Each year, the Scottsdale Community Collaborative offers youth scholarships to college-bound high school students. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event sponsors, along with the educational partnerships of Community Celebrating Diversity and the Scottsdale Unified School District, fund the scholarships.
Since 2007, 33 students have been awarded a total of $81,500 in scholarships. (2017)
Application submission is currently open. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.
Please contact Joe Rusin at 480-205-8620 for further information.
The Community Celebrating Diversity Scholarship is funded by the corporate sponsors of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and Community Celebrating Diversity. CCD sponsors two $2,500 scholarships to high school graduates who show promise of continued excellence.
These scholarships are for study at post-secondary institutions of higher education in Arizona. The following selection criteria are utilized in identifying our scholarship recipients:
• The eligible student must be a full-time resident of Arizona and has community involvement in Scottsdale.
• The eligible student must be a U.S. citizen, or provide evidence that he or she is a permanent resident of the United States.
• The eligible student must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
2017 Youth Scholarship Recipients
Emin Hajdarovic and Grace Sluga
Emin Hajdarovic is a graduate of Coronado High School
Grace is a graduate of Saguaro High School