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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 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 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
Craft Research Fund Grants9/24/2018Up to $5,000

​Craft, Art, Design and Contemporary Culture Research Grant
Graduate Research Grant 
General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects.  No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in the process of applying for citizenship or have a U.S. Social Security number.

KFC REACH Educational Grant Program9/27/2018$2,000

​KFC Employees
Be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student (students of any age may apply)
Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale

​Application
Note:​ Application opens August 1st, 2018

QuestBridge National College Match9/27/2018full four-year scholarship

​​DACA Eligible
For HS Seniors Graduating May 2019
US Citizens and Permanent Residents or
Students, regardeless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States
Academically outstanding HS Seniors
From families earning <$65,000 for a family of​ four
SAT (CR + M) scores > 1250
ACT composite score > 27
Top 5-10% of HS class​

A free, online National College Match application, including information on your academic and extracurricular accomplishments, financial background*, two essays, short answer questions
Two letters of recommendation from teachers in core academic subjects
High school transcript 
Any standardized test score reports to-date, SAT and/or ACT test scores are highly recommended

*Note: application deadline may not be exact. Check website for updates.

Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators ALLSWE, 501(c)(3) ​Scholarship9/28/2018$500
​Latina/Latino Scholarship
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Social Work 
Eligible student has been accepted to or is enrolled in a social work doctoral program, graduate (MSW) Program, or undergraduate (BSW) program.
Must demonstrate leadership in the social work context and aspire to a career of excellence.
In order to compete for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be accepted or enrolled at an institution of higher education as a full-time student pursuing a doctoral degree, a graduate (MSW), or undergraduate (BSW) degree in a program in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Has financial need.
International students who are studying in the U.S. or Puerto Rico are eligible to apply.
BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship for Students with Disabilities9/30/2018$10,000

​Scholarship for students with a disability (or disibilities)
Business, math, physics, engineering, or related field
DACA Eligible
Current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university in the United States or Canada (graduate program itselt, i.e., business school, may be shorter in length)
Continuing studies as a full-time student in Fall 2019 with a minimum 40% course load
Pursuing a degree in business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statustics, or a related discipline
Interested in a career in Financial Services with a focus on Capital Markets preferred
Applicant must be a person with a (visible or invisible) disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. BMO Capital Markets says "We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Apply with:
Contact and education information
Current copy of resume/CV
Copy of current university transcripts
Essay question
One leter of reference

Dave’s Bike Review Scholarship (Ongoing)9/30/2018$250

Biking Scholarship
Borrow a bike (if you don’t have one).
Record yourself on camera talking about why you love cycling
Upload the Video to Youtube
Insert a link to http://davescheapbikes.com in the description
Send the YouTube link to your video to Dave@davescheapbikes.com
Include your name, college name, college year, major, email, and phone numbers.

*Note: Ongoing Scholarship - No Scholarship Deadline-- Deadline is listed for website purposes only

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship9/30/2018$1,000

​Hiking/Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship
HS, college, university, or trade school students are eligible
Must have a passion for a healthy lifestyle or hiking.
500-1000 word essay/content promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years (whichever is relevant to you) and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.

Shout It Out Scholarship 9/30/2018$1500

​Essay Contest
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50 United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less)

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant9/30/2018$10,500- $13,000

​Art Grant
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
No Geographic or Residency Requirements
Must be at least 18 years old 
Restricted to individuals who are studying representative art such as: painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking

Submit:
Application
Portfolio
Photo

Note: Continous deadline​- deadline entered as a requirement for the website.

Alice T. Schafer Prize Association for Women in Mathematics10/1/2018Grant Considerations

​Women's Mathematics Grant
Nomination by members of the mathematical community, nominees must be in undergraduate when nominated.
Demonstrated interest in mathematics, ability for independent work in mathematics
Copy of transcripts

*Note: deadline for nomination is October 1st, annually

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program10/1/2018Up to $5,000

​DACA Eligible​​
Hispanic Healthcare Professional Scholarship
Full-Time Graduate Student Scholarship
Hispanic students who are committed to careers in the following graduate programs: dental, medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, or health policy. 
Minimum 3.0 GPA

​Personal Statement
Transcript
Recommendation letter

National Sculpture Society Scholarship10/1/2018Varies

DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Multiple Sculpture Grants/Scholarships
Open to all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, race, etc. 
For sculptures specializing in realism, animal sculptures, or with architectural interests
Images of sculpture works
Biography or resume
Varies

United States Senate Youth Program *Arizona Application10/1/2018$10,000

​Any high school junior or senior student in Arizona
Each student must be a permanent resident of the United States and currently enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in the state
Must currently be serving in an elected capacity in a student organization
Roles which apply include - Student Body president, vice president, secretary or treasurer, Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer, Student Council representative, Student Representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission or board) to a local, district, regional or state-level civic, service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator

Application
Essay questions
At least one letter of recommendation
Written test covering U.S. Constitution, bill of rights, political leaders, and Arizona government​​

ASU MLK Essay/Poetry Contest 10/2/2018Up to $100

​Essay/Poetry Contest
For age ranges: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Type or neatly handwrite an essay or poem about a situation or individual in your life/community (no celebrities please) who you think best demonstrates leadership through service. Give your essay/poem a title
Limit entry to 250 words or less on 8.5"x11" single sided plain or lined paper.
Entry must be student's original work. 

*deadline is projected, may not be exact

ASU MLK Poster Contest10/2/2018Up to $100

Poster Design Competition for students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12

Poster design competition for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. 
Draw a picture that illustrates what leadership through service means to you. Give your picture a title or caption. 
Any media may be used to create a flat or twodimensional effect (e.g., paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, etc.) No computer generated entries
Poster size dimensions must be 4.5" x 11" or 6.75" x 17". 
Entries submitted in a different size are subject to disqualification.
Winning entries will be reproduced into a bookmark.
Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging. 
The entry must be the original work of an individual student.

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Wendy's High School Heisman Award10/2/2018Up to $500

Athletic Award
U.S. High School Seniors
No citizenship status requirement listed
Review by a school official
Students whose senior year of high school is the 2018-2019 academic year, graduating with the class of 2019.
Minimum 3.0 GPA during grades 9.10, and 11.
Students who participate in at least one of 47 Wendy's High School Heisman recognized sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community.

*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact

Golden Door Scholars Program10/3/2018Full tuition, room and board

Must be eligible for DACA or TPS
Students interested in careers in technology-led industries/roles strongly preferred
Open to all high school DACA or TPS eliglible students and recent high school graduates
​​Applicants should be high performers with strong academic records​

*Deadline is projected, may not be exact, check for more information in September.

AES Engineers Scholarship10/6/2018$500

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
HS seniors and College Students
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attenting a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be studying Engineering to be eligible. 

BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting & Electronic Media10/12/2018Multiple up to $5000

DACA/DREAMer Eligible - no citizenship requirements listed
College Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students 
Looking to become a broadcasting or electronic media professional
4 copies of applications
Transcript
2 letters of recommendation


National YoungArts Foundation Award/Program10/12/2018Up to $10,000, master classes with arts professionals, mentoring

​Visual, literary, design, or performing artist
15-18 years old or in grades 10-12
U.S. Citizens or permanent resident status​​
Submission materials for w​riting, design arts, visual arts, classical music, dance, photography, voice, jazz, theater, ​or cinematic arts. ​​
work statement of intent
application fee waiver available​​

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Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mon: 9-5 · Tues, Wed, Th11-7 · Fri, Sat:  9-5 · Sun: Closed
Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: college.depot@phoenix.gov