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University of Arizona Primary Care Scholarship Program

The University of Arizona awards The University of Arizona Primary Care Scholarship Program of $36,000 to cover tuition costs for approximately 100 students to address the urgent need for physicians.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$36,000
1 Award Winner
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$400
1 Award Winner

WF Chegu/Purushothaman Living Trust Scholarship Fund

The Wish Foundation Arizona offers a scholarship that is awarded to one female high school senior student and high school graduate pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM-related fields.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$400
1 Award Winner
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$400
1 Award Winner

WF Community Leadership – Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The WISH Foundation Arizona offers the WF Community Leadership Entrepreneurship Scholarship of $400 to one high school senior student and high school graduate pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$400
1 Award Winner
Closing in 7 Days
$400
1 Award Winner

WF Community Science Scholarship

The WISH Foundation Arizona offers the WF Community Science Scholarship of $400 to one high school senior to pursue an undergraduate degree related to STEM fields in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$400
1 Award Winner
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$1,000
1 Award Winner

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

The Arizona Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation offers the Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 to female students of all levels to further their education and enhance their careers.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 15, 2024
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$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$500–$5,000
1 Award Winner

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Western Regional Chapter

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students of Korean heritage who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs of their choice at schools in the Western Region.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 30, 2024
Open
$500–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$12,000
1 Award Winner

Dorrance Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for first-generation high school graduate students planning to enroll at a public university in Arizona. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 9, 2023
Closed
$12,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,500
1 Award Winner

AWS John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship

The American Welding Society offers this scholarship to one undergraduate student enrolled in a welding engineering program or welding engineering technology at an accredited university or college in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$3,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$100–$5,000
1 Award Winner

AZ Water Scholarship

The AZ Water Association offers this scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona pursuing studies related to the water/wastewater profession and aspiring to make a difference in Arizona’s water future.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 12, 2022
Application Deadline
March 25, 2023
Closed
$100–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Davis Memorial Foundation

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association awards undergraduate and graduate students scholarships to enroll in a trade school or pursue a degree in a field related to construction.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 22, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$750–$1,000
3 Award Winners

Arizona Elk Society Annual Youth Scholarships

The Arizona Elk Society Annual Youth Scholarship supports future wildlife conservationists. It awards three high school seniors and college students committed to wildlife conservation and the outdoors.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 30, 2023
Closed
$750–$1,000
3 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Goldberg and Osborne raised awareness by creating this scholarship which is awarded to one student twice a year to enroll in college or trade school to further their education in Arizona.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
August 31, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$130,000
20 Award Winners

Flinn Scholarship

With the aim of improving the quality of life in Arizona, this scholarship provides students with fulfilling life experiences.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
September 11, 2023
Application Deadline
October 18, 2023
Closed
$130,000
20 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

Every year, The Alpine Recovery Lodge offers one available scholarship valued at $1,000 per recipient in various regions across the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
August 1, 2023
Application Deadline
November 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners

Study.com November Scholarships

The Study.com November Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
May 2, 2023
Application Deadline
November 1, 2023
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner

AZ LEAP Grant

The AZ LEAP Grant offers funds to high school seniors and undergraduate students for their undergraduate studies and to earn their degrees at an accredited college or university in Arizona.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2023
Application Deadline
January 15, 2024
Closed
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
28 Award Winners

InspirASIAN Scholarship Program

The InspirASIAN Scholarship Program awards $2,000 to qualifying high school senior and graduate students and undergraduate student in one of 18 states of InspirASIAN Chapter to complete their degrees.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 15, 2023
Application Deadline
January 31, 2024
Closed
$2,000
28 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
25 Award Winners

InspirASIAN Scholarships

InspirASIAN National Scholarships and InspirASIAN State Scholarships are annual programs offering $2,000 and $1,000 to selected high school students for college studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 1, 2023
Application Deadline
January 31, 2024
Closed
$1,000
25 Award Winners
Closed
$1,350
1 Award Winner

Arizona Council Sunshine Fund Scholarship

The Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation offers the Arizona Council Sunshine Fund Scholarship of $1,500 to undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona to further their education.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
Closed
$1,350
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner

Stephen T. Kugle Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers offers this scholarship to undergraduate students enrolled in an ABET-accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program at public universities in District E states.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – College Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 29, 2024
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

RMMI Engineering Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to undergraduate students of engineering or geology majors pursuing a degree at a college or university to enter the mining industry.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners

