Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Welcome to the JAG Scholarship & Financial Aid Hub! The Hub is a centralized location for JAG students to find financial aid resources and various scholarship opportunities.  Be sure to review individual scholarship opportunity criteria and deadlines.

KEN SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
DUE: FEBRUARY 22

The Ken Smith Scholars program is offering a $10,000 scholarship to four deserving Seniors who will be known as "Smith Scholars" - paid over 4 years!

There are also 41 - $2000 scholarships being awarded this year! 

Students WILL NEED to apply on Headrush. The application period is open from Feb. 1- Feb. 22
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ON HEADRUSH
Ken Smith Scholarships 2022
This helpful tutorial explores the ACF scholarship process to help you prepare and apply.
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ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Arizona Community Foundation allows high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona to apply for more than 100 scholarship awards online in one application.

How to apply in the new ACF scholarship application portal

The Arizona Community Foundation has transitioned to a new system to collect, review, and award scholarships. All of the scholarship opportunities use this system, which means all applicants must create a new account. Here are the steps to create a new account:
  1. Go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=azcfscholar
  2. Click Create New Account.
Aliento Scholarship

'GET THERE' SCHOLARSHIP

Get There is a non-profit organization that was founded to provide financial assistance to students who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) OR have applied for or received DACA or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) approval or are an Undocumented student.

This scholarship is targeted at students who demonstrate financial need and as a result will require applicants to provide information about their household income.
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EDUCATION FORWARD AZ SCHOLARSHIP

Education Forward Arizona is committed to building a college-going culture in Arizona by providing private scholarships and/or mentoring and success services to current Arizona high school seniors with an intent on earning a degree from an accredited Arizona institution. 

Student may be eligible to receive up to:
  • $6,000 per year ($2,000 –$3,000 per semester) for 4 years
  • Intended for students planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree within 4 years; beginning your education at a community college for the first 2 years is an option
  • Mentoring and Success Services

Download the PDF

Education Forward Scholarship AZCAN
FAFSA Arizona Hotline
Credit Union West Scholarship 2022

Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship

DUE: MARCH 1ST

The scholarships are aimed at Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field at any public university or college in Arizona.

Eligibility:

  • Arizona resident
  • Undergraduate student with a major leading to a career in Public Service/Public Policy OR a major in a STEM field
  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA, students must submit a SAR
  • Preference given to first generation, Latino/Latina students

https://www.azhcc.com/scholarships/ 

APPLY THROUGH YOUR ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PORTAL (SCROLL UP FOR THAT)
Arizona Guaranteed College Scholarship ASU NAU U of A 2022

DOUGHERTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: JUNE 4TH

The Dougherty Foundation is a private foundation that awards college scholarships to deserving Arizonan students. To apply for any Dougherty Foundation scholarship, please complete the general application hosted by the Arizona Community Foundation. You will be required to submit a recent transcript and your Student Aid Report from the FAFSA completed this year.
Click here for a PDF version of the application questionnaire. You will need to apply for the scholarship using the link below.APPLY NOW

Scholarship Reminder - To access Candia and Warner scholarships, students must complete the Dougherty application first and note they are part of JAG. Contact us for questions by emailing nicole.porter@jagaz.org

VIDEO: HOW TO APPLY FOR A DOUGHERTY SCHOLARSHIP

Joyce Medina Harper, Executive Director of the Dougherty Foundation shares some tips and tricks for applying for a Dougherty Scholarship. The application program will be available again early 2022.

DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH

Scholarship Reminder - To access Candia and Warner scholarships, students must complete the Dougherty application above first and note they are part of JAG. Contact us for questions by emailing nicole.porter@jagaz.org

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CAROLYN WARNER LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Supporting Career and Technical Education Pathways

The Carolyn Warner Legacy Award is endowed by the family and friends of Carolyn Warner. Just as Carolyn embodied the attributes of a servant leader, this award given in her name celebrates young people pursuing career and technical education pathways to support the evolving Arizona economy.

Eligible applicants must be:
• A U.S. Citizen.
• A current or previous JAG student.
• Pursuing an education program (certificate or degree) that relates to a career and technical education pathway.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the continuing education of JAG students who demonstrate a passion and commitment to pursue CTE related career pathways.
Click here for a PDF version of the scholarship application. You will need to apply using the link on the left.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: FEBRUARY 28TH

To understand what’s happening in our world today, we must reflect on what has happened in the past. The Black History Month Challenge provides a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser-known stories about the Black experience in the US. We’ll also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Black business titans and explore Black contributions to medicine. Let’s do this!

The Black History Month Challenge is designed for high school students and will be available from February 1-28, 2022. The scholarship essay contest is open to all students ages 13-18 who are currently enrolled in high school.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

"THE ENVIRONMENT & ME"
REPUBLIC SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: APRIL 3RD

Republic Services Inc. is committed to providing sustainable solutions that promote environmental awareness. Specifically, Republic recognizes the following key principles:

  • Improving the environment begins with the individual taking a conscious effort to care for the environment.
  • The smallest volunteer contributions can have the largest impact; from beautification projects to waste reduction and recycling programs, volunteers can be leveraged to produce significant change in communities.
  • Education and awareness are key first steps towards improving individual and community behaviors.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF

DANNY & REBECCA VALENZUELA SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: APRIL 30TH

Recipient(s) of the Danny & Rebecca Valenzuela Scholarship will:

  • Be Hispanic students attending college in Arizona
  • Have graduated from an Arizona high school
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours (or equivalent)
  • Achieve a 2.0 GPA or better
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THE HARRISON GEORGE SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: APRIL 3RD

This scholarship was created to support JAG Arizona students in achieving their post-secondary goals by removing barriers to their success by acknowledging the animal lover in us all. Miss Lent will be awarding $400 to one high school senior. Apply below.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Name
Address
Max. file size: 2 GB.

THE DR. ORANTÉ JENKINS LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

DUE: MARCH 15TH

The Dr. Oranté Jenkins Leadership in Education Scholarship was established by Santa Cruz Valley Union High School Principal and Arizona JAG Board member, Dr. Oranté Jenkins and his family in 2012. The Dr. Oranté Jenkins Leadership in Education Scholarship is offering a $500 cash scholarship to a high school senior who has participated in JAG during their school career. This scholarship may be utilized for any undergraduate course of study at any college or university.

Scholarship Eligibility:
In order to be considered, you must be a senior in high school, have participated in JAG for at least one year, and be admitted to a college or university as a full-time student before disbursement.

How To Submit:
You must mail the following contents:

  • A printed completed application - you can download that using the link below;
  • A 500-word essay detailing the impact JAG has had on you as a student leader;
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, JAG Coordinator, or community member.
    in a stamped envelope no later than March 15th, 2022.

All contents above must be mailed to:
Dr. Oranté Jenkins
Arizona JAG Board Member
900 N. Main St
Eloy, Arizona 85131

CLICK HERE FOR PDF APPLICATION
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