CAC scholarship opportunities

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – The spring semester may be about to commence, but students attending Central Arizona College in 2008-09 should take advantage of several institutional scholarships designed to make higher education accessible to everyone.

“Central Arizona College offers a variety of scholarship to recognize students for their academic performance and participation in college sponsored activities,” Doris Helmich, Central’s vice president for student services, said.

A complete packet listing available institutional scholarships, criteria and deadlines will be available in February by contacting Central Arizona College at 520-494-5111. The packets also will be available at each of Central’s nine campuses and centers.
 
“The first step for students is to review the basic criteria and instructions on completing the scholarship forms,” Helmich said. “Students than should take a look at the different institutional scholarships that are available and see if they may qualify for one. It never hurts to apply.”

Packets listing all of the institutional scholarships are available throughout the Pinal County Community College District.

Student may receive more than one Central Arizona College institutional scholarship, but the total award may not exceed the cost of tuition, registration and processing fees for an in-state student.

Students seeking a scholarship must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be pursuing a degree or certificate and enrolled in an on-campus program. New students receive first priority and all students must make satisfactory academic progress.

The award amount for each scholarship varies. The following is a list of Central Arizona College’s institutional scholarships with requirements:

ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: Students who participate in certain activities for Central Arizona College, such as student government, student ambassadors, etc.

Enrollment Requirements:
· Participation in the activity is contingent upon the recommendation of the program coordinator/sponsor.
· Must complete FASFA.
· Must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credit hours each semester.
· Must meet program specific requirements.
· Must compete or perform in the name of the college.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must meet program specific requirements.
· Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Contingent upon the recommendation of the program coordinator/sponsor.
· Must apply each year.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.

CAC FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: New and returning students.

Enrollment Requirements: Minimum one (1) credit hour requirement.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must complete FAFSA.
· Must complete a general scholarship application form each year.
· Must earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Limited to four (4) consecutive semesters.
· Contingent upon faculty recommendation.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.

CAC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The purpose of CAC Foundation Scholarships is to assist students enrolled at Central Arizona College in achieving their educational goals. The Foundation receives financial gifts and real property from individuals and organizations to fund these scholarships.

The scholarships are extremely varied. Please see the college catalog or a financial aid specialist for a complete listing of these scholarships.

Who is Eligible: Incoming or current student at Central Arizona College pursuing a degree or certificate.

Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Must meet all other specific criteria as identified by each Foundation Scholarship.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.


CAC INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: Primarily first-generation college, first-time recent high school graduates.

Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must complete (FAFSA).
· Must complete a general scholarship application form each year.
· Must earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Enrollment must be continuous.
· Limited to four (4) consecutive semesters.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.

GED SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: Students who score an average of 580 or higher on the GED examination taken through the Central Arizona College GED testing program.

Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall semester immediately following notification from Central Arizona College of scholarship eligibility.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must complete FAFSA.
· Must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours each semester.
· Must earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Enrollment must be continuous.
· Limited to four (4) consecutive semesters.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.


HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: New and returning students who participate in the Honors Program.

Enrollment Requirements:
· Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
· Must meet program specific requirements.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must complete a general scholarship application form each year.
· Must complete FAFSA.
· Must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
· Must earn and maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Limited to four (4) semesters.
· Must meet program specific requirements.


NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible: Primarily re-entry students 23 years of age or older.

Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must complete FAFSA.
· Must complete a general scholarship application form each year.
· Must earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Enrollment must be continuous.
· Limited to four (4) consecutive semesters.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP (Signal Peak Campus only)

Who is Eligible: Students who participate in band, drama, or choir for Central Arizona College.

Enrollment Requirements:
· Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
· Must complete FAFSA.
· Must meet program specific requirements.
· Must compete or perform in the name of the college.
· Audition required.

Renewal Requirements:
· Must meet program specific requirements.
· Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
· Must meet satisfactory academic progress.


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