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Types of Scholarships

PCC Institutional Scholarships

Click on each scholarship for more information.

 

 

Priority Deadline: June, 30, 2022 (Deadline subject to change due to limited availability. Awarded on a first come, first serve basis.)

About: Application now open for the 2022-2023 academic year

Award Amount: Up to 12 credits per semester (24 credits per year) for a maximum of 2 academic years (renewal requirements must be met)

The Pima Excellence Tuition Award is available to Arizona residents that are new, continuing or returning Pima Community College students who have earned less than 96 college credits. 

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or an average GED test score of 145-164. You must be a resident of Arizona, eligible for general (in-state) tuition, and have not already received another tuition waiver or similar form of aid. Students must be enrolled at PCC for the Fall 2022 semester.

Preference may be given to high school students who have participated in dual enrollment courses offered at your high school or joint technical education district (JTED) campus through a partnership with Pima Community College and have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours successfully.

Application is available at pima.scholarshipuniverse.com!

You must be admitted to Pima Community College to access the scholarship application.

Pima Community College is committed to supporting its learners in all aspects of their multifaceted lives. Toward that end, beginning in the Fall semester, Pima is offering two programs that provide childcare for student-parents.

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) assists eligible student-parents by subsidizing the cost of childcare at the Desert Vista Child Care Center or other Department of Economic Security (DES) childcare programs that have an agreement with Pima.
The program will accept age birth through school-age. Eligible parents must:
  • already be DES childcare-eligible
  • be Pell Grant-eligible
  • take at least 12 credit-hours and
  • maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average
To learn more about the program, or to receive an application, contact Julie Mendivil, jmendivil17@pima.edu or 520-206-5205.

The Pima Community College-Arizona Department of Economic Security Early Learning Stipend Program is available to qualifying Pima students who have children age birth to 12 years enrolled in DES-approved early learning/childcare programs.
Eligibility requirements:
  • 165% of federal poverty level
  • Full-time Pima student (24 credits per year) in the following programs:
    • Nursing (practical and registered)
    • K-12 Education
    • Early Childhood Education
For more information, contact Josie Pallanes, jgpallanes@pima.edu or 520-206-2111.

Priority Deadline: June, 30, 2022 (Deadline subject to change due to limited availability. Awarded on a first come, first serve basis.)

About: Application now open for the 2022-2023 academic year

Award Amount: Up to 16 credits per semester (32 credits per year) for a maximum of 2 academic years (renewal requirements must be met)

The Pima Merit Tuition Award is available to Arizona residents that are new, continuing or returning Pima Community College students who have earned less than 96 college credits. 

Students must show on their application they have experience with leadership and/or community service or current high school seniors that have completed a minimum of 6 credits of dual enrollment/JTED courses at PCC with a 3.0 or higher. You must be a resident of Arizona, eligible for general (in-state) tuition, and have not already received another tuition waiver or similar form of aid. Students must be enrolled at PCC for the Fall 2022 semester.

Preference may be given to high school students who have participated in dual enrollment courses offered at your high school or joint technical education district (JTED) campus through a partnership with Pima Community College and have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA.

Application is available at pima.scholarshipuniverse.com!

You must be admitted to Pima Community College to access the scholarship application.

The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is coming soon.  Complete the Early Interest Form now! For eligibility information specific to PCC students visit earntolearn.org.

About: Pima’s Earn to Learn Scholarship - Established in 2013, Earn to Learn operates the largest and most successful matched-savings scholarship program in the nation. Earn to Learn combines scholarships, financial education and college success coaching to help low- and moderate-income students graduate from college with little or no student loan debt. Eligible students who save up to $500 and are admitted to PCC are eligible for matching funds of up to $4,000 to pay for tuition, fees and school-related expenses, an $8-to-$1 match.

The program is open to both current and new students who will be enrolled at PCC in Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024. Beyond income-qualification, Earn to Learn Scholars must complete financial literacy training and the upcoming 2023-2024 (available Oct. 1) FAFSA. Students also are expected to complete 24 credits by the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Students who transfer from Pima can remain in Earn to Learn if they attend one of the state’s three public universities. A student may be part of the Earn to Learn program for up to four years. 

Questions: Contact outreach@earntolearn.org or scholarships@pima.edu.

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About: The All-USA Academic Team seeks to honor outstanding students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to hold up as representatives of all outstanding students enrolled in associate degree/certificate programs.  

