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 And make sure to check out this comprehensive 2015-2016 scholarship guide and directory created by Glendale Union High School District.

Upcoming Scholarships

  
  
  
Requirements
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships5/15/2016Various

​Women's Scholarships
​Various

B. Davis Scholarship5/23/2016$1,000

DACA Eligible
This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

Duck Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship5/23/2016$10,000

Duct Tape creation and photo submission
Wear and submit proof of outfit, handmade from duct tape, to prom

Cameron Impact Scholarship5/27/2016Full Ride (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum)
 3.7+ HS GPA

Be a citizen of the United States of America; 

Be a current late HS Junior or early HS Senior, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;

Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselfves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;

Online application, required letters of recommendation, and transcript

Early Application Deadline is May 27, 2016. Regular Application Deadline is September 15, 2016. 

The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation awards four-year merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. This four-year, merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full 'educational expenses' (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient's chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000- $50,000 per annum).

John D. Graham Scholarship5/27/2016First place $3,000; two runners-up $1,000 each

​DACA eligible

You must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations, and entering your senior year of undergraduate studies in fall after the application deadline to apply for this scholarship. Judges will be looking for the following qualities:

  • Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies.
  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Practical experience in internships, other work/service.
  • Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statements in the application form.
  • Writing skills demonstrated throughout the application form
Navajo Generating Station Navajo Scholarship- SRP5/27/2016Unlisted

Navajo Scholarship
Application​
2 Letters of recommendation
​Essay​​
Current resume​​
3.0 GPA
Priority given to STEM and business majors​​

Cruz & Associates Scholarship Program5/30/2016$3,000

Arizona Resident Scholarship
DACA Eligible
Must reside in Metro Phoenix area or surrounding counties,
Must be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2016
Must be of Hispanic descent,
3.0+GPA,
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)

5th Month Scholarship 5/31/2016$1500

13+ scholarship​
Resident of U.S. or District of Columbia
Currently enrolled or enroll by 2022​

​Short Written Response

Brandon Goodman Scholarship5/31/2016$300

​Application
Essay
2.0 GPA

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship5/31/2016$2,500

Women's Scholarship
Application
Essay
3.5 ​GPA
Minimum 2 years on HS golf team
Must be accepted and preparing to play golf on a collegiate team​
3 letters of recommendation​
Transcripts

SCW Academic Scholarship5/31/2016$2,500

Must be a high school senior or recent graduate seeking a degree,
3.0+ GPA.

SCW DREAMer Scholarship5/31/2016$2,500

DREAMer Scholarship,
Must be an Immigrant under 25yrs old,
Must have entered U.S. before age 16,
Must have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years,
Must plan to attend college by Fall semester 2016,
3.0+ GPA. 

The Rover College Scholarship5/31/2016$1,000

Must be a graduated HS senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college,
Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Actuary of Tomorrow-- Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship6/1/2016$9,000

Actuarial Sciences​​
Full time student entering as a sophomore, junior or senior in college​ at an accredited institution. 
Application
3.0 GPA
2 actuary exams

American Groundwater Trust Scholarships6/1/2016Various

​Groundwater/related field Scholarship
Application
Various​

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Workers6/1/2016Up to $2,500

Must be at least 16 years old
Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their artistic talents (visual, performing, media, literary and crafts)
History of movement/work in Agriculture
​DACA Elibigle

Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship6/1/2016Up to $2,500, Renewable

African American Scholarship
High School Senior accepted into Accredited 4-Year College/University

​Opens March. 1st, 2016
Application
3.0 GPA

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship6/1/2016$1,200

​Cosmetology/Barber School​/Program
​Application
Essay
2 Letters of recommendation
Opens 1/1/2016

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship6/1/2016$1000

​Golf Scholarship
Scholarship for students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/ golf course architecture; golf course turf grass management/ golf course superintendent; professional golf management, club professional, or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.
Letter of recommendation 
3.0 GPA
Involvement in golf-related interests and activities



William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest6/1/2016$200 (honorable mention) - $3,000 (1st place)

DACA eligible

Freedom from Religion Foundation
North American high school senior who graduates in spring 2016, going on to college in fall 2016.

