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Maricopa Foundation Scholarship (privately funded)
Maricopa Foundation scholarships include privately funded opportunities that are open to all MCCCD students and in some cases, non-Maricopa colleges and universities, as well. A FAFSA and verified lawful presence are not eligibility requirements for the majority of Maricopa Foundation scholarships.
The Foundation database is only open at specific times. Opportunities will be available in the Fall for Spring 2019. The application period for Fall 2018 has ended.
Both types of scholarships are available via AcademicWorks, but must be maintained in two different sites. As many of the essay questions are the same, or very similar in nature, you may want to prepare your responses in a Word document so that you can copy and paste your responses into both applications.
MCCD Scholarships (publicly funded)
Maricopa Community College District scholarships require applicants to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, to qualify for financial aid, including scholarships, you will need to verify your lawful presence within the U.S.
This system is available year-round to complete your general application and to apply for available opportunities. It is only shutdown briefly (on or around Spring Break) to refresh the data in the system. At that time, all applications are archived and students complete a new general application.
Other Scholarship Sources
In addition to the Foundation scholarships, scholarships can also be awarded by other businesses, corporations and organizations in the community. Please follow all specific instructions for each scholarship. External scholarships can be found by clicking here.
College Funding Search Resources
Many scholarships are offered through various departments on campus.
Arizona University Transfer Scholarships
If you are planning to transfer to another college or university, you should contact the Financial Aid or Scholarship Office at that institution to inquire about what scholarships are available. Here are links to some of the Arizona universities:
Additional Resources for Scholarship Opportunities:
- College depot - Free full service college planning, current scholarships and workshops
- College Answer - Tools to help you apply and pay for college
- FastWeb - Free national scholarship search
- Upromise - College savings programs
- Accredited Schools Online - Scholarships for minority students
- District-specific scholarship questions: email@example.com
- Foundation-specific scholarship questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or visit the Phoenix College Financial Aid Office