Doughton Scholarship

Awarded By:

Arizona Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies annually. Approximately one award was provided last year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in Maricopa County, Arizona.
  2. Must attend a community college in Maricopa County.
  3. Must be a non-traditional student returning to school as an adult.
  4. Must have one or more dependents.

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

Description: The Doughton Scholarship is available for adult re-entry students who have at least one dependent. Applicants must attend a community college in Maricopa County.

Application requirements for the Doughton Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Doughton Scholarship is provided annually to advance the educational goals of adult re-entry students in Maricopa County. Applicants must attend any Maricopa Community College on a part-time basis and must have one or more dependents. 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 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 $1,000.

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 short essays 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 online by 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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