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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. ​​

  
  
  
Requirements
Mesothelioma Help Organization: Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Scholarship3/25/2019up to $2,500

DACA/DREAMer-eligible
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university located in the U.S. or District of Columbia, 18+​​
750 to 1,500 word essay on ​Mesothelioma

Diane H. Thomas Scholarship for Phoenix College Alumni3/27/2019$10,000 to transfer to 4-year college or University
​Phoenix College Student Graduating May 2018
Graduating Phoenix College student (May 2018)
Participating in Phoenix College Commencement, May 2019
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Demonstrates financial need through details provided in the application
Preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university in Fall of 2019
Personal statement

500-700 word essay
Essay prompt: What type of problems or challenges did you encounter while working towards your academic goals? What role did Phoenix College or other entities play in assisting you to overcome obstacles?

Credit Union West Scholarship3/28/2019$1000

​Arizona/Local Scholarship
Be a 2018 graduating high school senior in Maricopa or Yavapai County
Be a primary member in good standing of Credit Union West
Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or above
Enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited trade school, two or four-year college or university
JROTC students are encouraged to apply

Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program (Native Scholarship)3/28/2019Varies

​Native American or Alaska Native Scholarship
Health professionals

Minimum 2.0 GPA
Applicants must be U.S. citizens accepted into or enrolled in a compensatory or pre-professional general education course of study at an accredited college or university. The applicant must be studying or have plans to study a subject that has been designated as a priority career category by the Indian Health Service. Applicants must plan to serve Native American or Alaska Native communities as a professional healthcare provider after completing the necessary training. Selection is based on academic achievement, recommendation letters and stated career goals.

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Work Ethic Scholarship Program3/28/2019Unlisted

Trade Work/Apprenticeship Scholarship
Essay
Video Submission
At least 2 references

AFSA Academic, Art, and Community Service Merit Awards 3/29/2019Various

Child of Foreign Service Member
Attend or will be attending full-time (12 credit hours or more) as an undergraduate at a two or four year accredited college, university, community college, art school or conservatory (stateside or overseas) who confers a degree and instruction is provided in English
Need-Based Scholarship​-- Minimum 2.0 GPA​​
Art Merit Award-- Minimum 2.0 GPA
Academic Merit Award-- Minimum 3.25 GPA​​​​

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

FIDM National Scholarship Competition3/29/2019Various

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

More than 30 scholarships will be awarded, including eight full one-year scholarships for the following majors:

  • Merchandising & Marketing
  • Beauty Marketing & Product Development 
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Social Media
  • Visual Communications
  • Merchandise Product Development
  • Apparel Industry Management
Microsoft Diversity Conference scholarship3/29/2019Diversity Conference Travel, hotel, and meal stipend in the amount of $1,200 USD

Computer Science/STEM scholarship
DACA-Eligible/In-eligible
Applicants must be enrolled full time in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted. 
The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field. 

UNCF GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 20183/29/2019Unlisted

​African American Scholarship/Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship
Students are matched to the UNCF General Application based on the following minimum criteria:
1. Be enrolled full-time at a UNCF Member College or University (HBCU);
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
3. Have a demonstrated financial need as verified by the financial aid office;
4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
5. Complete the online application

Odenza Marketing Scholarship3/30/2019$500

​Marketing Scholarship
Between ages of 16 and 25​​ on March 30 2019

Citizen of US or Canada​​​​
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Must have completed at least one full year of postsecondary education at the time of application​​

Application
Essay

*Deadline is projected, may not be exact

Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship3/31/2019Up to $2,000

​Air Force Dependent​
Application

Applicants must have been an AFSA Auxiliary member for at least one year at the time application is submitted and must continue as a member for two additional years after award is presented.
Must be 19 years of age or older.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate a financial need for assistance.
Applicant must be accepted to an accredited institution.
At the conclusion of the course, class or program, the applicant must receive a certificate, diploma or degree.
The applicant must show that s/he is acquiring or enhancing marketable skills that will increase his or her economic security

*Note: the deadline for this scholarship is March 31st, annually

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: Arnstein New Student Minority Student Scholarship3/31/2019Various

Minority Scholarship
Osteopathic Medical Student
To be eligible, an applicant must be an underrepresented minority student (African American, Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian; mainland Puerto Rican or Hispanic American) 
Application
750 word Essay
University/Major restrictions apply​

*deadline is projected, may not be exact

Arizona Funeral, Cemetery & Cremation Association: William Aaron Scholarship Program3/31/2019$1,000

​DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Applicant must be a full time student enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program at Chandler Gilbert Community College
Applicant must be a resident of the state of Arizona​​​
"B" average GPA​​

Cover letter
Essay (1,000 - 2,500 words) ​
Faculty recommendation letter and verification of enrollment

Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors3/31/2019$10,000

​Cancer Survivor Scholarship

Be cancer survivors*, age 25 and under
Be high school seniors, graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Letter of Recommendation
Transcript

*Note: Deadline is projected; may not be exact

Casey Family Scholarship3/31/2019$2,500-$5,000, may be renewable up to 5 years

​Foster Care/Adoption Scholarship
Undergraduate Scholarship, 25 and under
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Applicants must:
Have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted
Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from Foster Care to Success
Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.  U.S. citizenship is not required.
Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school

Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship Programs-- Maricopa Community College Applicants3/31/2019$500 to $1000, renewable

​For Maricopa Community College applicants
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship
Arizona/Local Scholarship
Must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA 
Must be admitted to a Maricopa Community College and have an ID number
Must be enrolled in an associate's degree or bachelor's degree transfer program
Must have completed less than 64 credits​​

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Provide a copy of the most recent unofficial grade transcript. Typed personal statement 
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Community Service requirement​​

*Note: scholarship opens in February, deadline is projected

Folds of Honor Children's Fund Scholarship3/31/2019Up to $5,000 for unmet financial need

​Dependents of service-members (Kindergarten -12th grade)
The Children's Fund Scholarship program is for dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten - 12. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited homeschool curriculum, required books and required school uniforms. 
Service member must have a 90% or higher combined, service connected evaluation from the VA for the dependent to be eligible to apply. 

Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship3/31/2019Up to $5,000 unmet financial need

Spouses and children of U.S. service-men scholarship
Undergraduate Scholarship
2.0 GPA minimum
The Higher Education scholarship is for spouses and children of military service-member who are currently attending or recently accepted into an approved/accredited 2-year or 4-year degree program at an institution of higher education or an approved/accredited vocational/certificate program. (Scholarships are awarded for first time degree seeking applicants. If applicant already has a bachelors degree or is seeking a Masters or Doctorate degree, they are uneligible at this time.)
Dependent(s) of the service-member must be 24 tears of age or younger and unmarried.
Spouse of service-member has no age requirements/limitations, but cannot be re-married using former spouse's military service documents.

Service-member (of any branch; active duty or reserves) must be one of the following:
KIA, killed in the line of duty, or suffered the loss of a limb; died of any cause while on active duty or after being classified as having a service-connected disability; or who has a 10% or higher combined service-connected evaluation, rated by the Veteran's Administration. If applicant's service-member is currently active duty, they can be eleigible to apply for a scholarship if the service-member has a Purple Heart or loss of limb, and provides current orders. 

Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship3/31/2019Up to $2,500
HS senior scholarship
US Citizen or permanent resident of US
GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
High school senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities
Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000
LNESC LULAC National Scholarship Fund *Hispanic Scholarship3/31/2019Up to $2,000

Hispanic Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Applicants must be US Citizen, legal resident, or granted DACA
Undergraduate and Graduate students​​
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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​​​​


Note: Projected deadline; may not be exact.


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