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 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 May 1st, 2023

The Camelback Scholars Award is a last dollar or gap scholarship that will help graduates attend any type of accredited post-secondary school anywhere in the world.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Student must be graduating from Camelback High School

– Student must demonstrate financial need

– DACA students are encouraged to apply

– Student must be accepted and enroll full time in the summer or fall following graduation

– Two references required

Interviews will take place this spring. Please keep this in mind as you apply for this scholarship.

Award Details:

The award is a one-time award; distributed in two payments. The fall payment is automatic once the gap scholarship amount is determined. The scholarship award will not be renewed for additional years/semesters beyond the freshman/1st year.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Camp Verde Healing Arts Scholarship was created by the Estate of Peggy L. Harrison for students at Camp Verde High School in Camp Verde, Arizona.

Eligibility Criteria:

– High school seniors at Camp Verde High School or South Verde High School

– Current undergraduate students who graduated from Camp Verde or South Verde High School

– Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.35

– Planning to major in either veterinary science or medicine in preparation for a career as a health care provider

– Admitted to an Arizona public university in studies preparing for career as a health care provider

– Preference for students pursuing a career as a veterinarian or medical doctor (MD or DO)

– Financial need as indicated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

– Excellent college admission test scores

– Demonstrated evidence of high motivation, determination to succeed and potential leadership

– Extracurricular/community involvement

Award Details:

The scholarship may be renewed for up to 4 years if funds are available. To be eligible for renewal, student must remain in major.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Dale Spencer Scholarship Fund provides financial education assistance to veterans with high financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Veteran or Active Duty of the U.S. Armed Forces

– High financial need required

– Preference given to those who are current or former members of the Foster Care System

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. Award is up to $1,000 per year.

Closes March 15th, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– Applicants must be employees, spouses of employees, or dependent children and grandchildren of Desert Mountain employees or employees of Capital Consultants Management Corporation (CCMC) that are in direct service to the Desert Mountain Homeowners Association

– The employee must be in good standing at the time of application

– Employees can have full time or part time status as defined by the Desert Mountain Human Resources requirements

– Full time employees must be employed a minimum of one year at the time of the application deadline

– Part time employees must be employed a minimum of two years at the time of the application deadline with at least 1,000 hours worked over those two years

– Financial need

– Applicants must attend a school in the United States

– Full or part time student

Award Details:

Funds are available for enrollment at all levels of tuition bearing, degree, or certificate programs (i.e., technical programs, community college, college and university undergraduate and graduate school). Award amount will vary based on the type of school the student is attending and whether they are full or part time status.


Students may reapply each year for consideration.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Dr. Alan J. Dessen, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund, is a scholarship memorial fund for Dr. Alan J. Dessen, who served as a staff member of Maryvale Hospital Medical Center (now Abrazo Maryvale Campus) for 38 years, serving as Chief of Medicine and on the Medical Executive Board for over 13 years. He was board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Graduating senior in high school attending Maryvale High School, Carl Hayden High School, Western School of Science and Technology, or Trevor Browne High School

– Applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in medicine (nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner) and work in an under served community

Closes April 1st, 2023

The mission of the Eloisa Díaz Educational Foundation is to provide educational support to the Southwest Valley of Phoenix with preference to students at the Tolleson Union High School District.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Minimum GPA of 2.0

– Enrolled in an undergraduate accredited Arizona college or university after high school

– Preference for students graduating from Tolleson Union High School District

– Preference for prior recipients of the Eloisa Díaz Educational Foundation Scholarship

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Estellean Wick Cochise Community Scholarship was established to support students from and residing in Cochise County in their efforts to attend local community colleges and other post-secondary institutions.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Applicants must reside in Cochise County, Arizona

– Financial Need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

– Plans to attend a community college, university or trade/vocational school in the state of Arizona, preferably in Cochise County, Arizona

Award Details:

$1,000 distributed directly to the school. Students must submit a new application each year to be considered for continued funding.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Ewing Employee Assistance Foundation Scholarship Program established this scholarship to provide post-secondary educational funding for the dependents of Ewing Irrigation employees. Scholarship awards are for one year of undergraduate college, university or vocational school education.

Award Criteria:

– U.S. citizen

– 24 years of age or younger

– The dependent child of a full-time employee with at least three consecutive years of service with Ewing Irrigation by application deadline

– Graduating high school senior from an accredited high school OR student already attending an accredited post-secondary institution or vocational program in undergraduate studies

– Preference for students who have participated in school and community activities

– Academically motivated as determined by a school transcript and application materials

Award Details:

Students must submit a new application each year to be considered for continued funding.

Upon completion of the scholarship application, you must send an email to Kelli York of Ewing Irrigation at, to notify her that you have submitted for consideration.