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Scholarship Program

CSCPC Higher Education Program

Scholarships are available for present or former CASA children of the Pima County Juvenile Court. The scholarship funds may be used to attend any accredited vocational, trade, or technical school; junior or community college; or four-year college or university in Arizona.

In addition, the funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books. They also may be used for other needs, such as living expenses, with prior approval.

Purpose

The purpose of the CSCPC Higher Education Program is to provide financial support for current and former CASA children, whose dependency case was adjudicated in Pima County, to pursue higher education.

Eligibility

  • Must be a current or former CASA child in the Pima County CASA Program
  • Must be the subject of a dependency case adjudicated in Pima County Juvenile Court
  • Must have been awarded a high school diploma or GED certificate, or currently be a high school senior
  • Must  be accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary institution in Arizona; may be a community college, four-year college or university; or a vocational, trade or technical institution
  • Must apply for Federal and State funds, such as Pell Grants

Funding Guidelines

  • The maximum amount granted by the CSCPC shall not exceed $5000 per semester.
  • Funding shall remain in effect for one (1) academic year.
  • Requests for additional years of support shall be evaluated on the basis of continued satisfactory academic progress and financial need.

Application Process

  • Complete and sign the “CSCPC Application for Higher Education Funds” (click here)
  • Complete and sign the “Release of Information” form (click here)
  • Provide documentation of high school graduation, GED certification, or high school standing
  • Provide documentation of acceptance to an accredited higher learning institution in Arizona
  • Provide proof of application for Federal and/or State grants and amounts received
  • Interview with the CSCPC Education Committee