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Completing a FAFSA application is a critical step in getting Financial Aid. To assist seniors applying for financial aid, the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education has several resources to utilize.
Please refer to sites below for scholarships that we have been informed about. The Sabino Counseling Office has a file of current scholarships as well---please come check the scholarship file any time.
Description: Eleven scholarships to recognize students for academic achievements and community involvement. GPA min. of 3.5.
How to Apply: Complete on-line application and write 2,500 word essay. Visit Sun Charities Website
Amount: Ten (10) $5,000 scholarships; one (1) $7,000 scholarship
Description: H.S. Seniors who are AZ residents and will enroll in UofA full time and have earned an un-weighted min. GPA of 3.0 and a family income of $42,400 or less.
How to Apply: Visit the Financial Aid Website. Apply ASAP and complete FAFSA
Amount: All unmet financial need after grants and work/study and some loans are also awarded.
Description: Arizona H.S. Seniors with a min. 3.0 and plan to attend an AZ College.
How to Apply: Visit Arizona PTA Scholarship Website 
Amount: $500 per semester; renewable up to $4,000 total.
Description: Graduating Seniors 18 yrs or older, accepted to UofA, ASU or NAU. If under 18, parent/guardian must submit separate application. Must be AZ resident for 3 months or longer, a U.S. Citizen or lawful immigrant and have a social security or tax I.D. number.
How to Apply: Visit Earn To Learn Programs Website (note: MANY Grads will qualify)
Amount: $4,000
SIX Separate Scholarships Available.
Description: Various scholarships for incoming students. Each has its own criteria and deadline.
How to Apply:Visit Grand Canyon Universities Website
Amount: Varies…starting from $4,000 per year
Description: Scholarships awarded based on eligibility when applying for admittance.
How to Apply:
Amount: varies according to level awarded
Various Scholarships Available
Description: For graduating students planning on attending Pima Community College and who meet admission requirements as well as financial need, academic ability and community involvement.
How to Apply: Visit Pima Community College Website
Amount: Varies
Description: For students planning on attending PCC and have been accepted at Pima CC. Must have min. 2.5 GPA and be eligible for in-state tuition.
How to Apply: Visit Aztec Activity Grants Website. After submitting application, students must complete a Volunteer Activity Form documenting completed activities.
Amount: Varies
Description: Students with a background in Arizona agriculture or with someone in the student’s immediate family whose majority of income stems from agriculture. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of full time undergraduate study for students who maintain a college GPA of 2.7 or above.
How to Apply: Complete application packet including written essay, references and personal, financial and educational info.
Visit Sunkists Website
Amount: $2,000
Description: Scholarship based upon AIMS testing scores.
How to Apply: Visit Arizona Board of Regents Honors Website
Amount: 25% of tuition
Description: TUSD seniors with motivation for higher education require financial assistance and have two recommendations from adults who are not family members.
How to Apply: Complete application, submit recommendations and demonstrate commitment to higher education, extra-curricular activities, personal achievements or community involvement. Visit TCFU/Pima Community College Foundations Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: TUSD senior girls of an ethnic minority interested in pursuing a degree in education, science or match with a 3.0 GPA or higher and planning to attend an accredited college.
How to Apply: Complete application, statement of intent, essay and letter of recommendation from teacher or school administrator.
Visit Education Enrichment Foundations Website
Amount: $500
Description: TUSD seniors graduating who plan to study math or science in an accredited Arizona college.
How to Apply: Complete application, write 300 max. word essay, submit a confidential, sealed letter of recommendation from a teacher.
Visit Educational Enrichment Foundations Website
Amount: Three (3) $2,000 one year scholarships
Description: TUSD seniors who demonstrate aptitude and interest in science or math and intend to pursue studies related to automotive technology, transportation, alternative energy/fuels or related engineering fields at an accredited Arizona college or trade school.
How to Apply: Complete application, 300 word essay, statement of intent, two letters of recommendations from adults who are not family members and a sealed academic transcript. Visit Education Enrichment Foundation Kenneth Paulin Memorial Scholarships Website
Amount: $8000
Description: For students of Asian or Pacific Island decent with proven record of community service, minimum of 2.75 GPA, U.S. citizen or legal resident and senior in high school accepted into an accredited college.
How to Apply:Visit TUSD Asian Pacific American Student Studies Making A Difference Website Complete application, submit three character reference letters, copy of most recent high school transcript, community involvement form signed by supervisor and personal essay (see website).
Amount: $500
Description: Students must be U.S. citizen, an AZ resident, accepted into an accredited Arizona college and have a GPA of 3.0 or better with an interest in studying engineering.
