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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 Private Scholarship List 
This Scholarship List for the 2018-2019 academic year includes scholarship opportunities that do not require U.S. Citizenship or residency. 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. ​​

DECA Scholarship Programs1/18/2019Up to $2,000

​Must be a current DECA member​
​Open to high school and college students​
Requirements vary based on scholarship program

John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest1/18/2019Up to $10,000

HS students in grades 9-12th grade
U.S. students under 20 years of age enrolled in a HS correspondence/GED program
Essay- Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. - 700-1,000 words

Note: the scholarship will open for submissions on September 1, 2018.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival1/20/2019% of $20,000

All HS and Undergraduate students are eligible to apply
3-6 minute short film submission​​​​, no more than 2 films​​
U.S. citizenship not required

videos must EITHER:
(1) Raise awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR
(2) Propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women

See website for more details/requirements

​​Note: s​​​​​​​ubmission of film entries begins May 1st, 2018

VSA Playwright Discovery Program1/23/2019Varies

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Writing Scholarship
Disability Scholarship

Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance—in the form of plays, screenplays, or music theater. Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations in the style of realism, through the creation of fictional characters and settings, or writing metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience.

ASU Hispanic Business Alumni (HBA) Scholarship1/25/2019$1,000 - $10,000

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

Brian S. Page Endowed Scholarship1/25/2019$1,000

​ASU student scholarship
ROTC scholarship
Incoming Freshmen - Senior in College for 2019-2020 academic year
Student must be a current ROTC student and have demonstrated financial need.
Preference will be given to students who are first-generation and members of Navy ROTC.

Desert Club of Mesa Scholarships1/28/2019Based on Financial Need

Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe Union, Higley, Queen Creek or Apache Junction HS​.​
Graduating in the class of 2019,
Top 6-50% of graduating class​ (top 5% is ineligible),
Must demonstrate financial need​​​​,
Must plan to attend a university, community college, or vocational school in AZ.

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Point Foundation Scholarships1/28/2019Up to $10,000

LGBTQ Scholarship
DACA and Undocumented Students Eligible
Must be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
Must be a HS senior intending to enroll or a current college student enrolled full time at an accredited college or university
Must be enrolled ​​in a degree-granting undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program
Community college students must be transferring to a 4-year college or university
Proven track-record of leadership and community involvement
Strong academic achievement
Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
Financial need

Phoenix Chinese Week scholarship1/29/2019$750

​AZ resident active in Chinese Community
High School Senior
Strong evidence of leadership skills in school and extracurricular activities
Essay on goals and aspirations
3​​.0+ GPA​ - Official Transcript​​
Letter of Recommendation

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program (Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice scholarship)1/29/2019Up to $10,000

Accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justce
Interest in anti-fraud profession
No citizenship requirements listed

Undergraduate or Graduate
​​Must be enrolled full-time for 20178-2019 at an accredited 4-year college or university

official transcripts
​​three letters of recommendation​​​

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship1/30/2019$5,000

Arizona Resident
Women's Scholarship
Applicant must be a female Arizona resident intending to pursue education at an Arizona community college, vocational or trade school, or university
Applicant must be planning to pursue a degree in medicine or the natural sciences-- academic fields include Healthcare, Medicine, Pharmacology, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry
Applicant may be either traditional or nontraditional- open to high school seniors, actively enrolled undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students, or women interested in returning to school

1 Letter of reccomendation​​

*Note: Projected deadline, may not be exact

Hamilton Award1/30/2019$500 and enrollment in Hamilton Empowerment Program

High School Juniors
Plan to attend a 4-year college or university and complete a college degree
Must have demonstrated financial need
Leadership/Community service considerations​
Must be able to participate in New York Leader Week in New York City, NY July 14th-19th, 2018

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship1/30/2019$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
No age limit
140-word personal statement

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Undergraduate Scholarship1/31/2019Up to $5,000

AIAA Member
​3.3+ GPA
Interested in Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, space technology, and/or Astronautics field

Arizona Assurance Scholar Program1/31/2019Various

​University of Arizona, Arizona Resident 
Demonstrated family income of less than $42,4​00
3.0 GPA
Completion of FAFSA by 01/31/2019

ARRL (National Association for Amateur Radio) Foundation General Scholarship1/31/2019$500 - $5,000

Radio Amateurs pursuing higher education
Various region requirements for various scholarships

Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest1/31/2019Unlisted

​Women in Mathematics Scholarship
DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Categories of Grades 6-8, 9-12, and Undergraduate Students​

Biographical Essay
Essay- Interview a woman pursuing a career in mathematics

*Note: Deadline is January 31st of each year​

Delta Sigma Theta TEducational Scholarship1/31/2019$1,000 - $1,500

​Arizona Resident
African heritage/decent
Must be an Arizona resident.
Must be of African descent.
Must possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 standard scale.

*Note: Application opens 12/1/2018

Panhellenic Scholarship1/31/2019Up to $10,000

Hellenic (Greek) Descent
U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university/college in the U.S. in Fall 2018 as full time students and pursuing a 4-year bachelor degree

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Princeton Prize In Race Relationships Scholarship1/31/2019$1,000

DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Applicant must currently be in 9-12th grade, in a particular region in the U.S.
Community volunteer/involvement
1 adult reference form

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

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