Melva Joan Owens Scholarship

Application Information





Application Deadline

May 15

Awarded By:

Arizona Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies annually. Approximately three awards were provided last year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be majoring in nursing.
  2. Must be an undergraduate student.
  3. Must be a resident of Arizona.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must attend a community college or public university in Arizona.

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

Description: The Melva Joan Owens Scholarship is available for nursing majors at community colleges and public universities in Arizona. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Melva Joan Owens Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Melva Joan Owens Scholarship is provided to nursing majors attending a community college or public university in the state of Arizona. Selection will be based on a combination of academic performance and financial need. 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: $1,500 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 $1,500.

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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