Scholarships are an opportunity for you to pursue educational goals without having to pay out of your own pocket. There are various types of scholarships available from individuals, colleges, private organizations, and charities.
Maricopa Community College District 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.
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. Each Foundation scholarship has specific criteria and 98% of our privately funded scholarships are available to students regardless of their national origin.
The Foundation has two main scholarship cycles in February and September of each year. Special scholarship opportunities may come available throughout the year.
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.
- Call the Maricopa Financial Aid Answer Center at 1-888-994-4433 or Email Scholarship Administrators at MCCCD
- District-specific scholarship questions: email@example.com
- Foundation-specific scholarship questions: firstname.lastname@example.org