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    Arizona high school seniors who attend classes in an ASBA member district are invited to apply for ASBA scholarships. Students can start applying for scholarships on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, and the deadline for all three scholarships is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023. 

    The Jack Peterson Scholarship is awarded annually to at least one Arizona high school senior who plans to pursue education as their major course of study at the college/university level. Amounts of the awards vary from year to year and are based on annual earnings from the scholarship endowment. Scholarship amounts typically range from $1,000 to $1,500. The scholarship was established in honor of ASBA Executive Director Jack Peterson, who served the association from 1991 to 1998.

    The Panfilo H. Contreras Honorary Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2013 by ASBA’s Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus. Hispanic and Native American Indian students are eligible to apply for this scholarship to support their attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution. Last year’s scholarships were $1,000 each.

    The Georgie and Calvin Goode Student Scholarship was established by the ASBA Black Alliance in 2021 and was awarded for the first time in Spring 2022. Two scholarships of $1,250 each are available. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate an exceptional record of academic growth and a commitment to service to others.  Applicants must be a currently enrolled senior in an ASBA member district, Black or of African descent, and planning to further their education at an accredited postsecondary institution.

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    International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) understands the importance of a college education for students! They also understand the expense to families of providing a college education for their children. They are proud to announce that they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who will be attending a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2023.

    The scholarship is available for anyone who is attending college next fall. This applies to both community college and university-bound students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required along with a 300-500 word essay (topic found on website). All applicants must submit by April 30th, 2023.

    Students can apply here

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    Seniors, are you interested in taking your athletic talents to the next level? Check out our page with information on eligibility requirements and links to all college-level schools.

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    As you begin to look into the possibility of attending college after your graduation, here are some free resources you can utilize during the process.

    • The Common App Step-by-Step Guide walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Website >
    • The FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Website >
    • The Arizona Scholarship Directory is a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Website >
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    Poston Butte's National Honor Society Scholarship Committee has completed their Virtual Scholarship Fair for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check out these scholarships available for those students planning on attending college upon graduation.

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