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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 Private Scholarship List 
This Scholarship List for the 2018-2019 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. 

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
Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship *Arizona scholarship2/20/2019up to $2,500

Arizona Scholarship
Must be a HS senior attending school,
Must be living within 50 miles of a Simon Property (Arizona Mills in Tempe, Phoenix Premium Outlets in Chandler, and Tucson Premium Outlets in Tucson),
Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university or vocational/technical school in fall 2019, 
Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need,
Must be a legal U.S. resident.
Be 23 years of age or younger

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships2/20/2019Up to $10,000

Vegetarian Scholarship
Application
Essay​
Transcripts
3 Letters of Recommendation
DACA Eligible

Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest2/22/2019Up to $1,000

​Essay Contest
High School students
Topic: “What is the role and importance of the Fourth Estate in American society?”
$5 entry fee

Spirit of Giving Scholarship- United Blood Services Scholarship2/22/2019$1,000

Arizona Resident/Local Scholarship
Be a student in good standing at an Arizona high school and on target to graduate in May 2019
Maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA
Serve in a leadership role on their school's blood drive committee and host a minimum of two blood drives during the 2018-2019 academic year.​

Complete the online "Spirit of Giving" Scholarship Application
Essay questions
Transcript

Patient Advocate Foundation's Scholarship for Survivors2/23/2019$3,000 for up to 4 consecutive years

Life Threatening Disease Survivors
legal resident of the US under age 25​​
Pursuing ​Bachelor's degree
Manintain 3.0 overall GPA

Application
Essay
2 Letters of Recommendation
Official high school transcript
Written documentation from treating physician​​

American Atheists Scholarships2/26/2019Up to $1,000

Atheist Activist Scholarship
LGBT Atheist Scholarship also available
Open to high school seniors who will soon attend college, current undergraduate or graduate students

500-1000 Word Essay
Proof of Activism
2.5 GPA

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

Arizona Elk Society2/28/2019Up to $1,000

Arizona Residents​​​​​​​
Must be interested in wildlife biology
Members of Arizona Elk Society
Application
Essay
3 Letters of Recommendation
2.7+ GPA

*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship2/28/2019$2,000

Minority Scholarship
U.S. citizen or permanent resident or DACA recipient
Advertising, marketing, or public relations major/field of study
Undergraduate current freshman, sophomore, junior, or non-graduating seniors only

​Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2019
Application
*Minimum 3.0 GPA (If you do not meet this requirement, provide supplemental essay)

Luke Air Force Base Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship or High School Senior Scholarship2/28/2019$1,000

​Spouse or Dependent Graduating Senior High School Student of Luke Air Force Base Sponsor
Application
Essay
3.0 GPA​​​​
The scholarship must be used by the recipient at an accredited 2-4 year college or university during the fall semester of 2019 and/or spring semester of 2020.


*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge2/28/2019Up to $15,000
​Teen Driving Video Scholarship
9th-12th grade high school students at least 13 years of age
Work in a team (up to 3 people) or on your own to make a 30-60 second video that shows a solution to ending distracted driving among teens.
Students must have permission from parents
See website for further details
TheDream.US National Scholarship2/28/2019Tuition and Fees
DACA-Specific Scholarship

DACA or TPS eligible or have applied to recieve DACA or TPS approval
Must be eligible for in-state tuition at the Dream.US partner college you want to attend;
Must have significant unmet financial need. 

For students who have graduated or will graduate from high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year:
Must graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
You must be entering a bachelor's program as a Freshman for the 2019-2020 academic school year. 

For community college graduate transfers:
Must have graduated or will graduate from an accredited community college at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with a GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
You are not eligible if you are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, but intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program in the Fall of 2019-2020 academic year. 

Applicable to students who will attend ASU, Phoenix, Gateway, and South Mountain Community Colleges 

*Note: If you are DACA eligible but decide not to apply for DACA at this point in time, you can still apply for The Dream.US National Scholarship. See website for more info. 

All American Scholar Award Program3/1/2019$1,000

​Catholic Scholarship
For high school seniors who will be attending college or a trade school
Application
Essay on volunteer experience
Letter of Recommendation
​Transcript
Photo

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship3/1/2019Up to $2,500

Funeral Services Scholarship
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Application
Field of Study requirements

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarships3/1/2019Up to $2,500

Undergraduate Scholarship
Funeral Services
U.S. Citizen
Application

​Semi-Annual schoalrship- Due 3/1 and 9/1 of each year

American Chemical Society Scholars Program3/1/2019$5,000

Minority Chemistry Scholarship 
African American, Hispanic, or American Indian/Native American
high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology
​Interest in field of Chemistry
3.0 GPA minimum
Application
Transcripts
SAT/ACT
2 Letter of Recommendation
Student Aid Report

American Welding Society District Scholarship Program3/1/2019Based on Need

Welding Scholarship
Application
Personal Statement, Statement of U​nmet Financial Need
Letters of Recommendation
Transcript
Biography and Photo​
Must have high school diploma or posess a GED​​
Can apply at any time, aid not receivable until after deadline​

Amity Native American Scholarship3/1/2019$4,500

Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan Scholarship
HVAC scholarship

Must have been or are currently enrolled at Amity Tree Ranch
Documentation of Native Status Necessary
Enrollment at RSI

Note: No deadline listed, rolling basis​

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship3/1/2019$10,000

​All high school students, college and university students eligible to apply. Must be 14 years or older at time of entry.

Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. 

Desert Schools Community Service Scholarships3/1/2019Up to $10,000

Local Scholarship
Arizona in-state University Scholarship
Must be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2019,

Must have performed at least 50 hours of community service in 2018,
3.0+ GPA​​
Must plan to attend an Arizona in-state college or university,
Must be a current member or a relative of a current member of Desert Schools.​​

*Note: deadline is projected: may not be exact

Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship3/1/2019Varies

​African American Woman Scholarship 
U.S. Citizen
Must be aged 35 and older
Candidate is an Undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university
Candidate must possess a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale by February 1st.

Submit a 500 word essay on the topic: "Challenges to the Mature Student and How I Overcame Them"

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​Various Scholarship Opportunities

Other Scholarship Websites

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