Scholarships

College Scholarships for TUSD Seniors

The Educational Enrichment Foundation offers approximately 20 college scholarships to TUSD seniors who successfully complete all State and District graduation requirements (see full descriptions for specific application qualifications). These include the following scholarships (see escriptions below):

Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, April 4, 2016 by 5 p.m.

Submit Original Application Packets to EEF as Follows:

By Mail: Educational Enrichment Foundation
  3809 E. Third Street
  Tucson, AZ 85716

Hand Deliveries: We are located on the Second Street side of St. Mark’s Church, between Dodge and Alvernon). If it is after hours, please put packet into our mail slot on the green, North-facing door.

Contact EEF by phone at (520)325-8688 OR by Email at info@eeftucson.org with any questions.

Educational Enrichment Foundation

Funk/Cordell Education Fund Scholarship

The Educational Enrichment Foundation’s Allocations Committee will award three (3) $2,000 one-year scholarships. Students will be notified no later than the first week of May. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited public Arizona college or university. Payment will be made directly to the institution and may be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

Who May Apply?
We are looking for TUSD students who intend to graduate in May 2016 or graduated from a TUSD High School in December 2015. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited public Arizona college or university and must pursue a major in math, a science, or engineering.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Submit a 300 word essay explaining his or her career goals, personal interests and motivations, and anticipated college coursework needed to prepare for their career in a field involving mathematics or science. 
  • Applicants’ studies must show a strong interest and aptitude in math and/or science.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need.
  • Include at least one signed and sealed letter of recommendation from at least one science or mathematics teacher.
  • Provide a sealed official transcript showing a GPA of 3.0 to 3.9.

Funk/Cordell Application Form (In PDF)

Educational Enrichment Foundation/Pima Community College Foundation (PCCF) Moving Forward Scholarship

The EEF/PCCF Moving Forward Scholarship is available to seniors who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015 from any TUSD High School or Alternative Education program. The Educational Enrichment Foundation’s (EEF) Allocations Committee will award ten $1,000 scholarships that can be used to attend Pima Community College ONLY. Students will be notified of the award the first week of May. The funds will be available prior to the start of school in the fall of 2016.

Who May Apply?
Seniors attending TUSD High Schools or Alternative Education programs who will graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. These students must intend to pursue post-secondary education at Pima Community College. Please note that we are not necessarily looking for honor roll students. We are looking for students who have clearly demonstrated the desire and skill to succeed personally and academically.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Show future promise by having overcome adversity.
  • Have a strong motivation to continue their education.
  • Need financial assistance to continue her/his education (i.e. would not have the opportunity to acquire post-high school education without financial help).
  • Submit two letters of recommendations:
    • Two signed and sealed recommendation forms with letters must be completed by adults who are not family members. These should be individuals who can describe the student’s commitment to continuing his/her education beyond high school as well as his/her extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, and/or community involvement. Examples include coaches, teachers, employers, social workers, counselors, community representatives.
  • Provide a sealed official transcript.

Moving Forward Application Form (In PDF)

Lou Farber Memorial Scholarship

The Educational Enrichment Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship. Students will be notified no later than the second week of May. Scholarship may be used to attend an accredited Arizona public or private college, university or trade school. Payment will be made directly to the institution and may be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

Who May Apply?
Pueblo Magnet High School students who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited Arizona college, university, or trade school.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from Pueblo Magnet High School December 2015 or will be graduating from Pueblo May 2016.
  • Participated for at least one season on the Pueblo Magnet High School Football Team.
  • Enclose one sealed and signed letter of recommendation and form from a Pueblo Magnet HS coach or Pueblo Athletic Director.
  • Provide a sealed official transcript.
  • An essay that:
    • Highlights past athletic accomplishments.
    • Demonstrates a financial need.
    • Explains what/where you intend to go to school for.
    • Describes how this scholarship would most benefit you in pursuing your academic/and or athletic goals.

Lou Farber Application Form (In PDF)

Velma Castaneda-Titone Memorial Scholarship

The Educational Enrichment Foundation will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is for TUSD senior female students who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. Students will be notified no later than the second week of May. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited Arizona public or private college, university, or trade school. Payment will be made directly to the institution and may be applied to tuition, fees, and books. The funds will be available prior to the start of school in the fall of 2016.

