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Jeff Meshey proudly stands alongside a group of 30 senior high school students who have been honored with the Community Service Scholarship.

Community Service Scholarship

Recognizing high school seniors who volunteer to help others.

The application period for this scholarship has ended.

The next application period will begin in January.

Rewarding students who have a passion to help 

Desert Financial Foundation’s Community Service Scholarship program honors exceptional students who have volunteered 50 or more hours of community service. In 2024, 30 applicants will be selected to receive $3,000 each in scholarship funds, to be distributed directly to the Arizona-based college or university of their choice. 


  • Complete 50+ hours of community service between January 1 and December 31, 2023.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Plan to attend an in-state college or university.
  • Be a Desert Financial member (or related to a member).
  • Show a demonstrated financial need based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Before applying, please review these important guidelines.

Scholarship application process

Fill out the application. Make sure you’re able to complete the application in one sitting. Information on partially completed applications won’t be saved.
Your application will be reviewed and verified by Desert Financial Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.
If your application is accepted for a scholarship award, you will be notified via email in April.

What Community Service Scholars are saying

"It’s important for me to give back to my community because they have given so much to me. I grew up attending afterschool programs and summer camps, and they honestly took part in raising me. I feel like it did take a village, and it’s only right that I give back. It is a full-circle moment."
Gianna G.



Desert Financial Foundation is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN# 81-1028132. 

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