Desert Financial Foundation's Adult Leaners Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

In 1939, fifteen educators pooled together all their money – just $78.75 – to start a credit union for teachers. To honor the legacy of our founding, we offer the Desert Financial Foundation Adult Learners Scholarship to members ages 25 or older.

Scholarship Details

  • Award amount: $3,000 each to 30 recipients
  • Funds disbursed directly to an Arizona-based college, university, or certification program
  • Designed to support adult learners aged 25 or older

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Must be a Desert Financial member in good standing
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited institution in Arizona
  • Demonstrated financial need based on FAFSA's EFC
  • Commitment to achieving education goals as described in an essay

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application in one sitting
  2. Application reviewed by the Desert Financial Foundation’s Scholarship Committee
  3. Notification of award via email in April

In 2024, 30 applicants will be selected to receive $3,000 each in scholarship funds, to be distributed directly to the Arizona-based college, university or professional certification program of their choice. Scholarship Search