Scholarship Opportunities

The Arizona Community Foundation allows high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona to apply for more than 80 scholarship awards online with one general application.

Applicants are matched with every

award for which they qualify

High school seniors, current college students, or graduate level students attending schools anywhere in the U.S. can apply. Scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities as well as technical and vocational schools. Complete the general application online.

Students entering pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade can now apply for scholarship awards for tuition-bearing, private schools through the Arizona Community Foundation School Tuition Organization. These scholarships are for students with verified financial need, those with disabilities, and those who are or have ever been in foster care. Learn more about ACF's School Tuition Organization scholarships.

The general application opens in January each year. Students should apply early to qualify for the most awards. Some award deadlines begin in February, and some deadlines are as late as May.

Offline Opportunities

In addition to the scholarships available through our online system, explore the opportunities listed below:

The Cox Volunteers Development Fund allows Cox employees to develop their professional skills while benefitting the community. It was established in honor of Ivan Johnson, former Cox Communications VP of Public Affairs. During Johnson’s 32 years of leadership in Arizona’s telecommunications industry, he inspired, worked with and mentored aspiring leaders and was a leader among the community. Under Ivan’s direction, the Arizona Cox Charities program was established in 1996 followed by the Cox Volunteers program in 2006, thus solidifying Cox’s commitment to community. A strong supporter of continuous education at every level, this Cox SW Region fund carries on that legacy.

Step by Step Scholarship Fund for Humanitarian Travel strives to expand humanitarian outreach by providing travel reimbursement scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who participate in humanitarian service throughout the world. Please type your responses, print and submit by mail or email.

The Navajo Youth Achievement Award supports Navajo youth that are seeking to participate in an extra-curricular activity that has a fee, program expense, or travel costs. This is not a college scholarship.

The International Caterers Association Educational Foundation Scholarships make it possible for qualified individuals including owners, managers and employees of member firms, to attend designated educational conferences in connection with the International Caterers Association. The Art of Catering Food Conference, the next such conference, is scheduled for August 4 through 6, 2014, in Atlanta.

The Mary Crafts / Culinary Crafts Scholarship was created by Mary Crafts, the owner of Culinary Crafts Catering in Salt Lake City, Utah, for professionals who want to take their business to the next level. This scholarship includes tuition to both The Art of Catering Food and the Catersource conference in Las Vegas. It also offers one-on-one mentoring for four days at Culinary Crafts, including airfare and accommodations.