Kids Chance of Arizona

    Criteria:Student who has a parent hurt/killed in a work related accident and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year school, includes technical trade school.

    Award:Amounts Vary


    Information:Visit website to download application at: http://www.azkidschance.org


    YoungArts' Award

    Criteria: Talented students grades 10 - 12 who are passionate about Cinematic arts, Dance, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, Writing. 

    Award:$500,000 each year - provides up to  $100,000 individually each

    Deadline:October 19th



    Education Matters (Essay)

    Criteria: This program is open to all U.S. high school students, 13 and older who are legal residents of the U.S.  The application requires an essay (250 words or less) addressing the following topic:  What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or the college is a waste of time and money?

    Award: $5,000

    Deadline: October 31st

     Application: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

    Voice of Democracy Competition

    Open to students 9 - 12th grade who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the U.S,  its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school.  Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over and previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners are ineligible.


    Application: http://www.vfw.org 

    Arizona Concrete Promotion Council (Essay)

    All high school students are welcome to apply.  Essay must be typed, double spaced and not exceed 600 words.  The essay should be about concrete and not a report. Essays will be judged on content and writing ability.  Submit hard copy of your essay and must be accompanied by an entry form.


    Postmarked by November 26th

    Application: A
    vailable in hard copy in the Counseling Department or via email at susan@azconcrete.com


    $500 Arizona/NRMCA High School Essay Contest (Essay)

    Criteria:Open to all high school students ages 16-18 and must not exceed 600 words typed.  The essay will be judged on content and writing ability but please note that this is not a report on concrete but an essay about concrete.  The winning author will be asked to submit a photo.

    Award:$500 which could also lead to an additional $2,000 to $5,000 scholarship

    Deadline:December 1st

    Email Submission:Elaine@azrockproducts.org


    Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award Application (Essay)

    Criteria:Young women ages 14 – 17 who have demonstrated excellence and going above and beyond in her volunteer efforts to make her community or school a better place.


    Deadline:December 1st

    Application Packet: Available in the Counseling Department

    Email Submission: padkins@tumbleweed.org


    Outstanding Young Man/Woman of the Year

    Purpose:This program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.

    Criteria:Current high school student and live within Phoenix City limits and complete application online along with supportive documentation to the review committee no later than the deadline.

    Deadline:December 8th

    Application: http://www.phoenix.gov/nsd/programs/youth/outstanding/index.ht 

    Compass Mortgage Group Scholarship
    Criteria:  Students between the ages of 17 and 24.
    Award: $500
    Deadline: December 30th

    “Top Ten List” Scholarship (Essay)

    Criteria: Open to all US Students 13 years of age and older.  You will need to respond (in 250 words or less):  Create a ‘top ten list’ of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.

    Award: Five awards of $1,000 each

    Deadline: December 31st

    Application: www.scholarshipexperts.com


    Pasta Tales Essay Contest sponsored by Olive Garden (Essay)

    Criteria: Open to students in1stthru 12thgrade.  Student will need to write a 50-250 word essay addressing “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.”

    Award: 12 – grade level winners will receive a $500 savings bond and dinner at Olive Garden

                      1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to New York, dinner at Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 savings bond.

    Application: www.OliveGarden.com


    Burger King McLamore Foundation

      All North America high school seniors, Burger King Employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards.

    Deadline:  January 10th

    Application:  www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram



    Carson Scholars

    Criteria: Applicants must be nominated from their school.  They must be in grades 4ththru 11thand have a GPA of 3.75 or higher in English, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, and foreign language.  They must have participated in some form of voluntary community service beyond what is required by their school.  Scholarship recipients must attend a four-year college or university upon graduation to receive funds.


    Deadline:January 16th

    Information: Pick up a self nomination application packet from the Counseling Department

    More information: http://www.carsonscholars.org


    Discover Scholarship Program

    Criteria: Students must be high school juniors and have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA for their 9thand 10thgrades.  Applicants must also demonstrate accomplishments in community service and leadership and have faced a significant roadblock or challenge.

    Award:10-$30,000 Awards

    Deadline: February 8th

    Information: http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community

     Best Buy Scholarships

    Criteria: Applicants must be high school students 9th-12thgrade residing in the U.S. and live within 75 miles of Best Buy store, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have community service or work experience.  Student must plan to enter a four-year institution of higher learning in the U.S. no later than the fall term following graduation.


    Deadline:February 16th

    Information: http://www.bbycommunications.com/crnew/scholarships


    Sodexo Foundation – 2012 STOP Hunger Scholarship

    Criteria: Students who have served in their communities to help fight hunger.

    Award: $5,000

    Deadline:February 18th

    Information: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp


    Discus Awards College Scholarships

    Criteria: Students may be in grades 9 to 12 who have involvement or achievements in at least three of the following areas: academics, arts, athletics, community service, faith, government, green, technology, work or other achievements.



    Information: http://www.discusawards.com


    Do Something Awards

    Criteria:Young Community Leaders up to the age of 25 may apply.  Emphasis is on those who take a leadership role in creating positive, lasting impact on community.  Focus areas include health, environment and community building.