PCC Deadline: Open for consideration at PCC! The PCC All-USA Academic Team submission deadline is November 14, 2022 by 5pm for consideration.  

  • In order to participate and be considered by PCC as an All-USA Academic Team nominee you must submit your application by the PCC deadline of November 14, 2022 by 5pm (AZ Time), no exceptions.  Please note that PTK has a different deadline for submission that is after November 14, 2022.  However,  you will not be considered as a nominee if you submit after PCC's internal deadline.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Be enrolled through December 2022 in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours [or nine (9) quarter credit hours] of associate degree, college-level coursework at the time of application.
  • Hold a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework completed in the past five years.
    • Include all transcripts, fall 2017 – present.
    • GPA is evaluated at the time of application, and no courses can be marked as incomplete. Student must maintain a 3.50 or higher GPA through the fall 2022 semester to remain eligible.
  • Be on track to earn an associate or a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent of a U.S. associate or bachelor's degree).[1]
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 36 semester (or 54 quarter) college‐level credit hours completed at or transferred into an associate degree or certificate program by December 31, 2022, and 48 semester (or 72 quarter) college‐level credit hours by August 31, 2022.[2]
    • To be considered for the Coca‐Cola Academic Team, the student must be enrolled at least part‐time at a college for the fall 2022 semester. Proof of enrollment will be requested.
    • To be considered for the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholarship, the student must be enrolled at least part-time at a college for the fall 2022 semester. Proof of enrollment will be requested.
    • To be considered for the New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship, the student should be entering the workforce prior to fall 2022 after completing a certificate or associate degree.
  • Not have previously been nominated for the All‐USA Academic Team or the Coca‐Cola Academic Team.
  • Hold permanent or temporary residency in the country of the college the student is attending or possess a visa considered appropriate by the college. Please see the help article or application for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.
    • Students who attend a college in the United States do not need to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
    • Students attending colleges outside of the United States need to be members of Phi Theta Kappa and may only apply for the New Century Pathway Scholarship programs.
  • Have a college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action.
  • Not have a criminal record, or if a convicted felon, must have all conditions of sentencing, including parole/probation, completed.

Apply here (PTK login is required): PTK Competitive Scholarships

Assistance with All-USA Application: Visit the All-USA Applicant Information for details and resources on how the application process works. If you have additional questions after reviewing the All-USA Applicant Infomration you may contact Kyley Segers, Honors Program Coordinator, at ksegers@pima.edu.

Deadline: There are a limited number of openings available each year and interviews are scheduled as applications are received. Students should apply early for best consideration. 

About: Are you a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) student beginning your final year at Pima Community College in Fall 2022, with plans to transfer to the University of Arizona (UAZ) in Fall 2023? Are you looking for a supportive community of peers, faculty, and advisors to help you transition?

During last year at Pima

  • Scholarship up to $3500 (fall) and $4500 (spring)
  • UAZ and PCC STEM Faculty Mentor
  • UAZ STEM Peer Mentor
  • Individualized support from STEM program advisor
  • Transfer guidance and planning
  • Connection to community of STEM peers

Once at UArizona

Program structure will match that of our ASEMS Transfer program, but with the following additional benefits:

  • Scholarship of up to $5,000 per semester (up to 5 semesters)
  • Research shadowing experience
  • UAZ STEM Faculty Mentor
  • Individualized support from ASEMS Student Support Specialist

Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and qualify as being from a low-income household. Other eligibility restrictions apply.

Apply: Contact Aglhaen Nieto at PCC for a pre-screening to determine if you are eligible by email at anieto8@pima.edu or (520) 206-2216.

Deadline: Ongoing (funds are limited and available on a first come first serve basis)

About: The Helios Adelante College Re-Engagement Scholarship is for individuals who graduated high school in 2020 or 2021 AND are now entering college for the first time this Fall 2021.  Basically, you took a year off between high school graduation and entering college. You took a “gap year” and now there’s a scholarship opportunity available to you!

Award Amount: $1000 scholarship

Eligibility: 

  • You must be an Arizona High School graduate from the Class of 2020 or 2021
  • Be entering college for the first time in Fall 2021
  • You must have completed the FAFSA Application for 2021/2022 at fafsa.ed.gov
  • DACA students that have a Social Security Number are required to fill out the FAFSA, however, you will not receive an EFC Number. If you are a DACA student without an SSN, you will need to provide your FAFSA4caster document
  • You must enroll in an Arizona Community College or University full or part-time, by the Fall 2021 semester

Apply: Helios College Re-Engagement Scholarship!

