AES Engineers Scholarship
Deadline: October 6, 2017
Website: AES Engineering
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: $500.00
Submit essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses before applying.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7-12
Grade: 7 -12
Deadline: December 1, 2017
FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.
The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place). Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest
Arizona Deadline: January 1, 2018
Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution with some emphasis on citizen’s duties and obligations to our government. Speeches must be eight to 10 minutes long and there is also an assigned topic part of the contest and it must be three- to five-minutes. Awards range from $1,500 to $18,000 (see website for more details), which can be used at any college or university in the United States. National rules and regulations can be viewed on the above website. Additional information can be found by contacting Roger Munchbach, Chairman, at 480-705-9527 or email at: email@example.com.
Ayn Rand " Anthem" Essay Contest
Grade: 9, 10
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Offers $50 to $2,000 awards for writing 600-1,200 word essay on one of the three topics covering the novel "Anthem". Visit the website for specific topic choices and further details including entry submittal procedures.
Ayn Rand " Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Offers $100 to $10,000 awards for writing 800-1,600 word essay on one of the three topics covering the novel "Atlas Shrugged". Visit the website for specific topic choices and further details including entry submittal procedures.
Ayn Rand " Fountainhead" Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Offers $100 to $10,000 awards for writing 800-1,600 word essay on one of the three topics covering the novel "Fountainhead". Visit the website for specific topic choices and further details including entry submittal procedures.
Arizona Community Foundation
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Progress in completing the application can be saved allowing students to work on their submission over time. Interested students are advised to apply early in order to be considered for the most awards. Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as February and some as late as May. Eligibility criteria for each scholarship award varies and may include financial need, merit, geographic area, or field of study.
Arizona CPA Foundation for Education and Innovation
Deadline: February 2, 2018 (received by)
Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each if selected. The foundation selects recipients on the basis of academic achievement as documented through the applicant’s grade point average, class ranking, and standardized test scores, and community involvement and leadership potential as demonstrated by the student’s personal statement and letters of recommendation. Applicant requirements include enrollment in an Arizona university or community college as a full-time student in fall 2018, majoring in accounting, and must be a legal U.S. resident.
ASU Pioneer Heritage Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2018
The ASU Foundation and Arizona State University are pleased to announce the establishment of the ASU Pioneer Heritage Scholarship whose purpose is to provide scholarships for incoming freshmen or transfer students who are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. Scholarship awards can be deferred due to church mission service.
This award is a four-year scholarship and will be automatically renewed if required criteria are met each academic year. This scholarship is selected and administered by the ASU Foundation.
-Active member of LDS Church and active with campus-based LDS Institute, while attending ASU
-Students whom have returned from a church mission after April 2017 are also eligible to apply
Applicants are also evaluated based upon the strength of recommendation including knowledge of student's education goals and objectives, active members of LDS church, demonstrated school and community leadership.
Arizona School Counselors Association Scholarship
Deadline: November 13, 2017 (postmarked by)
The association awards three - $1000 scholarships to assist with post-secondary education. Applicants must write an essay not to exceed 500 words and answer one of the two prompts shown on the website application. Essay should not list the student's name, name of the school, or name of the student's counselor within the essay.
ASU Leadership Scholarship Program
ASU Deadline: January 11, 2018 (**Each school may have an earlier deadline in order to choose the one nominee allowed per high school)
LSP is a four-year leadership program that provides students with an annual $10,000 institutional scholarship. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded student with a desire to make positive change in the world and will have actively participated in school and community organizations and events in high school. She/he will have also served in various leadership roles and must have a minimum unweighted 3.25 GPA. Each high school can only submit one nomination. Check with your Student Advisor or Career Specialist for your school's process.
**Mountain View: See Mrs. Warren for information (student will be selected before Christmas break)
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2017 (only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted)
The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; and ability to succeed in college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who plan to enroll full time in a two or four-year college for the 2018/2019 school year.
Baird Foundation Scholarship at The University of Arizona
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Online Application: Application is available through Scholarship Universe once the student has been admitted to U of A
The Baird Foundation and University of Arizona will offer scholarship to a small and elite group of incoming 2017 freshmen. The amount of the Baird Scholarship is $12,500 per year, renewable for an additional 3 years. In addition to the funds provided by the Baird Foundation, the University of Arizona will further provide a full-tuition scholarship to include any mandatory fees, currently valued at $12,300/yr. This award would replace any Wildcat Excellence Award offered to the recipient. Over the four years, the two awards would total almost $100,000.
