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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 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
Horatio Alger Association State Scholarships10/25/2018Up to $10,000

​U.S. Citizen status
Critical Financial Need
Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation;
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required);
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities;
Display integrity and perseverence in overcoming adversity;
Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0

Horatio Alger National Scholarship10/25/2018Up to $25,000

U.S. Citizen status
Critical Financial Need
Awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 
Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.
Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the U.S.; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the U.S. no later than the fall following graduation;
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required);
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities;
Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;
Maintain a minimum G.P.A of 2.0

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program10/25/2018up to $40,000 per year

​Transfer/Community College Student Scholarship
Current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2018
Plan to enroll full time in a baccalarueate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018. 
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better.
For students who have not previously enrolled in a 4-year college or university 

Official Transcripts
Resume/CV
Short and Long Answer Questions/Essays​
Financial Form- Federal Tax Information

*Note: application should be open in late August, deadline may not be exact.

Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes- U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 10/26/2018$20,000
Application
Complete 8 online modules/tutorials
​Scholarship program is available to college-bound high school seniors or current undergraduate college students enrolled by September 1, 2018  at an eligible two- or four-year college or university. 
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation10/31/2018Up 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

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship10/31/2018$500

Minimum age of fourteen years (to date) or older.
Currently attending an accredited U.S. program: i.e. high school, college or university.
3.0+ GPA and considered in good standing at current institution
Must follow or 'like' the MyProjectorLamps FaceBook page​​

Essay: essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention. 

*Note: Biannual scholarship

Patriot’s Pen Program10/31/2018Up to $5,000

​6-8th Grade Essay Contest
Must be enrolled in public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
300-400 Word Essay​

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program10/31/2018Up to $30,000 per year

Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering​ Scholarship​​​​
High School Seniors
Minority student preference​​
Application
Resume
Letter of Recommendation​​
Essay
Official Transcript​ with GPA and class rank (if applicable)
Photocopy of official SAT/ACT scores
Minimum SAT=​1600 or ACT=25
3.0+ GPA,
Demonstrated Leadership skills
Obtain 3.0/4.0 after ​​freshman year​
Note: Applications accepted between September 1st and October 31st of each year​​

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship10/31/2018$1,000

​DACA Eligible
14 years or older​
High School, Undergraduate or graduate students
Accepted to or enrolled in a high school, college or university in the United States
Essay encourging others not to smoke (1,000 - 1,500 words)​​\

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition10/31/2018Up to $30,000
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
HS Student grades 9-12​ enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories 
Oral Essay of Specified Topic
Entry Form
"Business Plan" Scholarship for Students with Disabilities11/1/2018$1,000

Students with a documented Disability
Must be enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School
Essay


*Note: also offered spring semester with April 1 deadline

American Dental Education Association: Crest Oral-B Scholarship11/1/2018Up to $5,500

Dental Student Scholarship
Personal Statement,
Letters of Recommendation,
2 letters of nomination from faculty member​
HS Transcript

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

American Indian Services Scholarship (for Spring Term)11/1/2018Grant funds - Varies

Native American Scholarship/Grant
​at least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe with Certificate of Native American Heritage)
​Must be enrolled as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school
Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.
Full-time or part-time status - excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits). 
Completed and approved for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Application
Minimum GPA of 2.25

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Workers (November Deadline) 11/1/2018Up to $2,500

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Must be at least 16 years old
Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their artistic talents (visual, performing, media, literary and crafts)
History of movement/work in Agriculture

*Additional Scholarship deadline is June 1st, annually

Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship11/1/2018$1,000

DACA Eligible
High school seniors and current community college, university, and trade school students who will be attending any post secondary school in the summer or fall 2018 semesters are eligible to apply.
Essay

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship (Fall)11/1/2018$1,000

No citizenship status required/DACA-eligible/in-eligible
The scholarship is open to students with at least one year of college. They must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply. A scholarship award of $1,000 (each) is awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing.
Deadlines are March 1 and November 1 annually 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans11/1/2018Up to $20,000 a year

DACA Eligible
Fellowship Program Intended for United States Immigrants and Children of Immigrants
.
Graduate Degree Fellowship - must have Bachelor's degree as of Fall 2019 - be at least a senior in college
Open to all fields of study within fully accredited graduate programs
Eligible applicants must be 30 years of age or younger as of November 1st, 2018. 

Both of applicant's birth parents must have been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.

One of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2018 application deadline:

- Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
- Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
- Green Card: You are in posession of a valid green card
- Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. 
- DACA status: You have been granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active. 

Academic Standing
Eligible applicants will be pursuing full time graduate degrees at US institutions as of Fall 2019. 
Eligible applicants will have a bachelor's degree as of the fall of 2018, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline, and be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2019-2020 academic year.
Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2018 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible. 

Ineligible programs: Online programs, executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs the are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited. 

Resume
Official Transcripts
3-5 Recommendation Letters
2 Essays
Standardized Test Scores (If they were required for admission into your graduate program)

See website for more information

Ron Brown Scholar Program (early applicant deadline)11/1/2018$40,000 over four years ($10,000 each year)

Black/African American Scholarship
Early deadline is November 1, 2018, final deadline is January 9, 2018
HS Senior
Demonstrate Financial Need
U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident 
Must participate in Community Service Activities
Must excel academically

*Note: official scholarship deadline not yet posted, may not be exact

WOMEN'S WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT / CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP11/1/2018$5,000

​Women's Scholarship
Majoring in wildlife management/conservation.
Full-time College Juniors or Seniors
3.0 GPA minimum

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards11/7/2018Up to $5,000

Students 5th - 12th grades
U.S. Citizen/legal resident​​
Application​,
Minimum 12 months​ volunteer/community service
Minimum 26 hours for age 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students​​​
Principal's endorsement 

Note: projected deadline, may not be exact

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1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: college.depot@phoenix.gov