1.  Go to and read the information on the page.
  2. Click the gray tab on the far right "Students and Parents"
  3. Click the blue "click to log in" tab
  4. Read Paragraph 4.   To open your account, click on the purple link. (Don't have an account yet? Create one here).
  5. Type the high school you attend and the city.  Your school will appear in the drop-down list.  Click Choose this School next to your school name.  Please be certain you choose the high school you are currently attending.  For example, if you attend Tempe HS, choose Tempe HS in zip code area 85281.  Do not choose the EVIT-Tempe HS or any of the charter schools in Tempe.
  6. Fill out your Basic Information, click the box to the bottom right, and click Submit.  You will receive an email from Scholarship America that gives you a temporary password.  Go to your email to retrieve your login information.
  7. Use the link and the temporary password provided to login to your new account.  You will be immediately prompted to change your password.  Enter a new password and confirm it.
  8. Once you are in, you will see "My dashboard."  Click on "work on profile."  As you fill in your information, you will see the colored tabs to the left of the screen change colors.  Green means you have completed the information in that section.  Yellow means you have answered the required questions.  Click on "Save and Continue" as you complete each section.          (a)  Under "Highest Level of Education Completed" in the dropdown box choose "high school graduate."            (b) Essays should be between 175-250 words.          (c)  Please list your high school counselor, not your school's Records Specialist, when requesting transcripts.         (d) When you complete the College Information Section under the Schools section (in the "My Information" Section), leave "College you are currently attending" "College Student ID" and "Have you attended other colleges" blank even if you have taken or are taking dual enrollment classes.          (e) In the GPA section, click "I have high school GPA Information Only."  Then check the box for  "My school used the same GPA scale for all grade levels."  Then enter your cumulative HS GPA.  Type in 4.0 for the Cumulative HS GPA Scale.  You do not need to enter in grades 9, 10, 11, 12  GPA.        (f)  In the Class Rank Section check "No" and Save and Continue.      (g)  Test Scores - You may say you have no test scores to submit and Save and Continue.
  9. The "My Information" section is your application.  The "My Scholarships" section will help you manage the scholarships you are eligible to apply for once your application is complete. Don't forget that you must SUBMIT your applications when you have completed the application.


  • Use appropriate spelling, capitalization, etc.
  • Complete all required sections (the bar on the left will turn green when complete).
  • You do not need to fill out the Parent/Guardian Financial Information.
  • Make sure you enter your essay responses using 175-250 words.   In a few of the scholarships there is a special "custom question" that requires a response.
  • To find other scholarships sponsored by the national organization, click on the link "Scholarship America Partner Scholarships."  The "My Opportunities" section includes additional scholarships.  Check out the "My Resources" and "My Scholarship News" tabs.

If you have questions, please contact your Scholarship Counselor or email Tempe Dollars for Scholars Nori Cannell Zavaleta at