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August

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  August 31, 2018
Website:  www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
$1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Students can also find a comprehensive and analytical resource search for selecting a nursing schools: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/categories/arizona.

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September

The Gates Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: September 18, 2018
Website: 
The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. 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: 1) An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class), 2) demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities), 3) Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.).

QuestBridge National College Match
Grade: 12
Deadline: September 27, 2018
Website: 
www.questbridge.org/
Questbridge College 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 2018 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, 2018 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

Flinn Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 5, 2018
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: 1) Participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, 2) be in the top 5% of their graduating class, 3) have at least an unweighted 3.5 GPA, 4) 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, and 5) 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.

AES Engineers Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 6, 2018
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.

Video Contest Scholarship for Students Who Enjoy Writing
Grade: 9,10,11,12
Deadline: October 7, 2018, 12:00 AM EST
Website: https://cool.club/blog/scholarship/

$1,500 Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must create a video on given topics related to productivity or procrastination.

National Young Arts Foundation Award/Program
Grade: 10, 11, 12 or ages 15-18 Years
Deadline: October 12, 2018, 11:59 P.M. ET
Website: http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Up to $10,000 for visual, literary, design, or performing artist.  Must be U.S. Citizens or permanent resident status .  Submission materials include required documents and audition or portfolio for w riting, design arts, visual arts, classical music, dance, photography, voice, jazz, theater,  or cinematic arts.  There is an application fee however there are application fee waivers available on limited basis. See the website FAQ's for more information.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 12, 2018
Website: https://www.spaceclub.org/education/olin-teague.html
The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague, a Representative in Congress who aggressively supported our national space program, to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. The scholarship, in the amount of $4,000.00, is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields.

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Ages: 16-19
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Website: 
https://www.bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship.aspx
This $1,000 Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams.

American Muscle Automotive Scholarships
Grade: 12 or current college student
Deadline: October 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST (for Spring Semester)
Website: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html 
$2,000 Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.  Offered again in the summer for Fall applicants. 

American Trucks Student Scholarship
Grade: 12 and students currently enrolled in Accredited US technical institutes, etc. 
Deadline:  October 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Website: 
https://www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html
4 x $2000 scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. Two scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester, and two scholarships will be awarded for the spring semester each year.

Colgate "Haz La U" Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 15, 2018
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. 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 15, 2018
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 2019, planning to enroll in college in 2019-2020, 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.

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 17, 2018 3 p.m. (pacific time)
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.  

Golden Door Scholars Program
Grade:12 
Deadline: October 25th, 2018 11:59 pm EST
Online Application: 
https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/app/open
Open to all high school DACA or TPS eliglible students and recent high school graduates Students interested in careers in technology-led industries/roles strongly preferred.  Applicants should be high performers with strong academic records .

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 25, 2018
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 2019 and expect to attend college in Fall of 2019; 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.

ACT Student Champion Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Website:  https://www.act.org/championscholar

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.  Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply: 

·       High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 

·       At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: Originally October 31, 2018 (2 p.m. pacific time) 
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, 2018
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, “Why My Vote Matters?”  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

Earn to Learn
Deadline:  November 1, 2018
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.

Cross & Smith Offering Annual $1,000 College Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline:  November 2, 2018
Website:  www.crossandsmith.com/firm-news/cross-smith-offering-annual-1000-college-scholarship
The firm believes giving back to the community is an important part of making a positive impact. To aid in this effort, each year the firm awards one student with $1,000 scholarship. This is in hopes to ease the burden of college and help with the many expenses that students encounter each semester. High school seniors or current college students that plan to pursue a law degree within the U.S. are eligible to apply. Please see link above for more information.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Grade:  5 - 12
Deadline: November 6, 2018
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 16 for schools/officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees. Notify your high school college coordinator if you are applying.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 15, 2018
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.

Emory University Scholars Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 15, 2018
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.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program 
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 20, 2018
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.

Montana State University Presidential Scholarships
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 30, 2018 at 3pm MST; Letters of recommendation and counselor verification must be submitted online on or before December 10, 2018 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 

Seattle University's Sullivan Leadership Award
Grade: 12
Deadline: November 30, 2018
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.

