• Scholarship Guide & Information THRIVE Gilbert Publics Schools  

    Start early and search often for scholarships! Unlike student loans, scholarships are money that does not have to be repaid.

    Scholarships are an opportunity for you to pursue educational goals without having to pay out of your own pocket. There are various types of scholarships available from individuals, colleges, private organizations, and charities. We've compiled a large list of scholarship deadlines and local resources to help you with your search for scholarship opportunities!

Local Scholarships for GPS Students

  • Mesa Promise Community College Scholarship - 2-years free at MCC (Mesa Residents) Mesa Promise Community College Scholarship 

    2-years free at MCC 

    The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating Mesa high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. The Mesa College Promise provides financial support to students with demonstrated financial needs but who have not received enough Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funds or other scholarships to completely cover the cost of college.

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  • Gilbert Education Foundation GEF Gilbert Education Foundation (GEF) is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to Gilbert Public Schools graduating seniors!

    Over the past ten years, GEF has contributed $500,000.00 to students, staff and programs in Gilbert Public Schools. The Gilbert Education Foundation is a 501(c)3. 

    Note that scholarships are available for all GPAs, fields of study, types of schools, etc. Do not miss this opportunity to help fund your education!


    Basic eligibility requirements for all GEF scholarships:

    • Must be a graduating senior of Gilbert Public Schools, specific school requirements may apply based on scholarship.
    • Must plan on attending an accredited two or four-year College or University, technical or vocational school in the fall after GPS graduation, or as indicated per each scholarship. If you are not planning on attending a program in the fall immediately after your GPS graduation do not apply as they are unable to defer scholarships. 
    • Must meet minimum requirements designated by each particular scholarship.
    • Student may submit an application for more than one scholarship; however, only one will be awarded to a student. 

    GEF Scholarships & Applications 

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  • Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Each year, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides scholarships to students who are currently attending or plan to attend within six months an accredited vocational, 2-year, or 4- year institution.

    Recipient(s) must have demonstrated engagement through involvement in the local Gilbert community and additional weight is given to those students who have participated in a Partners in Progress program.

    Scholarship Deadline: End of March

    Partners In Progress Scholarship

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  • Flinn Foundation Logo

    The Flinn Scholarship—valued at more than $120,000—covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities, plus study abroad.

    Each year, 20 top high-school seniors are chosen to learn from amazing faculty, business leaders, and civic innovators and join a vibrant, eclectic community—including a powerful alumni network.

    The application period for the Flinn Scholarship, open to Arizona high-school seniors, typically begins in mid-August, with a mid-September deadline.

    Finn Foundation Scholarship

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Scholarship Opportunities & Online Tools

  •  Scholar Snapp logo


    Scholar Snapp® is a free, cloud-based data solution that allows students to reuse their scholarship application information, streamlining the application process. By reusing contact information, essays, transcripts, etc., students have more time to personalize and strengthen their scholarship applications.

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  • Earn To Learn Empowers Low - To Moderate-Income Students To Successfully Complete College


    Earn To Learn Empowers Low-To Moderate-Income Students To Successfully Complete College. Earn to Learn is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. Eligible students who save $500 and are admitted to one of these schools are eligible for a university match of $4,000. The universities work with Earn to Learn to apply for funds through Assets for Independence, a program of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  •  Find a clearer path to college, earlier Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements


    Earn micro-scholarships as early as 9th grade and discover your path to the best college for you. Whether you are a high school student looking to attend a 4-year college or a community college student, looking to transfer to a 4-year, college just got a lot more achievable. 1. Discover Colleges 2. Add Your Achievements 3. Earn Scholarships for Your Achievements!

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  •  AZFoundation.org Scholarship


    The Arizona Community Foundation allows high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona to apply for more than 100 scholarship awards online with one general application. Applicants are matched with all awards for which they qualify. Applications open January.

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Gilbert Public Schools Scholarships & Deadlines | Resources & Information Calendar

Gilbert Public Schools THRIVE Resources for Scholarships & Deadlines Calendar

Last Modified on September 19, 2023