The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has developed the Marge Christensen Gould Memorial Scholarship for high school graduating seniors of Catalina, Sunnyside, Desert View, or Star Academic schools. The applicants applying for this scholarship must be accepted at an accredited not-for-profit college or university with having minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is provided in the memory of Marge Christensen Gould, an educator, and coordinator for the LEARN program. Many were refugees or immigrants who were allowed to learn based on their abilities and treated as valued individuals. This scholarship provides an opportunity for the mentioned school students to learn and educate independently.
Among all the applicants, one applicant will be selected as the winner and will get eligible for an award amount of $1,500. The amount will be used for the student’s educational purposes, such as tuition assistance, books, other supplies, and other related expenses. This will help them pursue their education on their own and achieve their career and their goals. This will encourage and motivate students to stand on their own and build their future in the field of their choice.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona was established in the year 1980 and is a non-governmental organization in Tucson, Arizona. Their purpose is to create an equitable and vibrant community for all Southern Arizonans by connecting donors to the causes they care about, now and forever.
The following table displays brief information about the scholarship:
|Organization||Community Foundation for Southern Arizona|
|Education Level||High school seniors|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Contest Deadline||February 25, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- Applicant must be a Catalina, Sunnyside, Desert View, or Star Academic High School graduating senior
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
- Applicants must be accepted at an accredited not-for-profit college or university
- No proof of citizenship, residency, or immigration status is required.
How to Apply?
The applicants who are eligible should fill out the application form and provide all the required documents with it. Students must provide all their personal information, personal essays such as about people who have influenced them, meaningful experiences, personal aspirations, cultural experiences, extracurricular activities, school, or community events, by writing about what matters to them, and applicants should confidently write all these things and convey a strong sense of who they are in about 500 words. With this, applicants must attach two letters of recommendation from which one must be from a current or former teacher, a copy of unofficial high school transcripts, and a signed authorization (final page of the application) and those applicants who qualify for FAFSA or other financial aid should complete those applications in addition to this scholarships. Students should download the application form from the above link.
Applications with the required documents should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be mailed to Attn: Jeaiza Quinones Ivory.
The winner for this scholarship will be selected on the basis of their application, their personal essay, and other information they provide through the application, and maybe other factors. The selected applicant will receive an award amount of $1,500, which will be utilized for the student’s tuition assistance, books, transportation, and other related expenses which are required for them in order to pursue their education. This scholarship will help students in managing their own finances related to their education and stand on their own. The program provides a great opportunity for individuals to look forward to their education, learn, and achieve their career goals.
The applicants should check their eligibility, and if qualifies then they should send their entries before the deadline of February 25, 2022. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for this program.