
​Recipient must be a legal U.S. resident.

Needed travel must be to/from Southwest Airlines destinations
Selected students will be required to submit an Enrollment Verification Form from his or her college/university 
Selected students will be required to complete and submit a W-9
Student must identify direct or parental ties to a specific country to determine Hispanic origin on the application​​.

Arizona Private School Association Scholarship4/30/2017$1,000

​​Restricted to residents of Arizona
Private High School Senior

Must currently be a high school student, will be an undergraduate student attending a university or a four-year college
Must study full-time
Must be a US Citizen
Application
Essay

E-waste Scholarship4/30/2017$1000

Must be a HS freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.​ 

Description: Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500 to 1,000 word essay about e-waste.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition4/30/2017Various

Planning to attend FIDM​​ (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising)
Application
Design Submission

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship4/30/2017$5,000

​Current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2017 semester. Student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university or trade school. 
500-700 word essay
Topic: Since it was created, the internet has both helped and complicated the rise of entrepreneurship. How would you leverage the internet to develop a business? In addition, how would you manage the increased competition and other complexities that an online marketplace produces?

Great Minds in STEM scholarship4/30/2017$500 - $10,000

​Restricted to Hispanic students
DACA ​​
Restricted to students majoring in a STEM field
Must attend a university, a four-year college, or a two-year college and study full-time
Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application
Current Resume
Essay
Peer Recommendation Letter
Faculty Recommendation Letter
Official Transcript
Community Service
Photo​​

*Note: Scholarship ​​opens in January 2017

HENAAC Scholars Program4/30/2017Up to $10,000

Hispanic Scholarship
STEM career interest
Application
3.0 GPA

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership *Arizona Grant4/30/2017Up to $2,500

​Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen
Must be a resident of Arizona
Must be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student in a regionally or nationally accredited Arizona postsecondary institution
Must have substantial financial need (be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution

MoolahSPOT Scholarship4/30/2017$1,000

DACA Eligible
Must be at least 16 years or older,
Must plan to or is currently attending college or graduate school,
Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country,
Students may study any major or plan to enter any career field at any accredited college or graduate school.​

North Coast Financial Scholarship4/30/2017$500

​500-750 words on How do you envision your studies in business will prepare you for your desired career choice upon graduation?

Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

Must be full-time student

Pursuing a degree in real estate, finance or other business related degree​


Panhellenic Scholarship4/30/2017Up to $10,000

Hellenic Descent
Application

*Note: deadline is predicted, may not be exact.

PFLAG National Scholarship4/30/2017up to $5,000

LGBTQ Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Must self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or anywhere within the LGBTQ "family" or as an ally,
Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens,
Must be a graduating high school senior entering higher education for the first time​ this calendar year,
Must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community,
Must have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

Runnerclick Scholarship4/30/2017$2,000

DACA/Dreamer Eligible
​2,000 word essay​

Sensei Reviews Online Marketing Scholarship4/30/2017$500

​Full time student​
3.0 GPA
500-1500 word essay "How Marketing Affects our Lives"​

Waterlogic's World Water Issue Scholarship4/30/2017$1,500

​Applicant must be in or entering college
Essay Topic: The water scarcity crisis, what can we do about it?

Willamette Writers Kate Herzog Scholarship4/30/2017Up to $250

​Original writing sample
Cover letter
Letter of Recommendation

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