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 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 May 1st, 2023

The Amy Wasserman Scholarship Fund will provide financial aid for students who attended school in Tempe School Districts, with a preference for students that attended Nevitt Elementary School.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Preference for previous recipients of the Wasserman Scholarship.

– Attending any post secondary institution after high school graduation including 2 year, 4 year, vocational and technical schools.

– Demonstrate high financial need based on the FAFSA process. If a student can not complete the FAFSA other income indicators will be used.

– Graduated from a Tempe Union High School or attended Nevitt Elementary School.

Award Continuation:

Students may request to renew each year for continued funding. If selected, a student may receive the Amy Wasserman Scholarship for up to four years. The student must be in good standing with the school and eligible for continuation in their program of study. Renewal candidates must demonstrate the maintenance of a 2.0 GPA or better for consideration.

Award Details:

The Amy Wasserman Scholarship will be a gap scholarship up to the full amount of the student’s tuition and fees cost for the academic year. The award does not include funds for on or off campus room and board. There will be a cap on private, vocational and technical schools equal to the amount of the average tuition, fees and books at the in-state four year schools.

Closes May 1st, 2023

Bette Vote was a long time teacher in the Wickenburg School District. This scholarship honors her legacy and is awarded to a graduate from Wickenburg High School who is pursuing a two year degree at a community college, 4 -year bachelor’s degree from a college or university, or a certificate from a vocational/technical school.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Graduated from Wickenburg High School
– 2.5 GPA or higher

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.