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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 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​. These scholarship suggestions may or may not be included on our website. Thank you!​

Create Real Impact Contest3/22/2018Up to $5,000

​Creative Entry
Submitted work of: Video, Creative Writing, Music or Artwork
Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia  between the ages of 14 and 22.

Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). 

Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Scholarship3/23/2018Up to $3,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
Southern Arizona Student Scholarship
Must be a graduating high school senior in 2018 or have graduated from a high school in Cochise, Pima, or Sanat Cruz Counties or Graham, Greenlee, Pima or Yuma Counties that lie south of the Gila River.
Must be planning to or currently attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or vocational school,
Must plan to or currently attend college full-time,
2.5+ GPA.​
Undergraduate​ students eligible to apply.​

National Foster Parent Association Scholarship3/23/2018$500

​Foster/Adopted Youth Scholarship
Must be a high school-level student who is graduating or getting their GED in 2018
The foster/adopt/birth parents must be or join as a member of the NFPA

Note: Application opens on January 26, 2018

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program3/23/2018All Expenses Paid Trip and Seminar

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
You must currently be a junior in high school.
You must live in the United States.
You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
You must have an interest in journalism.
The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. ​

Your official high school transcript
Proof of meeting income requirements
A recommendation letter from a teacher
A high school profile from your guidance or college counselor. Or a provided form filled out to the best of their ability.
Clips from your high school newspaper or other publication (if you have them)​

Mesothelioma Help Organization: Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Scholarship3/25/2018up to $2,500

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

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition3/25/2018$100

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Students in 7th-12th grades

Haiku Submission
must be mailed (not electronic)​
up to 3 submissions per person

Diane H. Thomas Scholarship for Phoenix College Alumni3/28/2018$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 2018
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 2018
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 Scholarship3/30/2018$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

Odenza Marketing Scholarship3/30/2018$500

​Marketing Scholarship
Between ages of 16 and 25​​ on March 30 2018 ​​
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​​


KAITY'S WAY Scholarship3/31/2018$1,000
​Local Scholarship - Maricopa Communtiy Colleges
Available to: High School seniors or recent High School graduates (within last 2 years) at the time of application.
Minimum G.P.A.: 3.0
Volunteer Hours: A minimum of 20 hours within the last year.
The Kaity's Way Scholarship is available to students who plan to enroll at a Maricopa County Community College District campus sometime between August 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018, and major in any of the following public service fields:

Education & Teaching Criminal Justice Community Health Worker
Behavioral Health Social Work Volunteer Coordination
Nonprofit Management Fire Fighter/EMT/Paramedic

Submit two 400-600 word essays
2 letters of recommendation
ACF Chefs Association of AZ Scholarship3/31/2018$2,500

​​​​​Chef/Culinary Student
​Future postsecondary students-- deadline is March 31
For current postsecondary students-- deadlines are May 1 and September 1​​​​

American Academy of Chefs: College Scholarship3/31/2018Various

​Chef/Culinary Arts
Deadlines vary, check specifics

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: Arnstein New Student Minority Student Scholarship3/31/2018Various

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) 
750 word Essay
University/Major restrictions apply​

American Federation of Teachers: Porter Scholars Program3/31/2018Up to $8,000
​The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program for high school students is open to graduating high school seniors.
Applicants must have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an AFT member.


Arizona Community Foundation- Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship3/31/2018$5,000

​Hispanic Heritage Scholarship
Business major (junior or senior year)
Local Scholarship (for students attending an Arizona college or University) 

Undergraduate with a declared major in a business college at a North Central Association Accredited college or university in Arizona with an intent to pursue a career in business. You can see the list of accredited schools here:
Minimum GPA 3.0 in previously completed college studies.
One parent must be of Hispanic heritage.
Will be starting junior or senior year of undergraduate studies.
Must be accepted into and enrolled in a Bachelor degree business program.
Must enroll full-time.

The awarded student must meet all of the above criteria, and in addition, preference will be given to the student who also:
1) is a dependent of or employee of a company that is a member or the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 
2) has an ADA recognized physical disability. ​

Arizona Funeral, Cemetery & Cremation Association: William Aaron Scholarship Program3/31/2018$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

Calcot-Seitz Foundation Scholarship3/31/2018$1,000 - $3,000

​Agriculture-related field of study scholarship
Must be from a cotton-growing area in Arizona, California, New Mexico, or Texas​
Must be enrolled full-time, majoring in agriculture
3.0 GPA minimum

Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship Programs-- Maricopa Community College Applicants3/31/2018$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​​

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

Cobell Scholarship3/31/2018Varies

​Native American/American Indian Scholarship

Both Merit-based and Need-based

Enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, 

Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally or industry accredited institution full-time

Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund3/31/2018Up to $10,000

DACA/DREAM-er Eligible

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

2 Letters of recommendation
Financial Statement (FAFSA)​

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