Yavapai College Scholarships

YC Foundation imageThrough the efforts of the Yavapai College Foundation, more than 80 scholarships have been established to provide assistance to deserving YC students in a variety of disciplines. Click here for a list of the YC Foundation Scholarships available.

Steps Required to Apply for YC Foundation Scholarships

  1. Complete the YC Scholarship application
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  3. The Application Deadline is April 1st
  4. Check your email
  5. Register for classes.
  6. Keep your Scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

  What information should I include in my essays?

First, your essay should be free of grammar and spelling mistakes; remember you are writing an essay for a scholarship and not texting a friend! It should be well organized and no more than 500 words on the topic. Things to highlight might be:

  • The motivational reason you are pursuing your chosen degree or certificate (make sure to expand on this topic and not just state the degree/certificate you are pursuing)
  • Experience as a first generation college student, single parent or caregiver for a disabled child, parent or spouse
  • Overcoming a learning disability or physical/health challenges
  • Service to our country as a military veteran, reservist or National Guardsman
  • Description of volunteer and community activities
  Am I scholarship material?

The short answer, yes! Anyone can be scholarship material. YC has many different scholarships with various qualifications. From our experience, however, more scholarships tend to go to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  Who makes scholarship decisions?

Scholarship award decisions are made by the Yavapai College Scholarship Committee, comprised of diverse members from the Office of Student Services.

  When are scholarship decisions made?

Scholarship decisions are made 3 to 4 weeks after the deadline. The Scholarship Committee needs sufficient time to carefully review each application.

  Will I be notified if I don’t receive a scholarship?

All applicants are notified via email whether or not they are selected to receive a scholarship. Please make sure to check your YC email.

  Why didn’t I receive a scholarship?

Unfortunately, we do not have enough scholarships for every applicant. You can research outside scholarships on the YC Interactive Scholarship database. Another good scholarship resource is www.fastweb.com. This website is a great tool for searching scholarship which pertains to your individual profile.