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 28 2020.

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 7, 2020. $12,000/year to UA, ASU or NAU for 1st Generation College Students.

6. Scholarship Universe through the University of Arizona

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 as well as outside scholarship organizations

7. Pima Community College Scholarship and Financial Aid Contact

Norma Navarro-Castellanos
Executive Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships


Educational Programs

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

2020 Med-Start Application opens on September 1, 2019. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.

Program Dates: May 31 to July 11, 2020 (six weeks)

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

Due December, 2, 2019

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, Alisha Vasquez, if they’d like to explore volunteer opportunities in the Southern Arizona Community.


  1. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Application due November 5, 2019. Apply Here
  2. NGPF Payback Challenge: (Let Alisha know if you want to apply) Due November 13 2019

Win scholarship money by:

Step 1) Teachers must register on our Intent to Participate form

Step 2) Students play online game PAYBACK in class or at home

Step 3) Students write essay, 250 words based on a prompt