Eligible nominees must meet all of the following requirements: 3.75 Unweighted Cumulative GPA, US Citizenship or Permanent Residency, Attendance of an Arizona High School for at least 2 years prior to enrolling at UA and Admitted to the University of Arizona for Fall '18 prior to application closing date. Application and all required materials will be submitted online.
Barro's Pizza & Dr. Pepper
Deadline: December 9, 2017
Barro's Pizza and Dr Pepper are teaming up to give away $10,000 worth of tuition to a local Arizona student! You must be 18 to enter the contest which ends December 9th. There are 3 ways to enter. Go to BarrosPizza.com, Facebook/Barros Pizza Contest Tab or text BARROS to 737737.
Beus Family Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Beus Family Scholarship provides scholarships for incoming freshmen or transfer students who are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints and have a focus on STEM or music degree programs at ASU.
This is a four-year scholarship and is automatically renewed if required criteria are met each academic year. This scholarship is administered and selected by the ASU Foundation in partnership with the donor.
Amount: Amounts will vary up to $15,000 annually.
Students must be selected as a New American University Merit Scholar, admitted to Barrett, the Honors College, and enrolled in STEM or Music degree programs at ASU.
Selection is based on superior academic qualifications exhibited by class rank, test scores, enrollment in academic enrichment programs or university-credited courses and independent study or research; leadership; substantive service to community, school and church; letters of recommendation from teachers, Bishop and Seminary teachers.
Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Deadlines (quarterly): January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30
The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship award and a care package filled with organic products. Please see the above link for requirements and further details.
Bezos Scholar Program
Deadline : February 8, 2018
The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges Scholars to act on passions and lead their communities. Scholars are rising high school seniors who demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership and who are active agents for change. For more information, please visit the website.
Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Boston University's most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5-10% of their class.
Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Applicant must have a strong academic record with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be passionate about serving the community. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000. The $50,000 level scholarship is called the James McLamore Whopper Scholarship and is awarded to three students each year. The requirements for this specific level are different. Visit the website for rules, regulations and additional information.
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Due Date: January 24, 2018
A full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Can be used for any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit. This is a VERY competitive scholarship. Only current juniors may apply to this highly selective and competitive scholarship
Central Intelligence Agency's Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Are you a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for an exciting and challenging internship experience? Consider the Central Intelligence Agency's Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
- Applications for this program are accepted from 1 April - 31 August
- High school applicants must be age 18 by date of their application to be eligible for employment
- Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
- If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
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.
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.
College Skateboarding Educational Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 20, 2018
If you have decent grades, some extracurricular activities, and a real passion for skateboarding, you're the person we're looking for!
Deadline: January 24, 2018, 5:00 pm EST
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S..Only current juniors may apply to this highly selective and competitive scholarship.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Grade: 12th and up
Deadline: February 15, 2018
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.
Dell Scholars Program (AVID students eligible)
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2018
Dell awards 300 scholarships annually to low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their academic numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Recipients have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education. To be eligible to apply for the $20,000 Dell Scholars Program scholarship, students must meet the below listed criteria:
Participate in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 (AVID is one of the approved programs)
Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
Demonstrated need for financial assistance
Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college
Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Phoenix Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter)
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Postmark date)
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the African American/Black community. Eligibility requirements: graduating senior of African American/Black heritage or descent accepted to an accredited 4-year college/university or Maricpoa Community College Pathways Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Desert Club Scholarship
Deadline: January 28, 2018
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:
Graduate in the Class of 2018. Attend a Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe Union, Higley, Queen Creek or Apache Junction high school. Rank in the top 6% to 50 % of their graduating class (top 5% are ineligible).
Have a verifiable financial need. Demonstrate leadership skills in school, employment or community-related activities.
Attend a university, community college or vocational school in Arizona.
The Scholarship Committee will interview the finalists. Scholarships will be awarded in April 2018.
Please submit the ORIGINAL and a copy of the entire application (including photo, references, transcripts, tax return and driver's license), incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Complete application can now be scanned and emailed to the Desert Club committee.
***Mountain View students please let Mrs. Warren know you are applying for the above scholarship***
Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Deadline: January 17, 2018
This multiyear scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years ($20,000 total award).
Dorrance Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 7, 2018
FAFSA Completion Deadline: January 15, 2018
The foundation awards up to $12,000 annually and is renewable. No more than 8 semesters (4 years) of funding will be provided. Up to 30 awards will be made each year. Scholarships are renewed based on academic standing, participation in program events and activities and community service projects.
