We believe a thriving community depends on supporting the educational aspirations of students to help ensure they have every opportunity to become future leaders in a talented and skilled workforce.

Scholarships and awards at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona are as unique and diverse as the donors who establish them. These programs are made possible by the generosity of donors who want to support students in need of financial assistance to achieve their dreams.

To learn more about the selection process for any of the scholarships listed, please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, at scholarships@cfsaz.org or call 520-289-8003.

Click on any of the listed scholarship pages here to learn more about applying, or see below for our FAQ regarding contributions to scholarship funds held at CFSA.

Open Scholarship Applications
  • CFSA General Scholarship open with a deadline of February 16, 2024
  • Marge Christensen Gould Memorial Scholarship open with a deadline of February 16, 2024
  • Splendido Residents Association Scholarship open with a deadline of February 16, 2024
  • Corporate Scholarships open with a deadline of March 15, 2024
Contributing to a Scholarship Fund

The following scholarships welcome contributions from community members:


What is a scholarship fund?

Scholarship funds are charitable accounts established at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by individuals or organizations for the purpose of helping students pay for their higher education. Scholarship funds must comply with IRS guidelines. Scholarships do not need to be repaid by the recipients.

I want to help young people pursuing their education. Can I donate directly to the Community Foundation's General Scholarship Fund?

Yes! The CFSA General Scholarship is a 4-year recurring scholarship that makes a big impact for young people in our community. Click here to donate.

I want to open a scholarship fund. Who can I contact?

For any questions regarding scholarship administration and recipient selection, please reach out to Natalia Gabrielsen, Scholarship Program Manager, at ngabrielsen@cfsaz.org or (520) 289-8003.

For any questions regarding opening a scholarship fund, please reach out to Laura Maher, Major Gifts Officer, at lmaher@cfsaz.org or (520) 209-2765.