Scholarships & Opportunities

Scholarships - For All Students

EEF's Scholarships - Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017 NEW
The Educational Enrichment Foundation offers approximately 20 college scholarships to TUSD seniors who successfully complete all State and District graduation requirements (see full descriptions for specific application qualifications). Click http://tusd1.org/eef/scholarships.html for more information.

January Scholarships

2017 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship
Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 29, 2017
More info: http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest
Scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current college students who are at least 18 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.
Award: $1,500
Deadline:
January 31, 2017
More info:
http://www.theinjurylawyers.com/scholarship/

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
The Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to business or finance. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a business or finance field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 29, 2017
More info: http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/

C-SPAN's StudentCam Documentary Competition
Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on their message to Washington.
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: January 20, 2017
More info: http://www.studentcam.org/

GraduationSource Scholarship
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Applicant must share a photo on Instagram that inspires them to pursue their college degree and complete a short online form.
Award: $750
Deadline: January 31, 2017
More info: https://www.graduationsource.com/college-scholarship.html

Hammock Expert Scholarship Program
Scholarship is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students with at least a 2.8 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: January 31, 2017
More info: http://thehammockexpert.com/scholarship/

National Debt Relief Scholarship
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students. Applicant must be pursuing or intending to pursuing their bachelor’s degree which should be in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Award: $1,000
Deadline:
January 31, 2017
More info: https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

PeanutPaws Scholarship
Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and current residents of the United States who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Applicant must have a dog or grew up with a dog. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to dogs.
Award: $500
Deadline:
January 31, 2017
More info:
http://peanutpaws.com/scholarship/

Redfin Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college and have a GPA 3.0 or above. Applicant must submit answer essay question in 800 words or less.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: January 31, 2017
More info: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

RiSE Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for Students with Learning Disabilities
Applicant must be a current high school, college bound senior, who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college or university; must be a U.S. citizen; must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent); must have a documented learning disability*, a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not quality; and must provide a letter of reference from a teacher, high school counselor, or principal of present high school on the enclosed form. The professional must note the learning diagnosis on the letter as proof of the diagnosis. |
Award: $2500
Deadline: January 31, 2017
More info: http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/rise-award/apply-now/

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Digital Responsibility
Applicant must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Applicant must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Complete the application form including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 30, 2017
More info: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

UniGo I Have a Dream Scholarship
Applicant must be at least 13 years old at the time of application; must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia; and must be currently enrolled, or enroll no later than the fall 2023, in an accredited post secondary institution of higher education.​ Must submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college."
Award: $1,500
Deadline: January 31, 2017
More info: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship?utm_source=
unigo_members&utm_medium=email&utm_content=text&utm_campaign=1.4.16_monthly_scholarship_counselor

February Scholarship

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
American Meteorological Society
Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2017 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement.
Award: $5,000 ($2,500 per year for freshman and sophomore years)
Deadline: February 3, 2017
More info: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-freshman-undergraduate-scholarship/

Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students under the age of 25. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: http://www.ohiovalleypilawyers.com/contest/

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest NEW
Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Student must create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Contest is open to students throughout the United States, but there is also a contest specifically open to students in Michigan.
Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline: February 9, 2017
More info: http://courageouspersuaders.com/the-competition/

Davidson Fellows Scholarship NEW
Applicant must be 18 years or younger, a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas to active U.S. military duty. Applicant must submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.” Program is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study.
Award: Up to $50,000
Deadline: February 8, 2017
More info: http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship

Dorrance Scholarship Program
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); and demonstrated leadership and volunteer service.
Award: Up to $12,000
Deadline: February 8, 2017
More info: http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/applicants/

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
DAR
Scholarship is open to to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 10, 2017
More info: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc

Drive2Life Contest
Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Contestant must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 3, 2017
More info: http://www.scholastic.com/drive2life/

EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to working as an engineer.
Award: Up to $500
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: http://www.engineergirl.org/10209.aspx

ExploraVision Science Competition
Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: February 6, 2017
More info: http://www.exploravision.org/project-format

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship
Scholarship is open to highly motivated female graduating high school seniors who have a desire to attend a women’s college in either the United States or Canada. Applicant must have at least a 3.7 GPA. There is no citizenship requirement, but the student must plan on attending a college in the U.S.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: February 6, 2017
More info: http://www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/scholarship/

Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Scholarship is open to high school seniors from anywhere in the world with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0. Applicant must submit a response answering a question in regards to bullying, as well as their transcript, recommendation, and a resume.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/hollister-co-anti-bullying-scholarship/

The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
DAR
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25. 
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 10, 2017
More info: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship
Applicant must be a minimum age of fourteen years (to date) or older; currently attending an accredited U.S. program: i.e. high school, college or university; considered in "Good Standing" at current institution- i.e. not on academic probation or suspension; have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher; and must follow or ‘LIKE’ the MyProjectorLamps Facebook page. Submit a one page essay about the use of multimedia.
Award: $500
Deadline: February 28, 2017
More info: http://www.myprojectorlamps.com/scholarships.html

Raise the Bar Scholarship
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on something they are passionate about.
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: https://www.vault-prep.com/raise-bar-scholarship

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
DAR
Scholarship is graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0.
Award: $5,000 per year (up to 4 years)
Deadline: February 10, 2017
More info: http://www.dar.org/scholarships

Scholarship for Gamers
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit a game-play video of them playing their favorite game.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: https://elitegamingcomputers.com/scholarship/

Significant Challenge College Scholarship
Scholarship is open to a legal U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a U.S. - accredited high school who will graduate in the Spring of 2017; plans to attend a vocational schools, community college, or four-year college full-time during the 2017 - 2018 academic year; has a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent); has taken challenging courses throughout his or her high school career; and has demonstrated strong leadership roles within his or her community.
Award: $3,500
Deadline: February 1, 2017
More info: http://www.richiesspirit.org/college-scholarships/

We The Students Scholarship Contest
Contest is open to students who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on a given prompt related to civil disobedience.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: February 5, 2017
More info: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

March Scholarships

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship
Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. Passion for a healthy lifestyle or hiking is a must. Create a piece of content between 500 – 1,000 words promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years (whichever is relevant to you) and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2017
More info: http://hikingambition.com/scholarship/

Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship
Scholarship is for graduating seniors involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly. Must write an essay.
Award: Up to $2500
Deadline: March 31, 2017
More info: https://www.bayalarmmedical.com/scholarship

April Scholarships

AFSA High School Scholarships Contest
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA. Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll for classes beginning no later than Fall 2017 session.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: April 7, 2017
More info: https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/hsstep1/

Btrendie 2017 Scholarship
Applicant must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university at any time during the 2017-2018 school year and must be in good academic standing with current academic institution. Applicants under 18 must secure written permission from parent or guardian. Applicant must write a 1000 word article on what gadget or product that you can’t live without.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: April 8, 2017
More info: https://www.btrendie.com/scholarship

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship
Applicants must be high school students; vocational/professional students; and freshman & sophomores in college; must display how they overcame significant obstacles to complete/continue school; and submit 1000 word essay on how you overcame a significant adversity to complete/continue school.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2017
More info: http://www.sandiegoaddictions.com/overcoming-all-odds-scholarship/

Lendedu Scholarship
Applicant must be must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student; must be a U.S. Citizen; and must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college. answer this simple question in 750 words or less: "With college becoming more expensive, securing a good job after graduation is crucial. How will you consider your future earning potential in choosing a major, while still pursuing something that interests you?"
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2017
More info: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

MyParenting Journal
Scholarship is open to students studying in universities and colleges; if you are below 18 years old, or if you’re still in high school, make sure you have the consent of your parents or legal guardians first before entering the program; and studying and learning in majors related to family studies and human development is a plus point. Applicant must also research and write a 1500-word essay on the topic of "Essential factors of a happy modern family".
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2017
More info: https://www.myparentingjournal.com/mpj-scholarship/

Runabees Scholarship
If you are a high school, trade school, college or university student you are eligible to apply. Students are to choose a topic in the area of running, fitness or sports which interests them and write a 800-1,000 word essay.
Award: $500
Deadline: April 15, 2017
More info: http://runabees.com/for-students/

Sports Unlimited Scholarship NEW
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. Submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic 'Identify a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.'
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 25, 2017
More info: http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html

May Scholarships

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art and Design Scholarship
Scholarship is high school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school, and students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
More info: http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html

Fix Your Skin Annual Student Scholarship NEW
Scholarship is open to high school students or students below the age of 18, you need to get consent from your parents or legal guardians. Submit a write-up that's 500-2000 words in length about 'All Natural Skincare Products - Pros and Cons'.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 25, 2017
More info: http://fixyourskin.com/scholarship/