    Award:Up to $25,000

    Deadline:February 15th

    Information: http://www.dosomething.org/awards


    Anne Frank "Teens Making a Difference Community Service Award"

    Criteria:Jewish High School students who is deeply committed to volunteerism and making a difference in the community. 

    Deadline:  February 22nd

    Application: www.jewishphoenix.org


    Greater Arizona Better Business Bureau (BBB) Laws of Life Essay Contest

    Criteria: Any student in grades 9-12 at a school or youth organization within the BBB of Greater Arizona service area may sunmit an essay.

    Award:Cash prizes will be awarded according to the following:



    1st Place


    2nd Place


    Superior Mention




    Deadline: February 25th

    Information: http://lol.centerforcharacterethics.org/contests?id=11

    Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award

    Criteria: For students ages 12 thru 18 who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship, are taking the first steps toward financial independence, and are making a difference in their school and community.

    Award: 15 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000

    Deadline: February 28th



    Phoenix Suns Charities SunStudents Scholarship

    Criteria:Students need to complete the Zoomgrants online application program located on the website.

    Award:  Varies

    Deadline:  March 1st



    VISINE - Students with Vision Scholarship Program


    Deadline:  March 1st



    Novice Driver Scholarship


          In order to be considered for a Red Means Stop (RMS) driver training scholarship the student must be eligible for their learners permit within a 3 month window (student must reach the age of 15 years and 6 months within 3 months of receiving the request for application)


    Deadline: March 1st

    For more information: http://redmeansstop.org/scholarship

    Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship

    Criteria: Applicants must be nominated by parents, educators, or community members.  There are two categories, one for kids ages 6-12 and another for ages 13-18. 

    Award:Up to $10,000

    Deadline:March 15th

    Application: http://kohlskids.comand also available in Kohl’s stores


    Ayn Rand Essay Contest on the Novelette Anthem (Essay)

    Criteria:  Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.  Students will submit an essay from a selected topic about Ayn Rand's bookAnthem. 

    Award:  Cash prizes ranging from $30-$2,000

    Deadline:  March 20th

    Application:  For more information visit and an application visit:  http://aynrandeducation.com


    DreamCat Challenge

    Criteria:In 300 words or less, name the Dream Cat Argonaut who is most like you, and describe the characteristics that you share.  Then add a sentence detailing what you would study if you won the $1000 scholarship.


    Deadline:March 20th



    College Prep Scholarship

    Criteria:   Juniors who have strong academic record and an annual household income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply - many past recipients have also been part of the first generation in the family to attend college

    Award:  Varies

    Deadline:  March 26th

    Application: www.questbridge.org 


    Scholarship Drawing for $1,000

    Criteria:Students of all grade levels are welcome to apply.

    Award:  2 -$1,000

    Deadline:March 31st

    Information: http://www.ecampustours.com

    Criteria:  All High School students are eligible to apply.

    Deadline:  April 1st



    Ayn Rand Essay Contest on the Novel - The Fountainhead (Essay)

    Criteria: This contest is open to all 11th and 12th graders.  Students will write an essay from a selected topic about Ayn Rand's bookThe Fountainhead.

    Award:  Cash prizes ranging from $50-$10,000

    Deadline: April 26th

    Application: For more information visit and an application visit:  http://aynrandeducation.com

    GLOBALEYES Scholarship (Essay)

    Criteria:Students must submit an application and an essay describing how ideas with someone from another culture benefited or shifted their point of view. 

    Award:  $1,000

    Deadline:April 30th




    Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship (Essay)

    Criteria: Students must be under the age of 25 and submit the most comprehensive answers to (2) two essay questions.

                In under 1000 words:  “Why is  a healthy lifestyle important in school?”

                In under 500 words:  Describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions.

    Award: $5,000

    Deadline: April 30th

    Application: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10400/healthy_choices_scholarship_scholarship.php



    B. Davis Scholarship (Essay)

    Criteria: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.  Students will submit an essay of less than 1000 words, what you consider to be the most societal problem of our day and why?


    Deadline:May 26th

    Information: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 


    Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program (Essay)

    Criteria: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.

    • What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?


    Deadline:June 15th

    Application:Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:scholarships@abbottandfenner.com


    MoolahSPOT Scholarship (Essay)

    Criteria: Student must be at least 16 years of age and plan to attend college. 


    Deadline:June 30th


    Submission email:awards@studentawardsearch.com

    Win Free Tuition Giveaway

    Criteria:Students who are age 14 or older and must be planning to enroll in college by September 30ththree years after the application date.  This is an annual sweepstakes drawing for one year’s tuition up to $10,000 and 11 monthly drawings for a $1,000 scholarship.

    Award: 12- $1,000 - $10,000

    Deadline:June 30th

    Information:http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/winfreetuitionor by mailing a 3x5 postcard with their name, address, city, state, zip code, age, phone number, and email address or using a reply card found in the Next Step Magazine to 86 W. Main Street Victor, NY 14565