Scholarships, Educational Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, and Contests!

Scholarships

  1. Fastweb is a search engine that helps students look up scholarship opportunities.
  2. Make an appointment with Regional College Access Resource Center; they will help you search for and complete scholarships, fill out college applications, complete your FAFSA.
  3. Valley Foundation Scholarship due February 28 2020.

The mission of the Valley Foundation’s scholarship program is to provide financial assistance in the form of college scholarships to current or returning students who have not earned the highest grade point averages and who are experiencing financial difficulties.  A good citizenship record is important with participation in school activities, community services and/or employment constituting a prerequisite for consideration.

 

Educational Programs

  1. University of Arizona Med-Start Program for 11th graders

2020 Med-Start Application opens on September 1, 2019. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.

Program Dates: May 31 to July 11, 2020 (six weeks)

The Med-Start Health Careers Program is a summer academic enrichment program for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. Students participate in the program during the summer between their junior and senior years.

2. Reed College Visit Program in Portland, Oregon***

Deadline: September 9

Students who:

  • are high school seniors (Class of 2020);
  • live in the United States;
  • are from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander).

Apply here!

3. Oberlin College Multicultural Visit Program***
Deadlines: September 16 and October 21, 2019
We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as
black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian,
Hispanic/Latino/a/x, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support
socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee also will consider students
from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or
racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families
to attend college (first generation). To be eligible, students must be a US
citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student living within the US,
and must be currently residing in the US.

This is a selective program that seeks students serious about Oberlin and
their education. High school seniors accepted to the program receive an
all-expenses-paid trip to Oberlin to stay in residence halls, tour the campus,
visit classes, attend admissions and financial aid workshops, and meet current students,
professors, and staff.

APPLY AT: https://www.oberlin.edu/admissions-and-aid/campus-visits/visit-programs/mvp

 

Volunteer Opportunities

City students are encouraged to reach out to their Advisor or the Internship Coordinator, Alisha Vasquez, if they’d like to explore volunteer opportunities in the Southern Arizona Community.

Contests

  1. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Application due November 5, 2019. Apply Here