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College De​pot Private Scholarship List 
This Scholarship List for the 2019-2020 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.
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Coca Cola Scholars Foundation10/31/2019Up to $20,000
U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Hatian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees are eligible.  
  • HS Senior​​, anticipating completion of HS diploma  ​​
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution​​ ​​
  • Achievement based scholarship​​ 
  • 3.00+ GPA at the end of their junior year​​ 
  • Transcript Community Service 
Note: Scholarship opens in August, deadline is projected and may not be exact
Helen Jean Simpson Scholarship3/16/2020$5,000
Scholarship for "​Refugee," "Asylum Granted," or "Victim of human trafficking" students
Local Scholarship/Arizona resident scholarship
  • Graduating high school senior or current college student 
  • Entered the United States in Refugee status as holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” or “Victim of human trafficking." 
  • 3.0 GPA in high school or completed college level work. 
  • Arizona resident for tuition purposes at public colleges. 
  • Intent to enroll full-time at a 4-year university in the US. 
  • Financial need as indicated on the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA. 
Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact
Casey Family Scholarship3/31/2020$2,500-$5,000
Foster Care/Adoption Scholarship 
Undergraduate Scholarship, 25 and under  
  • 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
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund3/31/2020Up to $10,000
​DACA/DREAM-er Eligible​
Social Justice Scholarship
  • The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. 
  • These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement
  •  Application 
  • Transcripts 
  • 2 Letters of recommendation 
  • Financial Statement (FAFSA)​
LNESC LULAC National Scholarship Fund *Hispanic Scholarship3/31/2020Up to $2,000
Hispanic Scholarship​
DACA Eligible 
Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Applicants must be US Citizen, legal resident, or granted DACA 
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students​​ ​​ 
  • 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.
Orphan Foundation of America/Casey Family Scholarship3/31/2020up to $5,000
​​Orphan/Foster Care Youth Scholarship 
DACA/DREAMer Eligible 
  • U.S. citizenship is not required 
  • Renewable up to 5 years 
  • Applicant 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 orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted; and must 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 
  • Must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States 
  • Must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school 
*Note: scholarship opens January 1, 2020
Princeton Ten-Minute Play Contest3/31/2020Up to $500
11th graders
  • All 11th grade high school students in the U.S. eligible to apply  
  • 1 play submission (10 page maximum)​
*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact
Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children4/1/2020Up to $250
​Migrant Youth​ ​DACA/DREAMer Eligible 
  • Enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling 
  • Application: A letter of recommendation from a school, community or educational agency representative with a personal knowledge of the applicant's character, educational commitment, and financial need; applicant’s personal essay telling about his/her background, career and personal goals, and indicating why he/she should receive this assistance; proof that the student has been admitted to the school chosen; a copy of the applicant’s current or most recent Migrant Education Program Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
Great Minds in STEM scholarship4/1/2020$500 - $10,000
Restricted to Hispanic students and/or students who significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community
DACA/DREAMer eligible
  • Restricted to students majoring in a STEM field Must attend a university, a four-year college, or a two-year college and study full-time 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Application Current Resume 
  • 700-word Essay 
  • Peer Recommendation Letter 
  • Faculty Recommendation Letter 
  • Official Transcript Community Service Photo​​ 
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact
Great Minds in STEM Scholars Program4/1/2020Up to $10,000
​Hispanic Scholarship​

