More than $2 Million in scholarships now available to local students

A single online application matches students with 100+ scholarship opportunities 

Contributed Article/Courtesy ACF

SAFFORD— The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications for scholarship funding opportunities. Many of these scholarships are available to students in Graham and Greenlee counties attending post-secondary schools during the 2021-22 academic year. 

As Arizona’s largest independent provider of scholarship funding, ACF offers access to more than 100 scholarships with a single online application. Completing one general application matches applicants with scholarship opportunities within the system for which they may be eligible. 

High school seniors, current college students, graduate students, or adult re-entry students attending accredited schools anywhere in the United States may apply. Scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as career and technical schools. Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as March and some as late as May. Students are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunities.  

Some scholarships are awarded based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics. Visit azfoundation.org/scholarships to access over $2 million in scholarship awards and to find out more about scholarships available through ACF.  

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley was founded as a permanent philanthropic endowment for the enduring benefit of Graham and Greenlee counties. This family of charitable funds is guided by a local Board of Advisors and benefits from cost-efficient, centralized professional services provided by the Arizona Community Foundation.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with more than $1 billion in trust and endowment assets and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since its inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $850 million in grants, scholarships, and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at azfoundation.org.

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