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CGCC Scholarship Applications

A variety of scholarships available to Chandler-Gilbert Community College students. When scholarship applications are available click on the apply now button.
By completing the CGCC General Scholarship Application through Academic works, students will be considered for the following scholarships: CGCC Academic Scholarship, Chandler-Horizon Rotary Scholarship, and John Herdt Memorial Scholarship. There may be other scholarships available through this General Application contingent on available funding.
SRP Electric Utility Technology Scholarship

  • ​Applicants must be accepted into the CGCC Electric Utility Technology Program for 2017-2018.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at CGCC.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of the United States, or have lawful immigration status.
  • Must be Arizona resident.
  • The CGCC Scholarship Committee selects recipients.


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Close Date:  2/28/2018

Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program Scholarship

​​Awards are available to students at all Maricopa County Community Colleges. 
​Scholarship applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Incoming freshman ages 18 - 25 who have been raised through the child welfare system and have no form of financial support
  • College-age youth and adults with physical disabilities
  • Adults who are 25 years or older who have dependents in their family units
​Scholarship applicants must also meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be working toward their first college degree
  • Be a United States citizen and resident of the state of Arizona
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA
  • Have previously completed no more than 24 college level credits
​Awards amounts are:
  • Full tuition, fees and books plus $2750 annual living allowance
  • 2018-2019 Academic Year
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Close Date:  3/1/2018

Arizona College Scholarship Foundation

Arizona College Scholarship Foundation is committed to making a college education a reality for Arizona's high potential students who simply cannot afford the cost.
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Close Date:  3/9/2018

Chandler Service Club Jewel Lewis and Helen Pernell Memorial Community Scholarship

​Scholarship offered primarily based on student's financial need but will include all of the following criteria:
  • Financial need
  • Potential
  • Character
  • Reside within the current CUSD boundaries

Application as well as additional information and requirements available at Chandler Service Club website.

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Close Date:  3/16/2018

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

​Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Open to African-American women
  • Open to graduating high school seniors entering a four-year college or university
  • Or are community college students transferring to a four-year college or university
  • Have a minimum G.P.A (grade point average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Are interested in careers in education (for the Dr. Peggy L Payne Memorial Scholarship only)
​Applications will be evaluated as follows:
  • Academic Readiness...Class rank/GPA/Sat or ACT scores
  • Essay...Grammar/neatness/presentation/response to topic>
  • School and Community Service
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)...One letter from your school and one from the community
  • Application Packet...Overall presentation and neatness
  • Financial Need..
​Amount of scholarships range from  $500 to $3000
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Close Date:  3/31/2018

ASU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


  • 3.50 minimum GPA
  • Arizona resident
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Incoming undergraduate transfer student
  • Applicant must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa transferring to ASU from a community college
  • Applicants must have attended community college in the semester immediately preceding admission to ASU. There must be no break in enrollment.
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Close Date:  4/1/2018

CGCC Academic Scholarship

  • ​Applicants must have 15 hours of above 100 level courses completed at CGCC.
  • Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative 3.5 GPA at CGCC.
  • Applicant must enroll in a minimum of 6 hours (above 100 level courses) at CGCC for Fall 2018.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of the United States, or have lawful immigration status.
  • The CGCC Scholarship Committee selects recipients. ​
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Close Date:  4/27/2018

John Herdt Memorial Scholarship

  • ​Applicant must be enrolled full time for Fall '18 at CGCC
  • Applicant must have completed 29 credits at CGCC.
  • Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need by filing 2019 FAFSA by April 30, 2018
  • Applicants should have a background of volunteering, serving as an officer in a club or organization, and show how they have provided leadership. 
  •  The CGCC Scholarship Committee selects recipients.
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Close Date:  4/30/2018

Rudibaugh-Campbell Nursing Scholarship 2018-2019

​Applicant must be majoring in Nursing at CGCC.
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at CGCC
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at CGCC.
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 6 hours for Fall 2018.
  • The Rudibaugh-Campbell Nursing Scholarship Committee makes selection.

