Scholarships & Opportunities

Scholarships - For All Students

EEF's Scholarships - Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017
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.

February Scholarship

Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness
Scholarship is open to current high school and college students who are 15 years of age or older. Applicant must submit three to five sentences answering one question related to weakness.
Award: $1000
Deadline: February 28, 2017
More info: http://www.getupgetactive.org/active-life-weakness/

The Christophers' Poster Contest for High School Students
Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Contestant must create an original poster based on the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: February 27, 2017
More info: https://www.christophers.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=274

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

Student Video Contest
Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: February 23, 2017
More info: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/

Sweet & Simple Scholarship
Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: February 28, 2017
More info: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. high school senior graduating in the spring of 2017. Applicant must be a vegetarian and have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: February 20, 2017
More info: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

March Scholarships

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons or veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon and Grenada, Panama, or Desert Shield/Storm Gulf/War on Terrorism.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2017
More info: https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors-National-Presidents--Scholarship/

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Scholarship is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2016 in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree are welcome to participate in our scholarship competition. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older at the time of entry, unless prohibited
by law.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: March 2, 2017
More info: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

DNA Day Essay Contest NEW
Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to genetics.
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2017
More info: http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml

Generation Google Scholarship
Applicant must be a current high school senior; intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time students at a university in the US or Canada for the 2017-2018 school year; intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related field and be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a person with a Disability).
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 2, 2017
More info: https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/

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/

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-11 anywhere in the world. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to what the applicant would say to the future U.S. Secretary of Education.
Award: $250
Deadline: March 1, 2017
More info: http://internationalcollegecounselors.com/2012-international-college-counselors-scholarship-essay-contest/

John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation Scholarship NEW
Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have lost a parent to lung cancer.
Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 1, 2017
More info: http://www.johnatkinsonfoundation.org/scholarship-application

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest NEW
Contest is open to all students in grades 7-12 from anywhere in the world. Students must develop space settlement designs and related materials. Students can apply as individuals, small teams (two to five team members) or large teams (more than six team members).
Award: $3,000
Deadline: March 1, 2017
More info: https://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/

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 $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2017
More info: https://www.bayalarmmedical.com/scholarship

Tzu Chi Scholars NEW
Scholars program is available to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled (or planning to enroll) full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university. Scholarship selection will be based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 3, 2017
More info: http://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/

Vantage West Scholarship Program
Open to applicants who, at the time of entry, have been accepted to, or have applied to and anticipate acceptance to and plan to attend, a post-secondary educational institution located in the State of Arizona, in the Fall of 2017. This includes applicants who are EITHER: a graduating high school in Spring 2017; a high school graduate prior to Spring 2017; a current post-secondary educational institution student, or a post-secondary educational institution graduate.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 18, 2017
More info: https://vantagewest.org/about/community/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

College Success Scholarship by Study.com
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year; graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply; must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2017
More info: http://study.com/blog/college-success-scholarship-by-study-com.html

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
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

Women in STEM Academic Scholarship
BHW Group
Scholarship is open to women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2017 school year. High school seniors, who will be attending college next year are eligible to apply. Submit a 500 to 800 word essay on either of the following topics: Tell us about your favorite app and what you like about it; or Tell us about a time an app played a significant role in improving your day.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: April 15, 2017
More info: https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship

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
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

SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship
Applicant must be an existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2017 in good academic standing). Submit a 800-1000 word essay about 'Why Aging Matters to You'.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: May 15, 2017
More info: http://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program
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
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
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/

Slumber Search Scholarship
Applicants must be current high school (or home school) seniors in the United States OR are current college students already studying in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S.; U.S. citizens; have completed or will complete high school, receiving a high school diploma or GED by September 2017; are currently pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at a post-secondary U.S. organization and currently have a minimum 3.00 GPA.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 30, 2017
More info: http://www.slumbersearch.com/scholarship

The Trust Compass $3000 Annual Student Scholarship
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

Pandatechie.com Scholarship Program NEW
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a high school or college/university; must provide at least two examples of you personally giving back; and write an essay of at least 800 words on the importance of giving back to the community.
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2017
More info: http://pandatechie.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

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: July 31, 2017
More info: https://www.redfin.com/resources/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/

November Scholarship

Outdoor Hobbyist Scholarship Program
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school or college student in any school in the USA or Canada. Post graduate students are also welcome; or high school students or/and those who are below 18 years old should get a parent’s or guardian’s consent before applying in the program. Letter of consent with signature should be included with your entry. Submit a 500-1500 word essay about the importance of having an outdoor hobby.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: November 30, 2017
More info: http://outdoorhobbyist.com/scholarship-program/

December Scholarship

Phil's Reviews Video Scholarship
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