Scholarships Help You Pay For College

Apply for the Dougherty Foundation renewable scholarship by June 19, 2015. See below.

Scholarships are financial gifts to help students pay for college. Hundreds of scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate financial need, academic merit or who meet a demographic category. Don’t miss a chance to earn free money for college.

GCC Academic Works Scholarships: Apply Sept. 8 - Oct. 12, 2015 (Money for Spring 2016)

When to apply: Opportunities are available throughout the academic year. 
Who should apply: Criteria varies based on the scholarship.
Where to apply: Academic Works

Dougherty Foundation Renewable Scholarship
Dougherty Foundation Deadline to apply is June 19, 2015. AWARD: $250-$500 per semester based on the number of enrolled hours. All awards are renewable every semester, even if you transfer to a 4 year university, if you maintain a 3.0 GPA and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in the community college or 12 credit hours at the university. Apply online.

Maricopa Foundation Scholarships (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.

When to apply: The Foundation database is open during these dates: February 10 – March 22 for Fall 2015 scholarships and October / November 2015 (TBD) for Spring 2016.
Who should apply: Criteria varies based on the scholarship, one application will allow you to be considered for all scholarships for which you meet the criteria.
Where to apply: Foundation Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Tips Video
Before applying to any opportunities, take a look at this tutorial on tips for completing your scholarship application successfully:



Maricopa Foundation Transfer Scholarships

Online applications accepted March 2-16, 2015 at  Academicworks.

If you are planning to transfer to another college or university, contact their Financial Aid or Scholarship Office to ask about available scholarships. Here are just a few: Arizona State UniversityGrand Canyon UniversityNorthern Arizona University and University of Arizona.

GCC Transfer Scholarships (available in Academic Works)
Title Requirements Amount
English or Journalism teaching English or Journalism Teaching major, three-quarter time enrollment, and a 3.5 GPA transferable to ASU $650
GCC Alumni Endowment Transfer Scholarship GCC graduate or transfer student, 3.25 GPA, and completion of 30 credit hours at GCC $250-$500
Leland & Nancy Stanley Scholarship A GCC graduate who has participated in the GCC Athletic program within the last three years, accepted to attend NAU or ASU, demonstrated financial need, volunteer service and work experience. Preferences will be given to students 22 years of age or older, veterans, and to graduates of Wickenburg High School. Up to $1,500
Diane H. Thomas Scholarship for GCC Alumni A GCC graduating student, 3.0 GPA, transferring to an accredited four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year, and demonstrating financial need. $10,000

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship
Nina Scholars is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. This program covers full tuition, fees, and books, provides a $2,750 annual living allowance, and provides each student with an academic advisor mentor. Deadline to apply: March 1, 2015. See if you qualify! About the Nina Scholars scholarship. Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship Online application


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