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 Financial Aid - Scholarships

​​​CGCC Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarships listed in this section require a separate application and some are program specific.  Please follow the instruction in the "To Apply" section by each scholarship description.  Also, note the deadline date for each scholarship as they do vary.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed in order to open the applications.  Adobe Acrobat Reader software is free and can be downloaded.
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Dr. Alma S. Adams 2015 Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015

​The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for outreach and health communications to reduce tobacco use among priority populations.  two scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown a commitment to reducing tobacco use through community service for an underserved community and through the use of visual arts.

The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following:

  • A record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community and the best use of the visual arts, social or digital media art, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco's harmful impact or countering tobacco use by a priority population. 

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Applicant must provide evidence of community activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control.  The community service activity should be described in the personal statement.
  2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).
  3. Student pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible.
  4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.
  5. Student must be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident to apply.


  Dr. Alma S. Adams 2015 Scholarship  Application
Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline: Friday, May 08, 2015
Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Must live or work in Chandler, Arizona or be a current student at any high school servicing Chandler or attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must be actively enrolled at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the 2015-2016 academic year with a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Grade Point Average must be 3.0 or higher (for high school students applying).
  • Field of student must be business related.

 The award amount varies and will be based on financial need.  The Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Committee selects recipient(s).

  Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Application
Positive Paths Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be female.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
     Be a resident of an East Valley community. For the purposes of this program the East Valley consists of Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, and unincorporated areas within these community boundaries.
  • Be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or a community college associate’s degree program.
  • Awards will be given for public institutions–specifically East Valley Institute of Technology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, or Rio Salado College. Expanding to additional institutions is currently under consideration by the Positive Paths Executive Board.
  • Awards will be made only to students seeking certificates or degrees. This program does not pertain to those who wish to take special interest courses or coursework not related to certificate or degree completion.
  • Awards may also be given to students who do not yet have a high school diploma and wish to pursue their GED. Note that not having a high school diploma or GED will prohibit an applicant from receiving federal financial aid, but we still ask those applicants to demonstrate financial need via completion of the FAFSA form.
  • Show aptitude or the promise for success. Recipients may plan to attend school full-time or part-time, but, if selected for an award, must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Positive Paths Scholarship Committee that they have a viable plan for certificate or degree completion.


  Positive Paths Application
Dougherty Scholarship Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015
To qualify for the Dougherty Foundation Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must be enrolled at one of these educational institutions: Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Prescott College, Coconino Community College, Mohave Community College, Thunderbird College, or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges District campuses.
  • Minimum enrollment: 6 hours at community college, 12 hours at 4 year university.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Arizona Resident
  • Financial Need as demonstrated by the submission of the Student Aid Report from the FAFSA
Award Details
Community College:
$250-500 scholarships per semester based on the number of enrolled hours.
All awards are renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled for at least 6 hours in the community college or 12 hours at the university level. Community college awards are renewable for up to two years. Community college students may request a renewal after two years of award if transferring to a four year school. University awards are renewable for up to four years. Fifth year requests may be made for a loan only.
Students will receive a notice by email to renew their award directly with the Dougherty Foundation. Students must update their contact info with Dougherty to remain eligible for continuing awards.


  Dougherty Scholarship Application
High-Tech Transfer Program Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, August 06, 2015
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time (12 or more credit hours) at CGCC in a degree program at the associate level in engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, or computer and information sciences. 
  • Must have a 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen.
  • Applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).


To apply:  Must complete the HTTPS Project Scholarship Application which is available on their website.​ For more information, visit the website for this program.

  High-Tech Transfer Program Scholarship  Application