Criteria-Specific Scholarships

Criteria-specific scholarships require applicants to meet a specific set of criteria to be considered for the award. CFSA receives applications directly for the following criteria-specific scholarships. All others are designated to a specific high school or university department.

Pauline Miguel Scholarship

The Pauline Miguel scholarship was established by Pauline Miguel’s daughters in her name to honor her commitment to the educational success of members of the Tohono O’Odham nation.

Applicants must be graduating from Ajo, Baboquivari, Pueblo, Tucson, Desert View or Sunnyside high schools. Preference is given to descendants of and/or members of the Tohono O’Odham nation.

Applicants must enroll for full-time study at an accredited public institution. Two-year and four-year institutions are eligible.

The scholarship awards a single $1,000 scholarship annually. The scholarship may not be renewed.

Review of applications and selection of the recipient is done by a committee of community members through the Community Foundation.

Boilard-Harkin Scholarship

The Boilard-Harkin scholarship was established to support students beginning their post-secondary studies at a community college. Awards are ONLY made to community colleges.

Applicants must be graduates of a high school located in Southern Arizona and must enroll at an accredited community college.

The scholarship awards up to $2,500 to recipients annually. Recipients may reapply for a second year of funding.

Review of applications and selection of the recipient(s) is done by a committee of community members through the Community Foundation.

Application Information

  • All criteria-specific scholarship applications may be submitted beginning January 2, 2018. Click here to begin an application.

  • Applications must be completed and submitted by March 23, 2018 at 5 PM Arizona time.

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for awards.

  • Applications are submitted through the Common Grant Application.

  • Click here for a brief tutorial on using the Common Grant Application.