Marion F. Griffin Memorial U of A Agriculture Scholarship Fund

The Marion F. Griffin Memorial U of A Scholarship was established at the Yuma Community Foundation to help students graduating from a Yuma County High school in their education at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current or past graduate of a Yuma County high school and/or a Yuma County resident currently attending a Yuma County college who is transferring to the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in the field of Agriculture, or disciplines of agriculture, such as Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences. Excluding Family Studies & Human Development. For a full list of eligible studies click here: –
  • Provide additional clarification on your career intent in the supplemental questions.
  • One letter of recommendation is required for this scholarship.

Award Details:
$5,000 split into two payments, one at the start of each semester

Award Renewal:
Awarded students may submit requests for renewal of their Griffin award with the Arizona Community Foundation. They will be notified via email with instructions on how to request renewed funding each spring. The minimum requirements for renewal are:

  • Full time status during the previous academic year.
  • Maintain GPA of 2.75.

Marion F. Griffin
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 100-200 words please explain your intent to pursue a career/degree in Agriculture or a related discipline at the University of Arizona.
  2. 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?