Javus B. Fortmann Scholarship Fund

The Javus B. Fortmann Scholarship is in honor of Javus Fortmann’s dedication to a career in education. She was a leader and educator in the public school system for decades and wanted to inspire others to follow her lead in public school administration and education. Javus and her husband, James Fortmann, an art educator, retired to Sedona, Arizona, and because of their connection to the region wish to award seniors graduating from high schools in the Verde Valley or Northern Arizona and attending a two- or four-year Arizona college or university.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Graduating high school seniors from an Arizona high school. Preference for students graduating from high schools in the Verde Valley (Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde) or Northern Arizona (Flagstaff and surrounding area).
  • Full-time student.
  • Pursuing a major in education and an education-related career (ex: teacher, instructional coordinator, high school counselor, etc.).
  • Admitted to an accredited Arizona community college or university. Online campuses are not eligible; however, students may take some online coursework if enrolled as a student and attending a physical Arizona campus.
  • High financial need as indicated in the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Preference for students accepted to and attending Northern Arizona University.

Award Details:

  • Award is renewable for up to five additional years (six annual awards maximum) as long as students maintain the required GPA, continue as an education major, and display determination to complete the degree as evidenced from their transcript.
  • Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring with instructions on how to request renewed funding.