How to Apply: Visit Society of American Military Engineers Website
Amount: from $1,500 - $3,000
Description: Graduating seniors with a 2.5 or better GPA intending on attending a college full time. Recipient selected based on financial need, potential for academic success and motivation.
How to Apply: Visit Community Foundation of S. AZ Website
Amount: $3,000 – 4 yr college. $1,000 – 2 yr college.
Description: ACSF is committed to providing the state's largest pool of private scholarship dollars for high potential/ low income students. Partnerships with individuals, corporations, government, philanthropists and foundations will continue to create a significant fund to support Arizona's students in need.
How to Apply: Visit Arizona College Scholarship Foundations Website
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarship for graduating seniors planning on attending an accredited college and pursuing a career in art related fields. Students must submit 1 -2 pieces of original art.
How to Apply: Complete application form and parent authorization form.
For details and forms: Visit Southern Arizona Watercolor Guilds Website.
Amount: Six (6) $1,000 scholarships
This $10,000/year scholarship is for high School seniors who will be a first generation to attend college (neither parent holds a four-year degree from any country). Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, combined SAT score of 1040 OR a 22 on the ACT. Demonstrate financial need. Be accepted by one of Arizona’s 3 public universities. Demonstrate leadership and community service. Apply at Dorrance Scholarship Programs
Contact information: or 602-682-2020 information and applications
Description: Provides high school seniors who excel in the arts the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills.
How to Apply: Visit Pima County Youth Art Awards Website
Amount: $1000-$2000.
Description: Four Tucson high school students will be selected as winners of the scholarship based on scholastic excellence, community service and interest in advancing personal education.
How to Apply: Write a credit union themed essay. Visit Hughes Federal Credit Unions Website
Amount: $6,000 to be split among 4 recipients.
For U.S. high school students
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Description: For Seniors who will enroll in a 2 yr or 4 yr college or university
How to Apply: Visit Direct TVs Website
Amount: $2,500
Description: High School Senior Athletes – involved in any sport.
How to Apply: Email to submit essay.
Amount: $500
Description: Must be between 16 and 21 with 2.5 GPA minimum
How to Apply: Visit BBG Communications Website
Amount: $1000
Description: For high school juniors and seniors. Write a 500-1000 word essay on the challenges facing current generation.
How to Apply: Submit essay via email. For info Visit Abbott And Fenners Website
Amount: $1000
Description: For students of Asian decent who are US citizens or have permanent residency with a GPA min of 2.7.
How to Apply: Visit APIA Scholars Website
Amount: Various
Description: Website which promotes a variety of Christian College Scholarships.
How to Apply:Visit Christian Connectors Website
Amount: Over $150 million available
Description: Co-Op program of scholarships for a list of specific universities offering work-integrated education. For students with 3.5 GPA minimum.
How to Apply: Visit National CO-OP Website
Amount: Various
Description: Institute for Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Digital Media and Entertainment.
How to Apply:Visit FIDM Programs Website
Amount: Over $300,000 annually. Seven recipients receive full tuition to FIDM.
Description: Private scholarships for incoming freshmen for a variety of programs. Many of these scholarships require an additional application and have specific requirements.
How to Apply: Visit Colorado Mesa Universities Website
Amount: Varies
Description: Two (2) $5,000 Scholarships for students attending Brown Mackie
How to Apply: visit Brown Mackie Colleges Website
Amount: $5000 each
Deadline: Rolling Deadline. See website for details.
*Special Note: Brown Mackie College offers several scholarships for Arizona branches of college as well as other Brown Mackie locations. Go to website for details on each scholarship. Amounts vary as do deadlines.
Description: Students must be between ages of 6 and 18. Must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Nominations should describe how the Student has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members.
How to Apply: Visit Kohl's Cares Website
Amount: forms separated into 2 age groups: ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. One student from each age group from each store will be a winner of $50, and over 200, $1000 regional scholarship awards for post secondary education are planned, half to each group. 10, $9000 national scholarships.
Description: For Seniors with demonstrated financial need and a record of participation in school activities, community service and/or employment and are U.S. Citizens. High GPA not required.
How to Apply:Visit Valley Foundations Website to complete application including two essays of 200 and 500 words.
Amount: Averages: $1500-$2000 for 2 year colleges; $3,000-$4,000 for 4 year colleges.
Description: More than $12 million in scholarships available
How to Apply:Visit Universal Technical Institutes Website
Description: Scholarships that are automatically awarded with your admission application if you qualify.
How to Apply: Visit Western Washington Universities Wesite
Amounts: WUE: $8000 annually for 4 years of study, WAA $4000 annually for 4 years, Presidential scholarship $1000-$2000 for 1 or 2 years
Description: for students interested in business, entrepreneurship, or related areas. Participating applicants are given 24 hours to work with their assigned teammates toward a business solution for a given case study of a real-world business scenario.
