Meet Our Scholars
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Applying for Scholarships
Ben Nakasawa Memorial Scholarship
Ben Nakasawa Memorial Scholarship
Carol Backus Memorial Scholarship
Melissa Montes De Oca
Bonnie Peifer Nursing Scholarship
Applying for Scholarships a step-by-step guide
Worried about the cost of college? We know it’s expensive. By starting your degree at AWC, you’ve already lowered the cost of your degree. Further decrease your student loans by applying for available scholarships.View List
Our goal in the AWC Financial Aid Office is to attempt to meet the full need of all eligible students by packaging (combining) funds from various sources, including institutional and non-institutional funds.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
Criteria for each scholarship can be found on the AWC Foundation Scholarship Application website. On the log in page, click on the tab “Opportunities” and view the criteria for each scholarship currently available. Once you complete the general scholarship application, be sure to select Opportunities to apply for scholarships that meet your qualifications.
The AWC Student Success Center can help you with proofreading, developing, and organizing your ideas at no cost. You want your essays to share your story and give our reviewers a good snapshot of who you are, your dreams, and how this scholarship can help you achieve your goals.
No, scholarships funds are applied to your balance before any financial aid awards are disbursed. You are required to file your FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) as a component of your scholarship application but contact the AWC Financial Aid office if you have any questions.
Scholarship awards are set up within the AWC Financial Aid award system to cover your tuition and fees (sometimes books or housing as dictated by scholarship criterion) before your Federal financial aid is applied. Unless your scholarship includes a cash disbursement, the funds will be returned to the AWC Foundation/donor. You will be required to meet with the Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist to formally accept your scholarship before it will appear on your account.
Be prepared to start looking for scholarships EARLY! The AWC Foundation cycle begins in February and closes on March 31st. You will be notified of your award by May 1st through your toro email so that you have time to plan your financial aid payment options.
The AWC Foundation Scholarship Application can be accessed with an active AWC user ID (NetID) and password. Get started! AWC Foundation Scholarship Application website.
If you do not have an active AWC user ID and password or you are a new student, start by submitting an application: http://apply.azwestern.edu
The AWC Foundation has several renewable scholarships. This means that your scholarship provides funding over multiple years if you maintain your eligibility (GPA, enrollment status, degree program). Some scholarships are transferable to NAU-Yuma, UA-Yuma, or ASU-Yuma. You must reapply every year through the Foundation application process. For more information about specific renewable scholarships, please contact the AWC Foundation office directly.
Academic Works uses your AWC net id and password. If you are having trouble or have been locked out, contact the Help Desk or go to accounts.azwestern.edu and reset your password. If you are still experiencing difficulty accessing the application, contact Carlos Ramos, Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist, at 928-317-7618.
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