The 2020-2021 applications period is now open!
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*Please note that the link above will take you to a third-party affiliate website. The 100 Club of Arizona has engaged Arizona Community Foundation (an unbiased third-party) to evaluate applications and select applicants for awards for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete your application thoroughly and provide as much information as possible; applicants who are not awarded a 100 Club scholarship will be placed into a selection pool for other scholarships provided by the Arizona Community Foundation.*
About 100 Club's Scholarship Program:
The 100 Club of Arizona’s Scholarship Program was established in 2006 to provide undergraduate financial education assistance for immediate family members (spouses, children, and in some cases, grandchildren) of active, retired or deceased public safety officers and firefighters throughout the state of Arizona. Since its inception in 2006, the 100 Club has awarded more than $1 million to hundreds of students statewide. 100 Club Scholarships have reduced the significant financial burden of college tuition for students in public safety families across Arizona.
The 100 Club’s scholarship program is funded solely through generous community donations and committed giving by our sponsors. We are very thankful for each and every one of our donors; without them, we would be unable to offer this education assistance program. Many of our scholarships are what we refer to as “Named Scholarships,” meaning that a family has donated money to award in honor or memory of a loved one who has passed. Other scholarships may be sponsored by a local business; however, the majority of awarded scholarships are ‘100 Club Scholarships’ that come from money raised throughout the year by way of community donations and other fundraisers promoted by our local community partners.
Scholarship Types, Criteria, and Timeline:
Scholarships may be awarded to eligible persons wishing to pursue a course of study beyond high school as an undergraduate student. Awards are not available to those seeking a post-graduate college degree (Master’s Degree). Eligible programs include but are not limited to:
- Accredited colleges and universities
- Post secondary trade schools
The 100 Club scholarship awards are one-time (or for one year) and funds are issued directly to the attending institution for tuition, books, fees, and/or housing. All funds must be used during this year, and are split in two payments: one check to the school in Fall and the other (providing the recipient is meeting the GPA requirements from the Fall semester) made in January for the Spring semester.
While applicants do not need to be financial supporters of the 100 Club to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, they MUST be the spouse or child (natural or adopted) of an active, retired, or deceased police officer or firefighter.
Each scholarship is based on an academic year. For example, if an applicant will graduating high school or returning to school in Fall 2016 (academic year: 2016-17) and are interested in applying for a scholarship, they will need to apply for the 100 Club’s Scholarship Application Process which opens the first week in January and closes the first week in March each year. Notifications of award/no award are made by the first week in May. The annual Jason Schechterle Scholarship Ball (which recognizes all the scholarship recipients who were notified in May) is held the third or fourth Saturday in September.