How to Apply:Visit University of Rochesters Website Only high school seniors intending to apply to the University of Rochester may participate. Call toll free at 888-822-2256 or at
Amount: $15,000
Description: A new automatic merit scholarship program at CSU-Pueble will eliminate the waiting game for high school seniors. No additional application is required. The scholarships are renewable for up to 3 additional years if the student maintains the required minimum renewal gpa.
How to Apply:Visit Colorado State Universities Website
Amount: $1000-$8000
Description: High school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or better who have been accepted to a National Commission Partner Institution. See website for more info.
How to Apply: Visit National Co-Ops Website
Amount: Up to $6000 (renewable)
Description: wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for high school students. On-Going Monthly Scholarship Drawing
How to Apply: Visit Common Kowledges Website
Amount: Varies
Description: For students 13 years and older.
How to Apply:Visit Fast Webs Website
Amount: Varies
Description: Students 18 yrs and older
How to Apply: Visit Got Chosen Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: For individuals in 10th grade or higher, legal U.S. residents, who plan to attend any accredited college.
How to Apply: Visit Jump Starts Website
Amount: Up to $1,500
Description: Any high school student who is the dependent of a US government Foreign Service employee. Applicants must write a 750-1000 word essay on the provided topic.
How to Apply: Visit AFSA Website
Amount: $2,500 to student, $500 to school and all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for winner and parents.
Description: ADMA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Conservatory Programs in the Performing Arts at two campuses – New York City and Hollywood.
How to Apply: Be nominated by high school teacher or counselor & attend an audition.
Amount: Range from $1,000 to $18,000.
Description: Two scholarship programs. 1) Creative Design and 2) Digital Marketing. Requires student submitting related Creative Design or Digital Marketing materials. Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and planning to attend accredited college/university.
Apply at Sonoco
Amount: $1,000
Description: For student athlete who is a leader in their sport. Write 500-1000 word essay describing “Coach or Mentor You’ve Looked Up To In Your Sport.” Must include student’s high school in essay.
How to Apply: Visit Sports Unlimited Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: Write a compelling essay of min. of 500 words on one of two topics: 1) If you had to move/save one item in your house, what would it be? Or 2) Compare and contrast 2 locations lived in, which one did you like better and what was the moving process like?
How to Apply: Visit OZ Moving & Storages Website or Email:
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarship for talented thinker and writer. Take 9 question survey and respond to essay prompt in 500 or fewer words. See website for survey and prompt question.
How to Apply: Visit AWeber Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: Write an emergency response plan for a specified scenario (on website) and complete a 5 question survey.
How to Apply:Visit Emergency Universities Website
Amount: $1000
Description: For all high school juniors and seniors. No age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
How to Apply: Visit Student Award Search Aids Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: High school seniors may submit up to two original works of two-dimensional art. Digital media submitted must be accompanied by necessary hardware and technology to exhibit work.
How to Apply: Visit Southwest University of Visual Arts Website
Amount: Six $2,000 scholarships
Description: For future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Available to high school seniors on the basis of character and content of a 500 to 1000 word essay on subject of: “When you look back on your life in 30 years what would it take for you to consider your life successful?”. Not required to be taking engineering classes to qualify.
How to Apply:
Amount: Up to $5,645 available
Description: For high school seniors. Write and submit an essay.
How to Apply: Visit Student Award Search Website for essay subject matter and application info.
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarship for a student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Applicants must be a United States Citizen, have SAT score of 2100 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30 and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community.
How to Apply: Visit Tom Joyners Website
Amount: All Expenses
Description: Applicants must be permanent residents of the U.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to Apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of permanent residency, resume, two recommendation letters, official transcript and personal essay are required. Visit American Society of Travel Agents Website
Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Junkies is a web resource.
Go to:Visit Scholarship Junkies Website
Description: On-line resource providing information on scholarship, financial aid and grants.
Go to: Visit College Depots Wesite
Deadlines: Vary
Description: List of various scholarships available for graduation seniors. List is divided by deadline month. Click on months listed at bottom of page.
Go to:Visit Scholarships A-Z Website
Description: A list of various organizations offering scholarships, eligibility requirements, deadlines and amounts.
Visit Student Scholarship Searches Website
Description: Scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend a four year college.
How to Apply: Visit Student Insights Websiteand complete a 20 minute application/survey about colleges in the area. Scholarships will be awarded by random drawing from completed applications.
