Looking for Some Scholarships? Check Out This List!

Looking for Some Scholarships? Check Out This List!

Caleb Pendleton, Op-Ed Editor


Scholarships Available

September v1.0

Please note that this is only a partial listing of scholarships available. Search the Internet and check with your counselor for additional scholarship and grant opportunities.

 Recommended Scholarship Websites

Regional College Access Center


Scholarships A-Z (especially good for students who are not US citizens)


College Depot


Scholarship Universe (for students who have been admitted to the UA) https://scholarshipuniverse.arizona.edu/suha

Big Future – College Board


Arizona Community Foundation


College Greenlight


Note: Beware of scholarship websites with questionable scholarship offers that are primarily designed just to collect your information!

= New this listing   # = Juniors (or all grades) eligible


Locally Awarded College and University Scholarships (Note: Most local scholarships are available in the spring – Watch for updates!)

 Listed by Due Date

 #Title:             VFW Voice of Democracy

Eligibility:                   All students (Us citizens or permanent residents) grades 9-12

Requirements:           Complete entry form and record an original 3-5 minute essay on the topic “Why My Vote Matters” on an audio CD or a flash drive and submit per instructions on web site below.

Amount:                     Up to $30,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Deadline:                    10/31/18

Website:                     http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

Contact:                      [email protected]


Title:                          Arizona Milk Producers’ Scholarship

Eligibility:                Seniors who are Arizona residents and are planning on enrolling full time (12 credits) at ASU, NAU, or UA for fall 2019. Employees and family members of Arizona Milk Producers are not eligible.

Requirements:       Students must submit entries on Instagram or website including name, complete address, and telephone number along with a milk mustache photo of yourself (be creative), a paragraph (not to exceed 150 words) on why you drink milk, or why any dairy product is an important part of your daily routine. Make sure a dairy product (milk, cheese, yogurt) is visible in your photo.

Amount:                   Up to $12,000 towards college expenses, tickets to home football games, VIP tickets to the Fiesta Bowl.

Due Date:                 Weekly drawings up to November 11, 2018

Website:                   https://www.arizonamilk.org/scholarship-contest-2018

Instagram:              @azmilkproducersand use the hashtag #ampscholarshipcontest


Title:                          Arizona Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student

Eligibility:                Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately.

Requirements:       Submit application found on-line to contact below. Applicants will be judged on financial

need, leadership and scholarship.

Amount:                   Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year

Due Date:                 11/15/18

Website:                   http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Contact:                    Tucson East, AZ No. 2532

615 S Pantano Rd

Tucson, AZ 85710-5824

(520)886-8128 (Office)

[email protected]


Title:                          Alisa’s Angels Scholarship

Eligibility:                Graduating seniors who have a record of service to others and a financial need. No citizenship requirement

Requirements:       Complete application including nomination, resume, transcript, and essay.

Amount:                   $2,500 (4 awards)

Due Date:                 2/1/19

Website:                   http://alisasangels.org/scholarships/


Pima Community College Scholarships

 Title:                          Various Scholarships Available

Eligibility:                Students planning on attending PCC

Requirements:       Pima admission application. Awards variously based on financial need, course of study,

academic ability, community involvement.

Amount:                   Varies

Due Date:                 Varies

Website:                   http://www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships-grants/

University of Arizona Scholarships
Note: UA Applications (seniors should apply NOW!) and FAFSA forms (available 10/1/16) must be completed and submitted no later than March 1, 2016 to receive priority financial aid and scholarship consideration. You do not need to have taken the SAT or ACT before applying but you must take one or the other before March 1, 2019.

Please visit the UA “How to Apply for Financial Aid” website for general financial aid information – http://financialaid.arizona.edu/undergraduate

 Scholarship Universe – Scholarships designed for UA students! https://scholarshipuniverse.arizona.edu/suha (UA Net ID required)


Title:                          Arizona Assurance

Eligibility:                Seniors who are Arizona residents, will enroll at the UA full time for Fall 2016, have earned (by the end of junior year) an un-weighted, cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher in their core classes (on a 4.0 scale), and who have a family income of $42, 400 or less.