Rocket Lawyer Legal Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. and must be a graduating high school senior, or a current undergraduate, who will attend an accredited college full-time in Fall 2017. Create a business plan for an organization designed to make an impact or solve a problem that's important to you.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
More info: https://www.rocketlawyer.com/legal-entrepreneurship-scholarships.rl

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program NEW
This scholarship is open to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values: Be a Knight; Make an Impact; and/or Succeed Together. Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria: currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year; or currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).
Award: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017
More info: https://studysoup.com/scholarship

StudySoup Women in Technology Scholarship NEW
Any individual at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria: currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year; or currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). Scholarship is open to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 5, 2017
More info: https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

June Scholarships

Abbott and Fenner Annual Scholarship 2017 NEW
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 12, 2017
More info: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Law Offices of James D. Scott Family Law Scholarship
Scholarship is open to high school seniors; vocational/orofessional students; college students; undergrads and graduate students. Eligibility requirements include: school transcripts and evidence of financial need, academic standing and/or community participation.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: June 1, 2017
More info: http://www.scottfamilylaw.net/family-law-scholarship/

MVP Scholarships
MVP Visuals
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate college students who are/planning on majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or applied arts. Applicant must create a digital visual design to promote anything they desire related to the university/college the student is/will be attending.
Award: $500
Deadline: June 1, 2017
More info: http://mvpvisuals.com/pages/mvp-scholarships

The Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Applicants must be 17 years or older and be entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field.
Award: $500
Deadline: June 15, 2017
More info: http://cnatraining.co/scholarship-program/

The Trust Compass $3000 Annual Student Scholarship NEW
Scholarship is open to high school students or students below the age of 18, you need to get consent from your parents or legal guardians. Submit a factual narrative between 600-2000 words about the 'Evolution of Wireless Technologies in 2017'.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: June 25, 2017
More info: http://www.thetrustcompass.com/scholarship/

July Scholarships

Fittous Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to full-time students who are currently enrolled in universities, colleges or high schools and who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle. Create an infographic about health, fitness or nutrition with a short 300-500 word essay explaining the infographic or Research and create a 750-1000 words piece of content surrounding a topic within the fitness, health or wellbeing space.
Award: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2017
More info: http://www.fittous.com/scholarship

Parry & Pfau Left-Handed Scholarship
Scholarship is open to left- or right-handed (or ambidextrous) high school seniors and college or graduate students who live in the United States and student must enroll in college or graduate school beginning no later than Fall 2017. Applicants required to upload a video to YouTube.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2017
More info: http://p2lawyers.com/scholarship

August Scholarship

I Heart My School
ABODO
Scholarship is open to high school students (18 years old+) who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2017. Write a brief essay (maybe 500-1000 words) about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance.
Award: $500
Deadline: August 31, 2017
More info: https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship/

December Scholarship

Phil's Reviews Video Scholarship NEW
Applicants must be currently attending high school as a senior or attending a community college, technical school or university; must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution. For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Create an informative and entertaining bicycle video.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
More info: http://www.philsreviews.com/scholarship


TUSD High School Scholarship Links


The PSAT is just around the corner and the county Library the resources listed below to help students prepare:

Learning Express Library (LEL): Click here for access LEL Statewide Login

This resource includes tutorials with downloadable materials, timed practice exams, and helpful test taking tips for the PSAT. LEL helps individuals to further their career paths with a robust complement of College and Career Readiness tools. School Center focuses on K-12 skill-building and improvement in math and language arts, College Preparation Center focuses on 9-11 grade AP, PSAT, ACT, and SAT Exams, and College Center focuses on post-secondary education skill-building including practice exams for undergraduate (Accuplacer, Asset, Compass). Learning Express Library will also include updated information about the NEW SAT Exam starting in January.

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center: Click here for access Gale Statewide Login

Gale Cengage Learning provides individuals with start-to-finish resources with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape your life. This resource includes over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks and study materials, information about more than 4,000 schools, scholarships, resume builder, and career module that help you cover subjects from career change to salary negotiation. Testing & Education Reference Center has sections for High School, College Prep, Career, Grad School, and International tools. Each section includes official practice exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and more) and study materials for accurate and productive student learning.


The Science Behind the Ultimate Scholarship Application - YouTube video that tells how to craft a great scholarship application.

Ongoing Scholarships and Resources