Scholarships, Educational Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, and Contests!


  1. Fastweb and are search engines that helps students look up scholarship opportunities.
  2. Make an appointment with Regional College Access Resource Center; they will help you search for and complete scholarships, fill out college applications, complete your FAFSA.
  3. Earn to Learn is working to ensure that students not only graduate from a four-year university, but do so with little to no debt. They offer support services that connect students to each other, their schools, and the community, creating systems and skills that will see them beyond graduation.
  4. Valley Foundation Scholarship due February 2022.

The mission of the Valley Foundation’s scholarship program is to provide financial assistance in the form of college scholarships to current or returning students who have not earned the highest grade point averages and who are experiencing financial difficulties.  A good citizenship record is important with participation in school activities, community services and/or employment constituting a prerequisite for consideration.

5. Dorrance Scholarship Due February 9, 2022. $12,000/year to UA, ASU or NAU for 1st Generation College Students with high scores on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

6. Scholarship Universe through the University of Arizona or Pima Community College

Scholarship Universe is a state-of-the-art matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship Universe allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to be connected with various scholarship opportunities from the University of Arizona or Pima Community College as well as outside scholarship organizations

Educational Programs

  1. University of Arizona Med-Start Program for 11th graders

2022 Med-Start Application opened on September 1, 2021. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.

The Med-Start Health Careers Program is a summer academic enrichment program for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. Students participate in the program during the summer between their junior and senior years.


2. Humanities Overnight Program at Johns Hopkins University

Nomination must be received by Dec. 2, 2021; contact Annie Holub if interested!

Join us for the Humanities Overnight Program, a two-day event tailored specifically for high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in the humanities. During the event, students will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, have individual time to meet with current professors and experts in their fields, get a behind-the-scenes tour of humanities facilities, and attend a college essay writing workshop led by our Admissions Office and faculty from one of our humanities departments.


Volunteer Opportunities

City students are encouraged to reach out to their Advisor or the Internship Coordinator, Annie Holub, if they’d like to explore volunteer opportunities in the Southern Arizona Community.