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Close Date:  4/30/2018

Ladies Auxiliary of B.P.O.E. 2559 Nursing Scholarship

  • Applicant must be accepted to the Nursing Program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and placed to start nursing classes or continue in nursing classes for Fall 2018
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at CGCC.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at CGCC.
  • Scholarship applicants may be asked to meet with the scholarship committee.​
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Close Date:  5/1/2018

Positive Paths

​Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be female.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
     Be a resident of an East Valley community. For the purposes of this program the East Valley consists of Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, and unincorporated areas within these community boundaries.
  • Be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or a community college associate’s degree program.
  • Awards will be given for public institutions–specifically East Valley Institute of Technology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, or Rio Salado College. Expanding to additional institutions is currently under consideration by the Positive Paths Executive Board.
  • Awards will be made only to students seeking certificates or degrees. This program does not pertain to those who wish to take special interest courses or coursework not related to certificate or degree completion.
  • Awards may also be given to students who do not yet have a high school diploma and wish to pursue their GED. Note that not having a high school diploma or GED will prohibit an applicant from receiving federal financial aid, but we still ask those applicants to demonstrate financial need via completion of the FAFSA form.
  • Show aptitude or the promise for success. Recipients may plan to attend school full-time or part-time, but, if selected for an award, must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Positive Paths Scholarship Committee that they have a viable plan for certificate or degree completion.
  • Scholarship Information Sheet
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Close Date:  5/19/2018

Father Joseph N. Patterson Foundation Scholarship

​Father Joseph N. Patterson Foundation Scholarship was established by Father Joseph N. Patterson to assist deserving young men and women attain their educational goals.
  • Scholarship (minimum grade point average: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Demonstration of leadership and community service
  • High School and College (undergraduate) student. (Scholarships not available for grad school or graduate students.)
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Close Date:  6/7/2018

Dougherty Scholarship

​To qualify for the Dougherty Foundation Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must be enrolled at one of these educational institutions: Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Prescott College, Coconino Community College, Mohave Community College, Thunderbird College, or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges District campuses.
  • Minimum enrollment: 6 hours at community college, 12 hours at 4 year university.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Arizona Resident
  • Financial Need as demonstrated by the submission of the Student Aid Report from the FAFSA
Award Details
Community College:
$250-500 scholarships per semester based on the number of enrolled hours.
All awards are renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled for at least 6 hours in the community college or 12 hours at the university level. Community college awards are renewable for up to two years. Community college students may request a renewal after two years of award if transferring to a four year school. University awards are renewable for up to four years. Fifth year requests may be made for a loan only.
​Students will receive a notice by email to renew their award directly with the Dougherty Foundation. Students must update their contact info with Dougherty to remain eligible for continuing awards.

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Close Date:  6/8/2018

Chandler Horizon Rotary Scholarship

  • ​Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits hours at CGCC.
  • Student must have financial need.
  • Have completed between 1 - 24 credits.
  • Must have minimum, cumulative 3.0 GPA at CGCC.
  • Preference will be given to re-entry students and single parents.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be an AZ resident.
  • Must be a resident of Chandler, AZ.


Tempe St. Luke's Hospital Scholarship

​Any person who is a Maricopa County resident who intends to enroll or is enrolled as a full time student (6 or more hours) at an Arizona accredited college, university or technical school.
The applicant must plan to pursue a health-related career.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must have a 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0.

To be eligible, applicant must follow all specific instructions within this application.  All applications must be typed and signed by the applicant, as well as other entities as indicated on the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications and guideline materials may be downloaded from the Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital website in the “Community Education” section at Additional information and questions can be directed to the Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee at TSLHAUX.SC@GMAIL.COM​

2018 Soroptimist "Live Your Dream Award"

  • ​Women who are currently enrolled in a vocational/skills program or undergraduate degree program.
  • Do not have a graduate degree.
  • Provide the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents.
  • Have not previously been awarded a Women's Opportunity Award or a Live Your Dream award are eligible.
  • For more information click here.

Peer Mentor Scholarship 2017-2018

A Peer Mentor is a trained peer leader who provides guidance, support, and role modeling to developmental education course college students in a structured setting. Following a set of mandatory training sessions, Peer Mentors work within the classroom of an assigned developmental course through the duration of that course, and, hold one (1) hour per week to provide out-of-class peer guidance and referral to appropriate campus resources. See application for details.


