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Last Minute Scholarship Opportunities

By: Clinton Barney
@OwlFeedCJ

Still on the hunt for scholarships? In a time crunch? Well here are some great last-minute scholarships that you can apply to:

Local Scholarships

On the Class of 2018 Google Classroom, the counselors have posted a handful of local

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scholarships that anyone can apply for. In order to apply for these scholarships, you need to pick up an application in the College and Career Center. Hurry though, these scholarships have fast approaching deadlines.

  • Ms. Haley and Sutton Medical Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to student who plans to continue their education in any area in the medical field. The only requirement is that applicants have to write a one page essay about the importance of work ethic and continuing your education. The deadline is on Thursday April 19th, 2018. The award amount hasn’t been determined yet.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wood Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student who has not received other major scholarships and plans to continue their education beyond high school. You must have a good attendance and conduct records, good class rank, and be recognized for service and contributions to school programs. In order to apply, you will need to write a paragraph listing your service and involvement at Agua Fria. The deadline is Thursday April 19th, 2018. The scholarship amount is $500.
  • Mr. Manny Murillo Employed Student Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is exclusive to seniors who are employed, either part-time or full-time. If you prove that you have money saved in a bank or savings account, you will receive a matching amount of up to $500. Students’ savings amount will be verified by a local financial institution before officially awarded and will be used to assist with the cost of their future institution of education. The deadline is Thursday April 19th, 2018.
  • Sam Garcia Scholarship: The Sam Garcia Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial support to those among our community’s children pursuing higher education. Scholarships will be given to ambitious students who demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and, in the spirit of Sam Garcia Sr., community service. In order to apply, you must submit a photo of yourself and write an essay introducing yourself. In this essay, you must write about your need for financial aid, your goals in life, and your concern for your community. Official high school transcripts are required. A cover letter is also required. There will be multiple scholarships worth $1,000 awarded. The deadline is on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.
  • Victor Ayon Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a student that has not received other major scholarships and plans to continue his or her education. You must have a good attendance and behavioral records, good class rank and be recognized for service and contributions to school programs in order to be considered. You will need to write a one page essay about what “Owl Pride” means to you. The award amount hasn’t been specified yet, but the minimum reward will be $500. The deadline is on Thursday April 19th, 2018.

Again, you can pick up an application in the College and Career Center.

University Specific

If you are enrolled and absolutely plan to attend an in-state school, then you can look up scholarships on that school’s scholarship portal.

ASU: https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship-search

UofA: https://scholarshipuniverse.arizona.edu/suha

NAU: https://nau.edu/office-of-scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/

GCU: https://www.gcu.edu/admissions/tuition-and-financing/scholarships-grants.php

Scholarship Portals

For more scholarships, you can browse through at the Scholarship Newsletter, which is constantly being updated by the College and Career Center’s own Mrs. Ciulei. You can also look into online scholarship lists. GoingMerry and College GreenLight are great resources, as they match you with scholarships that you will have the best chances in.

There is always scholarship money out there just waiting for you. All you have to do is apply.

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