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August

Central Intelligence Agency's Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Website: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/high-school-students.html

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

 

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September

The Gates Scholarship
Grade: 12
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.)

 

QuestBridge National College Match
Grade: 12
Deadline: September 27, 2017
Website: 
www.questbridge.org/

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

 

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October

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Website:  
http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/  

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.

 

P.E.O. Star Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  October 2, 2017 
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.


Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Website: 
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/

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.  

 

AES Engineers Scholarship
Grade: 12
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: scholarships@aesengineers.com
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.

 

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 11, 2017

Website: http://www.azed.gov/oci/ussyp/ | Application    

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
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Website
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
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 23, 2017
Website:  
http://www.flinn.org/flinn-scholars/  
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
Grade: 12
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
Grade: 12
Deadline: Originally October 31, 2017  
Website:  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/ 

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.

 

 VFW Voice of Democracy
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Post Level Deadline:  October 31, 2017
Website: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

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

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November

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Grade:  5 - 12
Deadline: November 7, 2017
Website:  http://spirit.prudential.com   

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
Website:   
http://earntolearn.org/  

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.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 14, 2017
Website

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.

 

Emory University Scholars Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Website: http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholar.php

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
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Website: 
www.seattleu.edu/sullivan
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

 

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 31, 2017 -* Update - Deadline has been extended to Nov. 15th
Website:   
https://www.nsa.gov/resources/students/programs-internships/ 

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/electricalengineering.  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. 

 

Washington University in St. Louis/Danforth Scholars Program
Grade: 12
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. 

 

Arizona School Counselors Association Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline:  November 13, 2017 (postmarked by)

Website:  http://www.azsca.org/pr-scholarships 
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.

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Grade: 12
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.

Skyline Students: Please let Mrs. Harris (in the Career Center) know if you apply for this scholarship.

 

Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship
Grade: 12 (and undergraduate)
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Website: https://www.pattiflintmd.com/dr-flint-scholarship/

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 

 

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December

Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7-12
Grade: 7 -12
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Website: https://www.fra.org/fra/web/

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.

 

Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Website: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/

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.

 

Montana State University Presidential Scholarships
Grade: 12
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  

Website: http://www.montana.edu/honors/scholarships.html   

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: honors@montana.edu 

 

University of Utah
The Business Scholar Program Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2017 (application opens October 1)
Website: scholars.business.utah.edu

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.

 

Washington & Lee Johnson Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2017 (Early Decision) February 1 (Regular Decision)
Website: https://www.wlu.edu/johnson-program/the-johnson-scholarship

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

 

Barro's Pizza & Dr. Pepper
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 9, 2017
Website: 
BarrosPizza.com 

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.

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  December 15, 2017  (only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted)
Website:  
https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html

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.

 

Burger King Scholars Program
Grade:  12
Deadline:  December 15, 2017
Website:  http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/burger-king-scholars-program/

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.

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January

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest
Grade:  7-12
Arizona Deadline:  January 1, 2018
Website:  
http://www.legion.org/oratorical 

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: legionoratoricalcontest@msn.com.  

Application

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 4, 2018

Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

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.

 

Ron Brown Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  January 9, 2018
Website:  
https://www.ronbrown.org/
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.


ASU Leadership Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
ASU Deadline: January 11, 2018 (**Each school may have an earlier deadline in order to choose the one nominee allowed per high school)
Website:  https://eoss.asu.edu/lsp 

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) 

*** RMHS: See Mrs. Rusnak by 12/19/17

***SKYLINE: See Mrs. Harris by 12/19/17

 

Mesa Citizens of The Year Student Community Service Awards
Grade: 12

Deadline: 4:30 pm,  January 12, 2018
Website: http://www.mesaservicelearning.org  
Application
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.

 

Baird Foundation Scholarship at The University of Arizona
Grade: 12
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.

 

Dell Scholars Program (AVID students eligible)
Grade: 12
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2018
Website:  
www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/criteria/
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 

 

Ithaca College Park Scholar Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/parkscholars/

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.

 

Mahnah Club Scholarship
Grade: 12
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)             Website:  
http://www.mahnahclub.org/mahnah-club-college-scholarships.htm   
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.


Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 17, 2018
Website  
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).

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 18, 2018 (11:50 PM CT)
Website:  http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships 
Application:  https://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC 

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.


