Investing in Education for Arizona's Future


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The Arizona Community Foundation is Arizona’s largest independent provider of college scholarships. Thanks to generous donors, we award millions of dollars annually to help students achieve their educational goals. 

Through our online system containing more than 150 scholarship opportunities, students complete one application and are matched with available scholarships, based upon their eligibility requirements. The application opens annually in January, with most awards given by May of each year.

The ACF Scholarship Office is part of the Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education, a multi-faceted philanthropic initiative led by ACF and the endowments of John & Delys Ellis to enhance the quality of education across Arizona.

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How to apply in our new scholarship application portal

The Arizona Community Foundation has transitioned to a new system to collect, review, and award scholarships. All our scholarship opportunities use this system, which means all applicants must create a new account. Here are the steps to create a new account
  1. Go to
  2. Click Create New Account.