Jacques Avent Scholarship

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 attend a college or university in Arizona.
  2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  3. Must be African-American.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must be majoring in public administration, public affairs, public policy, political science, or urban and metropolitan studies

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

Description: The Jacques Avent Scholarship is available for African American students in Arizona who are majoring in public administration, public affairs, policy, political science, or urban studies. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Jacques Avent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Jacques Avent Scholarship is provided by and funded by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Central Arizona Chapter (CAC). The award is designed to increase the number of black students who graduate and become senior management or executive level employees in public service organizations, public administration, and other administrative jobs. Please note: recipients will be required to attend CAC events, especially the Marks of Excellence Dinner in the fall. The date of the dinner will be announced at a later time. 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: $5,000 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 $5,000.

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 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov, 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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