The Thunderbirds Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be graduating from an Arizona High School or equivalent attending an undergraduate degree at an accredited school.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an excellent academic record an/or overcoming significant odds or life obstacles.
  • Student must be attending Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicant must provide 2 letters of recommendation from school, club/extracurricular program or employment supervisor.
  • U.S. Citizens.
  • Applicants must be a full-time student.
  • Volunteer/Community Service.

Award Renewal:
Students will be contacted via email each spring with instructions on how to request continued funding. At minimum, students must meet the following criteria to be considered for renewal:

  • Register for and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in each semester while receiving the scholarship.
  • Provide ACF with Financial Aid Package each year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Determined to be in good standing and eligible for continuation at the post-secondary institution.

Supplemental Questions
  1. 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?