Scholarships by due date
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
$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.
The Gates Scholarship
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.).
Deadline: September 27, 2018
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
Deadline: October 5, 2018
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.
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: email@example.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.
Colgate "Haz La
Deadline: October 15, 2018
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.
Deadline: October 15, 2018
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.
Deadline: October 17, 2018 3 p.m. (pacific time)
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.
Alger Scholarship Program
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.
Deadline: Originally October 31, 2018 (2 p.m. pacific time)
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
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
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.
Prudential Spirit of
Grade: 5 - 12
Deadline: November 6, 2018
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.
Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
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.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
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
Deadline: November 20, 2018
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.
University Presidential Scholarships
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
The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. For more information call or email the Honors College at 406-994-4110 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivan Leadership Award
Deadline: November 30, 2018
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
Contest For Grades 7-12
Grade: 7 -12
Deadline: December 1, 2018
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.
Deadline: December 1, 2018
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.
Grade: 9 - 12
Deadline: December 1, 2018
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.
Washington & Lee
Johnson Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2018 (Early Decision) February 1 (Regular Decision)
Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship. Every year Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten percent of the incoming class. In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership
Deadline: December 15, 2018 (only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted)
The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; and ability to succeed in college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who plan to enroll full time in a two or four-year college for the 2019/2020 school year.
It Should Be FAIR!
DACA Application Scholarship
Deadline: December 21, 2018
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).
in St. Louis/Danforth Scholars Program
Deadlines: 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.
Arizona Community Foundation
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Maricopa Community Colleges 2018-2019 Presidents' Honors Scholarship
•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.
Grade: 9 - 12
Raise.me is a platform that helps 9 to 12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Students create a portfolio and select colleges they’re interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up. Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they’d be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $500. As long as students meet the college’s eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis. Over 150 colleges are awarding micro-scholarships on Raise.me, and many more have begun the process of joining! Visit the website for more detailed information.