Eligible applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
-Seniors in good standing who will graduate from an accredited Arizona high school
-First generation to attend college (neither parent holds a 4-year degree)
-Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (weighted or unweighted)
-Minimum combined SAT score of 1120 (new), or composite ACT score of 22 (excluding writing score)
-Demonstrated financial need (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
-Admitted to one of Arizona's three residential public universities (main campuses only)
-Demonstrated leadership and volunteer service
-Agree to participate in all aspects of the scholarship program
-Reside on campus freshman and sophomore year
-Participate in Dorrance Summer Bridge Program in Flagstaff, AZ
Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship
Grade: 12 (and undergraduate)
Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship was designed specifically to support Arizona women pursuing education in the hard sciences, a traditionally male-dominated field. Women interested in pursuing a career in medicine or natural science, and who live and plan to attend school in Arizona, are welcome to apply for the $5,000 scholarship.
The Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship is open to female Arizona residents pursuing education in medicine or natural science at an Arizona higher education institution who meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a female Arizona resident intending to pursue education at an Arizona community college, vocational or trade school, or university.
- Applicant must be planning to pursue a degree in medicine or natural science in the qualifying planned degree or vocational paths defined below.
- Applicant may be either traditional or nontraditional—open to high school seniors,
- actively enrolled college students, or women planning on returning to school.
- Applicant must provide accurate and up-to-date information in response to personal and contact information questionnaire.
- Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation with valid contact information.
- Applicant must submit completed essay questions
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.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Award
Deadline: February 2, 2018 (by 11:59 a.m. Central Time)
Eligibility criteria include, but is not limited to, college-bound high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Applicants should exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: knowledge, charity, community service, and integrity, and 250 students who exhibit the values of the Elks National Foundation will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship to support their college education.
Applicants must take the SAT or ACT no later than December 31, 2017. Additional requirements, instructions, and the application are available online.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student
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.
Mountain View Students: Please let Mrs. Warren (in the Career Center) know if you apply for this scholarship.
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.
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.
The Gates Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Website: The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA)
An ideal candidate will have:
- An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
- Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
- Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 4, 2018
This program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate at school, at the workplace and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 scholarships renewable for up to an additional three years (up to $40,000 total per recipient). Applicants must also demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA/4.0 scale or equivalent) and enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Recipients are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, and for their focus on various categories. Recipients are awarded up to $3,000 in educational grants to be used for their college education or to fund a community service effort. Three recipients will be chosen from each of the following categories: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering & Mathematics, Healthcare, Innovation & Technology, and Sports & Fitness. Applicants must be a current high school senior, graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2018, planning to enroll in college in 2018-2019, be a U.S. citizen/Permanent Resident/qualify under DACA, of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent), minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in Phoenix.
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.
Ithaca College Park Scholar Program
Deadline: January 15, 2018
A minimum of ten Park Scholar awards are offered each year to academically exceptional high school seniors who have demonstrated strong character and leadership through service and community involvement. Park Scholar awards cover the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board). It also includes stipends for living expenses, books and a one-time computer purchase of up to $2500. This award is renewable for up to three additional years.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 14, 2017
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.This highly competitive scholarship includes: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, ability to pursue any area of study, personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid & multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience.
Minimum requirements to apply:
- Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
- Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
Mahnah Club Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2018 to Mountain View Career Center, Red Mountain College Center, Skyline College and Career Center, and Westwood Compass Center. (Check with your individual school Advisement office)
Demonstrate commitment to community service, financial need and leadership skills. Intended for a student not in the top 10% of class, but must rank between 11% - 40% of graduating class. Must intend to go to an Arizona university, community college, or vocational school.
Applications for these $1,000 scholarships can be obtained from the schools’ advisement departments/career center or downloaded from the Mahnah Club website, and must be submitted in hard-copy to the appropriate person in that office by the specified date for screening and submission by the school.
Mesa Citizens of The Year Student Community Service Awards
Deadline: 4:30 pm, January 12, 2018
Monetary awards will be given to four seniors graduating from Mesa Public Schools in 2018 who have completed 150 hours or more of outstanding community service during their years in high school. At least 150 of the student’s service hours must be recorded on their MPS transcript. Awards of $1000 will be given to two females and two male students for unrestricted use. The awards will be presented at the annual Mesa Citizen of the Year banquet in Mesa on February, 20, 2018. The recipients must be present.
Montana State University Presidential Scholarships
Deadline: online on or before December 1, 2017 at 3pm MST; Letters of recommendation and counselor verification must be submitted online on or before December 11, 2017 at 3pm MST
The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships.
