This scholarship supports Southern Arizona students in pursuing their educational dreams and opportunities. Applicants must be graduating in the current school year, or have graduated in a previous year, from a high school in Southern Arizona (Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties, and regions of Graham, Greenlee, Pinal and Maricopa counties south of the Gila River). Graduates from high schools outside of this region will not be considered for this scholarship.
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, provided GPA and enrollment eligibility are maintained by the recipient. The first year award is $2,000. The second year award is $2,500. The third and fourth year award amount is $4,000 per year. The scholarship may be used at community college or 4-year university. Students transferring from community college to university may carry the scholarship with them.
Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time to be eligible for this scholarship.
Recipients must reapply to renew funding each year. Renewal is not guaranteed but current recipients receive priority in funding. Recipients who do not remain enrolled continuously during the 4 years of the award period must reapply and will be evaluated with other new applicants. No recipient will receive more than 4 total years of scholarship funding.
Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will open on January 2, 2020.
CFSA policy prohibits the disbursement of scholarships to for-profit educational institutions. If you intend to enroll or currently study at a for-profit institution, your application will not be eligible for these scholarships.
In keeping with the Foundation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, CFSA policy also prohibits the disbursement of scholarships to any institution that discriminates in their employment practices and delivery of programs and services on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, economic circumstances, ethnicity, familial status, gender or gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. If CFSA determines that an applicant’s institution violates this policy, the applicant will be notified of the conflict.
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