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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
R&D Systems Scholarship (Science majors)7/20/2018$1,500

​DACA Eligible
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (Baccalaureate, Graduate, Associate Degree or Diploma) with a declared major in a science related field​​​​​
Scholarship application
Transcript of all college/post-secondary coursework (if high school student, submit h.s. transcript)
Written statement: 140 character statement on what you believe is the biggest hurdle for people working in your specific field of interest and why
500 word or less on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest.

Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Scholarship Program7/31/2018Up 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​​

​Note: Applications are accepted from February 15th ​​​​- July 31st

City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship7/31/2018$1000

​Real Estate Career Interest Scholarship
HOA management or Real Estate interest
Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018 - open to HS seniors and undergraduate students
Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Official Transcript
Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application
Demonstrate both merit and need for the scholarship

Dolan Law Firm Justice Empowerment Scholarship7/31/2018$2,500
​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Video Submission
Students attending an accredited U.S. college (including community college) or university are eligible for the scholarship. High School seniors are not eligible.
Applicants must create a 4 to 6 minute video on the topic of justice.
Upload video on YouTube
Description of video
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship7/31/2018$1,000

 Eligibility
9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
Legal resident of the U.S.
Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Selection & Award
Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. ​

Lincoln Forum Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest7/31/2018Up to $1,500

DACA/DREAMer Eligible
The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2018 semester. The July 31 deadline is designed to give these students time to finish their essays, if need be, after final exams.
You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the eligibility period.
Essay - 1,500 - 5,000 words

Out of the Box Thinking Scholarship 7/31/2018Up to $1,500

DACA/DREAMER Eligible
Applicants must be current students at an accredited university, community college, certificate program, graduate school, or equivalent institute within the United States.
High school students enrolling for fall 2018 are also eligible.
Winners will be asked to submit verification of their student status (transcript, letter of acceptance, course list with your name, or equivalent).
400 word essay on a marketing strategy and description for a pet product.

Redfin Scholarship7/31/2018$2,500
  • Legal U.S. resident

  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

  • GPA 3.0 or above

Essay, maximum 800 words on featured prompt.

The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year.

State Farm Insurance Veterans Scholarship (Rio Salado and Glendale Community Colleges)7/31/2018$2,500

​Veteran Status
Completing Insurance Studies at Rio Salado or Glendale Community College

The College Television Awards 7/31/2018Unlisted

​Individuals credited in submission must have been attending college at time of video production
Faculty verification required​​
Video Submission- must have been produced between January 1st, 2017 and ​​July 31, 2018.
Application​

The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest7/31/2018Up to $1500

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible

Must be a full time undergraduate student at an American College or University

Essay - Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. 

Topic for 2018:  Frederick Douglass, Stephen Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln
2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It will also be the bicentennial of the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.  Although Lincoln had major policy disagreements with both of these men,  they also greatly influenced his political philosophy. What is the historical impact of Lincoln's relationships with Stephen Douglas and Frederick Douglass?
The Lincoln Forum Student Scholarships program7/31/2018Non-monetary Award- see description

DACA Eligible
Current Elementary and High School Students Scholarship
Essay
Letter of recommendation from teacher
Citizenship NOT required
Up to three students from across the country will be selected to attend the annual meeting of the Lincoln Forum, to be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 2017. Scholarships will cover cost of registration, travel, and hotel accomodation for each student and a parent. 

Turbo Tenant Housing Scholarship7/31/2018$1,000
​Must be an undergraduate student living off-campus
Must have an independent landlord (no property management company, real estate agencies, etc.)
Must be enrolled at an accredited institution
Short essay
Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship for Low-Income Women and Children8/1/2018Up to $5,000

Women's Scholarship
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age

  • Must be a mother, with minor children
  • Must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree
  • Must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the time of application
  • ​Must be a low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)

Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship8/1/2018$1,000

Study Abroad Scholarship
600-800 word essay in PDF format on what inspires you to travel and what you stand to gain from your study abroad experience.
Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university
In your essay, please include your name, email address, and university you are currently enrolled in. 

United States Bowling Congress Scholarships8/1/2018Up to $6000

Bowlers
Nomination,
Essay,
Resume
3.0+ GPA

CoffeeForLess.com "Hit the Books" Scholarship8/25/2018Up to $500

DACA/DREAMer Eligible
No citizenship status requirements
18-25 years old

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

*Note: additional deadline may be January 31st, 2019

2018 Clean GIF Schoalrship8/31/2018$2,000
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
The applicant must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, at some point during the submission entry dates. Submissions from international students are welcome.

This graphic design-centric scholarship challenges you to create a lightly animated GIF that shows us a fast way to get your space cleaned. When you are short on time, what is something unique or clever that makes your place feel or look clean quickly. Your GIF should be designed for posting on social media and can be as many frames as you like, just keep it short and sweet. We will give extra attention to clever submissions with a real sense of humor or brilliant cleaning hack. The most important criterion, though, is fantastic graphic design. The meme should be easy to read and visually appealing- something worth sharing!

Post your meme to social media

American Fire Sprinkler Association: Second Chance Scholarship Contest8/31/2018Up to $1,000
​Essay
Quiz
Open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA 

Applicants must have either a High School Diploma or GED
Winner selection is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic area.​​​

K9 Carts 2018 Annual Scholarship8/31/2018$1,000

​Veterinary Science or Related Field
Senior in HS, Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postgraduate students eligible
2.5 minimum GPA
Open to current and prospective students studying veterinary medicine or a related field with a 2.50 minimum GPA
Applicants may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student to be eligible
Essay Submission

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​Various Scholarship Opportunities

Other Scholarship Websites

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