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December

American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Website: https://aqhfoundation.smapply.io/

Scholarship is open to incoming college students who are AQHA members. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students studying veterinary medicine.  Various dollar amounts per scholarship.

Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7-12
Grade: 7 -12
Deadline: December 1, 2018
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, 2018
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.

Dell Scholars Program (AVID students eligible)
Grade: 12
Deadline to apply: December 1, 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 

Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship
Grade: 9-12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website:https://www.fra.org/

Fleet Reserve Association will offer national and local scholarship up to $5,000 for a 350-word essay on the topic: What Patriotism Means to Me. Scholarships will be awarded by grade level.

Hermann & Hermann Innovation Scholarship
Grade: 11-12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

Hermann & Hermann PLLC will offer up to a $2,500 scholarship to raise awareness of technology’s impact on driving. Students should write a 600+ word essay on the topic:  Technology advancements in motor vehicles serve the overall purpose of decreasing distractions on the road, but they often increase distractions and cause more accidents for drivers. What changes can be made to decrease distractions with technology in motor vehicles?

JL Cochran Memorial Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website: https://www.cochranfirmdc.com

The Cochran Firm, D.C. will offer a $1,000 scholarship twice a year to help college students further their education and make a positive impact in the community. Write 750 – 1,000-word essay on “How has social media helped advance the cause of civil rights in America?”

101 Scholarship
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website: 
https://www.class101.com/mesagilbert/
Class 101 is offering between 2 to 5 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $2,000 each to any high school student who is making a difference in their community.  Scholarship is based on 25% academics, 50% difference in the community and 25% leadership.  Apply online at above website.

Remote DBA Experts to Students Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website: http://www.remotedba.com

Remote DBA scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0. Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a data-focused or data science career. Scholarship amount is $1,000.  Write an essay on the topic “My vision for the world 20 years from now: How access to data and technology will change everything around us.” In your essay, be sure to discuss the role of technology and easy access to information or data in transforming our everyday lives. Think about both new emerging as well as science fiction-like futuristic technologies yet to be invented. Discuss how examples of these technologies may improve lives across urban, rural or global environments.

University of Utah - Business Scholar Program Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 
Website: scholars.business.utah.edu 
This University of Utah Business Scholar Program awards scholarships to students with a 3.5+ GPA and a 27+ 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 $6000-12,000 per year.

Washington & Lee Johnson Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018 (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

Beliz Law Firm Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 3, 2018

Website: https://www.belizlaw.com/community/scholarship/

Beliz Law will offer a $500 scholarship to raise awareness of bicycle safety on the roads.  Students should submit a 3 minute video with 3 important bike safety tips. 

Advanced Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 5, 2018

Website: https://www.lawsuitlegal.com/giving-back/scholarship.php

Lawsuit Legal will offer a $1,000 scholarship to senior entering college and a US resident.  Applicants interested in being awarded the funds ARE REQUIRED to create a video along with a written essay discussing one of the following: A personal story sharing how reckless, drunk, impaired or distracted driving has had impacted their lives, their family, or their community. Entrants are encouraged to provide an analysis on how injuries and fatalities resulting from preventable accidents reach beyond crash victims to those left behind and the community as a whole. Creative ideas for reducing accident rates and reckless / impaired driving in teenage drivers to reduce needless injury and death are welcome.

Military Child of the Year Scholarship
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline: December 5, 2018

Website: http://www.militarychildoftheyear.org/About

Operation Homefront is seeking nominations to recognize seven outstanding students whose family has volunteered in one of the military branches.  Nominees should show some type of volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life.  National winners will receive $10,000 scholarship and a laptop.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline: December 5, 2018

Website: http://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.html

Scholarship recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in the U.S. These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change. A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in the U.S. Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity.

NHS Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: December 7, 2018

Website: https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/?

The National Honor Society Scholarship Fund has been established to support and grow the prestigious National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship program. To recognize the most outstanding NHS members, the organization has been awarding its respected NHS Scholarship to hundreds of students every year-helping make their higher education aspirations more affordable. Regional and national awards with various scholarship amounts from $3,00 to $25,000.

