Arizona Scholarships and Grants

Arizona scholarships make it more affordable to attend school in this sunny state. If you live in Arizona or long to attend school in this state, Arizona scholarships help you get there. Why not take advantage of free money to achieve your dreams with Arizona scholarships and grants?

Business Women

Did you a women 20 or older who decided to enter the job market instead of finishing college? The Arizona Business & Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship is designed just for you. If you want to return to school to improve your employment possibilities, this scholarship gives you free money to attend an Arizona community college. Visit Arizona BPW Foundation at http://arizonabpwfoundation.com/scholarships.html for a complete list of scholarships with applications or write to Arizona BPW Foundation, PO Box 32596, Phoenix, AZ 85064.

Sun-ny Arizona

We already indicated Arizona is a sunny state. Did you know there are SunStudent College Scholarships for seniors graduating from high schools in Arizona? Phoenix Suns Charities offers ten $1,000 scholarships annually through SunStudent College Scholarship Program.

You must be an Arizona high school student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and evidence of community or charitable involvement. Applicants must compete a 300-word typed essays and include two recommendations with their application. One letter must be from a high school administrator or teacher. For more information visit Sun Student College Scholarships at http://www.nba.com/suns/community/community_info99.html or call Nikki Zarro at (602) 379-7767. Written requests for applications are made to Janell Ornelas, Phoenix Sun Charities, P.O. Box 1369

Accounting Majors

Do you love numbers and want to pursue an accounting career? The Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship can help you pay for the costs of higher education. In the 2010-2011 year, the Foundation will award a total of $25,000 in scholarships to students attending accounting programs at one of the four public Arizona universities. Accounting majors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and follow other eligibility criteria. There are scholarships for high school students, university juniors and seniors, African Americans and future CPAs attending community colleges. For more information, visit Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarships at http://www.ascpa.com/Content/memberactivities/fei_scholarships.aspx.

Honor Students

Doesn't a tuition waiver sound wonderful? If you're an Arizona stellar student, it's a possibility through the Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarship. Imagine going to college for free! This dream is a reality for qualified Arizona students for in-state tuition only. The waiver is valid for a year following high school graduation. This fixed scholarship is renewable for three more years based on university criteria. The dollar amount of the award is based on the tuition charged by the Arizona university you enroll in.

To qualify for an Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarship you must complete all core competency classes with a grade of B or better, have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 and surpass standards on all 3 AIM tests by the end of your junior year in high school. For more information on how to apply, visit Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarships at http://www.ade.state.az.us/asd/tuitionwaiver/parents-students.asp.

For Excellence

The Arizona Scholarships for Excellence are offered at the University of Arizona. If you are an outstanding high school student, you can receive $2,000 to $14,000 with possibly a MacBook thanks to Arizona Scholarships for Excellence. All you needs is a completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 at https://admissions.arizona.edu/default.aspx to apply for these Arizona Scholarships for Excellence. Visit University of Arizona scholarships at https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarships/Default.aspx for more information about free money to attend this and other institutions of higher education. You can also call their OSFA at (520) 621-1858 or email askaid@email.arizona.edu.

ACSF

The Arizona College Scholarship Foundation (ACSF) at http://www.azcsf.org/scholar-programs/scholarship-eligibility.aspx gives scholars up to $6,000 annually to cover the cost of attending college. ACSF scholarship recipients also enjoy a network of support services such as group training and workplace and on-campus mentoring. Applications are distributed through ACSF partner organizations at spring info sessions and not ACSF itself. Students must be recommended by one of the ACSF partner organizations to be eligible to receive a scholarship for up to four years of college attendance. For more information about partners, contact Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, Attn: Education Department, 1430 E. Missouri Avenue, #B-205, Phoenix, Arizona 85014, phone (602) 636-1850, email info@azcsf.org.

Homeschoolers

If you were homeschooled, there is an Arizona scholarship for you. In 2000, the Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) formed the Arizona Homeschool Scholarship Committee (AHSC). Since then, over $50,000 was awarded to 39 top homeschool applicants. Visit Scholarship Opportunities at http://www.afhe.org/scholarships_opportunities.htm for further information and an application. If you have questions, email scholarships@afhe.org.

American Legion

The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Arizona, offers Arizona scholarships to qualified students attending two or four year college. Free money is given through the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Health Care Occupation Scholarships, American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Wilma Hoyal-Maxine Chilton Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nurses' Scholarships. Contact 4701 North 19th Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85015-3727, Phone (602)241-1080, Fax (602)604-9640 and email amlegauxaz@mcleodusa.net