Arizona Homeschool Scholarship Fund
Application Information

The Arizona Homeschool Scholarship Fund (AHSF) provides eligible Arizona homeschooled students with financial assistance in pursuing a degree from a college or university.  The AHSF was established to recognize Arizona homeschooled students' achievements, assist in their college education, and honor the sacrifice made by their parents.

The AHSF consists of general scholarships and designated scholarships. General scholarships are restricted to first-year college bound students while the designated scholarships may address the students at any stage of their college or post-graduate experience. The requirement and application of the designated scholarships are at the discretion of the donor. All general and designated scholarship applicants must fill out an AHSF Application.  Students may apply for multiple awards, which includes both the general and designated scholarships.

NOTE: Award checks will be sent to recipients upon receipt of proof of college registration.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Homeschooled at least the last three years of high school in Arizona
  • Currently attending or planning to attend a college or university full time in the fall
  • Provide copies of their ACT, SAT, or other college-designated test
  • Successfully graduated from high school or documentation of equivalent education and training through the homeschool process
  • Followed the legal requirements for Arizona homeschooling
  • Meet deadline requirements stated in the AHSF application
  • Use the funds for educational purposes
  • The applicant’s family must be a current AFHE member
  • There may be additional requirements for those seeking designated scholarships

  • If any time an applicant receives additional funding from another source that covers full tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the student’s 2013-2014 academic year, the applicant is no longer eligible to receive AFHE funding and will forfeit the scholarship.

    When to Apply

    Applications are made available in the fall on the AFHE website.
    Applications must be submitted electronically.

    ** CHECK BACK HERE FOR 2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE (we hope to have this date published by summer 2013)

    How Winners Are Selected

    The scholarship committee reviews each scholarship application and accompanying material. The committee considers the student’s academic record, accomplishments, personal recommendations, leadership qualities, character, community activities, and service. Additional consideration is given to students pursuing a degree from a four year college or university. In the case of designated scholarships the committee also evaluates the applicant in relationship to the specific donor requirements.

    Scholarship Amounts

    Program awards vary due to availability of funds, strength of candidates and donor designated specificity. The minimum amount for any scholarship is $500.  Scholarship awards are dependent on proof of full time registration at the college, and require maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Scholarships are also generally equally divided between semesters.  Failure to meet the requirements will result in forfeiture of that portion of the semester’s award.

    Recipient Obligations

    Scholarship recipients may be highlighted in AFHE publications, on the AFHE website, at the state homeschool convention, at the senior high graduate recognition ceremony, and in follow-up publicity. Arizona scholarship recipients are expected to be good examples and positive reflections of home education in Arizona by their quality of citizenship, character, and studies. Recipients of designated scholarships are expected to write a thank you letter to the donors.  A list of donors will be provided to the recipients for this purpose.

    Applications

    Arizona Homeschool Scholarship Application (pdf)
    Designated Scholarship: Bouman Law Firm Scholarship Application (pdf)
    Designated Scholarship: Arizona Christian University Scholarship Application (pdf)
    Designated Scholarship: Lewis Scholarship Application (pdf)
    Designated Scholarship: Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship Application (pdf)

    Correspondence

    Scholarship correspondence should be sent to the AHSC c/o AFHE at
    AHSC c/o AFHE
    P.O. Box 2035
    Chandler, AZ 85244-2035

    Questions
    Contact the AFHE Scholarship Liaison at scholarships@afhe.org.