Welborn Family Scholarship Fund

The Welborn Family Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students of low-income families who are the first generation in their family to attend college. The intention is to award scholarship grants to students that have demonstrated academic success, perseverance and service to others during their high school years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High School senior.
  • Preference given to students from low-income families.
  • Preference granted to students who are the first member in their family to attend college.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in both junior and senior year of high school.
  • Accepted by and plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited, 4-year university in Arizona.
  • Preference given to students not eligible for state scholarships; FAFSA not a requirement.

Award Details:
Approximately $1,000 per academic year with potential for renewal (four awards maximum) contingent upon the availability of funds and provided the student:

  • Remains full-time.
  • Maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Has not already received the maximum per student scholarship limit of four $1,000 awards.

Please only apply for this opportunity if you meet the stated requirements.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write a brief essay (250 words or less) describing your personal growth during high school.
  2. Please describe (in 125 words or less) your immediate family members and the role they will play in supporting your college plans.
  3. Reference Request - Examples of good references include teachers, counselors, work managers, or supervisors of after-school activities and volunteer activities. Do not use relatives or friends. It is your responsibility to check the status of your references' submission and follow-up if necessary. You'll know references have been submitted because Requested (which appears when you enter a reference name and email) will have changed to Submitted in your application. To confirm their submission, log into your account and click Applications to check the status.
    • Please enter the first and last name and an email address for one of your chosen references below by clicking Add a New Reference.

      Once you have multiple requests for references, you will see a drop down menu listing them. Make sure the responses categorized as Submitted are selected prior to updating your application if you make a change or addition.
    • What is the relationship of this reference to you, the student?