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Read each scholarship carefully and give yourself plenty of time to meet the deadline.
Start now to create a cover page, cover letter, and resume. Ask people for letters of recommendation. Think about someone who knows how great you are. (It can't be a relative.) Would a teacher, coach, youth leader, neighbor, church leader, or boss be willing to write a letter? Remember to give them information about youself that they can use while they write. You need two or three letters. Ask the person to save the letter digitally.
STUDENTS: Refer to the "Gold Scholarship Packet" for examples.
St David High School
American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
“A Constitutional Speech Contest”. You must be enrolled in high school. The prepared oration must be an original effort and must be between eight and ten minutes in length. The assigned topic is to test the speaker’s knowledge of the subject and must be between three and five minutes. Scholarship award starts at $1,500 with more being added at each level reached. https://www.legion.org/oratorical Certification form is accepted NOW until January 1, 2020. The earlier the student can let us know of their intent to participate, the better the experience.
APIASF General Scholarship
The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school students. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:
- Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
- Are the first in their families to attend college;
- Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
- Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
This is for high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2020.
Application Opens: September 4, 2019
Application Closes: January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Additional Information: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
ASBA (Arizona School Board Association) Jack Peterson Scholarship
The Jack Peterson Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional high school seniors who plan to pursue college degrees in teaching. Requires a narrative statement, which is like your cover letter. Awards vary, but last year’s students received $1300. Applications are at www.azsba.org (Online submission deadline: Before Friday, October 18, 2019). However - Submission also has a counselor/principal component. Deadline is Friday, October 11, 2019, to give admin time to complete our portion.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
If you are active in the community or have led a project that benefits others or overcome personal challenges, apply for this scholarship.www.axa-achievement.com The 2018 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 pm on December 15, 2019, whichever comes first.
Coca-Cola Scholarship 2019-2020
Each year the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards over $3 Million annually to 250 students.
This is an achievement-based scholarship for $20,000 awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and also for their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Application details and instructions online:
Step 1. www.coca-colascholars.org
Step 2. Click on Coca-Cola Scholars Application Cokeurl.com/Apply2019
Step 3. Complete the registration and log-in screens and then check the eligibility requirements.
Step 4. Give yourself plenty of time to apply—Applications must be received before 5:00 PM EST
Oct. 31, 2019. (I suggest not waiting until the last minute with the time difference.)
The St David school code is asked for on the application. The code number is 030-360
Two more Coca Cola Scholarships are on the webpage, The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise. Plus a list of other scholarship resources.
Cochise Cowboy Poetry Scholarship
This contest will be open to all graduating high school seniors in Cochise County. Winners will receive $1000 to support their higher education. Poem must be centered on cowboy heritage. If you win, your poem will be added to the poetry book. Go to www.cowboypoets.com and click on the Schools tab.
This year’s theme is “It’s Cool to be a Cowboy”. The gathering will be held February 7 & 8, 2020. Poems and Entry Forms are due no later than November 12, 2019. Mail to CCPMG: WHSOP, PO Box 3201, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Discover Colleges Scholarship Drawing
www.discovercolleges.com offers a “one-stop-shop” for receiving free information from Christian universities and colleges and to automatically be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing.
Education Matters Scholarship
This is a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship. Submit an online short written response (250 words or fewer) for the question: “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”
Requirements: Open to students 13 years of age or older. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the Dec. 31, 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Deadline Friday, November 30, 2019.
Complete an online scholarship search profile at unigo.com Type “education matters” in the search bar. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/idaho-scholarships/unigo-education-matters-5k-scholarship-2019/1000587
Sponsored by the BPOE of Cochise County. There are five areas of criteria for this scholarship.
- Leadership, Academic achievements and records, Community involvement and Financial need
- ACT or SAT scores are required
- Male and female students compete separately.
- Candidates will compete at the county level and then be eligible for state and national scholarships.
Applications available at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Scholarships range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. This is a great scholarship to do. You are competing on a county level first so you have better odds. Due Online November 5, 2019.