Amount: One (1) $4,000, Two (2) $1,000, Eight (8) $500 scholarships
Description: Scholarship is awarded to high school students who make a difference in their communities and exhibit exemplary lives of service and compassion.
How to Apply: Visit Heart of Americas Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: Non-complicated scholarship. Write 250 word max on subject: “What gift has meant the most to you --- not every gift needs to be extravagant or expensive.”
How to Apply: Write essay and apply online 
Amount: $1,500
Description: Graduating student athletes with GPA of 3.5 or higher and have lettered in any sport. Must show integrity, determination and leadership skills. No citizenship required. Recipients of full academic or athletic scholarships excluded.
How to Apply: Submit application, essay, letters of recommendation and transcripts.
Apply at Bob Beaty Website

Amount: $1,000
Description: For graduating seniors. Complete 4 short essay questions. No GPA
How to Apply: Visit Hotels Cheap Website
Amount: $1,500
Description: Latino seniors who are U.S. citizens with financial need and plans to attend accredited college/university. Must have record of community service and good writing skills.
How to Apply: Visit Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institutes Website
Amount: $2,500 – 4 yr school, $1000 – 2yr school, $5000 – graduate program
Description: For high school students interested in a career in engineering.
How to Apply: Write essay on a given topic related to engineering. Essays to be judged on content, research, expression and originality.
Amount: $100-$500
Description: Scholarships for highly motivated DREAMers who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education.
How to Apply: Visit TheDream.US Website
Amount: $12,500
Description: For students 14 years of age and older. Must write an essay of 200 max on pre-set topic.
How to Apply:Visit Scholarship Experts Website
Amount: $10,000
Description: For students 13 years of age or older. Must write an essay of 200 words max. on “Which Superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”
How to Apply: Visit Scholarships Experts Website
Amount: $2500
Description: For U.S. students enrolled in high school.
How to Apply: Go to
Amount: $10,000
Description: for U.S. students enrolled in high school.
How to Apply: Visit Scholarship Experts Website
Amount: $1000
Description: for U.S. students enrolled in high school.
How to Apply: Visit Scholarship Experts Website
Amount: Varies
Description: For U.S. students 13 years and older. Must write an essay of 250 words max on “How will a $3000 scholarship make a difference in your life?”
How to Apply: Visit Scholarship Experts Website
Amount: $3000
Description: Opportunity for high school students to participate in summer programs at Stanford University.
How to Apply: Visit Standfords Website
Date Announced: March 24, 2014
Description: For students enrolled in music programs (band, orchestra, solo projects, etc.)
How to Apply: Complete application (in counselor’s office scholarship file) and submit essay. Applicants may also submit video or audio recordings if available. Interested applicants can also email for information.
Amount: Varies
Description: For full-time undergraduate college students who played sports in high school. Not necessary to play sports in college.
How to Apply: Visit Athnets Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: For any student who has been accepted by a college or university pursuing a career in nursing.
How to Apply: Visit Travel Nursings Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: For any student who has been accepted by a college or university pursuing a career in nursing.
How to Apply: Visit All50Medicals Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number 5 explaining why 5 is important. Be serious or be funny, just be original!
How to Apply: Visit Scholarship Experts Website
Amount: $1,500
Description: Short essay scholarship.
How to Apply:Visit Scholarship Experts Website Write a 50 word response to question: “How do you picture your success after college?”
Amount: $10,000
Description: For students who have actively participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals. Must be 19 years or younger.
How to Apply: Write an essay accompanied by photos or an original video that addresses the mistreatment of animals. For details go to:
Amount: $150 - $750
Description: Contest for registered high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must create a movie no more than 4 minutes long that is a story inspired or related to mathematics. Criteria: creativity, relevance to mathematics, quality and entertainment value.
How to Apply: Visit Math-O-Vision Website
Amount: $1000- $4000
Description: A monthly scholarship where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of each month and one winner is chosen.
How to Apply: Visit Varsity Tutors Website
Amount: $1,000
Description: For students interested in fashion, interior design, graphic design, digital media and more. FIDM has several locations throughout the U.S.
How to Apply:Visit FIDM Website
Amount: Up to $5,000
Just for Juniors
Description: For High School Juniors. Preparing low-income students to become successful applicants to the nation’s most selective colleges. The award includes full scholarship to college summer programs at schools like Harvard, Stanford and Notre Dame, one-on-one college admissions counseling, invitations to National College Admissions Conferences and more.
How to Apply: Visit QuestBridge Website and complete application. Also request that your counselor recommend you through the referral program
Amount: Varies
Description: For high school juniors with a min. 2.7 GPA, community service and/or extracurricular activities and plan on attending 4 yr accredited college.
How to Apply: Visit Nordstrom Website
Amount: $10,000
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