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Scholarships

http://my.maricopa.edu/paying-college/scholarships  

PVCC Scholarships Listings

Scholarship listings are in order by deadline date

Feeder Scholarship Deadline May 31st, 2014

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships
Various Scholarships Available to Maricopa Community Colleges Students. Scholarship Applications for Spring 2014 should become available in late October/November. There are many different scholarships with many different qualification criteria. Students are able to complete one application to apply for all scholarships!

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds now available for fall 2014.

  • Salt River Project Scholars Fund will award ten students a $2,500 scholarship for 2014-2015. These awards are available to students majoring in STEM related fields at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • Another new opportunity is funding for Maricopa students participating in the Spot 127 program. Spot 127 is a facility and an innovative program at Rio Salado College designed to empower high school students to develop skills in digital media, radio, and journalism. Thanks to a gift from the Carstens Family Fund, each scholarship consists of $2,500 per academic year for tuition and a $1,000 per year stipend for each student to use for textbooks and/or general school supplies.

The Foundation scholarship application will accept applications for the 2014-2015 academic year starting on Thursday, May 15, 2014. It will remain open until June 15, 2014 at 10pm. Students are able to submit applications for these new and exciting scholarship opportunities, as well as for additional existing scholarships that still have funds available.

Other scholarships available:

  • John Shroyer Memorial Scholarship
  • Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Joseph William Rymer Memorial Scholarship

Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Education Scholarship 2014-2015 - Deadline August 29, 2014
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

Study Abroad Scholarship

ItaliaRail is excited to give students a chance to study abroad and experience the magic and majesty of Italy. To this end, we have created the ItaliaRail Scholarship for those who have enrolled in their university's Study Abroad program for Italy.

Presidents' Scholarship
Freshman who graduated in the top 20% of their graduating high school class or qualify through placement testing.

PVCC/Maricopa Community College District Scholarship Database
 Search and apply for many scholarships that are available at Paradise Valley Community College as well as other Maricopa Community Colleges. Maricopa Single Scholarship Application allows students to complete one scholarship application for multiple scholarships that may be available at their current institution. The database will automatically match students to scholarships that they maybe eligible for. A tutorial on using the Single Scholarship Application can be found on the following website: http://my.maricopa.edu/paying-college/scholarships 

Maricopa Community College District Transfer Scholarships
 Visit this website for information on transfer scholarship opportunities.
 
Scholarship Search Engines and Online Applications

Arizona State University
Various Scholarships for students ready to attend ASU
    *Community College Transfer Students

Northern Arizona University 
Scholarships for incoming Freshmen as well as continuing, transfer, statewide and graduate students

University of Arizona 
Freshmen scholarships, outside scholarship and search engines available through U of A

  • Doc and Ann Patterson PVCC scholarship
    Available to transferring PVCC students with an associates degree from PVCC and accepted into University of Arizona college of choice. Contact University of Arizona scholarship office and ask for the Doc and Ann Patterson scholarship.

University of Phoenix
Through this scholarship program, fifteen (15) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree program at University of Phoenix. Applicants must have recently graduated with an associate's degree from a League Alliance member college with a GPA of at least 3.0. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online.
For more information on the criteria and application processes, click here.

Abbott & Fenner
Free database search engine

Accounttemps/AICPA
The scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Systems and is based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership activities, community service and future career interests


AES Engineering 
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study

Advancing Women in Transportation
The Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter of WTS currently offers four scholarships; $3,000 Graduate, $2,000 Undergraduate, $3,000 Leadership, and $500 for WTS members.

AmeriCorps 
The National Civilian Community Corps

American Indian Services
Scholarships for undergraduate Native American students

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Various scholarships available to Accounting majors

Asian and Pacific Islander Association of MCCCD 
The purpose of APIA is to promote and enhance the well being of Asian and Pacific faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the Maricopa Community Colleges and in the community-at-large

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 
Scholarships for U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals, undergraduate students, to pursue overseas study

Black Excel 
The College Help Network for African American Students

Braintrack
Directory for University and College search including scholarships 

Capella University
Applicant must be an employee, alumni or faculty of the Maricopa Community Colleges

Coca Cola Scholarships 
Explore the Coca Cola site to discover scholarship opportunities available

College Scholarships.org
Scholarship resources for various categories

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund 
To provide education assistance to dependent children and spouses of those killed or disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

Fastweb Scholarship Search 
A useful site that will do the search for you

Finaid! 
Additional information and links for scholarships

Find a Law Scholarship -$500.00 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 15th
Student Eligibility:
1) Must be enrolled in full-time studied at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than the fall of 2014
2) Must currently reside in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States.
3) Must complete the Online Form and Short Question by no later than May 15th, 2014)

Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association
Applications available for undergraduate nursing students

Frownies Make a Student Smile Scholarship

Graduating Senior or earning a GED between Aug. 1 and July 31 of the following year; Must enroll for fall as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at an accredited institution in the U.S. Current full-time college students are also eligible.

