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Local Scholarships
Yuma / La Paz Communities

The following information is for local organizations offering scholarship assistance to Yuma area resident students for higher education.  

John C Lincoln Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a 4-year degree in welding engineering or welding technology.  Priority given to students residing or attending school in Arizona.  Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Angeles De Desierto Nursing Scholarship

Scholarships available for Hispanic students enrolled in an accredited nursing program.  Must be a resident of Yuma County and have demonstrated financial need with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Application.

Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship 

This scholarship is provided to undergraduate and university students who have demonstrated an interest in agriculture.  Scholarships are available twice a year. 

Mensa Education & Research Foundation

Applicants must be a resident of the Greater Phoenix Mensa area (central and northern Arizona) and enrolled in an accredited US institution of post-secondary education.  Applicants need not be a member of Mensa. 

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Scholarships will be available to students not considered to be in the top 10% of their class.  Students must have demonstrated need. 

Caballeros de Yuma

Caballeros de Yuma offer scholarships to deserving students in and around the Yuma area.  Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors as well as current college students. 

Assistance League of Yuma

Scholarships available for residents of Yuma County enrolled in occupational/technical programs at AWC.  Must be full-time as defined by the program guidelines.  Application.

Yuma Regional Medical Center Foundation

Scholarships available to students majoring in any health care field; does not include veterinary medicine or science.  For questions or further information, contact:
Barbara Wiley

Hui ‘O Hawai’i of Yuma Scholarship Fund

Scholarship available to Yuma County Residents.


The Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team awards several academic scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of programs and schools in Arizona.

Yuma County Fair, Inc.

Available to full time Yuma County resident that is a current exhibitor or has exhibited at The Yuma County Fair for two  of the last five years. 

Ocean to Ocean Arts, Music, and Entertainment Scholarship

Desert Lily Quilters Scholarship


PFLAG Yuma Scholarship Fund

$450 scholarship available to Yuma, AZ high school graduates.  For application inquiries, contact

Up to $1,000 scholarship for the academic school year to three promising students.  The scholarships are open to any post hight school student in the Yuma County area.

Available to Full-Time students enrolled at AWC, NAU - Yuma, or ASU @ Yuma.  Applicants must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgered student or a straight Ally.  Application.




The Office of Financia Aid and Scholarships endeavors to offer only relevant information.  However, AWC is not responsible for availability of listed scholarships, application procedures, submission of scholarships, application screening or funds allocated.

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