Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2020 for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Scholarship Program Guidelines

To apply for any Dougherty Foundation scholarship, please complete the general application hosted by the Arizona Community Foundation. You will be required to submit a recent transcript and your Student Aid Report from the FAFSA completed this year.


Students seeking renewal must complete the online renewal application and will be approved after a review of GPA and financial need. For further information, contact our staff.

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Community College Guidelines

Students that meet eligibility criteria and are enrolled at a participating community college are eligible for up to $1,000 in scholarship funds each academic year. Awards are based on the number of credit hours taken per semester.

  • 6-8 Hours = $250 per Semester
  • 9-11 Hours = $375 per Semester
  • 12+ Hours = $500 per Semester

Community college students continuing in the university level are eligible for renewal at the university level if they enroll at a partner school. Students who have applied for their renewal will be prioritized when transferring to another partner school but may have to wait until the next academic year to receive funds.

University Guidelines

Students at the university level are awarded a maximum of $2,000 per year. Students who have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree, regardless of field, are not eligible for scholarship funds.  

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for scholarship or the scholarship and loan program, all students must meet the following criteria:

1. Unmet Financial Need As Determined by Federal Guidelines (FAFSA)

2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or Higher

3. U.S. Citizenship (Resident Aliens Are Not Eligible)

4. Arizona Resident

5. Full-Time Student Status (4-Year) 

    or 6 Credit Hours (Community College)

Scholarships may be renewed if students continue to show financial need and maintain academic achievement. A progress review will be done each semester to verify the completion of credit hours and cumulative GPA.

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