Student Awards

AWARDS

Student scholarships

Applications for all student awards are now open and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022.

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Student Scholarships

High school seniors in ASBA member districts may apply for the three scholarships that are offered each year.

The Jack Peterson Scholarship is awarded annually to at least one Arizona high school senior who plans to pursue education as their major course of study at the college/university level. Amounts of the awards vary from year to year and are based on annual earnings from the scholarship endowment. Scholarship amounts typically range from $1,000 to $1,500. 

The scholarship was established in honor of ASBA Executive Director Jack Peterson, who served the association from 1991 to 1998.

Award Criteria

The selected scholarship recipient: 

  • Shall be a senior currently attending an accredited public high school in an Arizona school district which is an active member of ASBA.
  • Shall enroll in an accredited Arizona college or university designating education as a major course of study.
  • Shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance; respectable leadership and citizenship among peers; and sustained participation in school/community activities.

Selection of the Recipient

  • Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered.
  • The Scholarship Committee will select the most qualified student in accordance with the award criteria and guidelines.
  • The committee shall designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initial selection is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 29, 2022.

Entry Materials

  • Completed entry form
  • Narrative statement presenting student’s resumé, education career interests, family background information, school/community activities, leadership roles, academic status/ attendance and an explanation of student’s desire to receive this scholarship.

Submission Deadline

Entries are now open and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Click here to view/complete the entry form.

    The Panfilo H. Contreras Honorary Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2013 by ASBA’s Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus. Hispanic and Native American Indian students who are seniors in high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship to support their attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution. Last year’s scholarships were $1,000 each.

    Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered. The committee will designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initially named recipient is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.

    Award Criteria

    The selected scholarship recipients: 

    • Shall be a Hispanic or Native American Indian senior attending an accredited public high school in Arizona in a district whose governing board is an active member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
    • Shall enroll in an accredited institution in Arizona.
    • Shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance; respectable leadership and citizenship among peers; and sustained participation in school/community activities.

    Selection of the Recipient

    • Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered.
    • The Scholarship Committee will select the most qualified student in accordance with the award criteria and guidelines.
    • The Scholarship Committee shall designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initially-named recipient is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.
    • Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 29, 2022.

    Entry Materials

    • Completed entry form.
    • Narrative statement presenting student’s resume, education and career interests, family background information, school/community activities, leadership roles, academic status/attendance and an explanation of student’s desire and need to receive this scholarship.

    Submission Deadline

    Entries are open now and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022.

    Click here to view/complete entry form.

    The Black Alliance of the Arizona School Boards Association has established the Georgie and Calvin Goode Student Scholarship. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to high school seniors who demonstrate an exceptional record of academic growth and a commitment to service to others.

     Georgie and Calvin Goode believed deeply in service to others and education, not only as a pathway to one’s own dreams, but also for the betterment of the whole community. While they may no longer be with us, they continue to be role models for our youth. Naming this scholarship in their honor is recognition of that and, we hope, will further etch their impact on Arizona’s history.

     Georgie and Calvin Goode both spent their adult lives committed to service and dedicated to advancement of their communities, public education and civil rights, Mr. Goode as Phoenix city councilman for 22 years and as a member of the Phoenix ESD Governing Board and Mrs. Goode as a public school teacher and a member of the governing boards of Phoenix ESD and Phoenix UHSD. Mrs. Goode passed in 2015 and Mr. Goode passed in December 2020.

     The first Black Alliance Goode Scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2022. Applicants must be a currently enrolled senior in an ASBA member district, Black or of African descent and planning to further their education at an accredited postsecondary institution.

     Organizations or individuals interested in contributing to the scholarship fund may contact the Arizona School Boards Association.

    Award Criteria

    The selected scholarship recipients:

    • Shall be Black or of African descent
    • A high school senior attending an accredited public high school in Arizona in a district whose governing board is an active member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
    • Shall enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution (college or trades).
    • Shall have maintained a high school record that reflects:
      • Commitment to academic growth and achievement
      • Regular attendance
      • Demonstrated commitment of service to others.
      • Sustained participation in school/community activities.

    Selection of the Recipient

    • Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered.
    • At least one of the two awardees shall reside outside Maricopa County if at all practical.
    • The Scholarship Committee will select the most qualified student in accordance with the award criteria and guidelines.
    • The Scholarship Committee shall designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initially-named recipient is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.
    • Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 29, 2022.

    Entry Materials

    • Completed entry form.
    • Narrative statement presenting student’s resume, education and career interests, family background information, school/community activities, leadership roles, academic status/attendance and an explanation of student’s desire and need to receive this scholarship.

    Submission Deadline

    Entries are open now and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022.

    Click here to view/complete entry form.