RMMI Technical Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to eight students enrolled in technical programs who have expressed an interest in mining as a career path.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners
Closed
$12,700
1 Award Winner

Arizona Promise Program

The Arizona Promise Program is awarded to a deserving Arizona student pursuing an undergraduate degree of choice at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2024
Closed
$12,700
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

Tyler’s Place Scholarship

The Arizona Society of CPAs funds the Tyler’s Place Scholarship of $2,000 to support one deserving college freshman, transfer, or undergraduate student pursuing a career serving the special needs community.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
April 16, 2024
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2024
Application Deadline
April 26, 2024
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

About Arizona Scholarships

Scholarships in Arizona offer numerous options for students looking to continue their education without the burden of tuition costs. In this state, many organizations, universities, and corporations provide financial assistance for those pursuing higher learning.

The Arizona Board of Regents Scholars Program provides scholarships for qualified undergraduate students attending any of the three public universities in the state: the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University. In addition to these programs administered by the Board of Regents, there are many other organizations offering scholarships in Arizona. There are also numerous corporate-sponsored scholarship opportunities available across different industries.

Aside from government entities and businesses providing scholarships in Arizona various foundations host fundraising activities like golf tournaments or marathons throughout the year where proceeds go towards offering financial aid packages for furthering education pursuits such as a degree or certificate program at an accredited university or college in the state or beyond its borders. So don’t wait – start looking for scholarships today! You may be surprised at just how much financial assistance is available to students in Arizona.

Why study in Arizona

Arizona has become an attractive destination for students and professionals alike. Currently, it enjoys a booming economy; not to mention its sunny climate and diverse landscapes. The state is a great state to study and work in. Arizona offers access to world-class universities such as the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, which offer top-notch academic programs and research opportunities. Additionally, there are a variety of job opportunities available in the state with its growing healthcare, technology, and tourism industries. Arizona provides an ideal setting for those looking to expand their educational or professional horizons given its low cost of living. Whether you’re interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate studies, or a job opportunity in the state, Arizona makes one great option to consider.

Cost of College in Arizona 2023

Arizona is a great place to go to college, with three of the most affordable schools in the country. The average cost of tuition and fees at Arizona’s public four-year institutions is $8,713, compared to the national average of $10,230. That makes Arizona one of only 13 states where the average cost is below $10,000.

The three most affordable schools in Arizona are Northern Arizona University ($7,602), ASU Polytechnic ($7,653), and Midwestern State University ($7,694).

Of course, tuition and fees won’t tell the whole story when it comes to college costs. Many students also have to factor in room and board, textbooks, transportation, and other living expenses. Nevertheless, Arizona’s low cost of tuition makes the state a great choice for those looking to save on their college education.

Best colleges in Arizona

Some of the most esteemed universities and colleges in the U.S. are located in Arizona. Its top three institutions are Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. Arizona State University, located in Tempe, is a public research university and was recently ranked as the 127th best national university by US News & World Report. It has an outstanding faculty of leading scholars and researchers, as well as a diverse student body. The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, is another public research university that was ranked 149th by US News & World Report. It also boasts an excellent faculty and numerous prestigious programs. Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, is the third highest-ranked college in Arizona with a ranking of 202nd from US News & World Report. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as excellent research opportunities. All three universities provide quality education to students in Arizona and have excellent rankings to show for it.

Best 10 scholarships in Arizona 2023

There are a lot of scholarships available in Arizona – so we gathered 10 of the best value ones- from our list of 28 scholarships with the easiest application process. These scholarships are open to Arizona students, some are open to students across the U.S., and have minimal application requirements.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Flinn Scholarship$130,000
University of Arizona Primary Care Scholarship$36,000
Arizona Promise Program$12,700
RMMI Engineering Scholarship$5,000
(KASF) Scholarship$500-$5,000
AZ Water Scholarship$100-$5,000
(AzLEAP) Grant$1,000-$2,500
RMMI Technical Scholarship $1,000
Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship$1,000
Phoenix AISES Scholarship$500-$1,000

Arizona scholarships for high school seniors 2023

High school seniors in Arizona high face some unique challenges when it comes to attending college, including the lack of access to resources and support needed for successful college planning. High tuition costs across the country, limited knowledge of the college application process, and difficulty navigating the financial aid system can be significant barriers for students from low-income families. Additionally, students in rural areas often have fewer opportunities to visit college campuses, receive guidance from counselors and teachers, or experience college culture. The lack of quality educational programming may also limit a student’s ability to be competitive when applying for colleges and scholarships. A number of organizations, public and private, have stepped in with various scholarship programs to ease access to college with less to no financial constraints. The Flinn Foundation, for example, sponsors the Flinn Scholarship of up to $130,000 to financially support high school seniors and graduates in Arizona complete their education.