Elks Legacy Awards
$4,000 scholarship for children and grandchildren of Elks members. You are eligible if you are a child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined on or before April 1, 2017. Student must plan to attend a US school, college or university and take the ACT or SAT before Dec. 31, 2019.
Apply online at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarweb/legacy/rules.cfm Application must be submitted no later than 11:59 am CT on January 31, 2020.
Elks Special Needs and Vocational Grant Awards
The Elks Club also offers Special Needs and Vocational Grant Awards. We haven’t received the forms yet, but *See folder in the guidance center
Be sure to follow instructions on the application very carefully.
The scholarship is due to Miss Barbie before Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The scholarship says January 10th, but an Elks representative is picking them up, so have them here early.
Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 33rd class of Flinn Scholars. Would you like to join this absolutely brilliant, fun-loving, globe-trotting community of young adults ready to make a difference in Arizona and the world?
- If you are going to graduate before July 2020,
- minimum 29 on the ACT (composite) or 1300 on the SAT I (counting critical reading and mathematics sections only)
- minimum 3.5 GPA,
- top 5% of class rank,
- exhibit substantive extracurricular involvement and demonstrate leadership, then this scholarship may be for you. Go to www.flinnscholars.org Pay particular attention to all the details. The deadline for counselor/teacher recommendations is Wednesday, October 2. Give the adults time to write a great review.
“Got Milk” Arizona Milk Producers Scholarship
It is no longer a picture – it’s a VIDEO! Who doesn’t love capturing videos to share on social media? What if your camera could earn you some cash? Arizona Milk Producers is offering students the chance to turn their video into college moo-lah. Simply create a “Reel” Milk Moment video, lasting 30 seconds or less, featuring your favorite dairy product(s). https://arizonamilk.org/reel-milk-moments-scholarship-contest/ Deadline is Sunday November 11, 2019
1st Place: $8,000, 2nd Place: $6,000, 3rd Place $4,000.
Finalist Prizes: One finalist* will be selected each week from Sept. 10–Nov. 11 and will receive a $50 Fry’s grocery gift card, plus a pair of tickets to the Fiesta Bowl game on Saturday December 28, 2019.
Scholarship Prizes: At the Fiesta Bowl game, the Top 3 finalists will be announced as scholarship winners. Must be present to win!
Horatio Alger Association
Go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ to find the application. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
- Various applications for Career and Technical, Targeted, State and National Scholarships. Value ranges from $2,500 to $25,000. Students may apply until October 25, 2019.
- For National and State Scholarship you must:
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree, you may start at a two year college.
Display critical financial need, $55,000 or lower gross family income
Be involved in service
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club
Offering a $1000 Scholarship to graduating High School Seniors in Cochise County to pursue a career in the Earth Sciences. For Information call 520.378.6291 of 520.458.8088 *I don’t have the application for this year. I’ll let you know after they contact me.
Go to this website to learn about $11 billion in merit aid scholarships available to students. www.MeritAid.com matches students with merit-based scholarships that reflect their accomplishments and interests. https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ is the updated website, but either address gets you to the scholarship page. Last year there were two scholarships: he new $1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship and the Cappex Fan $1,000 Scholarship. This year there are others with various deadlines. Go to the webpage to see if any apply to you.
Phoenix Suns Charities
This scholarship is for students who have a 2.5 or higher GPA and are active in extra- curricular activities with a record of volunteerism in the community. Go to www.sunscharities.org Click on the scholarship link for a list of open scholarships. Deadline was in April before, but when I checked last year it was moved to earlier in the year. Start checking in January 2020. https://azfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/3398
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
If you have made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D. C. Go to www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential to apply for this youth volunteerism scholarship. 10 honorees will receive $5,000 awards and $5,000 grant.
Go to the website, complete the application and the student/parent agreement by November 5, 2019. Then print out or email the certification instructions for your certifier. The certifier has until November 15, 2019 to review and select Honorees. State-level winners will be announced February 4, 2020.
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program
The Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Please visit https://rmhlv.org/what-we-do/scholarship-program/ for complete program details and eligibility requirements.
The RMHC Scholarship opens Oct 1st, 2019. Must have a 2.7 or higher GPA and be eligible to enroll and plan to attend an institution of higher education – including vocational/technical school.
