Scholarship Opportunities

The Arizona Community Foundation allows high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona to apply for more than 90 scholarship awards online with one general application.

Applicants are matched with the awards for which they qualify

High school seniors, current college students, or graduate level students attending schools anywhere in the U.S. can apply. Scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities as well as technical and vocational schools.

Applications are currently closed

Profiles from the 2016 scholarship application process will be reset and when the next application cycle begins, interested applicants must re-apply online. We will be accepting scholarship applications for the Spring of 2017 and beyond beginning in October of 2016. The majority of ACF scholarship opportunities will open in January of 2017.

STO Scholarships assist Kindergarten through high school students at private schools

Students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade can apply for scholarship awards for tuition-bearing, private schools through the Arizona Community Foundation School Tuition Organization. These scholarships are for students with verified financial need, those with disabilities, and those who are or have ever been in foster care.

The application deadline for STO scholarships has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications will be accepted beginning again in February.

Learn more about ACF's School Tuition Organization scholarships.

Offline Opportunities

In addition to the scholarships available through our online system, explore the opportunities listed below:

The Cox Volunteers Development Fund allows Cox employees to develop their professional skills while benefitting the community. It was established in honor of Ivan Johnson, former Cox Communications VP of Public Affairs. During Johnson’s 32 years of leadership in Arizona’s telecommunications industry, he inspired, worked with and mentored aspiring leaders and was a leader among the community. Under Ivan’s direction, the Arizona Cox Charities program was established in 1996 followed by the Cox Volunteers program in 2006, thus solidifying Cox’s commitment to community. A strong supporter of continuous education at every level, this Cox SW Region fund carries on that legacy.

The Jacques Avent Scholarship was established by the Central Arizona Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators to award scholarships valued up to $5,000 to future Black public administrators. The scholarship is named in honor of Jacques Avent, one of NFBPA's original founders. Jacques had a long distinguished public service career. He was the first African American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Through his trailblazing efforts, he was instrumental in promoting and increasing the number of African Americans in executive and middle management positions throughout the city. More importantly, Jacques served as a mentor and confidant to many CAC-NFBPA members and other city employees.

The Navajo Youth Achievement Award supports Navajo youth that are seeking to participate in an extra-curricular activity that has a fee, program expense, or travel costs. This is not a college scholarship.

The International Caterers Association Educational Foundation Scholarships is a not-for-profit foundation created to provide educational opportunities to professional caterers worldwide. It was established to foster the advancement of ICA member firms, in their knowledge of the catering and hospitality industry, as well as the development of sound business practices. The Foundation makes it possible for qualified individuals including owners, managers and employees of member firms, to attend designated educational conferences in connection with the International Caterers Association. The next such conference is the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow scheduled for March 12-15, 2017 in New Orleans. There are two scholarship available for this conference, the ICAEF Scholarship and the Mary Crafts/Culinary Crafts Scholarship. Submission deadline is October 25, 2016 for both scholarships.

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