SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Reach your educational goals with support from Arizona’s largest credit union.

As a credit union founded by teachers, a passion for education is in our blood. We’re committed to helping community members like you pursue your goals, whether you are a graduating high school student ready to embark on a learning adventure or a working adult eager to increase your knowledge.

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    RECOGNIZING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS

    High school seniors who volunteer can apply for a Community Service Scholarship.

    Our Desert Financial Community Service Scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who have contributed 50 or more hours of service in our community. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are available to students planning to attend an Arizona college or university.

    Applications for the 2021 Community Service Scholarship will be accepted from Jan. 1, 2021, through March 1, 2021.

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    Application Requirements:

    • Completed 50+ hours of community service between August 2019 – December 2020.
    • Have a 3.0+ cumulative GPA
    • Plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall
    • 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)

    Please review these important application guidelines.

    Our scholarship programs are provided by Desert Financial Foundation. If you would like to learn more about how we’re supporting education in Arizona, check out our commitment to education page.

     

    TAKE YOUR EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    Apply for our college scholarship for members ages 25 and older.

    In 1939, 15 courageous educators pooled together all of their money — just $78.75 — to found a credit union for teachers. In honor of their legacy, we offer the Desert Financial Adult Learners Scholarship to help adults reach their higher education goals.

    In 2021, 25 applicants will be selected to receive $2,000 in scholarship funds distributed directly to the Arizona-based college, university or professional certification program of their choice.

    Applications for the 2021 Adult Learners Scholarship will be accepted from Feb. 1, 2021, through April 1, 2021.

    Application Requirements:

    • Age 25 or older
    • Desert Financial member in good standing
    • Enrolled in (or have plans to attend) an accredited college, university or certification program in Arizona
    • A short essay is required

    This scholarship is for members only.

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