The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona supports two types of criteria-specific scholarships, those facilitated by community partners and three which are organized directly through the Community Foundation:
African American Educational Equity Fund Scholarship
The African American Educational Equity Fund Scholarship was established by Phil and Carol Lyons in response to the racial disparities in access to higher education. This scholarship provides higher education scholarship support specifically to African American students living in the Tucson metropolitan area
Scholarship recipients will be recommended by the members of the African American Legacy Fund Advisory Board, who will take into consideration financial need, academic achievement, and existing financial aid.
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. The scholarship awards a single $1,000 scholarship annually, and may not be renewed.
Be graduating seniors 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.
Enroll for full-time study at an accredited public institution. Two-year and four-year institutions are eligible.
Review of applications and selection of the recipient is done by a committee of community members through the Community Foundation.
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. The scholarship awards up to $2,500 to recipients annually, and recipients may reapply for a second year of funding.
Be graduates of a high school located in Southern Arizona and must enroll at an accredited community college.
Review of applications and selection of the recipient(s) is done by a committee of community members through the Community Foundation.
Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open!
Applications for the Pauline Miguel Scholarship and Boilard-Harkin Scholarship are submitted through the Common Grant Application website. First time users must create an account on the platform in order to submit an application. Applicants are encouraged to watch this brief tutorial video prior to beginning their application.
The application deadline is February 28, 2020 by 5 PM.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for awards.
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