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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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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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 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.

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.

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 8/22/14 and end on 11/07/14

Enter your best milk moustache photo to be entered in a weekly drawing held at ASU, NAU and U of A home football games.
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Unidas Girls Philanthropy Program 9/5/14
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 2013-14 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.

Wendy's Heisman Scholarship


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.

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.

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.

U of AZ BAird Scholarship

10/08/14 (10/16)

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 10/08. The scholarship committee will notify the selected student on October 9th. The student will need to have the completed packet back to Mr. Tritz on October 16th. The application is available in the 100 counselor area or click here for the electronic copy.

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 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.

Coca Cola Scholarship


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship 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.

Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link


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.

Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Scholarship


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

Arizona Concrete Promotion Council Essay Contest.


Receive a $2000.00 scholarship for writing a 600 word essay on concrete. Suggested topics include: How concrete effects the environment, The impact of using concrete to build homes, Concrete benefits to society, or concrete related jobs. Click here for the application. Open to students age 16 to 18.

First Freedom Essay and Video Contest

Register by 11/17/14
Submit by 11/24/14

This is open to 9 through 12 th graders. Prizes awarded at $2500.00. For the topic, guidelines, registration, classroom poster, student flyer and other details, visit, and then click on the red First Freedom Student Competition button (center column).

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.

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.

Elks Lodge 2015 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest


1. Visit
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

Coca Cola Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Coca-Cola® and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by awarding $100,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students.

Grand Prize: $20,000 Scholarship
(1 winner)
First Prize: $10,000 Scholarship
(4 winners)
Second Prize: $2,500 Scholarship
(16 winners)
Click here to apply.


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, 2013
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Click here for details.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award


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

Moriarty's Gem Art Rock Hound Scholarship


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.

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program


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.

2015 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.

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.

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.

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.

Purdue Alumni Club of Southern Arizona Sholarship


Any student attending Purdue University in the fall is eligible to apply for this $2500.00 scholarship.
Click here for eligibility requirements.
Click here to apply.

Walt Nicoson Memorial Scholarship


Any senior who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for a $1000.00 or $750.00 scholarship.
1. Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
2. Attend a college or university and pursue a degree in Wildlife science.
3. Actively participate in the preservation of hunting and have a current hunting license.
4. Be involved in school or community activities upporting conservation and/or leadership.
Click here for the application.

Arizona Elk Society Scholarship


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


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

Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund


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 for the eligibility requirements for the different scholarships.
Click here for the 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.

AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship


• Up to 375 winners nationwide
• Scholarships of $2,000
• Apply by: February 1, 2014
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Click here to apply.

SportsQuest Playing with a Purpose Scholarship


The 2014-2015 SportQuest Playing With Purpose Program is accepting applications on September 1, 2014! 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


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.
See Mr. Tritz for details if you would like to be nominated.

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.

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.



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

Arizona PTA Scholarship Program


Winners will be awarded $500.00 per semester. Click here for eligibility requirements and an application.

U of AZ Hispanic Alumni Scholarship


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


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.

Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program at ASU


Any student who has completed three years of math and is at least a 10th grader, recieved B's in all math and science class and has a 3.25 GPA can apply. Seniors who apply must be attending ASU in the fall. Earn college credit this summer at ASU. Applications available in the 100 counseliong office.

Buick Achievers Scholarship


Seniors who need financial assistance and have a desire to major in engineering, technology or design with an interest in the automotive industry. Click here for details and to apply.

Alisa's Angel Scholarship


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.

Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute at ASU


Any Junior or Sophomore who is a leader and wants to experience a fantastic leadership conference at ASU this summer is encouraged to apply. Click her for details and to apply.

Davis-Monthan Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship


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

Phoenix Suns Charity Scholarship 3/06/2015
The SunStudent scholarship will award 10 students a $5000.00 scholarship. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and also someone who makes time in their daily lives to make a difference by volunteering for nonprofit organizations and other charitable activities.
Click her 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.

The Bud and Mary Gode Scholarship 03/14/2015
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.

Valley Foundation Scholarships


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

2014/15 Mountain Empire Rotary Club Scholarship


Students must reside in the following zip codes to be eligible: 85624, 85637, 85621 or 85611.
Click here for the application and details.

Big Fish Games Scholarship


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

Community Foundation Scholarship Fund


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.

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

Sustainability Champions Scholarship from ASU


Seniors attending ASU can apply for this scholarship valued between $2500 and $5000. Click here for details 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.

Sports Unlimited Scholarship


Win a $1000.00 Scholarship by writing about a time when you overcame adversity in your sport.
Click here for details and to apply.

Southern Arizona Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers Scholarship


Two scholarships will be awarded to college going seniors who are students of Hispanic heritage. The eligible student must have a GPA above a 2.0 and have an acceptance letter to a school he/she will be attending in the fall. Applications are available in the 100 counseling office.

Amanda Lund Memorial Scholarship 4/24/2015
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.

S.A.M.E. Scholarship


Society of Military Engineers is awarding3 scholarships to students who will be attending a school in Arizona and pursuing a degree in Engineering. Applications available in the 100 Counseloing office.

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.

Grayson Weeks Memorial Scholarship


Any senior with a GPA above a 3.5 is eligible to apply for this scholarship. One student in Vail will be awarded $5000.00 and one student will be awarded a $2000.00 scholarship.
Click here to apply

Arizona Transportation Builders Association Scholarships


There a a couple of scholarships available if you or your parents are affiliated with any of the copmapies lised on this PDF.
Click here for details and the application.

Rincon Rotary Scholarship


any student attending college in the fall with a 2.5 GPA or higher is eligible to apply.

Click here for the application and details.

Rover $1000 College Scholarship


Click here for details on how to apply.

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships


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

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship


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

Next Step College Scholarship
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 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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