LMJ Scholarship Program6/6/2016Up to $10,000

Entering 1st year of Law School
3.2 GPA +
​FAFSA complete/Demonstrated Need
Undergraduate and/or Graduate transcripts​
2 recommenders​

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program6/10/2016$1,000

​Open to all high school juniors and seniors and all students currently enrolled in any accredited post-secondary institution

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship6/10/2016Up to $10,000

​DACA eligible

Application
Essay
2 letters of recommendation​​

Be a student aged 16 years or older
Be attending or will be attending a two-year college, four-year university, graduate school, or licensed trade and vocational school within the U.S.
Be involved in extracurricular activities
Have work experience or demonstrate service within their community
Demonstrate personal drive
Have knowledge of and/or identify with Bruce Lee and his insights​

AORN Foundation Scholarship6/15/2016Up to $1,000

​Application
3.0 GPA
The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registerede nurses who are continuing their education in perioperitive nursing by pursuing a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. 
​​​​

Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest6/15/2016$200 (honorable mention) - $3,000 (1st place)

​DACA Eligible
Freedom From Religion Foundation

Choose between two essay questions-- either "Why I am a freethinker" or "Why I am a freethinker of color"

Ongoing undergraduate college student through age 24, including, but not limited to, college seniors graduating in spring/summer 2016, attending a North American college or university. Note: If you have just graduated from high school but have not yet started college, you must enter the high school senior contest.

BigSun Scholarship6/17/2016$500

​HS Athlete Scholarship
​Application
Essay

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Scholarship6/17/2016$2,000

Students who are homeless or have been homeless during their k-12 school attendance,
High school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education program or recent graduates/GED recipients may apply,
Students less than 21 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2016 and who have completed no more than 2 years of college by Sept. 1, 2016 are eligible to apply.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship6/22/2016$2,000

DACA eligible
Female applicant
Interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field
Rising college junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science.
An applicant must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories
College grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

American Institute of Polish Culture: Irsay Scholarship6/26/2016$1,000

Polish Heritage Scholarship
Application: http://www.ampolinstitute.org/pdf/ScholarshipApplication.pdf​

3 recommendation letters
CV/resume​
Essay
Original Article about Poland​​


Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essay Contest6/26/2016Up to $1,500

Must be a U.S. or Canadian Citizen 
Currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or accepted into an accredited ​University in healthcare related studies​

Essay- 1,250 to 1,500 words. 
Topic: State Medical Waste Regulations

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship6/30/2016Unlisted

Application​
​Official Transcript
3.0 GPA

Coupons.com Scholarship 6/30/2016$5,000

Must be at least 13 years old and a student enrolled at a tuition-based secondary school or
Must be enrolled at an accreditted university for the current 2015-2016 or upcoming 2016-2017 school year,
Must be a legal resident of the U.S. and district of Columbia.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award6/30/2016$5,000

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.
​High school, college and graduate students or students planning to enter college are eligible to apply.

Discontrue Scholarship6/30/2016$3,000

Must be accepted into a U.S. college or university,
3.0+ GPA,
Must be a U.S. citizen or possess an authorization to study in the U.S.

Isac Amaya Dream Scholarship6/30/2016$2500 or $5000
The Isac Amaya DREAM Scholarship is available to undergraduate students in the state of Arizona who are DACA eligible/non-eligible and are attending or plan to attend an Arizona university (public or private). This scholarship is renewable for the Fall 2017 semester if the student is in good standing.
 

Requirements:

Must be HS Seniors or Undergraduates at a university in Arizona, proof of Fall 2016 enrollment necessary (copy of schedule, letter of acceptance or other document).

Online application and video submission

Isac Amaya Junior Scholarship6/30/2016$1250

Available to HS seniors or students attending a community college in Yuma County or in Southern Arizona.

Students of Mexican or of Mexican descent.

Applicants must show proof of enrollment in their community college, effective Fall 2016. Students must send proof of enrollment to isacamayafoundation@gmail.com after completing online application (copy of schedule, letter of acceptance or other document).

Video Submission

Isac Amaya University Scholarship6/30/2016$2500 or $5,000

HS seniors or undergraduate students in the state of Arizona  Mexican or of Mexican decent 
Attending or plan to attend an Arizona university (public or private).
Applicants must show proof of enrollment in their university, effective Fall 2016. Students must send proof of enrollment to isacamayafoundation@gmail.com after completing online application (copy of schedule, letter of acceptance or other document).
Video submission

Medicalassistantdegrees.net Healthcare Scholarship Program6/30/2016$500

Healthecare Field Scholarship
Must be enrolled full time in a healthcare related program
Must be 18+ years
Must be a U.S. Citizen

AIChE Minority Scholarship Award for Incoming College Freshmen7/1/2016$1,000

DACA eligible

​Incoming minority college freshman interested in pursuing Chemical Engineering.

 Applicants shall be required to be high school graduates during the current academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander.

Career Essay + reasoning for choosing science/engineering
Letter of recommendation from either a counselor, math, or science teacher

at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship7/1/2016$500

Migrant Farmer Scholarship​ or Dependent
DACA Eligible
Must have recent history of movement for Agricultural employment,
Must demonstrate Financial Need,
​​​​Must have successfully completed one year of college.​​

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program7/8/2016$1500

DACA eligible

​Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field (biological sciences, chemistry, social sciences, environmental science, engineering, etc.)

