Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Click on the Search Enginge to go to the website. There are many search engines for scholarships. One is not better than another. You have to choose the search engine that works best for you. Some sites allow you to search for scholarships based on your profile, others will search for you and email you matches to your profile. The most important thing to remeber when searching for scholarships is you have to be diligent in your searches and apply for as many as you can .
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Raise.Me allows you to earn micro scholarships at over 200 colleges across the country. You earn micro scholarships by earning good grades, having positions of leadership, playing in sports, Earning high test scores. etc. Sign up as a Cienga student and watch your scholarship dollars grow.
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Link this to your facebook account and get matched to scholarships.

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The Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship Bank

Scholarships: Creating Opportunities for the Future.
The Arizona Community Foundation is the largest private provider of scholarships in Arizona, awarding more than $4 million annually to hundreds of students to help them achieve their educational goals.
Looking for money for college? New scholarship portal allows AZ students to be auto-matched to scholarships from among 60+ funds

Search over $1 Billion in scholarships and find your dream school. Fill out your personal profile and Fastweb will email you scholarhips that match your profile.

The Cappex search engine will inform you of your approximate chances of being awarded a scholarship based on the number of people eho have applied for the scholarship before. - School Soup

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Welcome to the Free Scholarship Searches page. You will find links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.

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Click here for access to great scholarship opportunities for women and tips for applying for these scholarships.

CollegeWeeklive helps students with their college search. One in three college-bound students uses the site to help navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more.

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Our free scholarship search offers access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion. It is expanded and updated daily. Become a registered member and automatically be entered in a monthly $1000 scholarship drawing*.

A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.Let the Colleges Come to YouTell us about yourself. We'll show you colleges and merit aid scholarships that match. Best of all, you'll hear from great colleges that want you to apply!

The Metropolitan Education Commission offers a free on-line database with local and national information about colleges, scholarships, financial aid and academic resources.

The Christian Connector is a "one-stop-shop" for receiving free information from Christian colleges. We have about 100 Christian colleges and Bible colleges ready to send you information! Completing the free information request form is like attending a huge Christian college fair without ever leaving home. We also offer a $2,500.00 Christian college scholarship drawing. The site has dozens of links to Christian colleges, as well as admissions and financial aid tips and more. All of our information services are offered absolutely free! U.S. students considering undergraduate Christian colleges can also take advantage of our free Christian College Scholarship Resource Program.


College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers. We recommend engaging in a special kind of activity – a Non-Teenager Activity or NTA. An NTA is, quite simply, any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do. By choosing an NTA you will differentiate yourself in a way that will have a very positive impact on your chances of getting into college. We are always looking for good examples of NTA’s and if you have one, you have a shot at this scholarship.

Scholarship Opportunities for Hispanic and Latino Students

This website has many scholarship opportunities for Hispanic and Latino students. Some for all, some for women and some for first genreation students. Click on the link at the left for some great opportunities.

Scholrships for students pursuing a Nursing Degree

Whether this is your first foray into getting a education or you’re looking to further your education with additional schooling, it can be expensive either way. Scholarships are like saviors when it comes to helping alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with education. Applying for scholarships is one of the smartest things you can do when it comes to saving money on education.


"Guaranteed Scholarships"

Many college across the country offer guaranteed money if you meet the eligibility requirements. Click here to check out some schools you might be interested in attending.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Listed below are scholarships opportunites that have been mailed or emailed to Cienega. If eligible, always apply for any local scholarships that are listed below. Your chances of winning a local scholarship are far greater than winning a scholarship from a large company or foundation that offers it to any student in the country. However; always apply for any scholarship you are eligible to apply to have the best chances of being awarded a scholarship. The scholarships are listed by due dates.

Scholarship Name Due Date Detailed Information

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarships

Various Due Dates

Many scholarship opportunities are on this site. Click here for details.

Scholarships A-Z

Various Due Dates

Many Scholarship Opportunities are listed on this site. Click here for details.

Scholarship Guidance

Various Due DAtes

Listed as "The #1 high school and university resource for students"
Click here for many scholarship listings.

The United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Foundation

No Due Date

If you have a GPA above a 3.0 and are collegebound. I can nominate you for this opportunity if you would like some more scholarship options. See Mr. Tritz in the 100 counseling office if you would like to be nominated for this opportunity. Click here for details about the USAASF.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships

No Due Date

Many scholarship opportunites are located on this site. Click here for details.

