Scholarship Application - Packages due feb. 19, 2021
Graduating high school seniors from Arizona and the Colorado Springs area (El Paso and Teller Counties) are eligible to apply.
The deadline for completed packages is February 19, 2021
To be considered for a 2021 scholarship, you must complete the following form. Winners will be notified by March.
Read through these instructions before you begin. There is limited ability to save and complete later, however we recommend that you try to complete the application in one session.
If you have any problems or questions, go to the Contact Us page and enter your question under comments. Someone will get back to you within a few hours with help.
You must attach an essay.
Your essay is an extremely important part of your application package. You (as the applicant) must be the sole author of the essay. It should describe a specific example or examples of your service to others. Be sure you address:
The essay must be no more than 750 words, double-spaced, and must be in MS Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format.
You may provide a short video of yourself, maximum 3 minutes, where you summarize your service to others and the impact it has had on you. You may also explain why you need financial assistance for school. The video should not be professionally produced; just you and your phone is fine.
You must have a reference. A teacher, counselor, faith leader or other individual who has personal knowledge or experience with your community service may provide the reference.The individual providing the reference must complete the online reference form available here. The reference must be completed by the submission deadline. Click here for the applicant reference form and instructions.
Note: Only one reference will be considered. If multiple references are submitted, the selection committee will consider the first one received.
By submitting your application, you certify the following:
When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Learning how to manage my disease wasn’t the hard part. What was hard was accepting that Type 1 Diabetes was now part of me, forever. The hospital was wonderful bringing me back to health, but they weren’t so great at making me feel…okay.
This experience inspired me to join a group of teens at the University of Arizona Medical Center (now Banner) who wanted to make the hospital a more friendly and comfortable place.
I have continued this passion through a PhD program at the University of Michigan Medical School where I work full-time on research. As I continue down this path, I am more confident each day that
this is how I can make the biggest impact in my community and in the world.
Alisa's Angels scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Arizona and the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Read more about our Colorado Springs eligibility here.
Alisa’s Angels scholarship recipients are working and attending school throughout the nation, from Washington state to Washington DC, Maine to Michigan, Oregon to Orlando.