  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community 
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories. 
  • STEM career interest 
  • Application 3.0 GPA
*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact
Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)4/1/2020Up to $2,500
​Women's Scholarship​ 
DACA/DREAMer Eligible 
  • HS senior, undergraduate student​, or graduate student Must be a computer science, information systems, business information management or other IT-related major 
  • Must plan to or attend college/university in the U.S.  
  • Application 
  • Essay ​
  • Minimum 
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • Transcript​ 
 *Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact
Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award4/1/2020Up to $4,000
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
​Women's Public Affairs Scholarship​​ ​​
  • Age 16-19 by April 1 of each year
  • Experience​​ in local government, student government, or workforce leadership​​ (paid or unpaid)​
  • Active committment to volunteer service Volunteer leadership​​​​​​ Contact: Zonta Phoenix Club: for more information
Aliento Get There Scholarship4/1/2020$2,500 (renewable)
DACA/DREAMer Specific Scholarship
  • Not currently enrolled in college
  • Have DACA or be an undocumented student
  • Arrived in the US prior to 16th birthday
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - General 4/5/2020$500-$5,000
​​​Hispanic Heritage Scholarship 
DACA Eligible 
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non Citizen (As defined by FAFSA) 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students 
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)  
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)  
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted 
  • Emphasis on STEM majors​​ 
Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact
The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassador Program4/12/2020$2,000 stipend and travel expenses to Washington D.C. Program
Latino/Hispanic Scholarship/Internship Program
DACA Eligible ​ 
  • Open to high school seniors graduating in 2020 
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or DACA student with proof of DACA Status with a valid SSN and/ or valid woork permit at the time of application 
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale 
  • English Fluency 
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university (2 or 4 year institution) with enrollment verification for fall of 2020
  • Commit to participate in the one-week training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution and complete a four-week paid summer internship.
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact
Educational Advancement Foundation INC. Alpha Kappa Alpha Graduate Scholarship4/15/2020Unlisted
​DACA/DREAMER Eligible/No Citizenship Requirement
Graduate Student Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must: 
    • Be a full-time graduate student
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average) for Merit scholarship
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (C+) for Financial Assistance
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.
    • Resume Documentation of Project/Research, scholarly pursuit, etc.
2020 Student-View Scholarship4/22/2020$500 - $4,000
​High School Seniors
DACA/DREAMer-Eligible/No Citizenship Requirement
Survey/Random Drawing
  • Open to all high school seniors, regardless of financial need or academic achievement 
  • Complete a 15-25 survey about local colleges
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact
The Friendly House Scholarship4/24/2020$2,000
  • Live in Arizona at time of application
  • First-generation student
  • Must be Mexican descent 
  • Demonstrate financial need and leadership ability 
  • Provide two letters of reccomendations from either a faculty, advisor, or community leader ​
Microsoft Diversity Conference Scholarship5/5/2020Paid Registration to a Diversity Conference + Travel, Hotel, and Meal Stipend
Minority Scholarship 
Women's Scholarship  
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field 
  • You must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted.
*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact. Check website in January 2020
Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship5/15/2020$2,500-$5,000, renewable
Local/Arizona Scholarship
Graduating Senior
  • Apply through AZ Community Foundation
  • Graduating senior from an accredited high school in Maricopa County planning to begin full time college studies within four months of high school completion. 
  • Admitted to an accredited university or community college for full time undergraduate study. 
  • Financial need as indicated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid report ( 
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average in high school. 
  • Minimum college admission test score of 28 on the ACT or 1250 (Math + Reading/Writing) on the SAT. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of high motivation, determination to succeed and potential leadership. 
  • Award Details: Awards of $2,500 per academic year for students attending a community college for up to four semesters. Awards of $5,000 per academic year for students attending an accredited university for up to eight semesters. The Harrington scholarship may be renewed for up to 8 semesters total, with a maximum of 4 semesters at a community college (see Award Details).
*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact
The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship at AIDS United (Spring Fellowship)5/15/2020Fellowship with Living Stipend
DACA Eligible 
Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowship 
  • Must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks in Washington D.C. 
  • Eligibility: 
    • Candidates should have strong research, writing and organizational skills and willingness to work in a professional environment Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. 
    • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application.  
    • All people including people of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.   
*Note: applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Modern Crowd Scholarship Opportunity5/30/2020$250-$1,000

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible Art/Design Scholarship/Contest 

  • For any graduating seniors looking to enroll in an arts program, as well as any students currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an arts program at a college, trade school or university in the United States of America. 
  • You create your ORIGINAL masterpiece with your own artistic flavor and submit it along with a video or slide show of the piece in production to us for judging.

*Note: Deadline is rolling
John D. Graham Scholarship5/31/2020First place $3,000; two runners-up $1,000 each
DACA eligible 
  • You must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations, and entering your senior year of undergraduate studies in fall after the application deadline to apply for this scholarship. 
  • Judges will be looking for the following qualities: 
    • Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies. Demonstrated leadership. Practical experience in internships, other work/service. Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statements in the application form. Writing skills demonstrated throughout the application form.
*Deadline is projected, may not be exact
Undocupoets Fellowship6/1/2020$500
DACA/DREAMer Scholarship
Poetry Scholarship/Fellowship
  • This fellowship is intended for any writers who are currently undocumented or who were formerly undocumented in the United States. 
  • There is no application fee. 
  • Please submit up to 10 pages of poetry, with no more than one poem per page, per individual. In addition, please include a cover letter with a bio and brief description of your current work or manuscript-in-progress. 
  • At least one of the two fellowships awarded will be given to LGBTQ undocumented poets, per an agreement with Sibling Rivalry Press. Please indicate on your bio if you identify as LGBTQ. 
*Note: deadline is projected
The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest7/31/2020Up to $1,500
​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
  • Must be a full time undergraduate student at an American College or University Essay in the U.S. 
  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. 
  • Essay about Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln Forum Student Scholarships program7/31/2020Non-monetary Award- see description
DACA/DREAMer 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 2020.
  • Scholarships will cover cost of registration, travel, and hotel accomodation for each student and a parent. 
Monica's Healthcare Scholarship of Academic Excellence8/30/2020$2,500
​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
  • Open to students enrolled in a graduate program, an undergraduate program, or high school seniors who have a valid acceptance letter to attend an accredited university or college.
  • This scholarship program is open to eligible applicants worldwide​.​​ ​​
  • Submit an essay (word count between 2000 and 2500 words) ​​​​​
  • More details on website

*Note:Deadline is projected, may not be exact

From Failure to Promise Scholarship7/31/2021$10,000


  • Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.
  • Contestants must be high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate-level college students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact - website says scholarship will reopen in September 2020