Science Ambassador Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline:  December 11, 2018
Website:
: https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org

Cards Against Humanities is offering a full-ride scholarship to senior females (do not need to be a US citizen to apply) planning to major in a STEM field for 2019-2020 undergraduate school year.  Submit a three-minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you’re passionate about.  Video should be a mini-lecture not a personal statement and demonstrate your passion for the subject.  

CGTrader Scholarship 
Grade: 12
Deadline:  December 14, 2018
Website: 
https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

 

 

CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.  The best submission will be awarded $2,00 scholarship with two runners-up will receive $500 each.  Submit an original 500 – 1,000 word essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.  GPA requirement 2.5.

Footlocker Scholar-Athletes Scholarship 
Grade: 12
Deadline:  December 14, 2018
Website: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com
This is a $20,000 scholarship open to students who 1) are currently high school seniors scheduled to enroll in an accredited, four-year US college or university in the Fall of 2019, 2) have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade, 3) are US citizens or US legal permanent residents, 4) are currently members in good standing of a sports team at their school or are involved in an after-school sports program, and 5) are NOT an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director. 

Letters About Literature Scholarship 
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline:  December 14, 2018
Website: 
http://www.read.gov/letters/ 
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest.  Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author about how the book affected them personally.  Letters are to be between 400 to 800 words and are judged on state and national levels.  Awards will be of various amounts.

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  December 14, 2018  (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 2019/2020 school year.

 

Arizona Highways Photo Scholarship 
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline:  December 15, 2018
Website: 
: http://www.read.gov/letters/

Submit photos which must be made in Arizona and fit into the following categories: Landscape, Wildlife or Macro (close-up).  There are three different levels of winners with awards from $250 to $2,500.

 

Burger King Scholars Program
Grade:  12
Deadline:  December 15, 2018
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

Responsible Pest Control Scholarship
Grade:  12 
Deadline:  December 15, 2018
Website:
 https://responsiblepestcontrol.net/scholarships/

Students enrolled in Arizona High Schools, Arizona State University, University of Arizona or Mesa Community College can apply for $1,000 scholarship.  Write a 1,000 word essay on the following topic. ‘Growing up in Arizona, or studying entomology, means learning to live amongst scorpions and studying about them. What have you learned about scorpions and what encounters have you had with them?’ 

Study Pug Scholarship
Grade:  9-12
Deadline:  December 15, 2018
Website:
 https://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html
Must be currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada. Application includes:student information form, 500 to 1000 word essay.
Essay topic: Math is everywhere around us. 

It Should Be FAIR! DACA Application Scholarship
Grade:  9-Undergrad
Deadline:  December 21, 2018
Website:
  https://21progress.org/fairscholarship/
Applicant’s country of origin is located in Asia or in the Pacific Islands, and ethnically identifies as Asian or Pacific Islander; Is eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as outlined by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

 National Debt Relief Scholarship

Grade: 12
Deadline: December 23, 2018

Website:  https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

National Debt Relief will award 5 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding seniors pursing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.  Minimum gpa requirement of 3.0.  Provide a unique solution to the following:  Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion-dollar student loan crisis.  You can submit an essay, YouTube video or info graphic for your solution.

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January

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest
Grade:  7-12
Arizona Deadline:  January 1, 2019
Website:  
http://www.legion.org/oratorical  Application
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.

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Grade: 12
Deadlines (quarterly): January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30

Website/Application
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.

Washington University in St. Louis/Danforth Scholars Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 2, 2019 (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.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 4, 2019
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 2019-2020 academic year.

Ron Brown Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  January 9, 2019
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.

Mesa Student Citizens of The Year
Grade: 12

Deadline: 4:00 pm,  Thursday, January 10, 2019
Website: 
http://www.mesaservicelearning.org  
Application
Monetary awards will be given to four seniors graduating from Mesa Public Schools in 2019 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 four students for unrestricted use. The awards will be presented at the annual Mesa Citizen of the Year banquet in Mesa on February, 19, 2019. The recipients must be present.

ASU Leadership Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
ASU Deadline: January 11, 2019 (**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. Simmons *** RMHS: See Mrs. Rusnak   ***SKYLINE: See Mrs. Harris
**Westwood:  See Mrs. Mason

Phoenix Chinese Week Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 14, 2019
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.

Ithaca College Park Scholar Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 15, 2019
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, 2019 to  your MPS HS College & Career Coordinator by 3 p.m.