Catching The Dream Scholarships

No Due Date

Native American Students should go to this website for many opportunities for scholarships. Click here for details.

The American Legion Need a Lift? Scholarship

No Due Date

Click here for the Scholarship and financial Aid.

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The drawings start on 8/14/17 and end on 11/21/17

Enter your best milk moustache photo to be entered in a weekly contest Contest starts September 5th and the final inner is announced at the Fiesta Bowl. You could win up to $12,000.00!
Click here for rules and entry form.

Unidas Girls Philanthropy Program 9/5/15
This is not a scholarship opportunity.The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is accepting applications from high school girls age 14-18 for the 2015-16 Unidas Girls Philanthropy Program. This group focuses on Community service, leadership, social justice and grant-making.
Click here for an application.

Quest Bridge College Match program and scholarship opportunities


Students from low income familes are highly incouraged to sign up with QuestBridge to help you find a college match that will offer you scholarships to pay for school. Clcik here to apply for this opportunity.

P.E.O STAR Scholarship


The STAR scholarship is available to highluy motivated girls. This $2500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one students selected by the P.E. O. organization. Click here for eligibilty rules and an application.

Wendy's Heisman Scholarship


Seniors athletes who excel in academics and leadership are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Click here to apply.

Levine Scholars Program and Scholarship


Students who are interested in attending UNC Charlotte, and have an ACT of 29 or Higher and involved in community service can be nominated by their counselor. This is a full ride scholarship for 4 years. Click here for details of what a Levine Scholar is.

Flinn Scholarship Program


Any senior who is in the top 5%, has an unweighted GPA above a 3.5, has scored a 1300 on the reading and writing of the SAT or a 29 on the ACT and exhibits substantive extracurricular inolvment and demonstrates leadership, and will be attending one of the state universities can apply. Click here for details and an application.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program


The Horatio Alger Scholarship program offers scholarships valued from $5000. to $20,000.00. This opportunity is open to seniors graduating in May of 2018 and committed to pursuing a bachelor degree. The program provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity, and perserverancein overcoming personal adversity. Click here for details and an application.

NCWIT Award for Apsirations in Computing


Girls in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. If you demonstrate outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/Computing and demonstrate leadership ability you should apply to win $500.00 in casha nd a laptop. See Mr. Tritz if you applied so he can endorse you for this award.
Click here for details and to apply.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award


Any student grade 9-12 is eligible to apply for this scholarship. If you have done extensive volunteer service in the community, fll out the online application and submit it to Mr. Tritz by November 4th. One student will be selected from Cienega to submit their application. Click here to apply.

Dansforth Scholars Program


Any student interested in attending Washington University in St. Louis and wants to be nominated for the Dansforth Scholarship should schedule an appointment with Mr. Tritz to discuss the nomination process. The recipient of this scholarship may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship.

Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Scholarship


Full scholarship awarded to nine qualified students. Click here for details and an application..

Boston University Trustee Scholarship


26 Scholarships will be awarded to the winners of this prestigeous school. Full tuition will be awarded to the winners. Click her for details.

Burger King McLamore Scholarship


Any senior or employee of Burger King is eligible to apply for this $50,000.00 scholarship. You just need a 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible.. Click here for details.

AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report


• A winner in every state, Washington, DC & Puerto Rico
• Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000
• Apply by: December 15, 2015
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Click here for details.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship


A 2000.00 scholarship for the winner of this scholarship.
Click here for details.

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

01/01/every year

Any student interested in participating in this speaking competition can fill out an application. This is open to all grade levels and scholarship values are between $1500.00 to 18,000.00.
Click here for details.
Click here for an application.

2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest


Contest topic: In 1,000 words or less, describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. official who served during or after 1956.
Click here for complete details and an application.

GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship


Seniors who embody the characteristics of Ronald Reagan at school and in the community should apply for this $40,000.00 scholarship. Click here for details.

ASU Leadership Scholarship Program


The LSP is a four year leadership program that provides students with a unique experience to develop their leadership capacity and an institutional scholarship. Students are given many opportunities to discover more about themselves, the leadership skills they possess, and explore the opportunities and responsibilities of leadership. Students must be nominated by a counselor. See Mr. Tritz if you want to apply. Clcik here for details prior to seeing Mr. Tritz to be sure you are eligible.

Purdue Almuni Association of Southern Arizona Scholarship


A $2500.00 scholarship is available to a senior who is accepted to Purdue University.
Click here for details and an application.