Open worldwide.

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) with a declared major in a science related field.

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship7/13/2016Up to $1,000

​Various
Essay Contest
Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12. 
Applicants must be attending junior high or high school in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. 


You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam7/13/2016$1,000

​25 and under
​Original Poem Power Poetry entry

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund7/15/2016$1,000

HIV/AIDS Positive Scholarship
HS/Undergrad ​
Application
Essay
Transcripts
Letter from Doctor

The Console and Hollawell Paralegal Scholarship7/15/2016$1,000

Law Related Degree
​Application
Essay
Transcript
3.0 GPA
high school diploma or GED eligible


CenturyLinkQuote Scholarship7/18/2016$1,000

GED students/HS seniors with a 2.5+ GPA planning to attend an accredited college or university in fall 2016
College students enrolled full time at an accredited college or univeristy with a 2.5+ GPA
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students7/18/2016$2,000 stipend

Internship
Minority Undergraduate Student
DACA Eligible

CouponChief Scholarship7/31/2016$1,000

​​Must be a U.S. resident enrolled in high school, college or trade school to apply.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship7/31/2016$1,000

 Eligibility
9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
Legal resident of the U.S.
Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Selection & Award
Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. ​

Goedeker's Appliances Book Scholarship7/31/2016Up to $500

​Essay​
3.0 GPA
Photo
Proof of enrollment for Fall 2015

KFC REACH Educational Grant Program7/31/2016$2,000

​KFC Employees
​Application
Note:​ Application opens in March, 2016; Deadline is expected but unofficial 

The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest7/31/2016Up to $1500

​DACA Eligible

Must be a full time undergraduate student at an American College or University

Essay - Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. 

Our Topic for 2016 - Immigration is a controversial topic in American history, even more so in 2016. Citing examples from his writings, speeches, and policies, what was Abraham Lincoln's position on immigration? Did it evolve? Is it relevant to our contemporary debate?​


The Lincoln Forum Student Scholarships program7/31/2016Non-monetary Award- see description

DACA Eligible

Current Elementary and High School Students Scholarship
Essay
Letter of recommendation from teacher​

Citizenship NOT required

Up to three students from across the country will be selected to attend the annual meeting of the Lincoln Forum, to be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 2016. Scholarships will cover cost of registration, travel, and hotel accommodation for each student and a parent.


Emergency Stain Removal Graphic Scholarship8/1/2016$2,000

Enrolled in college of your choice
Design a graphic for emergency stain removal​

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship for Low-Income Women and Children8/1/2016Up to $5,000

Women's Scholarship
Opens late Spring, 2016​

  • Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
  • Must be a mother, with minor children
  • Must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree
  • Must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the time of application
  • ​Must be a low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)


American Indian Services Scholarship8/15/2016Grant funds

Native American
​(1/4 blood)
Application
Minimum GPA of 2.25
Certificate of Native American Heritage

American Fire Sprinkler Association: Second Chance Scholarship Contest8/26/2016Up to $1,000

​Essay
Quiz
Applicants must have either a High School Diploma or GED
Winner selection is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic area.​


Marketing Certified Social Media Scholarship8/31/2016$500

Must be a student between the aged of 16 and 25,
2.5+ GPA

College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship9/1/2016$500

​College Greenlight Profile
10 Colleges
5 Scholarships
Application

College Peas Standout Student College Scholarship9/1/2016$400

Must be a current high school student
Must intend to enroll full time at a 4-year college
2.0+ GPA​

Walmart Associate Scholarship9/1/2016Up to $1,500

Wal-Mart Employee

CoffeeForLess.com "Hit the Books" Scholarship9/30/2016Up to $500

18-25 years old
Enrolled in an accredited college or university
Award to be used for educational books and materials

Undocumented students eligible to apply

Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes- U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 9/30/2016$5,000
Application
Complete 8 online modules/tutorials
​Scholarship program is available to college-bound high school seniors or current undergraduate college students enrolled by September 1, 2016 at an eligible two- or four-year college or university. 
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant9/30/2016$10,500- $13,000

​Art Grant
Must attend a university, a four-year college or a two-year college.
Must be at least 18 years old 
Restricted to individuals who are studying representative art such as: painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking

Submit:
Application
Portfolio
Photo

Note: Continous deadline​- deadline entered as a requirement for the website.

