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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 2017-2018 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
Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Scholarship Program9/23/2017Up to $18,000 per year

​High School senior planning to enroll in a 4-year ​​- 5-year college/university or college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4- or 5-year college or university.​​
U.S. Citizenship
​​18 years of age by April 1st of your senior year
​Financial need as demonstrated by income (see more details on website)
​​Must be available to work in Washington D.C. during your period of employment​​
Maintain full-time college status with a 3.0/4.0 GPA minimum

Application
1500+ SAT or 21+ ACT,
3.0+ GPA
Copy of high school transcript
Two letters of recommendation​
Qualification Supplement​​

​Applications are accepted from April​ 1st ​​​​- September 23rd ​

QuestBridge National College Match9/27/2017full four-year scholarship

​​DACA Eligible
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.

KFC REACH Educational Grant Program9/28/2017$2,000

​KFC Employees
​Application
Note:​ Application opens August 1st, 2017

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship 20179/29/2017Up to $5,000

​Art/Art History Scholarship
U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
Must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. accredited 4 year institution for the 2017-18 academic year
Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Be pursuing a degree in Art of Art History discipline

Online application
Write a 1-page essay describing what inspired you to choose your major, and your career interest and goals. 
Provide an unofficial transcript

CoffeeForLess.com "Hit the Books" Scholarship9/30/2017Up to $500

DACA Eligible
Undocumented students eligible to apply

18-25 years old

Enrolled in an accredited college or university
Award to be used for educational books and materials

DoSomething.Org $3,000 Uncover The Truth Scholarship9/30/2017$3,000

Social Media Post Scholarship
"97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and humans are a major cause of it. Despite this, a group is sending a textbook that denies humans' effect on climate change. Recruit your friends to get science teachers to pledge to reject the Hearland Institute's climate denial book and teach a class on climate change. Then, get your own science teacher to sign the pledge."

No essay required
Screenshot of social media post
Teacher participation

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship9/30/2017$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​​

Shout It Out Scholarship 9/30/2017$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 2023) 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 Grant9/30/2017$10,500- $13,000

​Art Grant
Must attend a university, a four-year college or a two-year college.
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 Mathematics10/1/2017Grant 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

ASU MLK Essay/Poetry Contest 10/2/2017Up 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. 

ASU MLK Poster Contest10/2/2017Up 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.

​Link to form here.

Box Diversity Scholarship 201710/2/2017$4,000 - $20,000

​STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Scholarship
DACA/DREAMER-Eligible
Diversity Scholarship- must identify as either a person of color, woman, LGBTQ+, and/or person with disability

Must be enrolled in or transferring into a 4-year accredited degree program by Spring 2018.
Be studying in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) or related major.
Committed to being in the US, and able to travel to Box Headquarters in Redwood City, CA for finalist interviews between Dec 7-8, 2017 (Box will sponsor travel and accomodation for all finalists)

Essay/Written Application
Presentation: A chance to creatively share your point of view on the importance of technology
Interview

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards10/2/2017$1,000 - $3,000
Hispanic Youth Scholarship
DACA-Eligible
Be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen

High School student graduating in the spring/summer of 2017or under the age of 21 getting and working toward obtaining a GED

Planning to enroll in college in the fall 2017
Identify as Hispanic/Latino
Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) 
Attend regional ceremony in your region

Application
Letter of Recommendation
GPA verification form

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards10/2/2017Up to $3,000

Hispanic Scholarship
DACA-Eligible
Be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
Must be graduating from an accredited high school in the Spring of 2018
Must have an un-weighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Be of Hispanic Heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school
If selected, attendance to the regional ceremony is mandatory. Travel to the ceremony will be at the recipient's expense.
Completed online application including a letter of recommendation, transcript and essay questions

Wendy's High School Heisman Award10/2/2017Up 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 2017-2018 academic year, graduating with the class of 2018.
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.

Golden Door Scholars Program10/3/2017Full 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 may not be exact, check for more information in September.

AES Engineers Scholarship10/6/2017$500

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. 
​DACA Eligible


National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program10/6/2017Up 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

BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting 10/11/2017Multiple up to $5000

​College Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students 
4 copies of applications
Looking to become an electronic media professional


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