Requirements:       Complete UA application now! Complete FAFSA (beginning 10/1/18 but before

3/1/19). You will be notified of other requirements on your Next Steps. Note: failure to complete all necessary requirements by specific deadlines will disqualify you from receiving this award!

Amount:                   All unmet financial need after grants and work study, and some loans are awarded.

Website:                   https://financialaid.arizona.edu/undergraduate/arizona-assurance-scholars-program

Arizona State University Scholarships

Note: ASU Applications and FAFSA forms (opens 10/1/18) must be completed and submitted no later than January 1, 2019 to receive priority financial aid and scholarship consideration. If you are a senior, you should be submitting your application now!

Please visit the ASU “Student Financial Assistance” website for general financial aid information – http://students.asu.edu/financialaid


ASU Scholarship Info – https://students.asu.edu/scholarships


Title:                          President Barack Obama Scholars Award

Eligibility:                Students applying to ASU with a 3.0 or higher GPA in core classes whose total annual family income is $42,400 or less.

Requirements:       Submit ASU application plus additional requirements. See website for details.

Amount:                   All costs directly associated with ASU, which includes tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies.

Website:                   https://students.asu.edu/obama


Title:                          New American University Scholarships

Eligibility:                Seniors who are Arizona residents admitted to ASU. This is a merit based (GPA, test scores) scholarship with no financial need requirements.

Requirements:       Students are automatically considered for this award when they are admitted to ASU. No

separate application is required, but all admission application materials (admission application, official transcripts, test scores, and application fee) must be on file with the ASU Undergraduate Admissions Office to be considered for this award.

Amount:                   Varies

Website:                   https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/1732


Northern Arizona University Scholarships

Note: NAU Applications and FAFSA forms (beginning 10/1/18) must be completed and submitted no later than November 15, 2018 to receive priority financial aid and scholarship consideration. If you are a senior, you should be submitting your application now!


Please visit the NAU “Office of Student Financial Aid” website for general financial aid informationhttp://nau.edu/finaid/


NAU Scholarships – Lumberjack Scholars Award, Merit Tuition Award, Deans Tuition Award, Presidents Tuition Award, and President’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship



Arizona Scholarships – UA, ASU, and NAU


Title:                          Flinn Scholarship

Eligibility:                To be awarded the Flinn Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen by the time of entry to the university;
  • Be an Arizona resident for two years by the time of entry to the university
  • As a general rule, Flinn Scholarship applicants should: Score a minimum 29 on the ACT (composite score) or 1300 on the SAT I (counting critical reading and mathematics sections only, not including the writing section); Attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average (unweighted); Rank in the top 5 percent of their graduating class; Participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Requirements:       Complete on line application including two teacher recommendations.

Amount:                   Tuition, room and board, and fees for four years at UA/ASU/NAU plus a study abroad program!

Deadline:                 October 5, 2018

Website:                   www.flinnscholars.org



Title:                          Arizona Earn to Learn Program

Eligibility:                Graduating seniors accepted at UA, NAU or ASU for the fall 2017 semester. Be 18 years of age or older, if under the age of 18, a parent or guardian and the participant must complete separate applications to be submitted together. Be an Arizona resident and have lived here for 3 months prior to applying. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Have a social security or federal tax identification number. Note: Go to website to

take a quick eligibility quiz. Many graduating seniors will qualify!

Requirements:       Enrollment in the program requires students and/or families to establish savings accounts and deposit up to $500 to receive a matching deposit of an additional $4,000 from the program. See website for full requirements and information.

