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 March 11th, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– Female

– Arizona residents living in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert or Apache Junction.

– Graduating high school senior, current/returning undergraduate college student or adult re-entry student.

– 2.5 GPA for associate/community college students.

– 3.0 GPA for 4-year college/university students.

– Active participant in school and community activities.

– Financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Student Aid Report (SAR).

– Attending school full-time.

Award Details:

Recipients of this award receive mentorship from members of the AAUW of East Mesa (AZ) Branch and are required to maintain communication with their mentor throughout the year. Renewable for four or more additional years if student maintains the appropriate GPA. The renewable amount will be determined based on school and number of credit hours the student plans to take.

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 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

Eligibility Criteria:

– Current or former Arizona foster care youth

– Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate level college student

– Attending any accredited university or community college in Arizona

– Full-time enrollment

– Financial need

– At least half of the students selected each year will be selected from outside Maricopa County

– An additional component of this scholarship includes college mentoring services through College Success Arizona

Renewal:

This scholarship is renewable for up to 3 additional years if the following criteria are met:

– Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (full-time)

– Be in good standing at the college/university of enrollment as indicated by college transcripts

– Submit an up to date copy of your transcript for the previous academic year.

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.