For more information call or email the Honors College at 406-994-4110 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti Flint, MD Women in Science Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2018
This $ 5,000 scholarship was created by Dr. Patti Flint, a plastic surgeon whose goal is to help support Arizona women pursuing education in the hard sciences. Those interested in pursuing a career in medicine or natural science, and who live and plan to attend school in Arizona, are welcome to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship award is to be used toward tuition and educational expenses, including but not limited to: textbooks, required technology, on-campus dining, housing, and transportation costs.
P.E.O. Star Scholarship
Deadline: October 2, 2017 by 10:00 a.m.
Applications: Check with individual high school Student Advisors or Career Specialist
This is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for exceptional high school senior women. Eligibility requirements: have a minimum cumulative/unweighted 3.0 GPA, be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S., plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in fall 2018, and exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
Phoenix Chinese Week Scholarship
Deadline: January 29, 2018
Three $750 scholarships are being offered to graduating seniors who meet the criteria. The applicant must be actively involved in the Chinese community with strong leadership skills in school and extra-curricular activities, be an Arizona resident, and must have at least a 3.0 unweighted grade point average. Applicants will be asked to write a 250-word essay on goals and aspirations. The application is on line or from your school’s Student Advisement Office and College & Career Readiness Center.
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
QuestBridge National College Match
Deadline: September 27, 2017
Questbridge Collge Match looks to connect bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at many top tier colleges and universities around the country through the 2017 National College Match Program. Students in the top 5-10% of their class with a combined family annual income of less than $65,000 can apply to multiple schools with one application by September 27, 2017 at www.questbridge.org. By this date, the Counselor will have to also submit a separate report so LET YOUR ADVISOR KNOW IMMEDIATELY if you are applying. This renewable scholarship may value over $200,000. DACA Eligible
Grade: 9 - 12
Raise.me is a platform that helps 9 to 12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Students create a portfolio and select colleges they’re interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up. Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they’d be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $500. As long as students meet the college’s eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis. Over 150 colleges are awarding micro-scholarships on Raise.me, and many more have begun the process of joining! Visit the website for more detailed information.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 18, 2018 (11:50 PM CT)
This scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Selection criteria includes: financial need, community involvement, four-question essay content, and academic achievements and records. There are three participating chapters of this scholarship program available to Arizona students including the RMHC Scholars, RMHC/African-American Future Achievers, and RMHC/HACER (applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage). Students can only apply to one of these scholarships.
Ron Brown Scholarship
Deadline: January 9, 2018
This scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP awards scholarships worth $40,000 ($10,000 annually for four years) to academically talented, highly motivated Black/African-American high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need.
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
Spotlight on Leadership Award
Deadline: February 9, 2018 (This is district office deadline. Drop off location/deadline time may vary per high school - see below.)
Mountain View: Career Center no later than 3:15 p.m. on February 8, 2018
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Express Employment Professionals will award a $500 scholarship to a “Future Leader”. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited university, college, or vocational school in fall 2018 and demonstrate leadership skills in school, through employment and/or in the community. The application requirements include completing the cover form, a one-page essay sharing an experience from which you learned the most about being a leader, a resume’, and two letters of recommendation. The application packet will have additional information regarding this scholarship’s requirements. Applications are also available in each school’s Student Advisement Department and/or Career Center.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 31, 2017 -* Update - Deadline has been extended to Nov. 15th
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.
University of Utah
The Business Scholar Program Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2017 (application opens October 1)
This University of Utah Business Scholar Program $18,000 Scholarship requires a 3.5+ GPA and a 29+ ACT score (or equivalent SAT score), and completion of the program application online at scholars.business.utah.edu. You must plan on attending the University of Utah and participate in the Business Scholar Program. Students are eligible to receive additional scholarships from the University of Utah, which range from $6,000-12,000 per year.
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.
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
Washington & Lee Johnson Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2017 (Early Decision) February 1 (Regular Decision)
Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship. Every year Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten percent of the incoming class.
In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership
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.
We the Students Essay Contest
Ages: 14-19, must be a US Citizen
Deadline: February 5, 2018
This year, the Bill of Rights Institute is offering $20,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. for their 2018 Constitutional Academy. All you have to do is fill out the application and write an essay that is between 500 and 800 words. The topic touches on one of the most pressing First Amendment issues of our time. The prompt is: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?
Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the 43 sports listed on the Wendy’s Scholarship website as recognized, demonstrate leadership in school and in the community, and serve as a role model for underclassman.