SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

(Updated 12/1/2016)

The Ronald McDonald House Charities annually offers the African American Future Achievers Scholarship to high school seniors. Unfortunately, participation and application for this scholarship has dwindled so low over the last few years, that the charity is considering cutting the funding.

Please encourage all African American high school seniors to apply at by early January 2017. I also ask that you pass it to anyone else you believe may benefit from this opportunity.

Scholarship deadlines and eligibility requirements vary. If you need a letter of recommendation, please contact your counselor. Please note: letters of recommendation need a 2 week advance notice.

2016 Employment Law Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any student who will be attending an accredited college or university by Spring 2017 and have plans of attending law school in the future or are currently attending law school.

Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award Amount: $1,000
Application: The application can be found toward the bottom of the page at:

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Asian and Pacific Islanders American Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Info for Latino Students

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

American Indian College Fund

United Negro College Fund

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Gates Millennium Scholars

Dell Scholars Program

ROTC - Air Force

ROTC- Army

ROTC - Navy

Tuition Funding Sources

Arizona Universities Financial Literacy Need-Based Scholarship Program
Arizona's 3 main universities in conjunction with "Live the Solution" (non-profit org) are launching "AZ Earn to Learn." Student's families must earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Participants must participate in a special individual savings plan program.

ASU Freshman Merit Scholarship Estimator
Go to the website below, add GPA, class rank, ACT/SAT scores. This estimator will determine how much scholarship money you may be eligible for. Your actual scholarship award will depend on your final grades and admission into ASU.

ASU New American University Scholarship and Financial Aid Program
Variety of scholarships offered by ASU. Must be accepted and plan to attend starting Fall 2017

Grand Canyon University
Variety of scholarships offered by GCU. Must be accepted and plan to attend starting Fall 2017.

NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Variety of scholarships offered by NAU. Must be accepted and plan to attend starting Fall 2017.

University of Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Variety of scholarships offered by U of A. Must be accepted and plan to attend starting Fall 2017.

AZ Grants Home Page

Information about financial aid that is administered by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.\

Arizona College Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships with various deadlines

Arizona Community Foundation
Scholarships with various deadlines

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships
Online scholarship system that matches scholarships with your Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Profile.

Native American Special Scholarships
Scholarships available to Native American students attending mainstream universities and tribal colleges. Based on merit and financial need. _alumni

AES Engineering Scholarship
Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of the web site.
Essays are to be submitted to:

Arizona Dream Builders
Dream Scholars must be high school seniors enrolled full-time in an Arizona school, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, personally demonstrate commitment to school and community leadership. There is NO residency requirement for this scholarship.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Must be planning to enter college no later than the fall after graduation. Financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred), involvement in co-curricular and community activities. Must demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.0), be an Arizona resident, and a citizen of the US.

Coca-Cola Scholars
Minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a US citizen, US Nationals, US Permanent Resident, Temporary Residents, Refugess, Asyless, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parelees. Scholarship awarded based on character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Awards vary.

Susan G. Komen Cure
Must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or must be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger. Must have a minimum unweighted 2.8 GPA, be a US citizen or a documented permanent resident. Never been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including but not limited to any educational or law enforcement agency. Must be a driven advocate for breast cancer education and research who is able to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service per semester.

Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship
Aims to award educational grants to eligible Hispanic students. Essays required.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and in the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Demonstrate a strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA), financial need, and be a US citizen.

Fire Scholarship
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) sponsoring the scholarship. Essay required.

Burger King/McLamore Foundation Scholars Program
High school seniors, Burger King Employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners are eligible to apply.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible for this award.

Walt Nicoson Memorial Scholarships
Applicants must exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors and participate in school-related responsibilities and activities.

Great Clips Scholarships
Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school. The scholarships are given out twice a year in January and July to applicants who can demonstrate a passion for the craft and dedication to developing their skills.

Central Arizona College (CAC)
ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP: Students who participate in certain activities for Central Arizona College, such as student government, student ambassadors, etc.
CAC FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP: New and returning students
CAC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - The purpose of CAC Foundation Scholarships is to assist students enrolled at Central Arizona College in achieving their educational goals. The Foundation receives financial gifts and real property from individuals and organizations to fund these scholarships.
The scholarships are extremely varied. Please see the college catalog or a financial aid specialist for a complete listing of these scholarships. Eligibility: Incoming or current student at Central Arizona College pursuing a degree or certificate.
CAC INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Primarily first-generation college, first-time recent high school graduates.
HONORS SCHOLARSHIP: New and returning students who participate in the Honors Program
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP (Signal Peak Campus only): Students who participate in band, drama, or choir for Central Arizona College
Promise for the Future Scholarship: Must have submitted form in 8th grade. 2.75 GPA required.

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship
Winners will be chosen by a panel of prominent government representatives following a detailed civics exam and an interview with the panel.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship up to $30, 000 per year. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or above, SAT (reading/math) score of 1200 or above, or ACT composite score of 26 or above. You must demonstrate financial need.

A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship
A background in AZ agriculture - the student or the student's immediate family must have income from agriculture. Average award is $2,000.

Big Sun Scholarship
Scholarship is to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this award. Please send a short essay answering the following question:
"What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the effects on personal relations with peers and others." Send essays to:

Mesa Community College Americorps
Students can volunteer at an approved Ameri-Corp organization and earn money that goes into their MCC account. Parents/grandparents who are 55+ can volunteer thru Ameri-Corps and pass their award money to the child, grandchild, or foster child.

Dorrance Scholarship

First generation to attend college, minimum 3.0 GPA, SAT score of 1040 minimum or ACT score of 22, demonstrated financial need, accepted into one of Arizona's universities, demonstrate leadership and volunteer service.
Deadline is February 20, 2015.

AMDA National Scholarship

Students must be interested in attending AMDA in LA or NYC. For students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Conservatory programs. Please see your counselor to be nominated.
For more info, contact the Admissions Office at: 800-367-7908.

Fisher & Talwar, a Personal Injury Llaw Firm in Los Angeles, CA.

The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree.

To qualify for this scholarship:
1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
2. Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
3. Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education.
4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

The deadline for application submissions is November 15, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:

Law Firm of Snow, Carpio

We are pleased to present our new SCW Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is available only to Arizona students that meet the qualifications listed on our website.

The following information lists some of the details of scholarship.

Scholarship Name:
SCW Academic Scholarship

May 31, 2017

Award Amount:


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Winners will be randomly drawn on:
• June 8, 2017
• September 6, 2017
• January 8, 2018

No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. For the official scholarship rules, visit

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