Questions: Contact scholarships@pima.edu or Betsy Munoz at Education Forward Arizona, by scheduling an appointment through this link: https://calendly.com/betsy-munoz-1/15min?embed_domain=collegesuccessarizona.org&embed_type=Inline&back=1.

Deadline: May 13, 2022 (Deadline subject to change due to limited availability. Awarded on a first come, first serve basis.)

About: Application now open for the Summer 2022 term

Award Amount: Up to 12 credits (non renewable, non transferrable)

The Pima Summer Tuition Award is available to Arizona residents that are new, continuing or returning Pima Community College students. 

Tuition Award Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (minimum unweighted 2.5 GPA for current high school seniors)
  • Actively pursuing a degree or certificate at Pima Community College as of May 13, 2022
  • Applicants must be classified as Arizona residents at Pima through the lawful presence verification
  • Enrolled as of May 13, 2022 in a minimum of 3 credit hours (maximum award covers up to 12 credit hours) for summer courses
  • Changes to your enrollment during the award period may result in an adjustment to your tuition award amount:
    • Tuition award will only cover general in-state tuition for summer courses, including the associated student services fees, semester processing fee, and technology fees.  Books, other course fees and differential tuition are not covered and must be paid by the student.
    • This award is not renewable, it is not refundable and it is a one time award for summer. The award is not transferable to a different semester or institution.

Application is available at pima.scholarshipuniverse.com!

You must be admitted to Pima Community College to access the scholarship application.

Current Listing of PCC Institutional and Foundation Scholarships

To view a list of currently open scholarships now accepting applications visit Pima.ScholarshipUniverse.com/Public

PCC Foundation Scholarships

Pima alumni and other generous donors throughout Arizona create and contribute to a variety of scholarships. Programs change by semester. You can apply now for current offerings through Pima’s Scholarship Portal ScholarshipUniverse.

If you would like to donate to the Pima Community College Foundation visit pimafoundation.org to learn how your gift can help our students.   

External Scholarships

Pima’s Scholarship Portal lists Pima, Pima Foundation, and many local and national scholarships for which you can apply. We suggest beginning your search with regional/local scholarships, as there’s less competition, and then broadening to national scholarships.

Outside donor scholarship funds are available through community groups, organizations and companies throughout the state of Arizona. We suggest you ask about scholarships from your employer, your parents’ employer, your church, your bank, any other club or organization you are involved in.

If you are awarded a scholarship from an external donor, your funds will be sent either to Pima or to you.

Scholarship checks should be made payable to Pima Community College and reference the recipient’s name(s) and student ID number(s) at the bottom of the check. Note: making checks co-payable between the student and the college are not accepted and will be returned to the sender.  

Please mail all scholarship checks and the completed Scholarship Designation Form to:

(Please note the mailing address has changed effective July 30, 2020. Do not mail any scholarship checks to any other PCC campus locations because it will delay the process or may be returned to sender.) 

Pima Community College
Attn: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS)
4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709-1110

Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to be processed and applied to student account balances.  Scholarship disbursements may occur one day prior to the start of the term. For specific disbursement dates visit the Disbursements and Refunds page.

More information

  • If funds are sent to Pima, the Scholarship Office will be notified before the funds are sent to Financial Aid and posted to your account.
  • For awards sent to you directly, you may deposit the check in your account, and you must report the aid to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Any scholarship checks made out to both you and Pima, Pima’s Accounts Receivable Services/Student Accounts will not accept it. The donor will have to reissue a check made payable only to Pima Community College.

If you are a student recipient of a non-PCC scholarship, contact the scholarship donor to verify that the funds have been mailed to PCC. If your donor says the funds have been sent to PCC, please call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at at 520.206.4950, or email scholarships@pima.edu

Check back on a regular basis as scholarships are always added to this page. Continue your scholarship search on the Scholarship Searches page. 

Applying for Scholarships

Before applying to anything, be aware that some scholarship offers are scams. We’ve created a list of Scholarship resources and tips to help in your application process. 

Scholarship Questions

If you are a recipient of a Pima scholarship, please check ScholarshipUniverse to verify the award status. You may also check your Financial Aid page in MyPima to see if the award is pending or if it has been disbursed.

For additional questions, please contact scholarships@pima.edu.

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