Foundation Scholarships

Featured Scholarships

Fred and Eunice Wuertz family

Fred and Eunice Wuertz endowment

The Wuertz family established the Fred and Eunice Wuertz endowment scholarship in 2005 to honor their parents. The scholarship supports the Promise for the Future program which encourages students to prepare for and pursue education at CAC. (pictured to the right, family members Joan & Wilbur Wuertz)

Photo of Allan Morton & Richard O’Brien, Harry SchmidtRichard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship

The Richard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship was established in memory and honor of Dick by his wife, Judy, and family 2016.The recipient must be a Casa Grande high school graduate and pursuing a degree or certificate in the science program. (pictured to the left, Allan Morton & Richard O’Brien, Harry Schmidt, in the foreground)

Carlotta S. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

Photo of Carlotta S. Gilbert

Carlotta was determined to be teach.  She worked her way through college in the 1930’s without financial help.  She taught before she was married, privately tutored homebound children, tutored in the literacy program and guided her daughters, Carol, Nada, and Miriam, toward higher education.

Carlotta mentored others by providing encouragement and opportunities.  She loved to travel and considered seeing the United States and other countries as an educational journey.  Besides family, friends and teaching, her love was music.  She helped bring music and dance enrichment to Casa Grande with the first community concert series.

For many years Carlotta was a member of the Central Arizona College Foundation Board of Directors and served as Secretary.

The Carlotta S. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship endowment fund was established in 2019 by Carol Gilbert Cox, Nada Jagerson and Miriam Patrick, daughters of Carlotta and Guy Gilbert.   The scholarship provides tuition and/or book awards for students enrolled in the education program.

The Minimum Qualifications for Foundation Scholarships

To receive a Central Arizona College Foundation Scholarship, students must complete the following steps. These steps are the minimum qualifications for all of Central Arizona College Foundation Scholarships.

Step 1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Find out more about FAFSA here.

 

Step 2

Pursue a degree or certificate. View the degrees and certificates available at Central Arizona College here.

Step 3

Coordinate with federal financial aid. The total of all awards may not exceed the student’s need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Step 4

Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester. Check out the classes available for any given semester here.

Step 5

Earn and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Find out your GPA by using your student portal.

Step 6

Meet all other specific criteria as identified by each Foundation scholarship. This information can be reviewed under the “Find Scholarships by Areas of Interest” column of this webpage.

After completing the steps listed above, take a look at the “Find Scholarships by Areas of Interest” column. Once you have found the scholarship(s) you are interested in, apply for them by filling out the Foundation scholarships application.

Find Scholarships by Areas of Interest

Agriculture-Agriculture Sciences

Guy Gilbert Scholarship

  • Must be a graduating Casa Grande Union High School student
  • Must have participated in the agriculture program at CGUHS

Arthur and Mary Faul Scholarship

  •  Program of study in agricultural sciences

Paul Pearce Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Arizona who is pursuing a degree or certificate in agriculture or agricultural sciences
  • Must demonstrate leadership, community service
  • Additional consideration given to applicants with 2 years of 4H or Future Farmers of America

Behavioral Health Sciences

The Michael J. Cepello Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in behavioral health services
  •  Preference to Pinal County residents

Business & Communications

Business

Darlene Unger Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the business program


Communication

Donovan Kramer Scholarship

  • Must be a Communications student

Criminal Justice & General

Criminal Justice

Judge Robert R. Bean Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be Pinal County high school graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the criminal justice or legal studies

The Sergeant Tate Lynch Promise for the Future Scholarship Endowment

  • Must be an eligible Promise for the Future student
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in public safety, emergency services or criminal justice


General

The George W. Fridell Scholarship

  • Student should exhibit financial need
  • Essay should document financial need and education/career goals

Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship

Creative Arts & Visual Arts

Thomas Cole Art Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a visual arts program
  • Must provide sample of artistic talent or potential
  • Must have a civic commitment
  • Must demonstrate financial need

C.A. & Nelle H. Pope Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing a degree in the creative arts or culinary arts programs

Sodexo Culinary Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in either the Hotel Restaurants and Management or the Culinary Arts Programs

Music & Theater

Music

James Lee Music Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in music courses

Theater

Winston Hoffman Drama Scholarship

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be performing in a current theater production

Nursing, Health Services, Pre-Med

Zelda (Chris) Ferryman Scholarship

  • Program of study in Nursing

JoAnn Harter Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

  • Must be a second year Nursing student
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

N.E. “Pete” & Josephine King Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled a health careers program

Lynn S. Long Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a nursing student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester
  • Must earn a 3.5 GPA on courses required for the nursing AAS degree.

Tepi Maddock Scholarship

  • Must be female students
  • Program of study in Physical Education, Nursing or Pre-Med

Roberta Phillips Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the Nursing program
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Science & Technology

Science

Richard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship

  • Must be a Casa Grande high school graduate
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in the science program.

Technology

Duane Irvin Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a technology program

Sports Education or Athletic Team Member

Sports Education, Athletic Team Member

Tom Kunz Vaquero Scholarship

  • Must be a member of a recognized Central Arizona College athletic team
  • Must be enrolled fulltime
  • Must be a graduate of a Pinal County high school

Tepi Maddock Scholarship

  • Must be female students
  • Program of study in Physical Education, Nursing or Pre-Med

Rodeo

Coolidge Mounted Sheriff’s Posse Scholarship

  • Preference to direct descendants of Sheriff Posse members pursuing any certificate or degree program
  • High school graduates participating in the CAC Rodeo program and pursuing a two-year certificate or degree
  • Pinal County high school graduate pursuing a certificate or degree in agriculture
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA after one semester of attendance

Bob England Rodeo Scholarship and Endowment Scholarship

  • Must be a member of the rodeo program.
  • Preference to Promise for the Future students.

