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 May 1st, 2023

The Merle Earnshaw Memorial Scholarship assists qualified degree seeking students who intend to work with children in a public library setting. The scholarship is named for, and was made possible by, long-time Phoenix Public Library employee, Merle Earnshaw.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Current employees of Phoenix Public Library (PPL) who have completed at least three (3) credit hours in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree program

– Intent to specialize in children’s services in a public library

– Minimum 3.0 GPA in previously completed graduate work

Closes May 1st, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– High school senior or current college undergraduate student who graduated from high school in Northern Arizona (Coconino, Navajo, Mohave, Yavapai and Apache Counties)

– Student can attend any U.S. college or university

– Native American ethnicity

– Cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher

– Commitment and demonstrated excellence in art

– Essay submission and letter of recommendation

– Submission of 2 (minimum) pictures of artwork

Award Details:

Witkoff Scholarships range from $500 – $2,000. Awards will be distributed directly to the schools of the winning candidates. Funding may be used for the following purposes: Tuition for art workshops; College level art classes; Art supplies as needed for concurrent instructions (receipts must be presented).

This award is not renewable.

Closes April 1st, 2023

Awarded to a female and male graduating senior for their achievements in academics, athletics, leadership, and in demonstrating the characteristics of a student athlete for all students at Holbrook High School.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Graduating senior at Holbrook High School

– 3.0 minimum GPA

– Demonstrated leadership on and off the court. Please ensure that your description of your services and activities is detailed

– Full-time student

– Student athlete

– Preference will be given to: First generation college attendance; Financial Need; Traditionally marginalized groups

This award is not renewable.

Closes May 1st, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

– Applicants must be employees, or dependent children and grandchildren of Mirabel employees

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

– Employees can have full time, part time, or seasonal status as defined by the Mirabel Human Resources requirements

– Employees must have worked a minimum of 2,000 hours over any time period at the time of the application deadline

– Financial Need is not necessary to apply, but may be used as a determining factor in the awarding of scholarships

– Applicants must be residents of the United States and attending a school in the United States

– Full or part time student

– Minimum GPA of 2.5

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.

Closes May 15th, 2023

The Northern Arizona Scholarship Fund supports students who have graduated from Mingus High School in Cottonwood, Arizona. This award is ONLY AVAILABLE to students who have previously received the Northern Arizona Fund of Mingus Connection Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in current studies

– Continuing education student who previously graduated from Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona, and has been awarded a scholarship in the past from the Northern Arizona Fund of Mingus Connection

– Enrolled in any type of post-secondary education at any type of school (trade/vocational, 2-year or 4-year) in the U.S. or abroad

– Preference given to students with high financial need based on their EFC number from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Closes May 1st, 2023

The DACA Scholarship Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation supports Arizona high school graduates who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in their pursuit of higher education. There are more than 25,000 Arizona residents with DACA status. This scholarship program empowers those who arrived in the U.S. before age 16 and graduated from Arizona schools to attend community colleges and state universities. Students with DACA status do not qualify for federal financial aid and state scholarships. These factors create a substantial tuition gap for Arizona high school graduates with DACA status.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Arizona high school graduates with DACA status

– Attending an accredited Arizona community college or state university

– Enrolled at a tuition rate higher than in-state tuition during the academic year beginning fall 2021 or spring 2022

Award Details:

Eligible applicants may re-apply each year they are in school.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Page-Lake Powell Scholarship provides funding for Navajo college students studying in engineering, construction or related fields which may enhance economic development.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Student must have attended high school in Page, Arizona

– Must identify as Navajo

– Preference for graduating high school seniors

– Must plan to study Construction, Engineering, or Economic Development at any college/university

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Pat Marr Vocational Scholarship was designed to help aspiring young (and young at heart) adults pursue their passion in a vocation. Mrs. Marr’s vision for this scholarship sprung from her desire to help worthy individuals attain the education needed to find success and happiness in any of a vast number of careers that require specialized vocational training. It was her own vocational training in the travel industry that helped her fulfill her lifelong passion.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Education: High School Degree; proof of degree required

– Preference given to students from and around Sedona, Arizona

– G.P.A.: Minimum of 2.5 on 4.0 scale (or equivalent of a C average); a combination of GPA, community involvement and essay will be considered

– Applicant Age: No restrictions

– Preference for Community/School Volunteer Involvement

– Vocational School: Any certified program (excluding 4 year colleges or universities)

– Proof of program certification, description of the course of study, pending enrollment and annual (or program) costs must be supplied with application

– Enrollment in the vocational program must occur during the current calendar year for moneys to be awarded to recipient

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Pathward Scholars program is focused on helping students get to a position of greater earning power and economic stability by providing financial support and removing barriers that prevent students from completing their degrees. Our unique scholarship program provides funds for post-secondary education, as well as funds to help with the cost of dependent care—for a child or an adult—if provided by a nonprofit organization. Students do not have to live in or attend school in Arizona to apply.

Closes May 1st, 2023

The Sedona/Verde Valley Career & Technical Educational Scholarship Fund (CTE) is designed to meet the employment needs of the Sedona/Verde Valley area communities through the establishment of a new career pathway. The fund supports any Sedona/Verde Valley high school graduate or a GED graduate currently residing in Sedona/Verde Valley who is already attending, or plans to attend, an accredited community college or technical/vocational school in pursuit of an associate’s degree, license or certificate.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Sedona/Verde Valley high school graduate or a GED graduate currently residing in Sedona/Verde Valley

– Adults seeking a new technical vocation (no age restrictions) and currently residing in Sedona/Verde Valley

– Minimum GPA of 2.5; a combination of GPA, community involvement and essay will be considered

– Preference for current employment with a nonprofit organization, business entity or governmental agency located in Sedona/Verde Valley

– 2-year community college or career/tech school for any certified associates degree and/or career/technical certification program (excluding 4-year colleges or universities)

Award Details:

$2,000- $5,000 per student.


Scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years (4 awards maximum). Renewable annually subject to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and evidence of continued commitment to completing the certification or license requirements for an associate’s degree and/or technical or vocational program (e.g. transcript).