The Scottsdale Charros have been proud supporters of Scottsdale Community College since the school’s inception in the 1960s. In the spring of 2015, the Charros introduced The Charro Foundation Scottsdale Community College Scholarship, awarding a $5,000 ($2,500 per year for two years) scholarship to a student who graduated from high school in the Scottsdale Unified School District.
One scholarship recipient receives $2,500 deposited to Scottsdale Community College in July of 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. These funds are drawn upon as needed, based upon the number of credit hours the scholarship recipient takes their first year. These funds may be used for the following:
- Tuition and fees at Scottsdale Community College.
- The cost of books and educational supplies required for a course of study.
- Miscellaneous school expenses such as parking fees, technology, etc.
All scholarship recipients must meet the qualifications outlined in the following scholarship application. Completed applications must be submitted to The Charro Foundation by January 27, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship funding.
The scholarship recipient will be notified in March 2023, after the application review and assessment process is complete. Recipient will be honored at our Scottsdale Charros Education Awards event on April 21, 2023.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of Arizona for at least two consecutive years, and be graduated from a Scottsdale Unified School District high school. You must have had no less than a 3.0 cumulative grade point in high school.
- Attain a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.0 in high school academic subjects.
- Provide evidence of leadership experience and significant interest in one or more extracurricular and community activities.
- The scholarship is awarded only in support of study at Scottsdale Community College. The process of admission to Scottsdale Community College is separate from the application for The Charro Foundation Scottsdale Community College Scholarship. It is strongly suggested that you visit the campus of Scottsdale Community College before applying for this scholarship. This scholarship is not transferable to another community college or university.
Your application will consist of the following elements:
- Applicant Information Form: provides basic applicant information and also provides an opportunity to list your accomplishments and tell the selection committee about your interests.
- Applicant Essay: 500-word essay addressing the following: “What I want to study at SCC, my future goals and how this scholarship assistance will help me achieve my goals.”
- Teacher/Professional Reference Form: Must be downloaded, completed by a teacher or professional colleague and uploaded with your application or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An initial review of applications will be made by the Scottsdale Charros and staff. Completed and qualified applications will then be assessed by a review panel on the basis of the applicant’s overall record of achievements, activities, and financial need; together with an appraisal of the qualities of intellect and character by student-selected references. Candidates will be considered without consideration of race, gender, color, religion, physical handicap, age and national origin. The following criteria are considered in selecting Scottsdale Community College Scholarship recipients: 1) academic assessment, 2) essay, 3) personal achievement, 4) financial need.
At the end of each academic year at Scottsdale Community College, the scholarship receipient must submit to The Charro Foundation evidence of performance in the form of a written progress report on courses taken, grades earned, participation in campus community activities and other pertinent experiences. Among the renewal criteria required is proof of a 3.0 overall grade point average at the end of each year. If your accomplishments are found to be satisfactory, the scholarship is renewed after the successful completion of 30 credit hours for an additional $2,500 and can be drawn upon as needed based on credit hours. If your course of study is interrupted for religious missions or extenuating personal circumstances, the scholarship support may be deferred up to one year.
If you have any questions about this scholarship, please call the Scottsdale Charros office at (480) 990-2977.