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Yavapai College Foundation has established 100+ student scholarships that could be based on one or more of the following:

  • Academic merit
  • Specific educational goals
  • Financial need
  • Other criteria defined by the scholarship donor

Students who complete the scholarship application will automatically be considered for all of the scholarships for which they meet the minimum qualifications.

What is the difference between Grants, Scholarships and Loans?


To apply, you must have already applied for admission to Yavapai College and your FAFSA application must have been received (usually 5 - 7 days after you complete the FAFSA application.)

How/When to Access the Scholarship Application:

Scholarship applications are available by logging into the YC Website using the myYC Login button. Go to My AccountYC Scholarship Application.

2024-25 application is open now! Priority deadline for Fall scholarships is July 31st, 2024, make sure to complete your application today!

Typically, the upcoming academic year and Fall only scholarship application are available starting December 1st of the preceding year (i.e. December 1, 2022 for 2023-2034 academic year and Fall 2023 only applications.)

Eligible

  1. Temporarily or permanently laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Veteran or family member (spouse or dependent)
  3. Underemployed (earnings under $50,000/year)
  4. Considered dislocated worker as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Section 3(15)
  5. Currently seeking employment

Covers

  1. Tuition and can be used Spring 24, Summer 24 and Fall 24 for certain high demand certificate programs listed below:

Programs eligible

  1. 3D Printing
  2. Accounting certificate
  3. Assisted Living Caregiver
  4. Auto body paint and collision
  5. Automotive master technician
  6. Automotive technician (MLR)
  7. Bookkeeping
  8. Business Office
  9. Commercial Driver Training (CDL)
  10. Computer Networking Technician
  11. Computer Programming Certificate
  12. Cybersecurity Specialist
  13. Cybersecruity Tech
  14. Diesel Tech
  15. Electric Utility Lineworker Tech
  16. Electrical Instrumentation Tech
  17. Electronics – Analog
  18. Electronics – Digital
  19. Electronics – Industrial
  20. Electronics Technology
  21. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  22. Graphic Design
  23. Legal Office Clerk
  24. Legal Paraprofessional
  25. Management
  26. Management – Entrepreneurship Principles and Practice
  27. Management – Strategic Leadership
  28. Media Production
  29. Medical Assistant
  30. Medical Office Assistant
  31. Medical Records
  32. Microsoft Office
  33. Nurse Assistant
  34. Paramedicine
  35. Phlebotomy
  36. Welding

Steps

  1. Apply Here - someone will then reach out to the student
  2. Create a username and password in AZ Job Connections

Someone from the REDC will be contacting them for further assistance with the AJC application.

Native American students interested in applying for tribal scholarships must complete a FAFSA and be awarded eligible federal financial aid. Students must also complete all of their tribal scholarship requirements. Grant applications are only available from the education officer of the tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership. Please call your tribe for more information (see list of Tribal Addresses below under Additional Resources).

The following documents are required by most tribal scholarship offices:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Tribal Financial Need Analysis (FNA)
  • Letter of admission for new students
  • Verification of enrollment for continuing students
  • Certificate of Indian blood

BIE Higher Ed Grant Program Scholarship Information Packet

Tribal Addresses

Bureau of Indian Education Scholarship Opportunities

American Indian College Fund

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

What information should I include in my essays?

It should be well organized, grammatically correct, spellchecked, and no more than 500 words. 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?

Anyone can be scholarship material. YC has many different scholarships with various qualifications, 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.


When are scholarship decisions made?

A student’s FAFSA information must be received and assessed prior to completing the scholarship decision/awarding process; the implementation of FAFSA Simplification has caused delays in the processing of FAFSAs for the upcoming academic year. We understand that financial aid is a crucial aspect of your education, and we want to assure you that our team is working diligently to process your applications as quickly as possible.


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?

Supply and demand does not afford the ability to grant each applicant a scholarship.

The criteria for most outside scholarships fall into just a few categories: field of study, grade point average, test scores, financial need and group membership. Some scholarships are awarded based on a combination of criteria. Even if you do not have outstanding grades or significant financial need, don't let that stop you from researching and applying for scholarships.


Scholarship Documentation

Each Scholarship donor may require different documents to apply for their scholarship. Assemble the most common documents in advance to speed the application process. These may include:


Disclaimer

Every attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of this information. However, before applying for any scholarship, verify the criteria, application requirements and deadline information directly with the sponsoring agency. Yavapai College is not liable for errors or omissions.


General Scholarship Tips

Establish a system for gathering and organizing all of your scholarship search paperwork: applications, recommendations, essays, test scores, transcripts.

When writing your essay understand the purpose of the writing and the motivation of those asking. Create goals for the writing, develop a theme, outline your response.

Asking for letters of recommendation:

  • Provide all requested information.
  • Whenever possible, ask one person to write 1 letter that can be sent with multiple scholarship applications.
  • Provide a copy of your essay.
  • Give your letter writers as much time as possible.
  • Provide a list of recommendations
  • Check in with your letter writer at some point in the process to be sure he or she has everything needed.
  • Be sure to ask that the writer use official letterhead if possible.
  • After you receive the letter, write a note of appreciation.

Learn more scholarship tips here