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Building a strong foundation now helps us reap future benefits. We provide financial resources to support our students, teachers and communities. It’s one of the ways we invest in Arizona’s future.

investing in our future

​Scholarships, mini-grants and corporate giving opportunities are available to students, teachers and communities.



postsecondary scholarships

We develop tomorrow’s leaders by helping young people achieve their academic goals today.

Scholarships are available at Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges in:
  • business
  • engineering
  • technology
  • trades and crafts
  • education
  • health care
We continue supporting our scholarship recipients after graduation by encouraging them to apply for internships and full-time positions with us.​

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aps scholarship for asu students
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
APS is proud to announce that the annual APS/ASU Scholarship is open for applications. In 1988 APS donated a piece of land to ASU and in return, ASU established an Endowment for APS that would produce an annual payout sufficient to cover 10 scholarships of $2,000. The application is open to all qualifying ASU students, however, each year, 2 of the scholarships are reserved for APS dependents. ASU students can apply here.
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  • cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Arizona resident
  • financial need
  • enrolled full-time

Academic Level
  • Incoming freshmen
  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

  • Downtown Phoenix
  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West

Field of study
  • Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Computer and information sciences, general engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services
  • Accounting and related services
  • Finance and financial management services

Additional criteria
This scholarship requires eligible applicants to demonstrate financial need. In order to determine your eligibility, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the scholarship deadline.

The scholarship may be renewable. Renewal applicants must reapply annually by the scholarship deadline for consideration.

Contact info
ASU Scholarship Services
Student Services Building, 2nd floor

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arizona public service endowment at asu west campus
​aps scholarship program at the west campus

5 scholarships of about $2,000 each (about $1,000 per semester) to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at ASU West. Scholarships are renewable as long as recipient continues to meet established criteria.

  • field of study - STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or finance
  • cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Arizona resident
  • financial need



For more information, contact ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the West campus at 602-543-7000 or
APS employess may contact Geri Mingura at

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four corners power plant navajo scholarships

The Four Corners Power Plant helps prepare selected Navajo students for careers related to the electric utility industry. Students living near the plant are eligible to apply. Established in 1995, more than 100 students have graduated from the program and APS has hired 21 full-time.

For more information, email or call 505-598-8230.

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palo verde scholarships

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to local high school seniors.
The Palo Verde Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors in the plant’s surrounding community. This is done with the goal of supporting and improving the community in which it operates, specifically by providing resources which help young adults in the community improve their opportunities and meet their educational goals.


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  • be a graduating senior at one of the following high schools: Buckeye Union, Tonopah Valley, Verrado, Wickenburg, Youngker or Estrella Foothills
  • enrolled as a full-time student at an Arizona university, college, or trade school for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • have a high school academic cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher (non-weighted)
  • show involvement in school​, extracurricular and volunteer/community service activities
submissions for the 2018-2019 scholarships must be received by Friday, April 19, 2019.
  1. attach one letter of recommendation from a professional who can attest to the potential for success in academics and to the character of the applicant.
  2. attach an official transcript or letter from a school official, which verifies applicant’s GPA and high school academic record.
  3. attach a separate sheet listing volunteer/community service, awards and honors, extracurricular activities (in and out of school) and any leadership positions.
  4. email completed application, with all attachments to All packages must be received by Friday, April 19, 2019.
Upon receipt of all application p​ackages and a formal review process, recipients will be notified in May 2019 of award.

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aps/phoenix suns mini-grants
In partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities, APS provides support to kindergarten through high school teachers for hands-on STEM projects in the classroom. Learn more about the mini-grant program for teachers.

our giving programs
Learn more about how APS connects to its customers and communities through volunteerism, grants and sponsorships.