Kaibob Industries Scholarship


This is a $2000.00 scholarship for students attending ASU. In order to apply for this scholarship, you must have been accepted to ASU to access the scholarship link.
Click here for details.

U of AZ Baird Scholarship


Any senior who will be attending the U of AZ in the fall, has a GPA above a 3.5, and demonstrates leadership qualities can be considered for this 12,500.00 per year scholarship. Students must be accepted to the U of Az before they can access the application. Click here for the application.
You must have an account with the U of A to access this application.

Tucson Mensa Scholarship


Three $1000.00 scholarships available.
Click here for details and to apply.

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship


Win a $1000.00. This scholarship is open to juniors and seniors planning to pursue a college degree in a business- or finance-related area of study.
Clcik here to apply.

University of Dayton Leadership


University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship. If you are interested in attending this school, see Mr. Tritz to be nominated for this $10,000.00 scholarship.

Alisa's Angel Scholarship


Six scholarships valued at $5000.00 a piece will be awarded to Arizona seniors. Helping others and a2.75 GPA are required to be eligible. Click here for the details and application.

Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund


There are 5 scholarships available to Seniors who will be attending a school in Arizona upon graduation. Four scholarships are valued at $1000.00 and one at $2000.00.
Click here to apply.

AXA Achievements Community Scholarship


• Up to 180 winners nationwide
• Scholarships of $2,500.
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Click here to apply.

We the Students Essay Contest


Write a 500 to 800 word essay about the role Government should play in monitoring the internet. First place is $5000.00
Click here to apply

The Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship


Students can win between $2000.00 and $12,000.00 scholarship. Only one senior can be nominated. Winners will be based on leadership, academic performance, and community service.
Click here for details.
See Mr. Tritz for details if you would like to be nominated.

Dorrance Scholarship Program


Students who demonstrate financial need, are first generation college students and will be attending NAU, ASU or U of A may be eligible to apply.
Click here for the application and details.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program


160 Merit Scholarships totaling over 4.1 million dollars are available if you are interested in attending a WACE Partnet Institution. To be eligible you must have a 3.5 GPA and be accepted to one of the WACE schools listed on the website. Contact Marty Ford if you have general questions, or click here for the application and other information.

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
Scholars Helping Collars

win a $1000.00 scholarship if you are a junior or senior. To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Click here to apply.



The APCA Scholarship Program is open to:
All full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale, or 4.25 on 5-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plans to attend an accredited college (2-year and 4-year) or vocational school.
Applicants who are United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Applicants who are residents of one of the following states or metropolitan area where we currently have APCA chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia).

Click here to apply

Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program


Any sophomore or junior who has completed at least three years of math, or a senior who is attending ASU in the fall is eligible for this all expense paid opportunity.
Click here for details.

Cyber Bullying Scholarship


A $1000.00 Scholarship is available to a student who writes an essay about ho to stop Cyber Bullying. Click here for the application and details.

Davis-Monthan Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship


Seniors who are dependants of military may be eligible to apply for these scholarships. There are scholarships for students attending a four year college and another one for those attending a two year or vocational school. Click here for details and the application.

Modern Law Scholarship


This is a $500.00 scholarship fo r eligible seniors.
Click here for details and to apply.

The Betty Brown Scholarship


This $2500.00 Scholarship is available to female African American seniors who demonstrate financial need and have a GPA above a 2.75 and attending a 4 year university.
Click here for details.

Valley Foundation Scholarships


Great LOCAL scholarship opportunities available
Click here for details and an application.

Hughes Federal Credit Union Scholarship


Any senior who is a member of Hughes Federal Credit Union and will be attedning a college or trade school in the fall is eligible to apply for their scholarship.
Click here for the application.

Fort Huachuca Community Spouses' Club Scholarship


Students who have an active military parent based in Fort Huachuca and are members of the spouses club are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Click her for the website then click on the "Giving Back" tab for the scholarship.

The Bud and Mary Gode Scholarship/ Friends of Madera Canyon 03/15/2018
Any senior who is going to pursue a degree in natural science is eligible to apply for this scholarship. It is valued at $1500.00 a year and is renewable for up to a total of $7500.00. Click here for details.

Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute


This is a free program for students interested in workshops and activities exploring higher education, leadership development and community engagement for future juniors and seniors. Click here for details and an application.

Vantage West Scholarship

03/17/2018 10 scholarships at $1000.00 ech will be awarded to students who are Vantage West members. Click here for the application and details.