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 16, 2019
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).

Baird Foundation Scholarship at The University of Arizona
Grade: 12
Deadline: January 17, 2019
Online Application: Application is available through Scholarship Universe once the student has been admitted to U of A

Application Information: UofA Honors College Baird Scholarship
The Baird Foundation offers four-year scholarships to exceptional students graduating from Arizona high schools every year. This small and elite group of students will join the community of Baird Scholars at the University of Arizona and the Honors College. This prestigious award is specific to the Honors College and the UA. In addition to the Baird Foundation financial award of $12,500 per year, the University of Arizona will provide a full-tuition scholarship including mandatory student fees and the Honors College fee, currently valued at approximately $12,300/yr.  This award would replace any Wildcat Excellence award offered to the recipient.  Over four years, the combination of the two awards is valued at almost $100,000. Baird Scholars also enjoy community-building events throughout the year.

Any student who meets the application criteria below may apply, however, in order to apply, students must have already been admitted to the University of Arizona. There can be no exceptions to this stipulation, so it is imperative that students interested in applying for the Baird Scholarship complete their UA applications as early as possible.

Coolidge Scholarship
Grade: 11
Deadline: January 23, 2019, 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, 2019  
Website: 
http://christmasideahouse.org/sites/cih/scholarships/

 

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

·       Graduate in the Class of 2019. 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 2019.

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. Please see the application for information on where to send the documents. Applications must be postmarked or emailed on or before January 28, 2019.

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February

Alisa’s Angels Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Website:  https://alisasangels.org/page/Scholarships

Alisa’s Angels will award 6 scholarships of $5,000 each to graduating Arizona seniors who are involved in service to others.  Applicants must apply online and submit a 750-word essay that details their service and submit a 7th semester transcript.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award
Grade: 12
Deadline:  February 1, 2019 (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, 2018.  Additional requirements, instructions, and the application are available online.

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Grade:  12
Deadline:  February 1, 2019
Website:  
http://www.jackierobinson.org  
This foundation provides awards of up to $28,000 to minority students who show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.  Applicant must also be a U. S. citizen planning to attend an accredited U.S. four-year institution in fall 2017 with a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (combined math and critical reading sections only) or ACT composite score of 21.

Dorrance Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 6, 2019
FAFSA Completion Deadline:  January 1, 2019
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

Arizona CPA Foundation for Education and Innovation
Grade:  12
Deadline:  February 8, 2019 (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 2019, majoring in accounting, and must be a legal U.S. resident. 

 

Spotlight on Leadership Award
Grade:  12
Deadline:  February 8, 2019 (Drop off location/deadline time may vary per high school. Check with the Advisement Office/Career Center at each school)
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa Community College will award a $500 scholarship to a "Future Leader". Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited university, college, or vocational school in fall 2019 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.  

Homa & Irene Wood Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 11, 2019 
*Submit your application to your College & Career Coordinator at your high school.

The Homa and Irene Woods Scholarship: The application for current seniors is open now and you may pick up an application at your high school College Center. This scholarship has been established to support Mesa graduates during their first year of full-time post-secondary study. The scholarship is renewable to students who continue to exhibit the same levels of academic and personal achievement upon which their original award was granted. 

Eligibility requirements are:

·       Be enrolled as full-time student at a Mesa high school

·       Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)

·       Be accepted as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester) at an Arizona college or university

·       Graduate from high school with a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA & submit ACT/SAT test scores

We the Students Essay Contest
Ages: 14-19, must be a US Citizen
Deadline: February 14, 2019
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?

Daughters of the American Revolution
Grade: 12th and up
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship
Grade: 12th
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Website:  flavorfulfutures.com
Flavorful Futures will award five scholarships of $5,000 to celebrate students' individuality, creativity, and communication of future goals. Visit the website to apply. 

Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Website:
 https://stlukesmedcenter.org/scholarship

Are you pursuing a degree that will enable you to launch a professional and rewarding career in health care? Health care professionals can truly make a difference in their community by helping those in need. As the largest industry in the United States, health care represents the second largest employer. The health care industry is filled with so many opportunities and St. Luke’s Medical Center offers yet another.