Arizona scholarships for women 2023

In recent years, the state of Arizona has made significant progress in women’s educational attainment, but there are still challenges that Arizona women face. Despite a high rate of female undergraduates enrolled in college, the wage gap between men and women persists. The gender wage gap is most pronounced in leadership positions within industries such as finance, tech, healthcare, and education. Additionally, childcare costs remain high, creating an additional burden on working mothers and preventing some women from entering the workforce. Finally, women are underrepresented in many industries throughout Arizona, limiting their access to career opportunities. A number of organizations and initiatives are sponsoring educational scholarships for female students to help them finish their studies and pursue their career goals. The Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 funded by the Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. The program is designed to assist women in gaining financial and economic freedom.

Types of Scholarships in Arizona

Arizona offers numerous types of scholarships to help students finance their higher education. From merit-based awards to need-based programs, there are a variety of options available.

Merit-Based Scholarships:
Scholarships awarded on the basis of a student’s academic or extracurricular achievements. Merit-based scholarships can be offered by universities, organizations, or even private individuals and may require essays or interviews as part of the application process. Examples include the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Program, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program, and the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Need-Based Scholarships:
Need-based scholarships are awarded based on financial need and must be applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is important to remember that some need-based programs also take grade point average into consideration when awarding funds. Popular need-based scholarships in Arizona include the Arizona Financial Aid Program and the Barksdale Reading Institute Education Scholarship.

Athletic Scholarships:
Many Arizona universities offer athletic scholarships for students who excel in sports such as football, basketball, soccer, and track & field. Athletic scholarship awards vary from school to school but typically cover tuition fees as well as room and board expenses. Before applying for an athletic scholarship, it is important to meet with your college coach to discuss your eligibility requirements.

Military Scholarships:
For veterans or active duty personnel seeking higher education opportunities in Arizona, there are several military scholarships available including those offered by The American Legion Auxiliary and United States Armed Forces Alumni Association (USAFAA). These programs often provide full tuition assistance or a stipend towards living expenses while attending school.

In addition to these more common types of scholarships in Arizona, there are also numerous private awards offered by organizations such as corporate businesses or philanthropic foundations which further expand the range of opportunities available to aspiring college students from across The Grand Canyon State. No matter which type of scholarship you choose to apply for, it’s important to research all requirements thoroughly before submitting an application.

Tips for winning Arizona scholarships

1. Start Early: When applying for scholarships, it is important to start the process early. Begin researching scholarships and completing applications at least one year before the desired scholarship award date. This will provide ample time to complete all the steps involved in the application process and make sure that everything is submitted on time.

2. Be Specific: Make sure when you are researching scholarships to be as specific as possible with your search. Many scholarships have requirements such as field of study, residence, extracurricular activities, or other criteria that can limit the pool of applicants. Being specific in your search will help narrow down the options and increase your chances of success.

3. Utilize Resources: Take advantage of the resources available to you. There are many websites and organizations that provide information about scholarships in Arizona, so take some time to explore those options. Additionally, you should check with your school’s financial aid office to see if they have any scholarship opportunities available.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any scholarships for minorities in Arizona?

Most of the scholarships available in Arizona are open to all students across the state without any prejudices. Some of these are created for students of minorities like the Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest, for example. The program offers up to $1,000 to support students of minorities seeking higher education.

Are there scholarships in Arizona for college students?

There are at least 28 Arizona scholarships that call for applications from college students. Most of the scholarships are for those already enrolled in a college or university, or those who will be soon.

Are there college-specific scholarships that I can apply for?

Yes! If you are a graduating high school student or attending college for the first time, you will find that some colleges offer scholarships for freshmen. These scholarships are usually automatically awarded based on academic merit, so you do not have to specifically apply for the scholarship. You just have to apply to college or university and perform well in high school. If you study towards a STEM degree, there are plenty of college-specific scholarships to freshmen and other college grade levels in this field too.