Xerox Minority Scholarships9/30/2016Up to $10,000

Minority Scholarship
​Must be enrolled in a Technical Degree program at the Bachelor level or above
3.0+​ GPA

Alice T. Schafer Prize Association for Women in Mathematics10/1/2016Grant Considerations

​Nomination by members of the mathematical community, nominees must be in undergraduate when nominated.
Demonstrated interest in mathematics, ability for independent work in mathematics
Copy of transcripts

AES Engineers Scholarship10/6/2016$500

HS seniors and College Students
​DACA Eligible

2017 Flinn Foundation Scholarship10/15/2016Full Ride

Two Teacher RecCounselor Recommendation​s,
Essay,
ACT/SAT Scores, 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (math/reading), top 5% of High School class
HS Transcript

Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship11/1/2016$1,000

DACA Eligible
High school seniors and current community college, university, and trade school students who will be attending any post secondary school in the sumer or fall 2016 semesters are eligible to apply.

Ron Brown Scholar Program11/1/2016$40,000 over four years ($10,000 each year)

Black/African American Scholarship
HS Senior
Demonstrate Financial Need
U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident 
Must participate in Community Service Activities
Must excel academically

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition11/1/2016Up to $30,000
HS Student grades 9-12
Oral Essay: "My Vision for America"
Media Fellows Program11/11/2016$1,000

College Junior or Senior Status
Application
GPA 3.0+

Intel Science Talent Search11/12/2016Up to $100,000

​Application
Essay
3-5 letters of recommendation
Research report

Note: Projected deadline for 2017 application- may not be exact

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (Education and Training Grants for Women)11/15/2016Up to $10,000

​Women's Scholarship
Application
2 letters of recommendation
Primary Financial supporter of self/dependents

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship11/16/2016Up to $2,500

Copy Editors,
Essay on the aspects of copy editing most important in a multi-media world. Do not exceed 500 words.
Resume,
3 Letters of Reference,
Writing Sample,
Editing Quiz. 

 

Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest12/14/2016Up to $5,000

​3,000 - 4,000 word Essay
1 Faculty Sponsor
​DACA Eligible
​DREAMer Eligible

Note: Projected deadline

Burger King Scholars- James McLamore Whopper Scholarship12/15/2016Up to $50,000

HS senior or have graduated from high school within 3 years and are applying as a full-time freshman to a 4-year accredited college or university in the U.S.
3.3+ GPA
25+ ACT score; 1700+ SAT score
Must demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, or co-curricular activities and demonstrate substantial work experience
Must be a U.S. citizen

Active Renter Property Management Entrepreneurship Scholarship1/15/2017$1,000

Arizona Scholarship,
Entrepreneur Scholarship,
Must live in Maricopa County,
Must be a senior in high school or have less than 60 credits in college,
3.5+ GPA,
Must have run own business for 1 year. 

Orphan Foundation of America Scholarship3/31/2017Up to $5,000

​Opens January 1, 2017
U.S. Citizenship not required
Under age of 25 by March 31st of application year

Application

AICPA Legacy Scholars4/1/2017Up to $10,000

Various​​ Scholarships for Accounting students

Note: Application deadline is projected

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students4/1/2017$1,000 to $5,000

​Scholarship for ethnic minorities in the accounting profession
Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate level student
Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an “accounting-related” major
Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2016
Maintained an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)

Note: deadline is projected but not necessarily exact

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Award4/1/2017$10,000

Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an “accounting-related” major.

Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA

Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2017

Maintained an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0

Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate ) or a full-time graduate level student for the 2016-17 academic year.
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)

Arizona Business & Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship4/1/2017Various

Women's scholarship
Arizona Community Colleges

Note: Projected deadline- not necessarily exact date

National Dairy Shrine McCullough Scholarship4/15/2017Up to $3,000

​Various
Note: deadlines projected

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute- United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern Program4/16/2017$1,000 - $5,000 per year

Hispanic Scholarship/Internship program for students interested in the field of medicine.
​Application
2 essay questions
Resume
One letter of recommendation
Daca Eligible

All about Education Scholarship4/17/2017$3000

​13+ 

Short Written Response​


Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest4/28/2017up to $20,000

​DACA Eligible

Open to students worldwide in 12th grade, college undergraduates and graduate students

Native Writers Essay Contest4/30/2017Up to $2,500 plus trip to D.C.

Native American Scholarship
Application
Essay

Note: deadline is projected, and may not be exact

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship5/1/2017Up to $4,000

Minority Scholarship
Actuarial Sciences
Application
28 (Math) ACT or 600 (Math) SAT
3.0 GPA

Note: deadline is projected and may not be exact

Air Traffic Control Scholarship5/1/2017Various

​Air Traffic Control/Aviation Science
Students enrolled half to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.
Various

Note: Projected deadline, may not be an exact date

 

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