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Grade – 12

Deadline: Dec 5

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The Arizona Elks Association awards scholarships for Vocational students as well as Special Needs students. After completing the appropriate application, all you need to do is contact your local lodge and they can provide you additional information

Legacy Awards Competition

Through its three scholarship programs, the Elks National Foundation awards more than $4 million a year in college scholarships. Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.

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AEA Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge. To find the Elks Lodge nearest you, click here.

Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2016 Most Valuable Student contest will be available beginning September 1st, 2015, at your local Elks Lodge, online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation. Applications for the 2016 contest have to be submitted to your local Elks Lodge by December 5th, 2015.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

  • College students are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Applications must advance through local, district and state competition to reach the national competition. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, around April 2016. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. American college or university.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the scholarship chairman of the local Lodge or of the Elks association of the state in which the applicant is a resident.

Grade: 12
Deadline: January 

Website:Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship

The APIASF General Scholarship online application opens on September 15, 2016 and closes on January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;

  • Are the first in their families to attend college;

  • Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and

  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

APIASF General Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census

  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply

  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2017. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED

  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

How to Apply

The APIASF General Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available on September 15, 2016.

Scholarship Supporters

Students only need to complete one APIASF General Scholarship application to be considered for all APIASF General Scholarship opportunities. Applicants will be considered for all 2017-2018 academic year scholarship opportunities if they meet the criteria. Click the logos below to learn more about each scholarship supporter. For the 2016-2017 academic year APIASF awarded 433 new APIASF General Scholarships. The APIASF General Scholarship Program is supported by AT&T, BBCN Bank, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Cox Enterprises, Darden Restaurants Foundation, FedEx, Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship, General Mills Foundation, NASA, NBCUniversal, Target, Toyota, United Health Foundation, Southern California Edison, and Wells Fargo.



Grade - 12
Deadline: Jan 8
Website : Leadership scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP) recognizes outstanding high school graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in leadership. Twenty-one high school seniors from Arizona and up to four out-of-state high school seniors are selected for the scholarship each year. Established in 1977 to develop exceptional leadership skills among promising scholars, this program has a long-standing history at Arizona State University. More than a scholarship program, students become integral members of the university community.

Students in the program will participate in the following:

  • Two leadership development courses designed specifically for this program.

  • Mentoring by an ASU staff member.

  • Monthly meetings with all current ASU LSP students.

  • Social activities, such as a leadership retreat and holiday events.

  • Community service.

  • Networking with LSP alumni.

  • Living on the campus of their major (required for first-year recipients).

Financial Award

The LSP award is one of ASU’s institutional scholarships. ASU does not combine institutional scholarship awards. In the event you become qualified for a New American University Scholarship award (i.e., President’s, Provost, Dean’s, Regents High Honors Endorsement) and are selected for the Leadership Scholarship Program, you will only receive the scholarship with the highest value. If accepted into the Leadership Scholarship Program, participation is mandatory. The LSP award is a $9,000 annual scholarship for resident students, renewable for three additional years (for a total of eight consecutive semesters). The LSP is a $13,000 annual scholarship for non-resident students, renewable for three years (for a total of eight consecutive semesters). Recipients may use the scholarship for tuition and fees, housing and other educational expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be nominated by high school counselor.

  • 3.25 unweighted GPA.

  • History of community service/volunteering and involvement with clubs and organizations.

  • Must be able to provide verification of citizenship, permanent residency, or other lawful immigration status.