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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​!​

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
Procter & Gamble General Scholarship8/20/2018Up to $5,000
​Undergraduate students and recent high school graduates (2018)
U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident

Majors: Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Design, Finance, Human Resources, Information Management Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology, Marketing, Marketing Research, Public Relations
3.0 Minimum GPA

CoffeeForLess.com "Hit the Books" Scholarship8/25/2018Up to $500

DACA/DREAMer Eligible
No citizenship status requirements
18-25 years old

Enrolled in an accredited college or university
Award to be used for educational books and materials
500 word essay 

*Note: additional deadline may be January 31st, 2019

2018 Clean GIF Schoalrship8/31/2018$2,000
DACA/DREAMer Eligible
The applicant must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, at some point during the submission entry dates. Submissions from international students are welcome.

This graphic design-centric scholarship challenges you to create a lightly animated GIF that shows us a fast way to get your space cleaned. When you are short on time, what is something unique or clever that makes your place feel or look clean quickly. Your GIF should be designed for posting on social media and can be as many frames as you like, just keep it short and sweet. We will give extra attention to clever submissions with a real sense of humor or brilliant cleaning hack. The most important criterion, though, is fantastic graphic design. The meme should be easy to read and visually appealing- something worth sharing!

Post your meme to social media

American Fire Sprinkler Association: Second Chance Scholarship Contest8/31/2018Up to $1,000
​Essay
Quiz
Open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA 

Applicants must have either a High School Diploma or GED
Winner selection is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic area.​​​

K9 Carts 2018 Annual Scholarship8/31/2018$1,000

​Veterinary Science or Related Field
Senior in HS, Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postgraduate students eligible
2.5 minimum GPA
Open to current and prospective students studying veterinary medicine or a related field with a 2.50 minimum GPA
Applicants may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student to be eligible
Essay Submission

LMJ Scholarship Program8/31/2018Up to $10,000

DACA/Dreamer Eligible
Entering 1st year of Law School

3.2 GPA +
​FAFSA complete/Demonstrated Need
Undergraduate and/or Graduate transcripts​
2 recommenders​

Modern Crowd Scholarship Opportunity8/31/2018$250-$1,000

DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Art/Design Scholarship/Contest

For any graduating seniors looking to enroll in an arts program, as well as any students currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an arts program at a college, trade school or university in the United States of America.
You create your ORIGINAL masterpiece with your own artistic flavor and submit it along with a video or slide show of the piece in production to us for judging.


Naval History Essay Contest8/31/2018Up to $5,000

​Open to any contributor​​​​
3,000 word maximum essay
Essay Contest is aligned with the 2018 Naval History Conference and its theme -- "The China Challenge." The Naval History Essay Contest is a chance to explore how history can inform present and future responses to challenges posed by the Chinese Dragon's rapid ascent.  Possible themes include: How has past foreign intervention in China's affairs shaped its present-day outlook?  What are the historical precedents for the country's meteoric rise?  Canm Asian history shed light on China's intentions?

Ready, Set, Vote! Online Voter Registration Scholarship8/31/2018$5,000
62% of unregistered people say that they have never been asked to register to vote.

Help your friends get registered to vote by running your own online voter registration drive!
The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success8/31/2018$1,000

​DACA-Eligible/In-eligible
Current college student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about your career aspiratiions and how your current course load will help you achieve success in your career. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Tweaked SEO Scholarship8/31/2018$1000
​​​​3.2 GPA​
750+ word essay on any Digital Marketing Subject
​Online application

College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship9/1/2018$500

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
Juniors in College
Make a College Greenlight Profile
10 Colleges
5 Scholarships
Application​

Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact

RN to BSN/MSN $1,000 Challenge9/1/2018$1,000

​​Reigistered Nurse Pursuing BSN or MSN
​3.5 GPA Minimum
Application including a 500-700 word essay

The Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship9/7/2018$1,000 - $5,000

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
Student must be diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis
​ApplicationShort 
Essay: How do you think the Boomer Esiason Foundation impacts the CF community? (less than 350 words)
Long Essay: How do you OWN your CF? (more than 350 words)Peer Review Essay
Letter from Physician
Financial breakdown
Photo
Transcript

Cameron Impact Scholarship (Regular deadline)9/12/2018Ful tuition and educational expenses (estimated to be $20,000 - $50,000)

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 2019), 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 25, 2017. Regular Application Deadline is September 12, 2018. 

Beam Floor Scholarship9/15/2018Varies

Arizona/Local Scholarship 
Active, former member of, or dependent of personnel in the Phoenix Air National Guard
U.S. Citizen
Graduating high school senior or current full-time college student
2.75 minimum GPA
Financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Report (www.fafsa.ed.gov/)

Must complete Arizona Community Foundation General Application
Supplemental questions
Upload copy of service member ID card
Written statement from service member

*Note: scholarship is rolling

The Annual Votacall Innovate | Communicate College Scholarship Essay Contest9/15/2018$2,000

​DACA/DREAMer Eligible
To participate, applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited United States college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year. 
600 word essay

The Gates Scholarship9/15/2018Covers full cost of attendance

​High School senior scholarship
Racial/ethnic minority scholarship 
U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
Must be from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
Must be pell-eligible in regard to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3. on a 4.0 scale
Additionally, student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for profit, private or public college or university.

*Note: Projected deadline, may not be exact, opens in mid-July

Craft Research Fund Grants9/24/2018Up to $5,000

​Craft, Art, Design and Contemporary Culture Research Grant
Graduate Research Grant 
General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects.  No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in the process of applying for citizenship or have a U.S. Social Security number.

KFC REACH Educational Grant Program9/27/2018$2,000

​KFC Employees
Be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student (students of any age may apply)
Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale

​Application
Note:​ Application opens August 1st, 2018

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