Scholarship Opportunities

The Arizona Community Foundation’s available scholarships appear below. You can filter your search by financial need, course type and/or location. Filling out the ACF General Application will match you with any scholarships for which you are eligible.

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Closes March 13th, 2023

The 100 Club of Arizona scholarship program provides financial education assistance to sworn or certified public safety or fire employees of any local, municipal, county, state, federal or tribal agency in Arizona; and their immediate family members—children, spouses, or stepchildren (cousins, aunts/uncles or other extended family are not eligible).

Eligibility Criteria:

– Undergraduate studies in upcoming school year (trade/vocational schools, community college, or university studies)

– Graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled and continuing in undergraduate studies

– Volunteer/Community Service

– Minimum GPA of 2.8 (unweighted for current high school seniors)

Award Details:

Scholarships are one-time awards covering tuition, books, fees and/or housing. The award is sent in two equal payments, one per semester. Awards range from $5,000-$10,000 per year. Students must re-apply in subsequent years for consideration.

Closes May 1st, 2023

Evelyn Lathram and her husband established this scholarship in memory of her grandparents, Albert R. and Nellie D. Spikes. Ms. Lathram is proud to honor her grandparents’ dedication to education with the goal to provide support for graduating high school students of Bowie, Arizona, to attend a post-secondary education institution.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Student must be a resident of the town of Bowie, Arizona or be a graduating senior from Bowie High School (may consider students who live in nearby area and graduate from Bowie High OR live in Bowie and graduate from Wilcox or San Simon High Schools)

– Student must be seeking to enroll in any type of post-secondary education at any type of school (vocational, 2-year or 4-year school in the U.S.)

– Student may be enrolled less than full-time

Award Renewal:

The Albert R. and Nellie D. Spikes Scholarship may be renewed for up to four years, based on satisfactory progress made as determined by enrollment. Previous recipients will be contacted via email during the spring semester with instructions on how to request renewed funding. In order to be considered for renewal the student must be in good standing with the school and eligible for continuation, and the student must submit a school transcript and one page essay describing the highs and lows of the previous academic year.

Closes June 1st, 2023

The Alexandra Ryan Swanson Live Your Dream Scholarship was created in Lilla Swanson’s daughter’s memory to support residents and participants in UMOM Housing Programs in earning a GED, college degree, or certificate from a trade or vocational program.

Eligibility Requirements:

– Male/female

– U.S. and non-U.S. Citizens

– Undergraduate students, graduate students, adult re-entry students

– Currently participating in UMOM Housing Program and need to pass and complete course in good standing with UMOM completed community service requirements

Closes April 1st, 2023

Alhambra District employees started the Alhambra Foundation for the Future, a nonprofit organization that solicits funds solely for college scholarships. Employees contribute money directly out of their own pockets to this one-of-a-kind scholarship program.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Graduating high school senior or current college student who graduated from 8th grade in the Alhambra Elementary School District

– Minimum 2.5 GPA

– Enrolled in an undergraduate accredited college or university

– Participated in extracurricular activities, community service, or employment

Renewability:

Scholarship is not automatically renewed. A student may reapply each year and receive the scholarship up to four times.

Closes March 1st, 2023

Alisa Michelle Wallendorf was a compassionate and caring teen who lost her life at 15 in a tragic car wreck. Alisa’s Angels Foundation awards graduating high school seniors who make their communities better and supports them with mentoring.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Resides in Arizona or Colorado Springs, CO area

– Attending a college/university/vocational school

– Minimum 2.75 GPA

– Must participate in community service and be willing to be mentored

This award is not renewable.

Closes March 31st, 2023

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation has created a public policy fellowship. It provides a one-time stipend of $10,000 for a 5-month commitment for up to two (2) cycles per year or maximum of $20K per year to post graduate professionals seeking experience in public policy. The professional will report to the AZHCC CEO and work directly with the AZHCC board committee on public policy to craft communications, recommend policy positions and coordinate discussion forums.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Post graduate school public policy professional residing in Arizona

– Minimum GPA of 3.0 in previously completed college studies

– One parent must be of Hispanic heritage

– The awarded student must meet all of the above criteria, and in addition, preference will be given to the student dependent of or employee of a company that is a member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – search membership: http://azhcc.com/members

Award Details:

$10,000 if you are an Arizona resident with a graduate degree.

Closes March 31st, 2023

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund provides $5,000 awards to incoming juniors in business majors at NCA Accredited schools in Arizona. The students will be paired with a mentor and given opportunities to participate in internships with Chamber members. The goal of the scholarship is to support and guide the next generation of business owners, managers, and leaders for a better Arizona.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Undergraduate with a declared major in a business college at a North Central Association Accredited college or university in Arizona with an intent to pursue a career in business—you can see the list of accredited schools here: http://www.ncahlc.org.

– Minimum GPA of 3.0 in previously completed college studies

– One parent/guardian must be of Hispanic heritage

– Will be starting junior or senior year of undergraduate studies

– Must be accepted into and enrolled in a Bachelor degree business program

– Must enroll full-time

The awarded student must meet all of the above criteria. In addition, preference will be given to the student who has an ADA-recognized physical disability; and, is a dependent of, or employee of, a company that is a member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce — search to see if you or a parent/guardian’s company is a member at www.azhcc.com/search .

Award Details:

Amount is $5,000. The award is renewable for one additional year if the student meets the requirements for renewal. Students will be contacted via email in the spring with instructions about the renewal process.

Closes May 15th, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– Current member of Arizona Nurses Association

– Registered Nurse (RN) with a current Arizona license

– Enrolled in a DNP or Master’s level program pursuing one’s first credential to become eligible to practice as a nurse practitioner (NP) NPs returning to school are NOT eligible for this scholarship

Other Details:

Applications will be judged on the following criteria: commitment to nursing, leadership abilities, ability to advance the profession, ability to succeed as an NP based on experience, and ability to submit a complete application and follow application directions.

Closes May 15th, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– Current Nurse Practitioner returning to school in order to advance their education

– Current member of the Arizona Nurses Association, Chapter 9

Applications will be judged on the following criteria: commitment to nursing, leadership abilities, ability to advance the profession, and ability to submit a complete application and follow application directions.

Closes March 1st, 2023

The Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established to help Arizona students graduating from Kofa or Cibola High School in their Nursing studies at Arizona Western College or NAU Yuma.

Eligibility Criteria:

– U.S. citizen

– Graduating senior at Kofa or Cibola High School, or current college student who graduated from Kofa or Cibola High School

– 2.5 minimum GPA

– Plan to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse

– Planning to attend Arizona Western College or NAU Yuma

– Full time

Application Requirements in Addition to the General Application Questions: The Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship requires that at least one recommendation be submitted on behalf of interested applicants. This reference should come from a an individual who will write a strong letter of recommendation on your behalf. Ideally, this would be a mentor in the nursing field, as this scholarship is for students intent on careers as Registered Nurses. Student must also complete the additional required essay.

Award Details:

$1,000 split into two payments, one at the start of each semester. Must enroll full time.

This award is not renewable.

Closes May 1st, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– GPA 3.0 or higher

– Graduating high school senior from Benson Union High School in Arizona

– Attend a 4-year accredited college/university

– Enrolled in at least 9 credit hours

– Preference for students who attend an out of state college/university

Award Details:

This scholarship is renewable up to 4 years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in 9 credit hours or more at an accredited college/university.