Amount:                   $4,000

Due Date:                 11/28/18

Website:                   http://www.azearntolearn.org/

 Title:                          Dorrance Scholarship Programs

Eligibility:                Eligible applicants meet all of the following criteria:

  • Seniors in good standing who will graduate from an accredited Arizona high school and enter the university as a college freshmen
  • First generation to attend college (neither parent/step-parent, living or deceased, or legal guardian holds a four year degree from any country)
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (weighted or unweighted)
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1040 or composite ACT score of 22 (excluding writing score in both instances)
  • Admitted to one of Arizona’s three residential public universities (Arizona State University-Tempe, Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff, University of Arizona-Tucson)
  • Demonstrated financial need (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
  • Demonstrated leadership and volunteer service
  • Agree to participate in all aspects of the scholarship program (See Program At A Glance)… MUST be able to travel internationally
  • Signed Scholar Participation Agreement
  • Reside on campus freshman and sophomore year
  • Participate in the Dorrance Summer Bridge Program in Flagstaff, AZ

Awards:                    Up to $12,000 annually, renewable. No more than 8 semesters (four years) of funding will be provided. Up to thirty awards will be made each year. Awards will be announced no later than May 1st.

Opens:                      10/1/18

Due Date:                 2/6/19

Website:                   http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/

Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, AZ   

https://www.gcu.edu/admissions/tuition-and-financing/scholarships-grants.php GCU offers many scholarship opportunities. Please check their website for details and registration deadlines!


Chancellor’s Scholarship ($9,750 per year)

Minimum incoming GPA 4.0 (un-weighted)

President’s Scholarship ($7,750 per year)
Minimum incoming GPA of 3.9 (weighted) or SAT 1350 (math and verbal scores only) or ACT 31 composite.
Provost’s Scholarship ($6,750 per year)
Minimum incoming GPA of 3.7 (weighted) or SAT 1225 (math and verbal scores only) or ACT 27 composite.
Dean’s Scholarship ($5,750 per year)
Minimum incoming GPA of 3.5 (weighted) or SAT 1100 (math and verbal scores only) or ACT 24 composite.

Faculty Scholarship ($4,750 per year)
Minimum incoming GPA of 3.3 (weighted) or SAT 1050 (math and verbal scores only) or ACT 22 composite.

Antelope Scholarship ($3,750 year)

Minimum incoming GPA of 3.0 (weighted) or SAT 1000 (math and verbal scores only) or ACT 20 composite.


National Scholarships (good for any college or university unless noted)

Listed by Due Date

 Title:                          Hispanic Heritage Foundation 2016 Youth Awards

Eligibility:                Entering its 18th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship(Presented by BBVA Compass)
  • Community Service(Presented by Colgate-Palmolive)
  • Education (Presented by Southwest Airlines, Official Airline of the Youth Awards)
  • Engineering(Presented by ExxonMobil)
  • Healthcare & Science(Presented by CVS Health)
  • Mathematical Science(Presented by PwC)

Amount:                   $3,000

Deadline:                 10/15/18

Website:                   www.hispanicheritage.org


Title:                          Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Eligibility:                Seniors graduating in May 2017 who have a 3.0 or better GPA and who participate in one or more high school sponsored sports.

Requirements:       Complete on-line application. Application must be reviewed by a school official. Please follow directions on website.

Amount:                   Wendy’s gift certificates in various amounts (no scholarship, but hey, you gotta eat when you are in college!), awards for your school and national recognition. The first 25,000 applicants automatically win $10 Wendy’s gift card!

Deadline:                 Must be submitted by 10/17/16

Website:                   http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/


 Title:                          Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Eligibility:                Seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents intending on pursuing a four-year degree (may start at a 2 yr college) with a family adjusted gross income of $55,000 or less. Students should have a record of school/community service activities. 2.0 GPA minimum requirement.

Amount:                   Up to $25,000 (National – 106 awards), up to $10, 500 (State), up to $2,500 (Career & Technical – 510 awards), up to $60,000 (Targeted)

Due Date:                 10/25/18

Website:                   https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


 Title:                          Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

Eligibility:                To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2017.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017.
  • GPA– Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.