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Scholarships

Where to find scholarships:

  • The Scholarship web page of the school you are attending.
  • Online scholarship search engines
  • The school or public library 
  • Employers and unions or employee groups 
  • Scholarship search companies 
  • Consumer beware! Students are cautioned not to pay a fee to agencies who offer to conduct a scholarship search without first checking the validity of that agency. Many times, the information provided is available elsewhere at no cost to the student. Refer to this web page for information on scholarship scams.

How to apply:

  • Apply for only those scholarships for which you qualify
  • Request applications from all potential scholarship donors or complete online applications
  • Apply before the deadlines 
  • Obtain letters of reference (if requested) 
  • Print or type all letters and applications if possible

Scholarship Tips:

  • Do not procrastinate, you cannot do an application in one hour!
  • Always apply for Federal Student Aid as well as scholarships
  • Keep your eyes open: a scholarship may be in your backyard
  • Check spelling and accuracy of your application 
  • Start the process early!
  • Remember, most scholarships are awarded based on the scholarship essays or essay questions!

Only those with a lawful presence in the US may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law.