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Scholarships & Grants

PCC helps you achieve your dreams through scholarships and grants. Unlike loans, scholarships or grants never have to be paid back. Performance-based scholarships not only assist with your financial needs, they are a reward for your hard work and distinguish you as an outstanding student. Here are some of your grant and scholarship options:

PCC Foundation Scholarships

Many scholarships are available through the PCC Foundation. Some are general scholarships, while others are based on program of study or merit. Although due dates for individual scholarships vary, applications for the majority of the scholarships are available in the spring of each year.

All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship

All Arizona Academic Team Scholarships are available to qualified students from each PCC campus.  Applications are generally accepted October - November.

Arizona Foster Care Tuition Waiver

The Arizona Foster Care Tuition Waiver can help qualified Arizona foster children earn a college degree by offering them free tuition. This five-year pilot program uses a combination of federal grants and scholarships, and college aid to cover students’ tuition and fees.

Chancellor's Recognition Scholarship

The Chancellor's Recognition Scholarship is awarded to well-rounded graduating high school students from Pima County. If you have shown academic competency and made contributions in several aspects of academic and civic life you may be eligible. The deadline for 2014-2015 applications is April 25, 2014. 

Pima Book Scholarships

Pima Book Scholarships, funded by the Follett Bookstore, are available to help qualified PCC students purchase textbooks. If you have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a minimum score of 550 on the GED, you may be eligible. The application period for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 is March 1 - May 31, 2014.

PCC Student Grants Program

The PCC Student Grants Program provides full or partial tuition and fees, or a textbook stipend to qualified, selected applicants. You must apply and meet the qualifications to be eligible to compete for these grants.

Aztec Activity Grant

If you are a qualified student who also performs community service or volunteer work, or participates in student life activities, you may be eligible for the Aztec Activity Grant. The deadline for 2014-2015 applications is May 30, 2014.

Pima Opportunity Grant

The Pima Opportunity Grant may be available to you if you are a qualified student with a specific level of financial need.

Other Scholarships

Scholarship funds are also available through community groups, organizations and companies outside of PCC. The financial aid office receives information periodically about available scholarships in the community. Check with a campus Student Services Center for the latest available information. Other sources of information on scholarships and financial aid are available at campus libraries and public libraries. Ask a librarian for assistance in finding these references. You may also find financial aid resources online.

NOTE: If you should receive scholarship money from outside PCC and receive scholarship funds directly, you must notify our financial aid office.

Watch Out for Scholarship Scams
Every year there are a few scholarship search "scams" that imitate legitimate search companies, foundations and sponsors. These companies may request money for their services, advertise that they "guarantee" results or ask for inappropriate personal information such as your bank or Social Security number. Beware of anyone who requests money for scholarship search services. To learn more visit Scholarship Scams.