PVCC Puma Scholarship



Barry Goldwater, Cactus Shadows, Horizon, North Canyon, Paradise Valley, Pinnacle, Shadow Mountain, AZ Agribusiness, Boulder Creek, Chaparral, Deer Valley, Desert Mountain, Greenway, Mountain Ridge, Polaris, S. D.  O’Conner, Sunnyslope, Crestview College Prep, Sunrise Mountain, PV Online, and Thunderbird High Schools.

Other Public or Charter Schools may be eligible, contact the Recruitment office to verify. 

  • This scholarship is designed for students who are committed to attend: Paradise Valley Community College. 
  • Two-semester scholarship, RENEWABLE for an additional two semesters if a student maintains a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher at PVCC. If eligible, this scholarship will award up to a maximum of 48 credit hours. 
  • Recipients will be awarded $1,164.00 per semester, which covers full-time tuition of 12 credit hours. Students must enroll in at least 12 credits (or more) per semester. 
  • Students are responsible for funding beyond 12 credits. 
    • Fall term applications deadline is the last week of June
    • Spring term applications deadline is the first week of December
Fill out the electronic form below to apply
Special Groups
I am a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
My parents did not complete a college degree
Personal Statement (400-500 words, describing your educational and professional goals, areas of interest, community service, academic achievement and honors. Also, indicate what this scholarship means to you and how it will be used to fulfill your educational goals)

All applicants must have filed and submitted the FAFSA application, enrolled and admitted to  PVCC, placement testing, academic advising, and selection of 12 credits hour classes by the deadline. Failure to complete any of these steps prior to the deadline may disqualify the  applicant. You must also check your “To Do List” in your PVCC Student Center to see if you have been  selected for FAFSA verification issues. All financial aid issues must be completed in order to determine  eligibility.


FAFSA – Federal PVCC School Code: 026236

Call 602-787-7176 or 602-787-7635 for enrollment assistance.

Important Notes:  

Application must be completely filled out. Missing or invalid information will disqualify applicant. Please read entries carefully.

I understand that in order to be eligible for this scholarship, I must complete the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

I certify that the information I’ve submitted is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that by signing below, I am giving my consent to the Maricopa Community College District and Paradise Valley Community College to release my academic, financial, and all other necessary information required by the college to be considered for this scholarship. I also give the above stated entities permission to release my name to the press