The Dorrance scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for up to eight semesters. There are numerous other benefits to being a Dorrance scholar, including (but not limited to) tutoring and mentoring. Please visit to check eligibility.
               Deadline has been extended to February 15th!!!
This is an essay (800 to 1600 words) contest for 12th graders and college students based on Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged”.  Prizes range from $50 to $10,000. 

For information or an application, please visit  The deadline is September 17, 2012.
Open to anyone under 20 years old who is a leader, innovator or achiever in any of the following areas: Arts/Culture and Recreation, Community and Volunteerism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology, Government and Politics, and Leadership.  Eighteen scholarships with values up to $2,000 will be awarded.  For more information or for an application, please visit  The deadline is July 30, 2012.
This $1,000 award is intended for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently or will be attending college in the fall of 2012.  You must be a U.S. Citizen, have a GPA of at least 2.5, answer two essay questions in 1500 words or less (each), and submit your application on line.  Please visit for further details.  The deadline is June 30, 2012.
All athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  High school seniors send a short essay (500 words or less) answering the following question: “How has your education contributed to who you are today?  Why do you want to earn a college education?” to  For more information, please visit  Awards: $500 (number of awards varies). The deadline is June 22, 2012.
Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as currently enrolled college students between the ages of 16 and 30.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay (500 to 1000 words) on the topic: “What was the most difficult time in your life, and why?  How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?”  Your submissions must be sent by email to  The award amount is $1,000. Please visit for further details.  The deadline is June 15, 2012.
In 200 years one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard.  They are going to find something that you buried in 2012 and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest.  Your job is to decide what to bury, and why, and write an essay between 500-1000 words describing the item.  There is one award of $3,000 available to the winning high school senior (planning to enter college in the fall), or 1st or 2nd year college students.  Please visit for further information.  The deadline is June 1, 2012.
The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is open to high school seniors.  You must submit a maximum 1000 word essay on the following topic: "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, goals, and personal ambitions.

One 5,000 scholarship will be awarded.  The deadline is May 30, 2012.  For further information, visit
This is an essay (700 to 1500 words) contest for sophomores, juniors and seniors based on Ayn Rand’s novel “We the Living”.  Prizes range from $25 to $3,000.

For more information or for an application, visit  The deadline is May 5, 2012.
    For more scholarship information, please visit the Tolleson Union High School District Scholarship Guide.

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