Ann Williams Scholarship

  • Must participate in the Rodeo program
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Promise Recipient

Fire Chiefs Association of Pinal County

  • Must be an eligible Promise for the Future student
  • Endowment Scholarship for expenses and fees not related to tuition costs
  • Must be enrolled in a program of study in fire science
  • Must be a graduate of a Pinal County high school
  • Preference to residents of Pinal County

Pinal County University Foundation Scholarship

  • Awards are given to a first year and a second year Promise students

The Sergeant Tate Lynch Promise for the Future Scholarship Endowment

  • Must be an eligible Promise for the Future student
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in public safety, emergency services or criminal justice

Transfer Student, Non-traditional, Native American & Veteran or Dependent of Veteran

Non-traditional Student

Great Women of CAC/Pinal County

  • Must be a Pinal County resident
  • Preference to a new, continuing or re-entry student
  • May have endured/overcome hardships
  • Participated in community service
  • Must demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Transfer Student

Clara Lovett University Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a regionally accredited university offering programs on a Central Arizona College Campus
  • Graduate of a Pinal County High School
  • Graduate of Central Arizona College with a completion of 30 university parallel credits. (Arizona State Prison Campus is excluded)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at CAC and in university parallel courses taken at CAC
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 9 credits with a declared university major
  • Recommendations provided by former instructors will be given special consideration


Veterans, Dependents of Veterans

V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans And Loved Ones Relief)

  • Must be a veteran, or the spouse or children up to the age of 26
  • Must be a resident of Pinal County
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate

Native American

Kathleen Van Cleft Indian Scholarship Fund

  • Must be Native American

Coolidge or Florence High School

Coolidge or Florence High School Graduate

Emma Boswell Memorial Scholarship

·   Must be a Coolidge High School graduate

Dale and Lee Gibson Scholarship

·   Must be a Florence Union High School graduate

·   Must be pursuing a degree or certificate

Richard J. and A. Myrtle Jones Memorial Scholarship

·   Must be a graduate of Coolidge or Florence high schools

·   Preference to a Coolidge graduate

·   Must demonstrate financial need


Endowed Scholarship Funds

Emma Boswell Memorial Scholarship
Michael J. Cepello Memorial Scholarship
Robert Cherepy Memorial Scholarship
A. Thomas Cole Art Scholarship
Coolidge Mounted Sheriff’s Posse Scholarship
Bob England Rodeo Scholarship
Great Women of CAC/Pinal County Scholarship
Arthur J. and Mary A. Faul Scholarship
Carlotta S. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship
Jo Ann Harter Memorial Scholarship
Winston Hoffman Drama Scholarship
Duane Irvin Scholarship
Richard J. and A. Myrtle Jones Memorial Scholarship
N. E. “Pete” and Josephine King Scholarship
Donovan Kramer Scholarship
Tom Kunz/Vaquero Foundation Endowment Scholarship
Lin L. Laursen Endowment Scholarship
Roberta Phillips Memorial Scholarship
C.A. & Nelle H. Pope Memorial scholarship
V.A.L.O.R. – Veterans And Loved Ones Relief
Darlene Unger Memorial Scholarship
Kathleen Van Cleft Indian Scholarship Fund


Promise for the Future Scholarship Endowed Fund

APS Foundation
ASML Trust Scholarship
Mickey A. and Louise Clark Scholarship
CORE Construction
Durrant Architects
Zhe “Joe” Fang Memorial Promise for the Future Scholarship
Gila River Indian Community
The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Scholarship
Promise Contributions (Title V)
Sodexo Scholarship
Stephen P. Terry Promise for the Future Scholarship
TransCanada Promise for the Future Scholarship Endowment
Fred and Eunice Wuertz Scholarship

Promise for the Future Scholarships

Alumni and Friends of Promise for the Future
Fire Chiefs Association of Pinal County Endowment
Isabel and Claude Gipson – Promise for the Future Scholarship Endowment
Pinal County University Foundation Scholarships
Sergeant Tate Lynch Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Scholarship Funds

Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Nurses Foundation
Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship
Baseball Alumni Scholarship Fund
Judge Robert R. Bean Memorial Scholarship
Henry Brown Heavy Equipment Scholarship
College For Kids
John Deere Ag Tech Scholarship
John Deere Construction Forestry Tech Scholarship
The Desert Woman’s Club Scholarship
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Program Scholarship
East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Bookstore Scholarship-Superstition Mountain Campus Students
Zelda “Chris” Ferryman Scholarship
The George W. Fridell Scholarship
Dale and Lee Gibson Scholarship
Guy Gilbert Scholarship
Intel Scholarship
John J. Klein, Sr. and Anne Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund
James Lee Music Scholarship


Scholarship Funds

Lynn S. Long Memorial Scholarship
Clara Lovett University Foundation Scholarship
Tepi Maddock Scholarship
Neomia McDonald Nursing Scholarship
Dean Merrell Scholarship
Jeanette Miller Memorial Scholarship
Otto & Edna Neely Foundation
Richard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship
Paul Pearce Memorial Scholarship
Pinal County Federal Credit Union
Rodeo Scholarships
James T. and Mary Smardon O’Neil
Bert Slater Memorial Scholarship
John Slater Memorial Scholarship
Sodexo Culinary Scholarship
V.A.L.O.R. – Veterans and Love Ones Relief
Vivian C. Urton Nursing Scholarship
Ann Williams Memorial Scholarship