Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Search Engines:
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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My College Dollars

Link this to your facebook account and get matched to scholarships.

Zinch.com

Check out Zinch to get matched with scholarships and get an edge on collegeadmissions!  

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

FastWeb.com

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.

Cappex.com

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.

SchoolSoup.com - School Soup

World's largest scholarship database.

College scholarships, colleges and careers

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. www.college-scholarships.com

College Scholarships for Women provided by BestColleges.com

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.

You've got big dreams.
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All the info and tools you need to find, get in, and pay for school.

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.

CollegePeas

College eas 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.

 

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.

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.

Is your 'stache worth the cash? You could win up to $12,000.00 in scholarships.

The drawings start on 8/24/15 and end on 11/09/15

Enter your best milk moustache photo to be entered in a weekly drawing held at ASU, NAU and U of A home football games.
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

9/28/15

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.

Wendy's Heisman Scholarship

10/2/2015

Seniors athletes who excel in academics and leadership are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The first 25,000 who apply get a 10.00 gift card from Wendy's. Click here to apply.

Flinn Scholarship Program

10/18/15

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.

U of AZ BAird Scholarship

10/14/15 (10/24)

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. Only one student from Cienega can be nominated. Students are HIGHLY encouraged to apply to the U of Az before they submit the application. Complete the application packet and return it to Mr. Tritz by 10/14. The scholarship committee will notify the selected student on October 16th. The student will need to have the completed packet back to Mr. Tritz on October 22nd. Click here for the preliminary application.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program

10/25/15

The Horatio Alger Scholarship program offers scholarships valued from $5000. to $20,000.00. This opportunity is open to seniors graduating in May of 2014 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.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

11/01/2015

This opportunity is open to all students grades 9 - 12. Students record a 3 to 5 minute speech on "My Vision For America" and submit it to the local VFW Chapter for a chance to win local, state and national scholarships. Click here for the application and details.
Send your appliocation to :
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 549
Voice of Democracy Competition
C/O Richard Montgomery, Voice of Democracy Chairperson
8424 E. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85710

NCWIT Award for Apsirations in Computing

11/04/15

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

11/03/15

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.

Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Scholarship

11/15/2015

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

Dansforth Scholars Program

11/15/2015

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.

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

12/01/15

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

Elks Lodge 2016 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest

12/4/2015

1. Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
2. Click on 2015 MVS application link
3. Register with you r email address
4. Fill out your contact information
5. A cover page specific to you will be generated. Print and save this.
6. download the remainin g4 pages.
7. Submitt the application to the Elks Lodge closest to you which is at:
Tucson East Elks Lodge 2532
615 S. Pantano Rd
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-880-8120

Burger King McLamore Scholarship

12/15/2015

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

12/15/2015


• 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.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

12/18/2015

If you are a young entrepreneur and a graduating senior, apply for this scholarship. Click her 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.

2016 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

01/06/2016

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.

ASU Leadership Scholarship Program

01/08/2016

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.

GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship

01/08/2016

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.

Gates Millinium Scholarship

01/13/2016

Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;
Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
Click here to apply.

Arizona Elk Society Scholarship

1/31/2016

Two scholarships are available for students who are members of the Elk Society and will be attending college in the fall.
Click here for an application and details.

University of Dayton Leadership

01/31/2016

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

02/01/2016

Four scholarships valued at $2500.00 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

02/01/2016

There are 6 scholarships available to Seniors who will be attending a school in Arizona upon graduation. Four scholarships are valued at $1000.00, one at $2000.00 and one at $20,000.
Click here to apply.

Kaibob Industries Scholarship

02/01/2016

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.

AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship

02/01/2016

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

SportsQuest Playing with a Purpose Scholarship

02/01/16

The 2015-2016 SportQuest Playing With Purpose Program is accepting applications on September 1, 2016! The Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a unique program that recognizes and rewards the nations outstanding Christian Student Athletes!
Applying student athletes must meet ALL the following criteria:
1.Currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior
2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher
3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
4. A committed follower of Jesus Christ
Click here to apply.

The Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship

2/8/2016

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.

Trico Electric Scholarship

2/12/2016

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.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

2/15/16

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

02/15/2016
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.

APCA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

2/15/2015

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

U of AZ Hispanic Alumni Scholarship

2/20/2015

Seniors attending the U of A in the fall and meet the eligibility requirments should apply for this $4000.00 per year scholarship!
Click here for details.

Dorrance Scholarship Program

2/17/2016

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.

Valley Foundation Scholarships

3/04/16

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

Davis-Monthan Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship

3/01/2016

Seniors who are dependants of military may be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Click here for details.

Hughes Federal Credit Union Scholarship

3/12/2016

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.

Helen Washington Scholarship

3/25/2016

This scholarship opportunity is for femail African-American women attending school in the fall.
Click her for the application and details.
The Bud and Mary Gode Scholarship 03/31/2016
Any senior who is going to pursue a degree in natural science is eligible to apply for this scholarship. It is valued at $1000.00 and is renewable for up to a total of $5000.00. Click here for details.

Moriarty's Gem Art Rock Hound Scholarship

03/31/2016

Moriarty's Gem Art is offering one student a $500 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $500 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from.
Click here to apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

03/30/2016

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.

 

Community Foundation Scholarship Fund

04/06/2016

Many scholarship opportunities are available for seniors in southern Arizona who will be attending a 2 year or 4 year school or a vocational school. If you have financial need and have a GPA above a 2.75 you could be eligible. Click here for details.

Stephen Placencia Scholarship

04/08/2016

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

Vantage West Scholarship

04/09/2016 10 scholarships at $1000.00 ech will be awarded to students who are Vantage West members. Click here for the application and details.
Bob Beaty Foundation Tucson Scholarship
04/10/2016
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

Boyd B. Baker Memorial Scholarship

04/15/2016

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.

BETA Group Scholarship

4/20/2016

 

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.

Eta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

 

04/22/2016

Eta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is awarding laptop computers to selected scholarship winners.
Click here for details and to apply.

Amanda Lund Memorial Scholarship 4/22/2016

Any senior who is attending college in the fall and has or is participated in community service is eligible to apply for this $1000.00 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.

Grayson Weeks Memorial Scholarship

4/22/2016

Any senior with a GPA above a 3.0 and will be attending an accreditied school in the fall is eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Click here to apply

Big Fish Games Scholarship

5/31/2016

$5000.00 Essay contest
Click here for details and to apply.

Rover $1000 College Scholarship

05/31/2016

Click here for details on how to apply.

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships

5/31/2016

Two, $1000.00 scholarships are available from this company.
Click here for details and to apply.

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

6/01/2015

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

Nursing Scholarships

8/01/2016 If you are interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, check out this site for scholarship opportunities.
Next Step College Scholarship
8/10/2014
Click here for details on winning a $1000.00 scholarship from MyMortgage Insider.

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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FAFSA Information

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FAFSA 4Caster

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.

Funding Education Beyond High School

This is a pdf file provded by the federal government to assist you with this process.

 

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