Arizona Scholarships

The Grand Canyon State of Arizona features a population of just under 7 million and is home to nearly 150 colleges and universities. Among these are large state universities such as Arizona State and the University of Arizona. Also, the state features an extensive and well-developed network of community colleges.

This sunny paradise enjoys exports such as cotton, cattle, copper and citrus. Since farming, food production and cattle ranching are so big here you'll find plenty of scholarship opportunities in fields such as agronomy, animal sciences and sustainable development.

But it's not all about farming here in Arizona. There are a host of state scholarship opportunities for a wide range of fields. We're talking about majors like architecture, construction management, nursing, accounting and occupational therapy to name just a few.

Follow the links below to continue exploring the world of Arizona state scholarship opportunities.

The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy student at the post-baccalaureate degree level or occupational therapy assistant level. Students must be enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy education program and must be residents of Arizona, attending any curriculum in the state of Arizona. Must be a current member of the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD. See website for deadline of application

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

MacDonald Wood Burn Survivor Educational Scholarship Program

The MacDonald Wood Burn Survivor Educational Scholarship Program is open to Arizona residents who have survived a serious burn injury that required grafting/surgery during hospitalization. First-time applicants should forward paperwork at least one month before the start of the semester/quarter in case there is additional paperwork required or missing items. Applicants who are renewing their scholarship requests should forward a copy of the previous semester/quarter transcript plus a copy of the invoice to be paid as soon as available. Eligibility • Resident of Arizona • Burn Survivor • 17 years of age or older, or else a special needs applicant • Registered or enrolled in undergraduate diploma or certificate program at a state licensed and accredited institution Application Requirements • Completed application form (plus letters, for first-time applicants) • Completed Family Financial Profile (must be completed by parents if they are claiming you as a dependent on their income taxes) • An up-to-date official transcript of grades from the previous quarter or semester or high school transcript for high school seniors • List of required classes for degree or certification program you are enrolling in • Renewal applicants are required to have passing grades in all courses and to retain a GPA at or above 2.5 (quarter/semester as well as cumulative) • Renewal applicants are required to have volunteered for at least one Arizona Burn Foundation sponsored event the previous quarter or semester Selection Criteria • Ability to achieve academically • Financial need • On the recommendation of a counselor, teacher, or person aware of applicant’s ability and commitment to the educational program Selection Decisions • Scholarship amounts will be a maximum of $1,500 per semester o Tuition will be paid directly to the educational institution o Books and supplies reimbursement will be paid either to the educational institution or directly to applicant upon delivery of receipt(s) • Scholarship applicants will be notified of the selection decision within two weeks after receipt of the completed application, financial profile form, official transcript, and required letters (for first-time applicants).

Arysta LifeScience North America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state).AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,275 each, non-renewable.

Charles P. Lake - Rain for Rent Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in general agriculture, agricultural business management, agricultural engineering, agriculture power and equipment or soil or water conservation with preference to those specializing in irrigation and soil technology. Must be a resident of Arizona, California or Idaho. One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in environmental engineering. Must be a resident of Illinois, Louisiana or Texas. All applicants must have completed freshman year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Applicants will be considered on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community involvement, then financial need. Recipients must be willing to provide a picture for publicity purposes and tour a Rain for Rent facility.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

ICSC CenterBuild Scholarship

Representatives from the scholarship committee of the successful ICSC CenterBuild Conference*, have agreed to endow one or more scholarships with the ICSC Foundation for a graduate student at Arizona State University enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development program or an undergraduate student majoring in planning, architecture, interior design, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture or real estate development. CenterBuild supporters are enthusiastic when it comes to contributing to the next generation of students, leaving their legacy.*The ICSC CenterBuild Conference is a specialty conference dedicated to the issues of planning development, design and construction of shopping centers and retail stores.

Nazarene Matching Grant

For Nazarene students from the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene (#9), which is comprised of the following Districts(District/Maximum Amount): Anaheim $2,600; Arizona $2,800; Central California $2,650; Hawaii $2,600; Los Angeles $2,600; New Mexico $2,700; Northern California $2,600; Sacramento $2,800; Southern California $2,800; SW Latin America $2,600; Western Latin American $2,600. The program consists of three awards: the Church Scholarship, the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid, and a District Grant. In order to receive these three awards, the student's home Nazarene church must send PLNU a Church Scholarship check (up to $250 per year). PLNU matches this with the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid (up to $250 per year) and also applies the appropriate District Grant (amounts vary). A student whose home Nazarene church does not participate in the matching grant program may still be able to receive District Grant funds if the church's pastor sends a written request to the Student Financial Services (SFS) Office on church letterhead. For students living on-campus, these three awards can be used to help pay tuition and mandatory fees or on-campus room and board charges. For students living off-campus, the awards are restricted to tuition and fees. Neither the Church Scholarship nor the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid can be refunded to the student. However, for off-campus students whose total financial aid exceeds semester charges, the student may use District Grant funds to purchase meal tickets, provided that a FAFSA has been filed and the student demonstrates remaining financial need. Students may receive the Church Scholarship, Nazarene Grant-in-Aid and District Grant during the fall and spring semesters only, for up to ten regular semesters. Full-time enrollment (12 units or more per semester) is required through the end of the Refund Period. It is the student's responsibility for contacting the church and requesting that it send the Church Scholarship check to PLNU. If the church does not send the money, the Church Scholarship, Nazarene Grant-in-Aid, and District Grant will be removed from the student's financial aid package.

