Albert R. & Nellie D. Spikes Scholarship Fund

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Arizona Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in and attend a high school in Bowie, San Simon, or Wilcox AZ.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior.
  3. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Albert R. & Nellie D. Spikes Scholarship Fund is available for students in Bowie, AZ. Applicants must pursue a post-secondary education in any field or at any school (vocational, 2-year, 4-year, etc.) Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Albert R. & Nellie D. Spikes Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: This award was founded by the grandchildren of Albert R. and Nellie D. Spikes. Albert began his career as Bowie teacher, and went on to become principal, superintendent and ultimately a state senator in Arizona. Nelly remained a teacher and educator in the Bowie, San Simon, and Wilcox area. Throughout their careers and lives, Albert and Nelly always emphasized the value of education, so this award is designed to promote this value for local area Bowie students. The Arizona Community Foundation provides scholarships for high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona. Selection for awards is based primarily on academic records, financial need (as demonstrated by the FAFSA paperwork), and the quality of other submission items such as essays and recommendation letters.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $6,000 annually, non-renewable. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply and may receive priority for future awards.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Applications are available on the Arizona Community Foundation website. To apply, the applicant must register with the foundation. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: two letters of recommendation, one from his/her guidance counselor and one from a high school academic teacher, attesting to his/her academic strengths and determination to succeed at the university; a high school transcript through the seventh semester; a 500- to 700-word essay addressing the topic listed on the application; typed personal statements; verification of SAT and/or ACT test scores; and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form(FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. All application materials must be submitted together in the same envelope and be received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
About Arizona Community Foundation:
Contact Information: Michelle Grijalva, Scholarship Program Assistant
Address: 2201 E. Camelback Road Suite 202 Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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