• What you need to know about scholarships

     Freshman Merit Scholarship Estimator
    Enter your GPA, class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores.  This estimator will determine the amount of scholarship money that you may be eligible to receive. The actual scholarship award will be based on your official academic credentials after your admission.
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    Maricopa Community Colleges 

    Military Scholarships:

    Airforce ROTC Scholarships

    Army ROTC Scholarships

    Marines ROTC Scholarships

    Other Marine Corp Scholarships

    Navy ROTC Scholarships

    Annual scholarship for Veterans, Active Duty and Military Spouses (https://www.educationconnection.com/online-colleges/military-scholarship/) The deadline is September 30, 2020. Write an essay on the following: "How has your military service prepared you to enhance your education?

    Private Scholarship Search Sites:

    There are thousands of scholarships for various amounts and criteria. Tip: Create one professionally named email account for all your scholarships to avoid overload in your regular email account. 

    Make sure to always go directly to the source. These websites are search engines that give you a lead, but you need to confirm the details from the direct source.

    Cappex Search engine matching students to scholarships. College and Career Center's favorite website. 

    ASU Scholarship Search Engine  (by ASU but not not ASU specific)

    Scholarship Database

    USA Today's 10 Best Scholarship Search Sites

    Scholarship America



    OppU Achievers Scholarships: The scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year.

    Other OppU Scholarships: Check out these other top dollar scholarships 

    Niche Search engine that matches you with scholarship opportunities

    Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Search Site

    The Zebra (auto insurance): Tour Guide Scholarship Write about your favorite road trip destinations around Arizona, and earn scholarship money.

    The 2021 Dorrance Scholarship Application is now “LIVE”! Students may access the application via our website: www.DorranceScholarship.org.

    Additionally, we are hosting virtual information sessions for Students and Parents.  Registration is required to participate.

    2021 Dorrance Scholarship Information Sessions (click on a date below to register):
    October 13th at 6:00-7:00pm AZ time
    October 15th at 6:00-7:00pm AZ time (Spanish session)
    October 29th at 6:00-7:00pm AZ time


    The Dorrance Scholarship requires the submission of test scores. However, two adjustments have been made to the 2021 Dorrance Scholarship application process.

    1. DSP will accept the Classical Learning Test (CLT) score in addition to ACT or SAT scores. To mitigate the impact of COVID on in-person testing, students can take the CLT exam in their own homes on their own devices. There are two CLT remote testing dates provided below. The exam is proctored via camera, microphone, and keystroke analysis.  All video is reviewed by the CLT to certify (or disqualify) exam results. Need-based fee waivers are available for all three tests.

      As of September 1, in person test dates for the ACT and SAT are available to seniors who plan to take or retake these tests. Click on ACT and SAT to learn about how these organizations are responding to the pandemic.

      Students can register for the exams at the links below:
      ACT: Register Here
      SAT: Register Here
      CLT*: Register Here
      *There are currently two remote CLT testing dates available on September 26th and December 5th, 2020 (a third remote testing date will be announced soon).
    2. DSP will accept the Pre-SAT (PSAT) junior year scores instead of ACT, SAT, or CLT scores.  If students took the PSAT as a junior, we recommend that they take one of the three tests above if possible, to reflect their learning since junior year.

    DSP Test Score Requirement:

    ACT= 22 (Composite)

    SAT= 1110 (Combined)

    CLT= 72, or

    PSAT= 1050 (Combined)

    Finally, you can access our updated 2021 Program Flyer containing eligibility requirements and important deadlines by clicking here.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange

    Using the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, students are able to choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs from out of state schools.  It offers that you will not pay more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate.

    Link for more information:https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/wue/

    Specific Scholarships:

    American Indian College Fund

    Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarships

    APIA Open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students

    Cooke Foundation Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships are for those who are high achievers with financial need

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Maricopa Community College Specific to major and career field

    Ron Brown Scholarships Scholarships available to African American seniors

    Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship

    UNCFGolden Door Scholarship

    Native American Scholarship Database


    HUSD Students/Local Scholarships:

    ***Indicates scholarship is open.

    AZCIS Arizona Career Information System

    Ken Vandehei Memorial Scholarship Applications will be available in the Spring of 2021

    HEA Scholarship eligible for students who want to become a licensed teacher. 

    Ethical Cadet Scholarship To honor Arizona Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets for their leadership, character, and commitment to service, Better Business Bureau (BBB) joins forces with Salt River Project (SRP) to offer the BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship to those who have gone beyond the call of duty.  

    Gilbert Chamber of Commerce - Partners in Progress

    Neely Foundation Scholarship - Need based scholarship.  

    Community College Scholarships for Arizona Residents

    Phoenix Chinese Week Scholarship - For graduating students who are involved in the Chinese community. Opens in the Spring of 2021

    Desert Financial Credit Union- Community Service Scholarship opens Jan. 2020- March 1st, 2021

    Credit Union West Scholarship - Open in the Fall of 2020

    Arizona Society of CPAs- For students who are intersted in accounting. Opens in October of 2020

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.- Eligibility: African American/ Black heritage or decent, GPA 3.0

    BBB Ethical Torch Scholarship Open to 9th-12th Graders in AZ

    Arizona Milk Producers scholarship contest: Open Now

    Scholarship Opportunities East Valley Women's League is offering four scholarships to deserving females


    Full Ride Scholarship Opportunities:

    Quest Bridge

    Founded in 1994, QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. 

    Flinn Scholar

    The Flinn Scholarship Program provides an unparalleled package for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university for approximately 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high school seniors each year.

    The merit-based scholarship program, now 33 classes strong, covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing and meals and at least two study-abroad experiences. The overall financial package is valued at more than $120,000.

    Heisman Scholarship

    For high school athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in within the community.

    JUNIORS ONLYCalvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
    Opens in the Fall. 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. 

    PCA Triple Impact Competitors Scholarship - Open Now. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020.
    National Scholarship Opportunities:

    Horatio Alger Scholarship- high school graduation in spring/ summer, critical financial need (gross family income lower than $55,000) Open August-October

    Dorrance Scholarship- need based scholarship Arizona students first generation college students.  

    Earn to Learn- If you qualify, save $500 and earn $4,000 towards college.

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: open to all grade levels. 

    Suntec Auto Glass Application due by December 15, 2020

    Florin|Roebig knows how valuable higher education can be, not only in shaping society but in helping young people reach their long-term academic and professional goals. For this reason, we’re proud to announce a scholarship contest awarding $5,000.

    College Specific:

    Arizona State University-Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP): ASU Leadership Scholarship Program

    Seattle University's Sullivan Leadership Award GPA 3.7 or higher

    University of Dayton Leadership in Service

    UMass Lowell Project Lead the Way Scholarship 

    Watch Out for Suspicious Offers

    To avoid the lure of suspicious scholarship offers, experts recommend starting early by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They also suggest keeping a close eye on free scholarship offers.

    You should:

    • Think before you pay. Exhaust all free methods of obtaining financial aid before enrolling in a service that charges a fee. If you still believe you must pay to enroll in a search service, check it out to make sure you will get the results you expect.
    • Consider the source. Some sources look official but are not. Some commercial websites charge more than $50 to fill out the FAFSA. You can file the FAFSA for free.
    • Seek help. High school counselors and financial aid advisors know the tricks of the trade and usually can determine which services are legitimate.
    • Give feedback and report any suspicious companies to the Better Business Bureau.

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