Apply for your chance at a scholarship that will help fund your school expenses, including tuition, books, lab fees and items purchased at all school facilities. Awarded as a gift, the Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship is available for one year, provided that you meet all scholarship requirements.

To be eligible for the Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship, you must be:

  • An American citizen and a resident of Maricopa County.
  • Pursuing 12 credit hours or more in a health care-related career.
  • Planning to attend, or currently attending, an accredited college, university, community college or an accredited vocational program in Maricopa County.
  • Maintaining a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher

In addition to the above requirements, other considerations for this scholarship include extra-curricular activities, volunteer activities and a written statement of academic goals.

East Valley Women's League Anything is Possible Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Website: EVWL Anything is Possible Scholarship
The women of East Valley Women’s League believe that continuing education is the key to success for all students.  The EVWL Scholarship Committee is looking for a female applicant from the East Valley, who exhibits service to the community, participation in extracurricular activities, demonstrates financial need and is in the “academic middle”.  Many scholarships are awarded based on the highest GPAs, often leaving out many qualified deserving students.  The impact of this scholarship is giving a chance, an opportunity to a student who might not otherwise get a scholarship…showing them that “Anything is Possible”.

East Valley Women's League Over the Moon Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Website: EVWL Over the Moon Scholarship 
Stephanie Graham was a member of East Valley Women’s League, tragically lost to breast cancer.  She had a great passion for EVWL and the projects we support, primarily Cinderella Affair and Homebound Women.  With the support of her family and friends, Stephanie continued to diligently support these projects while facing treatments and illness.  The “Over the Moon” Stephanie Graham Memorial Scholarship has been created in her honor as a way of providing assistance to that student who “just needs a chance” to take the next steps beyond high school to follow their educational dreams. The EVWL Scholarship Committee, in conjunction with the Graham Family, is looking for a female student who exhibits service to the community, participation in extra-curricular activities, demonstrates financial need and has a minimum grade point average of 2.8. 

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March

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Website: 
https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors-National-Presidents--Scholarship/
Three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually per geographic division for a total of fifteen scholarships. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room and board.  Candidates shall be sons/daughters of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (see dates on website). Applicants must have completed 50 community service hours in high school and demonstrate financial need.  *Applications must be submitted to the applicant’s local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.

Beus Family Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 1, 2109
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.

 

Central Arizona Tall Society Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  March 1, 2019 (postmarked)
Website:  http://www.tallphoenix.org/scholarship.html 

Tall Clubs International (TCI) is a social organization for women and men of specific tall stature and has more than 50 clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The scholarships are open to all qualifying high school seniors who will be attending their first year at a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning in the fall of 2019.  All applicants must meet the minimum height requirements of TCI: 5’ 10” for women and 6’ 2” for men.  Applicants should follow the application directions and requirements of the local club, Central Arizona Tall Society, as shown on the above listed website. 

Desert Financial Community Service Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Website
The Desert Financial Community Service Scholarship rewards students who have dedicated exceptional time and effort serving their communities and plan to enroll in an Arizona college or university. These scholarships range from $2,500–$10,000 and are awarded to a limited number of graduating high school seniors each year. 
Application requirements:
Must be a graduating high school senior
50+ hours of community service in 2018
3.0+ cumulative GPA
Plans to attend an in-state college or university
Desert Financial membership (or related to a member)
Financial need as demonstrated by EFC from FAFSA

Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program
Grade:  12
Deadline:  March 1, 2019
A.S.U. Website: 
 https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/become-nina-scholar
This program is a collaboration between this charitable trust and several institutions of higher education including Arizona State University is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals who would not normally receive traditional academic scholarships and whose personal commitment and financial circumstances would preclude their attendance without substantial, long-term scholarship support.  Applicants must meet one of these requirements:  1) Incoming Freshman or continuing student ages 18 to 25, raised through the child welfare system and having no form of financial support, 2) college-age youth and adults with physical disabilities, and 3) adults, ages 25 or older, with dependents.