Who May Apply?
TUSD ethnic minority senior girls who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited Arizona college, university, or trade school and pursue a degreein education, science or math.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Be TUSD senior girls of an ethnic minority who are interested in pursuing a degree in education, science or math.  
  • In a 300 word essay: describe where they see themselves in ten years and how they plan to contribute to their communities.  
  • Please submit a Statement of Intent which articulates, in your own words, college plans, including the academic subjects in which you are interested in pursuing and future career goals.
  • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA, which is shown through a sealed official transcript.
  • One signed and sealed recommendation from a teacher or school site administrator.

Velma Castaneda-Titone Application Form (In PDF)

James C. Stewart Memorial Scholarship

The Educational Enrichment Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student from Pueblo Magnet High School. Students will be notified no later than the second week of May. The scholarship may be used to attend an Arizona accredited public or private college, university, or trade school. Payment will be made directly to the institution and may be applied to tuition, fees, and books. The funds will be available prior to the start of school in the fall of 2016.

Who May Apply?
Pueblo Magnet High School students who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited Arizona college, university, or trade school.
Please Note: we are not necessarily looking for honor roll students. We are looking for students who have clearly demonstrated the desire and skill to succeed personally and academically and who need financial support to attend college or a trade school.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from Pueblo Magnet High School December 2015 or will be graduating from Pueblo High School May 2016.
  • Write a 300-word Essay Addressing the Applicant’s Future Educational Goals and Dreams.
    This essay must also:
    • Highlight the applicant’s future promise because of a past history of overcoming adversity (personal or economic).
    • Include a brief history of work outside of school and involvement in community activities/volunteer work.
    • Articulate the applicant’s strong motivation to continue her/his education beyond high school.
    • Address skills required for success in a post high school educational pursuit.
    • Explain the applicant’s need for monetary assistance to continue her/his education (i.e. why s/he would not have the opportunity to acquire post-high school education without financial help).
  • Submit a sealed official transcript.
  • Include Two Letters of Recommendations:
    • Two signed and sealed recommendation forms with letters must be completed by adults who are not family members. These should be individuals who can describe the student’s commitment to continuing his/her education beyond high school as well as his/her extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, and/or community involvement. Examples include coaches, teachers, employers, social workers, counselors, community representatives.

James C. Stewart Application Form (In PDF)

Kenneth Paulin Memorial Scholarship

The Educational Enrichment Foundation will award one $500 scholarship in memory of Kenneth H. Paulin, an innovative and much revered Automotive Technology teacher at Palo Verde and Sahuaro High Schools. Students will be notified no later than the second week of May. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited public or private Arizona college, university, or trade school. Payment will be made directly to the institution and may be applied to tuition, fees, and books. The funds will be available prior to the start of school in the fall of 2016.

Who May Apply?
TUSD high school students who intend to graduate in May 2016 or who graduated in December 2015. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited Arizona college, university, or trade school.
Please Note: we are not necessarily looking for honor roll students. We are looking for innovative students who clearly demonstrate a passion for learning and an aptitude for math, science, engineering, and/or the automotive arts.

Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate aptitude and interest in the math and sciences. As well as intend to pursue post-secondary studies related to automotive technology, transportation, alternative energy/fuels, or related engineering fields at an accredited Arizona college, university, trade or vocational school.
  • Compose a 300-word Essay describing a business or engineering endeavor the applicant would pursue if given a capital investment of $100,000.  The essay should include a brief statement of need (rationale) for the proposal as well as describe the plan.
  • A Statement of Intent that:
    • articulates the applicant’s motivation to continue her/his education
    • highlights any past accomplishments in engineering, automotive arts, and/or alternative energy
    • explains the applicant’s need for financial assistance to continue her/his education (i.e. why s/he would not have the opportunity to acquire post-high school education without financial help).
  • Submit two letters of recommendations:
    • Two signed and sealed recommendation forms with letters must be completed by adults who are not family members. These should be individuals who can describe the student’s commitment to continuing his/her education beyond high school as well as his/her extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, and/or community involvement. Examples include coaches, teachers, employers, social workers, counselors, community representatives.
  • Enclose a sealed official transcript.

Ken Paulin Application Form (In PDF)