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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​!​

Most scholarships require a personal statement or essay.
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​​​ 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 2016-2017 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
B. Davis Scholarship5/22/2017$1,000

DACA Eligible
This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution, with no applicable age restriction. 
Essay

​Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest 5/26/2017$5,000

​Latino/Hispanic Scholarship
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship
Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
Must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled at a four-year HACU-member institution within the United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico
Open to all majors
Latino descent
800 word essay topic: Describe how your Latino heritage, family, and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to the community.

Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship Program - HACU 5/26/2017$1,000

​Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship 
Full-time undergaduate or graduate student
U.S. Citizen
Must be attending a four-year HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) - member institution within the United States, or Puerto Rico
Open to all majors
Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.0
Firt generation college students strongly encouraged to apply

Cameron Impact Scholarship5/26/2017Full Ride (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum)

3.7+ GPA
Be a citizen of the United States of America; 
Be a current late HS Junior or early HS Senior (graduating class of 2018), planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
Demonstrate active participation in community service 
Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations.

Online application
Required letters of recommendation
Transcript

Early Application Deadline is May 26, 2017. Regular Application Deadline is September 15, 2017. 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities5/26/2017Varies

Hispanic Scholarships
Multiple scholarships available-- see website
Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA)
Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying
Attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarships are made.

John D. Graham Scholarship5/26/2017First 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.

Oracle Scholarship- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship5/26/2017$2,125

​Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship
Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics majors
Full-time undergraduate student
Must be attending a four-year HACU-memeber institution within the United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico
Open to Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics majors
Cumulative GPA: 3.0
U.S. Citizens

Out to Protect Scholarship5/26/2017Up to $1000

Identify as LGBT
Must be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program
Application
Letters or reccomendation

Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship5/26/2017$1,000

​Public relations, journalism, or related field scholarship
Junior or Senior in College​ during fall of 2016
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Must be attending a 4-year accredited institution
Application
Recommendation letter
Personal statement
Transcript
Resume
​​

Society of American Baseball Research 2017 Art Competition5/29/2017$250

16 and older art competition
2017 Call for Art: "Black Baseball History"
Entry Fee is $30

American Council for Polish Culture Skalny Scholarships5/30/2017Up to $4,000

Polish Studies​ 
Application
Coursework Restrictions

PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship for Human Resources5/30/2017$2,000

Business or Human Resources Related Major
Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an associate, bachelor's or graduate level program in business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted. 
300-500 word essay

5th Month Scholarship 5/31/2017$1500

13+ scholarship​
Resident of U.S. or District of Columbia
Currently enrolled or enroll by 2022​

​Short Written Response

Arizona Law Offices of Snow, Carpio & Weekley(SCW) Academic Scholarship5/31/2017$2,500

Arizona/Local Scholarship
Must be an Arizona Resident high school senior or recent graduate seeking a degree,
Minimum 3.0+ GPA.
Transcript
Applicant will be required to demonstrate merit and need for this scholarship
Video submission

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship5/31/2017$2,500

Women's Scholarship
Application
Essay
3.5 ​GPA
Minimum 2 years on HS golf team
Must be accepted and preparing to play golf on a collegiate team​
3 letters of recommendation​
Transcripts

Emily Woodward Scholarship5/31/2017$2,000

​18+ scholarship
Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution by the time the winnder of the annual scholarship is announced.
3.0 GPA minimum
Essay
Topic: What Does the Future Hold for Money?
Minimum 1000 words

Family Law Scholarship5/31/2017$1,000 one-time award

Family Law Scholarship/scholarship f​or students whose parents have gone through divorce 
U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
​​​Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Current undergad or HS Senior
Must be attending a 4-year college/university or 2-year community college for Fall 2017.
Submit current transcript

500-word minimum essay explaining your parents divorce and how it changed your everyday outlook, or why you are pursuing a career in family law
Optional recommendaion letter and/or resume submission

Law Offices of Michael Cordova: 2017-2018 Scholarship5/31/2017$1,000 ($500 for Fall and Spring Semesters)

Local Scholarship for Phoenix high school seniors
Must be a graduating senior from a Phoenix metropolitan high school in the Spring of 2017​,

3.0+ GPA, maintain at 3.0+ GPA in college
Must enroll at an AZ Community College or accredited 4-year university with a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall semester following graduation.

250 word essay
2 letters of recommendation

Navajo Generating Station Navajo Scholarship- SRP5/31/2017Unlisted

Navajo Scholarship
Application​
2 Letters of recommendation
​Essay​​
Current resume​​
3.0 GPA
Priority given to STEM and business majors​​​​​​​

Red Cross High School Leadership Program5/31/2017$5,000

​High School students 
Application​
3 blood donations, 1 of which must be between December 15th and January 15th
5 blood donor referals
Host blood drive​​
Complete 8 hours of community service for Red Cross​

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