Charles and Christine Michaels Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 3, 2019
A.S.U. Website: https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/1591

Arizona State University is pleased to announce the availability of the Charles and Christine Michaels Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Charles and Christine are both graduates of Arizona State University and would like to provide support to Arizona high school graduates to continue their education at ASU.  This scholarship also includes a program component that involves mentoring, professional development, and community service. This scholarship is automatically renewed if required criteria are met each academic year. The scholarship is administered and selected by the ASU Foundation.  Amount: $2,500

Eligibility criteria includes a minimum gpa of 2.75, financial need, Arizona resident and enrolled full time.

Additional criteria:
-Students graduating from a high school in Maricopa County are encouraged to apply
-Award recipients are expected to participate in activities coordinated for Michaels Scholars
-Renewal of awards will be contingent upon review of academic performance and participation in scholar activities
-Renewal award amounts may vary upon review of students' academic costs and financial need

College Success Arizona Scholars Program 
Grade:  12
Deadline:  March 8, 2019
 
Website
(to access the application)
Application Guide  (to ensure all steps are completed correctly) 
Recommender Instructions
College Success Arizona’s 2019-2020 scholarship is for highly competitive students who could use both financial help and mentoring guidance. 
To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a senior graduating from an accredited Arizona high school.
  • Be a citizen/legal resident of Arizona or be residing in Arizona with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval and a valid Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
    --DACA Students – Note: You will not receive an EFC upon filing the FAFSA; therefore, DACA applicants
       are required to complete the FAFSA4caster (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate)
  • Be admitted to an accredited (not technical or vocational) institution of higher education in the state of Arizona beginning in the Fall 2019semester such as a 4-year college/university OR 2-year community college with the intent on transferring to a 4-year college/university.
  • Applicants should have both applied and been accepted to their school of choice before our scholarship application deadline (March 8, 2019).
  • Be an active member of your College Access program.

 

The Phoenix Chapter of The Links, Inc. Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline:  March 12, 2019
Website: https://www.phoenixlinksinc.org/

The Phoenix Chapter of The Links, Inc. Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The Phoenix Chapter of The Links, inc. Scholarship Program is supported by the Phoenix Emerald Foundation, Incorporated.

Applicants must:

  • Be current senior in high school who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall of 2019.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident.
  • Cumulative GPA at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale or 4.0 on 5.0 scale.
  • Exhibit respect for self, family, and community.
  • Demonstrate ambition, initiative, and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, the community, or the workplace.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation by an unrelated adult professional who can attest to the student's achievement.
  • Be involved in public service, and extra-curricular activities.
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Type application essay in size of 12 point and double spaced.
  • Complete application (including family information).
  • Be available for an oral interview.
  • Be available to attend the Links' scholarship awards event.
  • Submit all required information by the deadline, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

If you have questions please contact Martha Stewart, Scholarship Chairperson at 480-839-1416.

 

GFWC-Desert Jade Woman's Club
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 16, 2019
Applications available in the Career Centers

The GFWC-Desert Jade Woman's Club is offering six (6) scholarships valued at $650 to graduating high school seniors of Chinese descent.  These scholarships are based on academic achievement, involvement in school and community, a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher, and need of financial aid. Recipients must be able to attend the Desert Jade Scholarship   Mail application to: Beverly Ong, Desert Jade Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 10146, Phoenix, AZ 85064.  Contact Beverly Ong at (602) 284-5137 for further information. Applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2019.

 

Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship - ASU
Grade:  12
Deadline:  March 17, 2019
Website:  
https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/1409
This program is designed to help deserving students with family circumstances beyond their control that limit financial resources and prevent access to educational opportunities.  Additionally, if you are an orphan, a ward of the court, living with extended family, in foster care, an independent student without financial support or if you have experienced extreme life circumstances – this opportunity especially for you.  The scholarship offers up to $8,000 a year.  If you continue to meet the criteria, including participation in Armstrong programs, and show progress toward a degree, your scholarship will be renewed each year.  It offers a strong support network and personal involvement from the Armstrong family and they meet regularly with recipients to make sure they are working through obstacles and reaching their goals and features monthly events to enhance personal and professional development.  Applicants must be an Arizona resident, a U.S. citizen or lawful legal resident, have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrate financial need (FAFSA). 

ASU Pioneer Heritage Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 17, 2019

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 March 2018 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.

