The Verma and Ed Pastor Scholarship Fund

The Verma and Ed Pastor (PCDIC) Scholarship Program supports public 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 26 who currently live in Maricopa County.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 students or adult re-entry students between the ages of 18-26.
  • 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 public college or university in Maricopa County in pursuit of an certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Award Process:
Awards are distributed directly to schools in two equal payments in the summer and November for fall and spring semesters, respectively.

Award Details:
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.

$2,500 - $5,000