Winter Scholarship Packet

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    Winter Scholarships 2019/20

St David High School

Winter Scholarship



American Legion Scholarships

Go to  for a list of different scholarship or grant opportunities for veteran’s dependents.

For a list of other American Legion Scholarships, visit

Deadline April 14, 2020

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available. State winners receive $1,500. The national winner gets $18,000. Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S.  Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long, three – five minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.  Email contact is:  Deadline January 1, 2020

American Welding Association

The AWS Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for National, District, and Section scholarships! Over $1 million is awarded annually to help students achieve their dreams through education.  Students complete one master application for all eligible scholarships.  Apply online today at Deadline March 1, 2020.

Arizona Cattleman’s Association

Student must be pursuing studies in courses or careers directly or indirectly related to the cattle industry.  2.5 GPA.  Must be postmarked by the Deadline, March 15, 2019.  (This one isn’t working for me – search!)

Arizona State Cowbelles, Inc., Mattie Cowan Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to recent high school graduates (Seniors) who have demonstrated an interest in agriculture, or have a ranching or agricultural background, or taken agricultural classes.  2.5 GPA. Amount is $1,000.  Deadline is April 15, 2020. 

Arizona Elk Society

All recipients must exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors and participate in school-related responsibilities and activities.  Students must be a resident of Arizona with plans to attend college. Students must have a 2.70 GPA or higher. Students must also have a copy of a current hunting license and be a current member of the Arizona Elk Society. Go to to download an application. Deadline last year was February 28, 2019  (The website is active, but still has last year’s info – watch for updates)  Be early.  This application needs to be mailed to the Society.

Big Sun Scholarship

The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. The deadline to apply is June 19, 2020.  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Send a short essay answering three questions. Please visit the website at  for more details. Deadline June 19, 2020.

CASI-Chili Appreciation Society International Scholarship

CASI is a club for competitive chili cooks that host fundraisers for graduating seniors all across the nation. Application at  The application needs to be verified by Miss Barbie by January 15, 2020 in order to send it to the CASI pod.

Cochise County Farm and Livestock Bureau

The Cochise County Farm & Livestock Bureau will award multiple $500 scholarships to students

pursuing careers in agriculture or an agriculturally related field. Applications must include an essay describing the student’s studies, current and future career goals, and relationship in the past or present with Farm Bureau. Deadline June 1, 2020

Coronado Chapter/ Military Dependent Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Cochise County students who have a parent or legal guardian who is active duty or retired military.  The grants are $1,000 each and can be used for any college/university or service academy. The deadline last year was 5 PM, March 10.  This year’s is not posted yet.  Contact info listed is Colonel John H. Black, 520-227-5173 or

Discover Colleges

This is a FREE private college information service as well as a $1,000 private college scholarship drawing.  Log onto to request information and automatically be entered in the $1,000 scholarship drawing. 

Dorrance Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is for students who have limited financial resources and who are the first in their family to attend college and complete a four year degree.  Worth up to $12,000 annually, renewable.  Minimum 3.0 GPA, SAT 1040 or ACT 22.  Go to to learn more about this exciting scholarship and to fill out the on-line application.  (Elizabeth Daley brought me a brochure showing the program.)  Deadline for submission is February 7, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

ESA Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Arizona students. Applicants may apply for up to three scholarships. Application forms, instructions and a list of ESA Foundation scholarships are available at the ESA Foundation Websites:  Deadline:  February 1, 2020

Fort Huachuca Community Thrift Shop

This scholarship is for students who show academic performance and good citizenship as well as financial need with future plans to attend college or a vocational program.  I have the paper application in the guidance office and the application was on Facebook last year.  Send directly to address listed on application before March 16, 2020. 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Named in honor of President Reagan, this scholarship is for students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Must have a strong academic performance, minimum 3.0, and have financial need. High School Seniors are eligible for $10,000 renewable scholarships. Apply online at or  Deadline before January 3, 2020.

HonorsGradu Scholarship

Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll 2020 Design a Better Future scholarship. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.   Deadline May 15, 2020.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

     $2,500 one-time scholarship.  It requires:  a GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend a four year college or university, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extracurricular activities. Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $50,000.  You must provide an essay focusing on: “Describing his or her planned undergraduate study and how he or she plans to apply it upon graduation.” or “Who your role-model is and how he or she has influenced/impacted your life.”  See Miss Barbie for complete application packet.  Deadline date March 31st.  They usually bring me an application in January but I want this scholarship to be on your radar.

