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An Education Trust for Arizona

Helping Arizonan Students Reach Their Full Potential

The Dougherty Foundation is a private foundation that awards college scholarships to deserving Arizonan students. Over 65 years ago, the foundation was born out of our founders’ desire to support continuing education and a brighter future for all of Arizona.

Today, we carry on with their mission by working with community donors and partner colleges that share our vision to provide much needed financial aid to help students reach their full potential.

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Donate to support Arizona students

100% of your gift goes to support Arizona students with scholarships and support to graduate with their college degree. 

How to Apply for a Scholarship


  • U.S. Citizen
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Attending a Partner College/University

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Community College Scholarships

Community college awards range from $250-$500 per semester based on the number of hours enrolled.

University Scholarships

At the four-year level, students are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship. 

Graduate School Scholarships

Scholarships for graduate school are only available to successful Dougherty undergraduate students. You must have been selected as an undergraduate to be eligible. 

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Learn About Our Scholarship Programs