Students in Arizona may not know that there are many scholarships available to them. Some of these scholarships are geared towards Arizona residents while other awards are open to students from any state that plan to attend a college or university in Arizona. Check out the list below for some ideas of where to start looking for Arizona scholarships:
The Arizona Community Foundation offers over 80 scholarships to Arizona students in high school and college. This award is especially appealing because students are only required to complete one application in order to be considered for all awards. Any high school senior or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Furthermore, students can attend any college or university. More information about this award can be found at the following website: https://www.azfoundation.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipOpportunities.aspx.
Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships provide scholarships to Arizona women who are at least 25 years of age or older. Women must be currently working with the intention of pursing further education to improve employment opportunities. Students attending community colleges or traditional colleges are eligible. Applications are available through the financial aid office at local colleges. More information about this award can be found here: http://www.arizonabpwfoundation.com/scholarships.html.
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants offers a number of different scholarships including: Public University Senior & Master’s Program Scholarships, Sam Gallant Memorial Scholarships, Private University Scholarships, Community College Scholarships, and High School Scholarships. The amount of the awards range from $500 to $2,000 depending on the scholarship you apply for. Most of these scholarships require that students be majoring in a degree related to accounting and be a resident of the United States. Additional information can be found at the following website: https://www.ascpa.com/future_cpas/scholarships.
Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship provides over $60,000 per year in scholarships. In order to be eligible, students must plan to attend a college or university and pursue an undergraduate degree. In addition, students must have participated in Arizona National Livestock show, graduated high school, and hold at least a 2.5 grade point average. Applicants are chosen based on a number of criteria, including career aspirations, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, academic merit, and participation in Arizona National. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.anls.org/p/About-ANLS/196.
Kids Chance of Arizona provides scholarships to children of Arizona workers who became injured as a result of their job. In order to be eligible, students must submit an application, letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, a letter verifying attendance in college, information related to their parent’s injury, an estimation of college expenses, an essay that conveys their educational goals and financial needs, and a copy of their FAFSA application. Additional information about this award and an application can be found at the following website: http://azkidschance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/SCHOLARHIP-APPLICATION-6-18-13.pdf.
In addition to the above scholarships, Arizona residents can fill out the FAFSA form to determine whether they are eligible for any federal or state funding. In addition, students will want to check with their college or university to determine whether there are any college specific scholarships that they are eligible to apply for.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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