Academic Booster Club (Red Mountain HS ONLY)
Grade: 12

Deadline: March 22, 2019
The Red Mountain Academic Booster Club Essay Scholarship is now open for Seniors graduating in May that are planning to attend an accredited post secondary school, college or university  in the Fall of 2019.  The award cannot be deferred.  The application is online at RMHS Booster Club web site or on the RMHS College & Career Center web site.  The deadline to apply is Friday,  March 22, 2019 at 3 p.m. 

American Legion Auxiliary, Mesa Unit 26
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 28, 2019 (must be received by 5 p.m.)

Application:  Pick up application in your local high school college & career center
Candidates shall be sons/daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren or great-great grandchildren of veterans who are in need of financial assistance.  Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript and a letter of not more than 300 words describing student activities, accomplishments and awards.  The scholarship amount is $300.00.


Anna K.D. Julius Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26
Grade:  12
Deadline:  March 28, 2019 (must be received by 5 p.m.)

Application:  Pick up application in your local high school’s college & career center
Candidates shall be sons/daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of veterans who are in need of financial assistance to attend a college, university, technical or trade school.  Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript and a letter of not more than 300 words describing student activities, accomplishments and awards.  The application will list several additional required items.  The award amount is $1000.

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Grade: 12
Deadlines (quarterly):  March 31, June 30, and September 30

Website/Application
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.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Website:https://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).

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Phoenix Lodge
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Applications are available in the Career Centers

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Phoenix Lodge is offering five (5) scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Chinese descent.  This year the scholarships will be valued at $600 each.  These scholarships are based on academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities, recommendation from a school counselor or teacher, and a personal statement of educational plans or life experience. Recipients must be able to attend a luncheon.   Mail application to:  CACA, Phoenix Lodge, c/o Mary Tang, 1209 E. Steamboat Bend Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283. If you need any further information, contact May Tang at 480-775-1990.

#IAM Project Scholarship (for Westwood students only)
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 31, 2019  11:59 pm
Application
The establishment of a healthy, sustainable environment is critical for female scientists, techies, engineers, & mathematicians to thrive in spaces not originally meant for them. The #IAm Project aspires to build a mentoring network for self-identifying women of color pursuing a collegiate education in STEM. This scholarship is a $1,000 one-time, non-renewable award.

 

Kaity's Way Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Website: 
http://kaitysway.org/scholarship/

Kaity's Way advocates for healthy teen relationships by providing education, skill, and tools to youth and their allies. This scholarship is available to students who plan to enroll Maricopa County Community College District campus sometime between August 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019, and major in any of the following public service fields: Eduaction, Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, Social Work,Community Health Worker, Volunteer Coordination, Nonprofit Management, and  Fire Fighter/EMT/Paramedic.

 

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April 

Mesa Service Learning Scholarship
Grade:12
Deadline: April 1, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

http://www.mpsaz.org/msl/students/service-learning-scholarship-application/

Scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from Mesa Public Schools who have completed 150 hours or more of outstanding service over their four years of high school. At least 150 of the student’s service hours must be recorded on their MPS transcript.  Mesa Service Learning will select students who will receive $1,000 from Leisure World Lions Club or $500 from MCC. If a scholarship is received from MCC and the choice of college changes, that award will be forfeited.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to lifelong service to the community. Students must demonstrate potential to be successful in a higher education program.


Youth Forward Scholarship 
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Website 
Scholarship Information and Application/Submission

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.
Please see the above links for additional information.

Ryne Starr Zahner Memorial Scholarship (Mesa High Students only)
Grade: 12th
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Come to the Career Center for an application

The Ryne Starr Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Ryne Zahner. The scholarship is awarded to a Mesa High senior who exhibits strong leadership qualities, high school involvement and is sincerely committed to becoming a teacher to make his/her dream a reality. This is a one-time $1000.00 scholarship. The senior applying for this scholarship should have a 2.5 or higher GPA, be accepted as a full time student at a college or university, and have a strong desire to become a teacher.

Arizona Musicfest Scholarship
Grade:  12
Deadline:  April 15, 2019
Website:  http://www.azmusicfest.org/educationandyouth/scholarship/

Arizona Musicfest awards generous scholarship funds to a student graduating from high school in 2018 who is an Arizona resident enrolling in a college-level instrumental performance, classical voice performance, or music education degree program before December 31, 2018.  For scholarship consideration, the following will be taken into account: instrumental or vocal performance abilities, academic record, extracurricular activities, community involvement, personal enthusiasm, and third-party letters of recommendations.

