The Verma and Ed Pastor Scholarship Fund
The PCDIC Scholarship Program supports post-secondary education for students with financial need attending a 2-year college or 4-year university located in Maricopa County.
This scholarship gives preference to high school seniors, first-time college students and adult re-entry students up to age 24 who currently live in Maricopa County.
- U.S. citizen, legal resident of the U.S., and DACA students (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
- Arizona resident living in Maricopa County.
- First-year college student between the ages of 18-24.
- Have and maintain an unweighted cumulative academic GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Demonstrated financial need as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Have been accepted into, or expect to be accepted into, an accredited college or university in Maricopa County in pursuit of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Awards are distributed directly to schools in two equal payments in the summer and November for fall and spring semesters, respectively.
This scholarship is renewable for one additional year (two awards maximum) as long as students meet the following criteria:
- Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
- Are determined to be in good standing at the school of enrollment
- Submit a complete transcript for the current academic year
- Continue to attend the same institution
- Have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
Students will be contacted via email in the spring with instructions about the renewal process.