Kaibab ASU Scholarship

Annual award for graduating high school senior from an Arizona high school who has been accepted to Arizona State University full-time. Candidate must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; have financial need; and demonstrate potential to continue with their college career by remaining in good standing with the University. Number of awards varies. Applicant must be nominated by an employee of Kaibab Industries or through their high school counselor by February 7th, 2020.

See Miss Barbie by February 1st if you are interested.

MENSA Foundation

$500.00 to $1,000.00 per semester.  This is not financial need based. There are two requirements: you must be enrolled in college for the academic year following the application AND you must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Students write a 550-word essay. For essay rules and to enter visit Submit essay online before January 15, 2020.

Phoenix Suns Charities

This scholarship is for students that have a 2.5 or higher GPA and are active in extra-curricular activities with a record of volunteerism in the community. Go to  Click on the scholarship link for a list of open scholarships.  Check at the beginning of February 2020. (last year it closed April 15)

RMEL Foundation Scholarship

Go to: for complete guidelines for this scholarship. The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry. Applicant must plan to pursue an electric industry position certificate or associate degree at a college or university. Amounts range from $1,000-$3,000. Due before February 6, 2020.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Go to  for complete guidelines for this scholarship.  The essay topic is on an act of political courage by a US official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Essays must be between 700 and 1,000 words. The awards are 1st place $5,000 cash and $5,000 - 529 College Savings Plan, 2nd place $1,000 cash and 5 finalists will get $500 cash.  Deadline is January 17, 2020.

SSVEC Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating seniors in Cochise County that rank within the top 10 of their class. One (or more) scholarships will be awarded to St. David students who will receive $1,500 each.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of participation in school, extracurricular activities, community involvement, volunteer work, leadership, character and promise.  At least two letters of recommendation must accompany the application. Students may now use the interactive online Scholarship Application Wizard to help fill-out and download their completed application form! Applications are due Before Friday, March 9, 2020 go to 

Miss Barbie will let eligible seniors know who are the top ten in the class. Take the time to scroll down and watch Mrs. Fenn’s video on the SSVEC website..

Sallie Mae Featured Scholarships

Go to featured_scholarship.jsp to learn about the wonderful featured scholarships that Sallie Mae promotes.  There are many to choose from with all different criteria and dollar amounts. Enter scholarship in the search bar.


Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. This is a site to apply for student loans, but there’s a scholarship.  You DO NOT have to purchase anything else to apply.  Deadline January 31, 2020

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Go to  to apply online.  The application is available at  Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing.  There are no essays, no minimum GPA.  The program ran through March 1 last year, but is not posted yet for this year.  Keep looking.  

Valley Foundation Scholarship

Go to to download an application and to learn more about this scholarship.  The mission of this foundation is to provide financial assistance to students enrolling in college who have not earned the highest grade point average and who are experiencing financial difficulties. A good citizenship record is important with participation in school activities, community services and/or employment constituting a prerequisite for consideration.   Applicants must be US Citizens, on track to graduate and not in the top 5% of the graduating class. Requires transcript and letters of recommendation. Application deadline is February 2, 2020, by 5:00 pm.



You can search for scholarships yourself.  (Remember not to apply if they ask for money!!)  Two years ago, a student received a check from Burger King for $1,000 and she didn’t even remember applying!! There are scholarships for Eagle Scouts, natural red heads, and for future funeral home directors. Do not forget to check with your parents’ employers. Many opportunities are listed online.  Check out Pinterest…really.

I’ve included this one for fun.  smiley  

Unique Scholarships for College Students



Scholarship websites:

Absolutely – Search through a database of over 200,000 schools and what they have to offer. – offers students, parents and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process. – for students across Arizona, one registration triggers applications for all scholarships that match a students’ profile. Deadlines begin in February with some as late as May.  You can contact the ACF scholarship team at – Provides links to several federal government education Web sites. –It 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. – is the oldest free online scholarship matching service. – 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. - Newsletter available for downloading a list of scholarships that students from Arizona school districts are eligible for.  Download newsletter at