Boeing Scholarship

​​​​​​Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program.


  •          Applicants must have financial need.
  •      Applicants must be a US citizen.
  •       Applicants must be first semester AMT students.





CGCC General Electric Utility Technology Scholarship

  • ​Must be accepted into the CGCC EUT Program for 2017-2018.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at CGCC.
  • Must be a US citizen, legal resident of the United States, or have lawful immigration status.
  • Must be a resident of Arizona.
  • Fall recipients will need to maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible for Spring.​

All-USA Scholarship

Apply now for the All-USA Community College Academic Team scholarships!
CGCC will nominate two students from Pecos Campus and two students from Williams Campus to the All-Arizona Community College Academic Team. These four students will receive scholarships that pays four semesters of tuition at ASU, NAU, or U of A for the fall 2018. In addition, the four nominees will be considered at the national level for placement into the prestigious All-USA Academic Team Scholarship. 

Click for more information. Student do not need to be PTK members to apply.


Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program

​The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation's top community college students to complete their bachelor's degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually.
​Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
  • Have not previously attended a four-year institution.

Arizona Milk Producers Scholarship

  • ​Must be an Arizona resident.
  • Must be a full-time college student or a high school student eligible for the 2018 fall term.
  • Candidates must be enrolled or plan to enroll in and Arizona university, college or community college as full-time student (12 credits or more) for the 2018 fall term.
  • Must be at least 17 years old.

CGCC Aviation, Flight Emphasis Scholarship

  • ​Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in CGCC Aviation, Flight Emphasis Program.
  • Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

CGCC Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship

  • ​Applicant must be pursuing a career in Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
  • Applicant cannot be a Boeing recipient for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 1 to 12 credits at CGCC.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at CGCC.
  • Must have a minimum, cumulative 2.5GPA at CGCC. 
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Sun Lakes Rotary Scholarship

  • Applicant must be enrolled 12 credits or more at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for each semester.
  • Applicant must have financial need.
  • ​​Applicant must be pursing a vocational program of study or program not leading to a bachelor degree.  For example: Nursing, Microsoft Systems Engineer, Airway Science Technology, and Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
  • ​​Application also must have financial need.  
  • The Sun Lakes Rotary Club Scholarship Committee makes selection.

Maria L. Hesse Service and Leadership Scholarship

​The Maria L. Hesse Service and Leadership Scholarship, endowed by CGCC's second president, is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the college and/or the community.  Applicants must have completed at lease six credit hours at CGCC.  Selection of recipient will be made by Maria L. Hesse Scholarship Committee.

Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship

​Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Must live or work in Chandler, Arizona or be a current student at any high school servicing Chandler or attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must be actively enrolled at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the 2017-2018 academic year with a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Grade Point Average must be 3.0 or higher (for high school students applying).
  • Field of study must be business related.

​The award amount varies and will be based on financial need.  The Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Committee selects recipient(s).

Rayma Neeb Women's Re-Entry Scholarship

​Providing a $2,000 scholarship to a woman who has entered or re-entered college after at least a 4 year hiatus to enable herself to be self-sufficient. The course of study must qualify her for a higher position/profession than she currently has.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S. and a resident of Arizona.
  • Be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college, university, or trade school in a degree or diploma program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have an enrollment status equal to at least a half-time student.
  • Have/maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This requirement shall be waived for the first term of re-entry.

CGCC Aviation, Flight Emphasis Scholarship Application - Continuing Student

  • ​​Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in CGCC Aviation, Flight Emphasis Program.
  • Applicant must be a continuing flight student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant have filed a 2016-2017 FAFSA.
  • Applicant must have financial need.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Arizona Business Aviation Association Scholarship

​​AZBAA is proud to offer business aviation scholarships in both Spring and Fall. Applicants must be 18 or older, legal Arizona residents, and pursuing a career in business aviation. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the student's educational institution or training program, and can pay tuition, flight ratings, recurring training, etc. Please complete the online application requirements to be considered for the scholarship.