Ayn Rand " Anthem" Essay Contest
Grade: 11th, 12th -  Deadline April 18, 2019
              8th, 9th, 10th - Deadline April 25, 2019
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.

Student-View Scholarship Program
Grade: 12
Deadline: April 22, 2019
Website: http://www.student-view.com/

Student Insight is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year university, community/junior college or career school. Simply log in the website and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. Scholarships are awarded via random drawing of completed applications.

Westwood Alumni Scholarships - Westwood Only
Grade: 12
Deadline: April 23, 2019 Midnight
Applications available in the Compass Center

3 scholarships  for a Westwood Senior only through the Westwood Alumni Organization:
1 - The Coach Dusty Everman Scholarship. Applicants for this award must have participated in Cross Country or Track at Westwood and plan to attend NAU. This is an $8,000 scholarship paid over 4 years ($2,000/year).
2 - The HonorHealth Scottsdale Physician’s Medical Scholarship. Applicants for this award must be majoring in a medical related field. This award will range from $500-$1,500.
3 - The Extracurricular Scholarship. Applicant for this award must have participated in either athletics or the fine arts while at Westwood. This is a $1,000 award.


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May

PGFFL LBGTQ Athletic Scholarship (through the the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program)
Grade: 12
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Website -with access to the scholarship application

The Phoenix Gay Flag Football League (PGFFL), in partnership with Phoenix Pride, we will be offering a $1000 college scholarship to a high school senior, who identifies as an LBGTQ athlete, or a dependent of LBGTQ parents. The scholarship is eligible to a self-identified LBGTQ high school athlete, or a dependent of LBGTQ parents, who are pursuing a full-time college degree program in the 2019/2020 school year. The student needs to attend a Maricopa County high school, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and be a member of a Junior Varsity or Varsity sports team during their senior year.  To apply, the student-athlete can apply though Phoenix Pride at the link below. When applying, students will need to include 3 pieces of information: 1) Letter of Recommendation, 2) Letter from an LGBTQ Community Leader, and 3) Proof of participation on a Junior Varsity or Varsity sports team (can be letter from the school).

College Skateboarding Educational Foundation Scholarship
Grade: 12
Deadline: May 15, 2019
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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June

Horatio Alger Association - Career & Technical Scholarship
Age:  Under 30 years of age
Deadline: June 15 (first priority deadline)

Webpage    Application process
Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Grade: 12
Deadlines (quarterly):  June 30, and September 30
Website/Application

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.

 

Caring.com Scholarship
Grade:  12th grade (and also college students)
Deadline:  June 30, 2019

Caring.com webpages (including Caring.com scholarship information and application form)
Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include: Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. In addition to completing the online application, interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:
-Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
-How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
-How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

 

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July

HIRSCH & LYON ANNUAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Grade:  12 (for 2018-19 school year)
Deadline:  July 10, 2019
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law is an Arizona law firm that advocates for individuals and families who have been injured in all types of accidents. The firm has 60 years of combined experience in personal injury matters and strives to make the legal process for all clients as smooth as possible. It is understood that it can be difficult to pay for college and the financial burden it can bring. Hirsch & Lyon offers this legal scholarship every year to provide financial assistance to students taking the leap into a legal career. High school seniors or current college students pursuing law within the U.S. are eligible to apply. A winner is selected annually to receive $500 to go toward education.

 

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August

Youth Forward Scholarship 
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Website  
Scholarship Information and Application/Submission
National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.
Please see the above links for additional information.

 

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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 2019-2020 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.
 Requirements
Final, cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.25* or higher you are eligible to apply for the Presidents' Honors Scholarship

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

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Grade: 11 (Class of 2020)
Deadline:  Ongoing
Website: College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Applying to college can be a complicated process, so this program was created to guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:
1.  Build their college list.
2.  Practice for the SAT®.
3.  Improve their SAT score.
4.  Strengthen their college list.
5.  Fill out the FAFSA.
6.  Apply to college.
Scholarships are awarded—through monthly drawings—to students who complete each step. The more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. For more information, please click on the link above.  

 

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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