Gates Millennium Scholarship 
Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
To promote Hispanic success in higher education

Hispanic College Fund 
To develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders

Hopi Tribe 
Financial assistance to eligible Hopi students

Jeannette Rankin Scholarships for Women

Jeannette Rankin Fund (JRF) scholarships are awarded annually to low-income women, 35 and older, who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at accredited colleges and universities.

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship 
Designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related schizophrenia spectrum disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to move their lives forward and reintegrate into society

LM Scholarship Program - $500.00 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2014)
Student Eligibility:
1) Must be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program by September.
2) Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship - $500.00 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2014)
Student Eligibility:
1) Must be a current Senior in High School or
2) Be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university
3) Must be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the fall of 2014/

MyApartmentMap Housing Scholarship
The MyApartmentMap scholarship is offered twice a year. $1,000 is awarded to the student that writes the most creative and thought provoking essay.

Mach 25 
Scholarship search and links to collegNET scholarships

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship $500.00 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 30, 2014)
Student Eligibility:
1) Must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year.
2) Must have contributed at least 100 hour of volunteer work over the last 2 calendar years.
3) Must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his/her last academic year.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Applicants must be a resident of the Greater Phoenix Mensa area (central and northern Arizona) and enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for Fall 2010.

MCO Scholarship - $500.00 - 1 Award (Deadline: May15th, 2014)
Student Eligibility:
1) Must be attending college or university no later than December of 2014.
2) Must be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014.
3) Must submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59PM EST on May 15th
4) Must be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Promoting Hispanic nurses to improve the health of our community

Navajo Nation Scholarship/ Financial Assistance Programs
Available for eligible students with a Navajo background

Nursing Scholarships 
Nursing Scholarships search web site sponsored by Johnson and Johnson

The Orphan Foundation of America
OFA provides scholarships and grant money to former foster students

Positive Paths Scholarship Program

The Positive Paths Scholarship Program assists women who are returning to school to improve their lives and enhance their career opportunities by way of obtaining appropriate education and training. Many of the recipients will have overcome major obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, death of a spouse, loss of a job, illness of family members, issues with children, or other challenges.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
Promotes educational opportunities for women

Ronald McDonald Charities
Offers scholarships to eligible graduating U.S. high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities in their communities

Scholarships.com
Free Scholarship Search

Shirley G. Schmitz Foundation
Provides scholarships for education in starting and operating a business

StudentScholarship.org                               

Here you will find a list of scholarships that Arizona student are eligible for. StudentScholarships.org provides a comprehensive database of scholarships for students.  Please be aware of the deadlines.

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA)

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist qualified applicants to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies to enter, re-enter or advance in the workforce. The mission of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. (TRVFA), is to partner with Rotary clubs to provide assistance to the working poor in obtaining education, training and skill development so that they may, in turn, attain career-oriented employment and financial stability and contribute to their communities. 

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Arizona
A comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce with access to educational opportunities.

Early Childhood Associates Degree for Child Care Center Teachers
Early Childhood Associates Degree for Certified Family Care Providers

TYLENOL Brand Scholarship Fund 
To help deserving undergraduate and graduate students meet the costs of higher education in health-related field

United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Available to the sons and daughters of active, former and Reserve Marines.

Contact Us

Kranitz Student Center 
Tel: 1-855-622-2332
Fax: (602) 787-7105
Email: dl-pvc-finaid@paradisevalley.edu
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Regular Office Hours
Mon-Thur 8:00am-5:30pm (last appointment 5:00pm)
Friday  8:00am-3:00pm (last appointment 2:30pm)

Summer Office Hours

(May 12, 2014 - August 1, 2014)

Mon-Thur 8:00am- 6:00pm (last appointment 5:30pm)
Closed on Fridays

(August 4, 2014 - August 15, 2014)

Mon-Thur 8:00am-5:30pm (last appointment 5:00pm)
Friday  8:00am-3:00pm (last appointment 2:30pm)

Office Hours Closures & Revisions:
CLOSED- January 20, 2014- MLK Day
CLOSED- February 17, 2014- President's Day
CLOSED- March 13-14, 2014- Spring Break
CLOSED- May 26, 2014- Memorial Day

**Hours of operation may change around holidays & during the summer**

Staff

 

Financial Aid Staff Email

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*All inquiries must be sent from an official Maricopa student email account.*
**Please include your name and student ID number (8-digit number beginning with 3)**

Financial Aid Director

Kathaerine Johnson

Financial Aid Assistant
Mary Rosas

Technician III
Lola Quiroz

  • Federal Work Study
  • Financial Aid Awards 
  • General Financial Aid Assistance

Technician II
Britney Corbitt

  • Financial Aid Awards
  • General Financial Aid Assistance

Technicians

Eddie Gamez

  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Awards

Teresa Cisneros

  • Financial Aid Outreach

Cheryl Brinson

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