Coolidge Scholarship
Grade: 11
Deadline: January 24, 2018, 5:00 pm EST
Website:
   https://coolidgescholars.org/

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.

 

Desert Club Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 28, 2018  
Website: http://christmasideahouse.org/sites/cih/scholarships/

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. New this year, 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***

***Skyline Students please let Mrs. Harris know if you are applying for the above scholarship***

*** RMHS: See Mrs. Rusnak if you are applying for the above scholarship***

 

Phoenix Chinese Week Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 29, 2018
Website:
https://www.phoenixchineseweek.org

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. 

Patti Flint, MD Women in Science Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 30, 2018
Website:  https://www.pattiflintmd.com/dr-flint-scholarship
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. 

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February

Arizona CPA Foundation for Education and Innovation
Grade:  12
Deadline:  February 2, 2018 (received by)
Application 

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. 

 

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award
Grade: 12
Deadline:  February 2, 2018 (by 11:59 a.m. Central Time)
Website:  http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm

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.

 

We the Students Essay Contest

Ages: 14-19, must be a US Citizen
Deadline:
February 5, 2018
Website: http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

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?

 

Dorrance Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 7, 2018
FAFSA Completion Deadline:  January 15, 2018
Website:  http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/

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


Bezos Scholar Program
Grade: 12
Deadline : February 8, 2018
Website: bezosscholars.org

 

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 visit the website. 

 

 

Spotlight on Leadership Award
Grade:  12
Deadline:  February 9, 2018 (This is district office deadline.  Drop off location/deadline time may vary per high school - see below.)
Application 
 Mountain View, RMHS, and Skyline: 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.  

 

ASU Pioneer Heritage Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Website: https://scholarships.asu.edu/ASU-Pioneer-Heritage

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.
Amount: $2500

Additional criteria: 
-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.

 

Daughters of the American Revolution
Grade: 12th and up
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

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.

 

Dorrance Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 7, 2018
FAFSA Completion Deadline:  January 15, 2018
Website:  http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/ 
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 1040 (old), 1120 (new), or composite ACT score of 22 (excluding writing score in both instances)
-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

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March

Beus Family Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 1, 2108
Website: https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/4167

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.

Additional criteria: 
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.

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April 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Delta Beta Omega Chapter)
Grade: 12
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Website: 
www.dbo-aka.org 
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Black Greek letter organization established in America by African American college women. Eligibility requirements for the two scholarships are: graduating African American woman senior planning on attending a college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be interested in careers in education to complete the Dr. Peggy L Payne Memorial Scholarship (two different scholarships are available).

 

College Skateboarding Educational Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: April 20, 2018
Website: https://www.collegeskateboarding.com/scholarships/

If you have decent grades, some extracurricular activities, and a real passion for skateboarding, you're the person we're looking for!

 

 

 

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May

Ayn Rand " Anthem" Essay Contest 
Grade: 9, 10
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Website: aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

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
Grade: 12
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Website: aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

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
Grade: 12
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Website: aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

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.





 

 

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Deadlines Vary

 Arizona Community Foundation
Grade: 12
Deadline: Varies
Website: https://www.azfoundation.org/Scholarships/InvestinginEducationforArizonasFuture.aspx 

With one online application, students gain access to 90+ scholarship opportunities, some closing as early as February or as late as May... APPLY EARLY! The application does not open until January of each year.

 

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. 


Maricopa Community Colleges 2018-2019 Presidents' Honors Scholarship

Grade: 12
Website:  https://mcli.maricopa.edu/district-programming/district-honors-program/college-honors-offices
Eligibility:
•Students submitting the Presidents' Honors Scholarship application must be able to show legal presence in the United States
•Must also be a resident of Maricopa County.
•Students must apply to the program within one academic year (two academic semesters) of graduation from high school, completion of their GED, or receipt of the Grand Canyon Diploma.
Placement Test Score Requirements
The following test scores are required for admittance to the program:
• At least ENG 101 -- with a minimum WritePlacer score of 5 or higher -- at least MAT 120, and a Reading score of 74 or higher
•OR the requisite coursework to be prepared for placement in ENG 101, MAT120, or CRE101,
•OR successful completion of ENG 101, MAT 120, or CRE101.

Select the Maricopa College you will be attending once you open the above website.  Then select the fillable application. 

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No Deadline

Raise.Me Scholarship
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline:  Ongoing
Website:   
https://www.raise.me
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.

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