A.W. Bodine - Sunkist Growers Scholarship

Qualifications are: 1. A background in California or Arizona agriculture - a student or someone in the student's immediate family must have derived the majority of his income from agriculture; 2. Financial need; 3. GPA and extra curricular activities indicative of potential success. The scholarships are available to students entering any undergraduate grade level who are enrolled in or have applications pending at an accredited college and plan to pursue a course of study leading to a recognized degree. While the award amount may vary, it averages $2,000.00 per academic year. Scholarships are renewable based on an annual review for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study and it may be extended under special circumstances. While in college, the recipients must maintain good academic and disciplinary standings. carry at least 12 graded units per term and earn a minimum of 2.7 GPA.

Public University Senior and Master's Program Scholarships

Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded to each of the three public universities (Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University) based on the following criteria: Accounting majors who will begin their senior year or master’s program and have a 3.5 minimum GPA Legal U.S. resident Each candidate completes a detailed scholarship application form The students nominated are asked to prepare a statement of career goals and a formal resume Please contact the individual university for applications and to learn more about the process.

Jeanette Elmer Scholarship

The Jeanette Elmer Scholarship will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native students that have completed their bachelor degree and are enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited institution and who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico and Arizona tribes. Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one-fourth degree Indian blood from a federally-recognized tribe. Be enrolled full-time in a Masters, doctoral or professional degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) from the United States Department of Education and the office of the university you plan to attend. Application Procedure Note: Application for the Jeanette Elmer Scholarship additionally provides eligibility for other AIGC-administered graduate/professional awards, especially the AIGC Fellowship. The possibility of an applicant being granted multiple awards by AIGC also exists, especially as regards smaller-amount awards. You need only complete one application. A completed AIGC Fellowship Application. A 250-word typed essay as described in the application packet. A Financial Need Form (FNF) completed by the college or university financial aid office. A Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC).

American Legion Auxiliary, Dept. of Arizona Past Presidents' Parley Scholarship Assistance in Health Care Occupations

The Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship Assistance in health care occupations was established by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona. The scholarship is for students in Arizona seeking a career in health care occupations. The student must be a U.S. citizen and an Arizona resident for at least one year.


PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most. There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows: - The video winner will receive $500 - The essay format winner will receive $250 Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows: - YouTube videos: $20 - Blog articles: $15 To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US. For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at

76th & Newbury's $500 Art & Design Scholarship

At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts. To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Change of Address Online Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We are eager to invite students to apply for the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program. The goal of the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program is to better help the internet future developers in getting the knowledge they need to succeed.

APTRA-Clete Roberts/Kathryn Dettman Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Scholarship winners must exhibit enthusiasm, aptitude and a sense of commitment for a career in some aspect of broadcast news. Judges will take into consideration a combination of academic achievement, financial need and broadcast career goals that embody the spirit of Clete Roberts and Kathryn Dettman. All candidates must currently be attending a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states and be involved in some aspect of broadcast news. To be eligible for APTRA Scholarships, applicants must be a college student currently enrolled at a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. (Incoming freshman and high school seniors are not eligible) Applicants should be pursuing a career in broadcast news. Students enrolled at schools outside the 13 APTRA states are not eligible. Applicants may provide links to YouTube or other sites with examples of their work. Text material may be attached to the email. For more information, contact AP west broadcast editor Chris Havlik at 602/417-2405 or

H. P. Anderson Citizenship Award

In an effort to honor courage, bravery and quick thinking among Arizona youth, Anderson Security Agency created the H.P. Anderson Citizenship Award. This award named in honor of Kimberly Anderson-Matich's father is given once annually to a youth that has been nominated. To be eligible for consideration the youth must be 5 -17 years of age and reside in Arizona. To be considered for the award the youths parents or legal guardian should submit a one-page essay describing what they did and why the youth deserves the award. In addition to the essay, applicants are welcome to include any photos or letters of recommendation they might have to support their application.