SCAD Challenge Scholarship Competition – ART competition
SCAD (The University for Creative Careers) presents opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to exhibit their artistic work and earn scholarships. Categories for competition include: film and animation, photography, comic book, 2-D, poster, and fashion. Online applications must be submitted by 5 pm, ET, Feb. 1, 2019. [This is last year’s date – not updated for this year.] For more information please visit http://www.scadchallenge.com
Submissions include Film and Animation, Photography or Comic Book, 2-D or Poster submission, and Fashion
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
NEW to us. DUE SOON – sorry, different states, different due dates
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 58th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., March 7-14, 2020. Two student leaders from each state and the District of Columbia will spend a week in Washington, D.C. experiencing their national government in action.
Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. https://ussenateyouth.org/ Due Date October 1, 2019
Voice of Democracy Program
This program offers a $30,000 national first place winner. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000. First-place winner from each state wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public school in the United States and its territories.
The theme for 2019/20 theme is “What Makes America Great”. Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds). Entries begin at the Post level. Once the students create their essay and complete burning the audio version to an audio CD/flash drive, they can submit their typed version, CD/flash drive and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post. http://www.vfw.org/VOD/ Deadline is October 31, 2019.
Northern Arizona University-Arizona State University-University of Arizona
Admissions applications start the primary merit-based scholarship process based on a combination of:
- class rank
- ACT/SAT scores
There are fall deadlines. Go online ASAP and check out the requirements for scholarship application.
* FAFSA STARTING DATE*
Students may start their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application on October 1, 2019. Use your family’s 2018 tax information instead of waiting for 2019. You will need your parents’ help! Get your FSA ID now!! Your parents will need the FSA ID also. You have to wait three days after you get your ID before you can start the application. Go online to create an account and start your application. https://fafsa.ed.gov/
St. David College Fair
Tuesday, October 8, at 8:30 AM in the HS Gym
BE SURE TO GO ONLINE FOR YOUR BARCODE. Mrs. Pollock gave you the instructions.
https://arizonacollege.gotocollegefairs.com/Registration select our fair, complete the form, use zip code 85630 and HS name, check the terms and conditions. You’ll receive a barcode.
The barcode will be used the day of the fair – you won’t have to fill out any information cards for the schools you are interested in and visit!
44rd Annual Tucson College Night
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Tucson Convention Center
(Admission and parking are free. Tell the parking attendant that you are attending Tucson College Night).
Questions? Call 520.225-6211 Beth.Counts@tusd1.org
Greater Phoenix College Fair
Sunday, October 20, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North Third Street
General Scholarship Websites
Fastweb.com – is the oldest free online scholarship matching service.
FinAid.org – This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive informational site
about student financial aid on the Web. The site’s array of calculators includes cost estimators, loan payment calculators, and savings projectors.
CollegeNet.com – Provides links to several federal government education Web sites.
CollegeBoard.com –Is a production of the College Board, the creator of the SAT Test. It talks about
“all things college” and includes a comprehensive section about paying for college and you can register online to take the SAT.
CollegeExpress.com – Search through a database of over 200,000 schools and what they have to offer.
TALK TO YOUR PARENTS. ASK THEM ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS AT THEIR WORK.
High School Parent and Student ALERT!
When students enter High School you might notice an overabundance of mail addressed to your student. Everything from military recruitment, scholarship opportunities and Who’s Who list books, to sports prospects overseas!
Please carefully read any mail and if the sender offers unbelievable benefits from “signing up,” it probably is just that - unbelievable! Many letters offer college money or help with scholarships for a cost. All of these services are actually free and most of this mail is trying to use scare tactics to get you to purchase their services. A good rule of thumb is, if the sender wants money, toss it! St. David High School offers interested students assistance in finding scholarships and money for college and will help your student find the same services for free.
Students also start receiving credit card applications around their junior year. Consider taking the time to discuss with your teenager the pitfalls that come from credit card abuse before they enter into the college or work place arena when credit card companies target students with quick cash solutions.
If you have any questions concerning these topics please contact Barbie Grapp 720-4781 ext 174.