Helen Jean Simpson Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Sunday
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 a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  2. This award is for U.S. and international students.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must be a resident of Arizona.
  5. Must have arrived in the United States with refugee status.
  6. Must enroll full time.
  7. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for residents of Arizona who have entered the United States under refugee status. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must enroll full time.

Application requirements for the Helen Jean Simpson Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: 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, renewable for up to three years provided that the student maintains good academic standing and re-applies each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Applications and information about the Helen Jean Simpson Scholarship 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 online by the deadline date.
Contact: Michelle Grijalva
Address: 2201 E. Camelback Road Suite 202 Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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