AZ LEAP Grant

$1,000–$2,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
1/15/2023Submission Deadline

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The Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance (AzLEAP) Grant helps students with financial aid to cover their undergraduate studies. The need-based grant offers financial help to Arizona undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds.

The scholarship is only available to Arizona residents and only covers tuition fees incurred in an Arizona- based post-secondary institution. The AzLEAP Grant awards students with funds that range from $1,000 on average to $2,500 to the highest awardee.

The grant is awarded by the participating colleges or universities in the State of Arizona. The AzLEAP Grant targets students with financial needs and applicants must prove that they are unable to cater for their education due to their households’ low income.

Key Information of AZ LEAP Grant

Study Details

Area of Study

Any

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

Any

Award Amount

$1,000–$2,500

Number of Awards

1

AZ LEAP Grant Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 1.

January 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on January 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Arizona
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Financial Information

How to ace the AZ LEAP Grant

1

Demonstrate a financial need

The grant targets students who have substantial financial needs. To be eligible, ensure that you complete and submit a FAFSA to prove that you require financial assistance to cater to your educational expenses.

2

Maintain good academic progress

Applicants need to maintain satisfactory academic progress to this grant and remain eligible for more funding. Therefore, ensure that your academic record is good enough to meet the eligibility.

3

Attend the selected institution

Applicants need to attend or enroll in a selected number of universities and colleges in Arizona. Ensure to be attending those institutions of postsecondary education that are participating in the program.

4

Have no unpaid loans

Applicants need not have defaulted in paying back any loan. They should also have no loans or defaulted payments on any other federal or state student loans.

How the AZ LEAP Grant is Judged

Applicants are judged based on the results of FAFSA to determine a financial need. The application documents submitted must also be verified to determine needy students. Applicants are also judged based on their enrollment status which further determines the amount the recipient will get.

Why We Love the AZ LEAP Grant

1

The grant is renewable

Students, who apply and receive the grant, can continue receiving financial assistance every academic year. The AzLEAP Grant is renewable for each academic year.

2

Need-based grant

The scholarship is dedicated to students from low-income households. The scholarship does not have a minimum requirement and students from low-income households unable to pursue further studies benefit from the grant.

3

Affiliated with accredited organizations

The AZ LEAP Grant is issued to participating organizations that are nationally accredited. Students are encouraged to study at nationally accredited universities and colleges in the State of Arizona.

5 Facts About AZ LEAP Grant

01.

The grant is a partnership

The grant is a result of a partnership between Arizona State University and the Arizona Commission of Post-Secondary Education to provide financial assistance to low-income Arizona students.

02.

Available at 36 colleges and universities

The grant can be used at 36 colleges and universities in Arizona.

03.

Amount received differs

The amount awarded to each student may differ and it depends on individual financial need, enrollment status, intentions to attend a full academic year, and the cost of attendance.

04.

Funds are limited

Funds run out due to limited financial resources but early applicants who submit the FAFSA application before time stand a better chance.

05.

Formerly known as SSIG Program

The AZ LEAP Grant was formerly known as the State Student Initiative Grant (SSIG) Program and it awards free grants that do not need to be paid back.

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