Special Interest Scholarships

The Foundation values and encourages the interest and involvement of donors in establishing these special interest scholarship awards. Such involvement may include naming a scholarship and/or selecting scholarship criteria. Our donors create scholarships for different reasons – perhaps to honor the memory of loved ones, to support areas of personal interest such as science and engineering or to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college. Our various scholarships benefit students from high school to university level.

Please review the available scholarships below and click the provided links to apply online or download a hard copy of the application.

 

ST. TIMOTHY SCHOLARSHIP

There are no new St. Timothy Scholarships available for 2014.  Please check back in the Fall of 2014 for any available 2015 scholarships.

 

RALPH M. KNIGHT CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

History and Purpose:

The Ralph M. Knight Chemistry and Engineering Scholarship was established in 2010 by Mrs. Nancy Knight in memory of her husband Ralph, who was a chemical engineer.  The Knight family wishes to honor his legacy and help others contribute to society as he did.

The intent of the scholarship is for freshman-year tuition assistance at a 4-year college or university in the United States for a student majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials & Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Solar Energy Engineering or Structural Engineering.

Value and Eligibility:

The Ralph M. Knight Chemistry and Engineering Scholarship is a $5,000 award toward freshman-year tuition at a 4-year college or university in the United States for students declaring one of the specified majors. Applicants must be full-time seniors attending a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Phoenix, must be registered, practicing Catholics, and must be either a US citizen or a Permanent Resident. Initial scholarship awards are not based on financial need or high school grade point average. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university.

Application Deadline:   February 1, 2014

Number of Scholarships Available Annually:   One

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.  Please check back in the Fall of 2014 for 2015 applications.

 

ANGEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR SOCIAL WORK, PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES

History and Purpose:

The Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace and Justice Studies was established in 2012 by an anonymous benefactor of the Catholic Community Foundation.  The donor has a keen interest in helping the poor and underprivileged and hopes this scholarship will encourage young men and women to consider a life of service to others through social work.

The intent of the scholarship is for freshman-year tuition assistance at a 4-year college or university in Arizona for a student seeking an undergraduate degree in Social Work, Social Justice, Peace/Justice Studies, Sociology, Public Administration or Public Health.  The scholarship does not fund degrees in Criminal Justice, Philosophy, Psychology, Nursing or Teaching/Education.

Value and Eligibility:

The Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace and Justice Studies is a $5,000 award toward freshman-year tuition at a 4-year college or university in Arizona. Applicants must be full-time seniors attending a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Phoenix, must be registered, practicing Catholics, and must be either a US citizen or a Permanent Resident. Initial scholarship awards are not based on financial need or high school grade point average.   The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university.

Application Deadline:   February 1, 2014

Number of Scholarships Available Annually:   One

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.  Please check back in the Fall of 2014 for 2015 applications.

 

PATRICIA L. MCCARTHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

History and Purpose:

The Patricia L. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by Don McCarthy and his family in memory of his wife, Pat, who joined our Lord on March 20, 2000.  Patricia McCarthy felt that a college education was mandatory today for a person to reach their goals in life. The intent of the award is for freshman-year tuition assistance at a 4-year college or university in the United States to assist qualified students in achieving their educational goals in preparation for their life’s work.

Value and Eligibility:

The Patricia L. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship is an award up to $750 toward freshman-year tuition at a 4-year college or university in the United States. Mrs. McCarthy was a long time member of the parish community of the Church of the Resurrection, so applicants must be high school seniors who are active members of the Church of the Resurrection.  Applicants must be eligible for full-time undergraduate admission to an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Number of Scholarships Available Annually: One

Patricia L. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship:  Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.  Please check back in early 2015 for 2015 applications.

KENNY SCHALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

History and Purpose:

The Kenny Schall Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by Kenny’s mother, Terri, and his family in his memory.  Kenny attended Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ and then Glendale Community College where he was studying to be a high school history teacher. Kenny felt a sense of duty after 9/11 to protect his family, friends and country, and joined the U.S. Army.  He gave his life for those he loved when he was killed in Iraq on May 22, 2005.  The intent of this award is for tuition assistance for four years at a college or university in Arizona for seniors graduating from Centennial High School.

Value and Eligibility:

The Kenny Schall Memorial Scholarship offers two annual awards up to $875 each toward tuition assistance for up to four years at a college or university in Arizona. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ and must have at least a 2.0 GPA.  Applicants must be in financial need and not be receiving any scholarships in excess of $2,000.  Two scholarships will be awarded per year and will be paid directly to the college/university.   The recipients must be registered for classes in order for the scholarship to be paid.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Number of Scholarships Available Annually: Two

Kenny Schall Memorial Scholarship:  Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.  Please check back in early 2015 for 2015 applications.

 

JOSE ROBLES DREAM SCHOLARSHIP

History and Purpose:

The Dream Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Labelle family to provide financial assistance for immigrant students who may otherwise be denied their dreams of attending college and contributing to the economy due to the enactment of laws that exclude these students from funding opportunities. The name was changed in 2013 to the Jose Robles Dream Scholarship as a memorial tribute to prominent Latino community leader Jose Robles, who served both on the scholarship selection committee and as an advocate for Hispanic immigrants.

The intent of the award is to defray the cost of tuition, registration fees, class/lab fees and/or books at a college or university in Arizona for students who are not eligible for in-state tuition.

Value and Eligibility:

Jose Robles Dream Scholarships are awarded annually in the amounts of $1,000 to $2,000.

Applicants must currently reside in Arizona, apply and be accepted for admission to an Arizona post-secondary institution (college level or above) prior to August 1, 2014, have graduated from high school (or be within one semester of graduation), and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Additionally, applicants must have immigrated to the US as a child and must NOT qualify for in-state tuition.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

Number of Scholarships Available Annually: Multiple

Jose Robles Dream Scholarship:  Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.  Please check back in early 2015 for 2015 applications.

If you are unable to complete the application online, contact the Catholic Community Foundation at 602-354-2400.

• For further information, go to www.DreamScholarshipFund.com