Use your fall break to research scholarships from private organizations that will help you pay for your college. Check out the MPS Scholarship page for additional scholarships that are being added daily. Remember you do not need to be a Senior to start looking for scholarships. There are scholarships available for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
Look at RMHS College & Career web page for useful scholarship platforms and scholarship tips.
Below is a list of upcoming scholarships:
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 11, 2017
This program provides two Arizona high-school juniors or seniors with a $10,000 scholarship and all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet nation leaders. Winners are chosen by a panel of prominent government representatives following a detailed civics exam and interview. Students must be a permanent resident of the State of Arizona and currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a public or private secondary school, must be currently serving in an elected capacity in a student organization, and high school counselors will administer a written test covering U.S. Constitution, bill of rights history, political leaders, and Arizona government.
Colgate "Haz La U" Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, encourages you to get on the path to higher education! The Haz-La-U program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.
Flinn Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 23, 2017
Flinn Scholarships are provided to 20 of Arizona's highest-achieving students annually for undergraduate study at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. Each award provides nearly the full cost of study for eight semesters, study-related travel opportunities, faculty mentorship, exclusive meetings with leaders across a spectrum of disciplines, and a community of high-achieving peers. Merit, demonstrated by academic and personal achievement, is the basis to select Flinn Scholars.
As a general rule, Flinn Scholarship applicants should:
- Participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities,
- Be in the top 5% of their graduating class,
- Have at least an unweighted 3.5 GPA,
- Have at least a 1300 on the old SAT (CR+M) or 1360 on the new SAT (ERW+M) or minimum 29 composite score on ACT.
Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen (or legal permanent resident) and an Arizona resident for at least two years by the time of entry to the university.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2017
Online Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Criteria are: be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Arizona; graduate in May 2018 and expect to attend college in Fall of 2018; plan to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree; demonstrate critical financial need - $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required; be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be United States citizen. There are links to the National, State, Targeted and Vocational Scholarship Programs.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Deadline: Originally October 31, 2017
Online application requires making an account. This foundation selects 150 Coca-Cola Scholars (high school seniors) each year to receive $20,000 scholarships. Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and carry a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 31, 2017
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, participants will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study, and acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Participants must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition. Application opens September 1st
VFW Voice of Democracy
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Post Level Deadline: October 31, 2017
Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “My Responsibility To America.” Contestants should record their reading of the draft to a CD (between 3 and 5 minutes). Entries begin at the Post level with submittal of the typed essay, burned audio version/CD or flash drive, photo, and entry form. Information and the entry form are available on line
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Grade: 5 - 12
Deadline: November 7, 2017
This is the largest U.S. youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The awards were created to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer services. State level honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national recognition events. National honorees receive an additional award of $5,000 and more! There is an additional deadline of November 18 for schools/officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees.
Skyline students: See Mrs. Harris/College & Career Readiness Center if you are applying.
Mountain View Students: See Mrs. Warren in the Career Center if you are applying.
Westwood students: See Ms. Mason in the Compass Center if you are applying
Red Mountain Students: See Mrs. Rusnak in the Commons
Earn to Learn Scholarship
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Deadline: November 8, 2017
Earn to Learn is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. Eligible students who save $500 and are admitted to one of these schools are eligible for a university match of $4,000. Matching funds are renewable for up to four years depending on on-going funding as long as students remain eligible and continue to save $500 each year. It provides eligible students with the opportunity, incentive, and institutional support necessary to save for college. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, Arizona resident, and FAFSA eligible. Visit the website for additional requirements and to apply.
Emory University Scholars Program
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. The aim of the campus scholar community is to empower students, through distinct resources and support, to reach their full potential and have a notable impact on the university, Atlanta, and the greater global community.
Seattle University's Sullivan Leadership Award
Deadline: November 15, 2017
This award is for four years of study and includes undergraduate tuition, room and board. Recipients are selected on the basis of commitment to academic excellence, service/leadership, community involvement, and global engagement
Washington University in St. Louis/Danforth Scholars Program
Deadlines: Nomination - November 15, 2017, Student online application material deadline: January 5, 2018 (5:00 pm Central Time)
Website: Danforth Scholars Program
Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars. Interested students must first be nominated. The nominator's application will then be forwarded to the university.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 27, 2017
Online Application: www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
The ENF awards 500 four-year awards of varying amounts annually to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and need financial assistance to fulfill their dreams of attending college . Applications will be judged on academics, leadership and financial need.