The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities. The award is renewable for a total of eight semesters (four years) of funding. Applicants must be high school seniors who are Arizona residents, first-generation college students, admitted to once of Arizona's three residential public universities, demonstrate financial need, agree to participate in all scholarship program events (including international travel), have a minimum GPA of 3.0, a minimum SAT of 1110 or ACT of 22, and agree to reside on campus freshman and sophomore year.
Recipients of the award will: sign the Scholar Participation Agreement; agree to participate in all aspects of the program and be eligible to travel internationally; attend the Dorrance New Scholar Orientation; and successfully complete the Dorrance Summer Bridge Program. To maintain eligibility, applicants must: attend all program meetings/events; keep up a 3.0 GPA; be full-time students; perform volunteer service; submit a year-end report; and complete the FAFSA annually.