CFSA General Scholarship

The CFSA General Scholarship is open to all graduates of Southern Arizona high schools who meet the necessary GPA criteria. Applications are reviewed by a committee of community members who determine each year’s recipients. The CFSA General Scholarship Application includes consideration for the following scholarships:

  • CFSA General Scholarship
  • Boilard-Harkin Scholarship (For Community College Students/Applicants)
  • Pauline Miguel Scholarship
  • Jacques-Wegner Scholarship
  • And others

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.

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.


2022-2023 APPLICATIONS: NOW CLOSED


CFSA General 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.


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

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a high school located in Southern Arizona.
  • 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.


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.

Applicants must:

  • 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.


Jacques-Wegner Scholarship

The Jacques-Wegner Scholarship was established to support students with interests in the STEM field. This scholarship awards a single $3,000 scholarship annually. The scholarship is not renewable but recipients may re-apply through CFSA’s General Scholarship application up to four times.

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a high school located in Southern Arizona.
  • Enroll at an accredited college or university.
  • Express an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) through their studies.

 

Questions?

Please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, at ngabrielsen@cfsaz.org or call 520-289-8003.

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