According to Arizona state officials 70% of their student body is eligible to receive some sort of grant. However, most people don’t even know about grant let alone where to find them.
Below I am going to list a few Arizona grants for college.
The Arizona Private Postsecondary Education Student Financial Assistance Program
The Arizona Private Postsecondary Education Student Financial Assistance Program offers need based grants to students in Arizona. The grants are there to encourage those who graduate from community college to go on to a four college and obtain their bachelors degree. You can receive up to $2000 per year for two years.
The funds must be used for tuition, books and fees. If the student fulfills the conditions of the grant it would be forgiven. On the other hand, if you do not get a bachelors degree within 3 years you will be required to pay the money back. www.azhighered.gov
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
This is another needs based award. It is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have a significant need for financial help. In order to apply for this grant the student must be majoring in Math, engineering, technology or science. The maximum reward is $2000. This is a first come, first serve type of program so make sure you apply early. www2.ed.gov/programs/leap/
The Arizona College Access Aid Program
This is a grant program that was put together by the Arizona governors office. It is part of the college access challenge grant. It too is a needs based grant for students who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in a two year or four year college. You must be going after an associates or bachelors degree to apply for this grant. It is given out on a first come first serve basis so you must apply early. www.azgrants.gov/AZGrants2009/ACAAP.html
The Early Graduation Scholarship Grant Program
This grant program is designed to encourage high school student to graduate early and head straight to college. Any student or graduates at least 6 months early and immediately enrolls in a higher learning institution in Arizona can apply for the grant. Those who graduate 6 months early can receive up to $1500 and those who graduate a year early can receive up to $2000.