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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
Ayn Rand "Anthem" Essay Contest3/29/2017Up to $2,000

​8th, 9th, and 10th graders
Open to students worldwide

Becas Univision Scholarship3/30/2017up to $5,000

Must be of Hispanic heritage

Must have at least a 3.0 GPA as a high school student or 2.5+ GPA as an undergra​​​​​​duate or graduate student

*Note: Deadline is projected, may not be exact, scholarship application opens on January 1, 2017. 

Elaine Chapin Scholarship Fund3/30/2017$1,000

Multiple Sclerosis ​impact​
Application
Official Transcript
2 Letters of Reference

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - General 3/30/2017Varies between $500 and $5,000

​​​Hispanic Heritage Scholarship
U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non Citizen (As defined by FAFSA)
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year) 
Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable) 
All majors and graduate fields accepted
Emphasis on STEM majors​​

Odenza Marketing Scholarship3/30/2017$500

​Marketing Scholarship
Between ages of 16 and 25​​ on March 30 2017 ​​
Citizen of US or Canada​​​​
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Must have completed at least one full year of postsecondary education at the time of application​​

Application
Essay

The Joseph James Morelli Scholarship Fund3/30/2017Unlisted

Dislexia/ADHD/Learning Disorder
High School and undergraduate college students with learning challenges who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Need evidence of Learning Challenge, e.g., IEP, 504, or a letter from a teacher
Recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, or other school personnel ​
​Short essays

*Note: Deadline projected and may not be exact

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program3/30/2017$2,000

Must be an Undergraduate, Graduate, or High School Senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited Univeristy or College

2017 Clean Meme Schoalrship3/31/2017$2,000

Enrolled in college of your choice
Design a graphic for emergency stain removal​​
Post your meme to social media

ACF Chefs Association of AZ Scholarship3/31/2017$2,500

​​​​​Chef/Culinary Student
Application​
​Future postsecondary students-- deadline is March 31
For current postsecondary students-- deadlines are May 1 and September 1​​​​

Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship3/31/2017Up to $2,000

​Air Force Dependent​
Application

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: Arnstein New Student Minority Student Scholarship3/31/2017Various

Minority Scholarship
Osteopathic Medical Student
Application
Essay
University/Major restrictions apply
​​

American Federation of Teachers: Porter Scholars Program3/31/2017Up to $8,000

AFT Member Scholarship​ ​and dependents
Application

Annabelle InPower Dream Big Scholarship3/31/2017$500

​Education, Social Work, Therapy, Psychology, and/or Counseling Majors Scholarship

GPA of 3.2 or higher
Information needs to be handwritten and legible
You must be planning or currently majoring in an education program
Fill out "community service hours chart"​
2 recommendations from your school
1 recommendation from a place of worship, youth group, employer, etc.
Copy of an unofficial transcript
Essay on "Resillience and leaving a legacy of relationships"

Costacular Scholarship3/31/2017$1000

​500-1000 word article​
​Application information sent via e-mail

Credit Union West Scholarship3/31/2017$1000

​Be a 2017 graduating high school senior in Maricopa or Yavapai County
Be a primary member in good standing of Credit Union West
Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or above
Enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2017, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited trade school, two or four-year college or university

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund3/31/2017Up to $10,000

DACA Eligible
Application
Transcripts
2 Letters of recommendation
Financial Statement (FAFSA)​

Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship3/31/2017$1,200

Science Scholarship​
Must be between the ages of 16-28 on March 31, 2017
Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2017
Must be a resident of the United States or Canada

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship Program3/31/2017$15,000

Minority Scholarship
Current Law School Students
Application​
Sample Writing
Law School Transcript

How to Start a Blog Scholarship Program3/31/2017$2500

​​Must be High-school Senior attending school in America (U.S.A)
Create a blog
Post a video on the blog about "How you think blogging will impact the future of the digital age and working in America"

Orphan Foundation of America/Casey Family Scholarship3/31/2017up to $5,000

​Orphan/Foster Care Youth Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Open January 1st ​
Renewable up to 5 years
Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they hav not previously received scholarship funding from Foster Care to Success
Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required. 
Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school. 

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