Cienega Rotary Scholarship


This scholarship is open to greaduating seniors in the Vail School District only. Click here for details.

Anne C. Stradling Equine Foundation Scholarship


Click here to access details and the application.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Program Scholarships is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. It is our privilege to award over $3 million annually in scholarships to these young leaders.

Click here for details.


Vivint SmartHome Scholarship 04/01/2017

This is a $5000.00 scholarship to the winner of a 1 to 2 minute video. Click here for official rules and details.

Stephen Placencia Scholarship


Any senior from varsity soccer is eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Click here to apply.

Corpus Christi Church Scholarship


If you are a member of Corpus Christi Catholic church and have done community service, you are eligible to apply for this $1000.00 scholarship.
Click here for details and to apply.

Bob Beaty Foundation Tucson Scholarship
The Bob Beaty Foundation Tucson Scholarship
is a $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating
student-athlete from any Tucson area high school. Inclusion criteria
are an overall GPA of 3.5
or above and lettering in any sport. The award will be judged based on
a combination of academic and athletic merit.
Click here for details

Trico Electric Scholarship


Any student who uses TRICO electric for their electricity is eligible to apply if you have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Awards of $1840.00 awarded if you are attending a two years school and $4600.00 if you are attending a four year school.
Clcik here for more information and to apply.

Boyd B. Baker Memorial Scholarship


Any senior who is attending U of A in the fall and was a varsity athlete and is pursuing a career in education is eligible to apply for this $1000.00 scholarship.
Click here for details and the application.

Pima Merit Scholar


Get two years of tuition for free (up to 16 credit hours).
Meet the following criteria to apply:

 Pima County resident
? Graduate from Pima County high school between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18
? 3.5 high school GPA or higher or average test score of 165 for GED graduates
? Admitted to PCC
? Activated MyPima account
Steps to Apply to Merit Scholarship
? Log in to AcademicWorks through MyPima
? Complete General Application
? Apply to Pima Merit Scholarship
? Complete 300 word essay - “How will the merit scholarship help you achieve your goals”


BETA Group Scholarship



Any senior interested in pursuing a career in Business Administration or Administrative Assistant is eligible to apply for this $500.00 Scholarship.
Click here for the application and details.

Pima Stars Scholarships 4/25 to 5/31
Any student who is attending Pima Community College in the Fall and has aPima ID number can apply for numerous scholarship opportunities.
Click here for details.

Tucson Rotary Club Scholarships


Seniors who are graduating in May and are attending either the U of A or Pima are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Click here to apply for the Pima Scholarship.
Click here to apply for the U of A Scholarship

American College Foundation


Any student in grades 9 -12 may apply for this $1000.00 to 5000.00 Scholarship.
Click here for details.

Rover $1000 College Scholarship


Click here for details on how to apply.

Griswold Homecare Scholarship


A $1000.00 Scholarship available to any student enerting college in the fall of 2018.
Click here for details.

Athnet Sports Scholarship


any current or former athlete who is a senior and entering college in the fall is eligible to apply for this $1000.00 scholarship.
Click here for details and to apply.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program


One $1000.00 Scholarship awarded.
Click here for details and to apply.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program


One $1000.00 Scholarship is available.
Click here for details.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship Program


One $1000.00 Scholarship is available.
Click here for details.

CNA Scholarship


For seniors entering a nursing program in the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply for this $500.00 Scholarship.
Click here for details.

Zip Recruiter $3000.00 Scholarship

6/30/2018 Click here for the application
SCW DREAMer Scholarship 6/30/2018 If you are an immigrant who entered the United States before the age of 16 and have been in this country at least five years. You are eligible to apply for this $2500.00 Scholarship.
Click here for details.

Nursing Scholarships

8/01/2018 If you are interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, check out this site for scholarship opportunities.

Christensen and Hymas general scholarship


If you are attteending a university or college in the fall of 2018, click here to apply for this $1000.00 scholarship.

ABODO Off To College Scholarship


Students entering College in the fall of 2017 are eligible for this $500.00 Scholarship.
Click here for details.

Financial Aid Information :

Every student should fill out the FAFSA after January 1st. Many colleges will require this prior to awarding any type of grant or merit based aid to the student. There are many options available to help pay for college. Be cautious of scams and do your research before signing any documents.

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The FAFSA 4Caster allows you to plug in your current finacial information to give you an idea as to what you might qualify for with financial aid.

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