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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 2018-2019 scholarship guide and dire​ctory created by Glendale Union High School District​, and this handout with other helpful websites for finding scholarships. ​​

  
  
  
Requirements
Novus Biologicals Scholarship12/13/2018$1,500

DACA Eligible
Science Scholarship
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (Baccalaureate, Graduate, Associate Degree or Diploma) with a declared major in a science related field​​
Transcript​​
Written Statement​​
Application

*Note: scholarship is offered twice yearly

Annual CGTrader Scholarship12/14/2018$500-$2000

​Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”

Essay length is 500-1000 words

Minimum 2.5 GPA

High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student

Full-time enrolled in academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Arizona Highways Adventures in Nature Student Photography Contest 12/15/2018up to $5,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
Daca Eligible
Must be an amateur, student photographer between the ages of 13-18, with parents' permission, to apply.

AXA Achievements Community Scholarship Program12/15/2018Up to $25,000

H.S. Senior scholarship
Must be a high school senior planning to enroll full-time in an accreditted 2-year or 4-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2018-2019 academic year,
Must be U.S. citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington D.C. or Puerto Rico,
Must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding schievement in school, community or work-related activities.​
Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact. Scholarship should open in September 2018

Burger King Scholars- James McLamore Whopper Scholarship12/15/2018Up to $50,000
Citizens of the United States or Canada
Students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

Students who are applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Students with a 3.3 grade point average (GPA) 

Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220

Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and

Students who demonstrate substantial work experience

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes12/15/2018$20,000

Must be a current high school senior entering a 4-year accredited U.S. college or university in the Fall of 2019
3.0+GPA (maintained from 9th grade to first semester of 12th grade)
Must currently be members in good standing of a sports team at their school or are in an after-school sports program
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
​​
*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

HotelsCheap.org Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans12/15/2018$1,000

Technology Scholarship
Military Scholarship
Must be a legal resident of the United States
Must have US military service, or be the spouse/partner or child of someone who has served
16+years
If you are under 18 years of age, you must  have the consent of a parent/legal guardian to participate.
Must be enrolled in an accredited post-​​secondary academic institution (college/university) ​in the United States​, with acceptance to an undergraduate or graduate degree program related to technology.
Must exhibit financial need
Exhibit interest in a career related to technology, communicated through a 500-word or less essay submitted by the applicant.

Mas Family Scholarship (Cuban American Scholarship) 12/15/2018$8,000 -$32,000 (over 4 years of college)

​Cuban Heritage Scholarship ​
Restricted to students studying engineering, international relations, business, economics, communications, and journalism

Must attend a university, a four-year college, or a two-year ​college
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Application
Essay
Financial Need Analysis
References
Test scores
Transcript

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact*

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program12/15/2018$500

Design Tutorial Scholarship
Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. You must either own copyright to the images, or have written permission to use the images included in your essay. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

Note: This scholarship is offered bi-annually on June 15th and December 15th

Scholarship America Dream Award12/15/2018$5,000 - $15,000

​DACA Eligible
Undergraduate/two-year or 4-year college/university or vocational technical school
To apply for the Dream Award, students must:
Have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school;
Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the current academic year (May 2019);
Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore-year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year;
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards12/15/2018% of $250,000

DACA/DREAMer- Eligible
Art/Writing Contest

Public, private, parochial, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the Awards.​
Art portfolio/writing submission

Note: projected deadline; the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 13, 2018

Study Pug Scholarship12/15/2018$1,000

​No Citizenship Status specified
Current student in high school or college​ within the U.S. or Canada
Application and essay (minimum 1000 words)
Essay Topic: Math has been with us since the beginning of human civilization. Throughout history, we have used math in innovative ways that benefited our civilization. Whether this brought about a paradigm shift from an original way of thinking, the discovery or invention of something new, saved lives or opened doors for new possibilities.
In no less than 1000 words, write an essay discussing how a particular topic or branch of math, or a historic event related to math, helped propel humanity forward in a significant way.

United Agribusiness & United Agricultural Scholarship Program12/17/2018% of $75,000

​Any Major
Must be presently residing in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico
Affiliation with UnitedAg
Student must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year

Application
Essay
Resume
3 Letters of Recommendation
Transcipts
2.5 GPA
Photo

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

2018 BLUEPAY STEM SCHOLARSHIP12/20/2018$250 - $1,000
To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university.

Essay for 1 of these 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?


BluePay STEM Scholarship12/20/2018$250 - $1,000

​STEM scholarship
No citizenship requirements specified - DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Undergraduate or Graduate students
Attend an accredited college or university


Write an essay in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words. Choose between these topics: 

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?
Hooked to Books Annual Scholarship12/20/2018$500-$1000

DACA Eligible​

500-2000 words on, "How did a book change your life?"

​Enrollment in a 2-4 year college

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Hooked to Books Scholarship12/20/2018$1,000

​DACA/Dreamer Eligible
For students 15+
Available to students worldwide

Essay topic- "How did a book change your life?"
500+ words​​

Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest12/20/2018Up to $50

​Arizona Writing Contest
The creative writing contest is open to Arizona students in grades 7 through 12. Entries are judged in three age categories: 7th/8th grade; 9th/10th grade; and 11th/12th grade. 

Teachers recommend student essays
Essay on specified Arizona topic

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact; The application will open in October 2018

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship12/20/2018$1,000 for Study Abroad + Travel Backpack

​Study Abroad Scholarship for students doing study abroad in Spring 2019
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

Note: Additional deadline is May 20th, 2019 for students doing study abroad in Fall 2019.

It Should Be FAIR! Fearless Asians for Immigration Reform DACA Application Scholarship12/21/2018$465

​DACA-Specific Scholarship
Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarship

Applicant's country of origin is located in Asia or in the Pacific Islands, and ethnically identifies as Asian or Pacific Islander
Is eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as outlined by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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Other Scholarship Websites

Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: college.depot@phoenix.gov