Scholarship Program

The City of Azusa has established a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to qualified residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.

The City of Azusa Scholarship was created to assist high school seniors and first time adults advancing in their career through six (6) scholarship opportunities. Applicants who reside in the City of Azusa meeting all the requirements will be eligible to receive an award of up to $1,000. The scholarships may be awarded as follows:

 Opportunity 1 
 High School Senior 
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500 
 Opportunity 2  Adult Advancement  (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500

Applicants are eligible to apply to one (1) of the two (2) scholarship opportunities. The City will send awards directly to the applicant’s school of choice upon receipt of registration verification to an accredited college, university or trade school to assist in tuition, fees, room & board and books.

Mission


The mission of the City of Azusa Scholarship is to support aspiring graduating high school students and young adults looking to achieve a higher education by providing financial assistance.

Vision


The vision of the City of Azusa Scholarship is to provide opportunities for Azusa youth to pursue a college education and in turn create future leaders committed to the betterment of the community through citizenship, integrity and community involvement.

Guidelines


Applications can be obtained online at www.ci.azusa.ca.us or at City of Azusa Human Resources office. Applications must be filled out completely. Any incomplete applications will be disqualified from the application process.

All applicants must submit the following:
• Completed Application;
• Two (2) reference letters;
• One (1) official transcript for graduating high school seniors only; and
• One-page essay.

Qualifications for High School Senior Applicant
• Must be a resident of Azusa for a minimum of one (1) year;
• Must be a high school senior;
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
• Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community;
• Provide evidence of acceptance to an accredited college, university or trade school; and
• Proof of financial need.


Qualifications for Adult Advancement Applicant
• Must be a first time freshman with no previous college credit;
• Must be a resident of Azusa for a minimum of one (1) year;
• Be at least nineteen (19) years of age;
• Demonstrate involvement in the community;
• Provide evidence of acceptance to an accredited college, university or trade school; and
• Proof of financial need.

Requirements


All applicants awarded a scholarship must meet the following requirements:

• 20 Hours of Community Service
All applicants awarded a scholarship will be required to provide a minimum of twenty (20) hours of community service to the City and/or a community-based organization. Applicants will be required to provide a statement of proof acknowledging work was completed and must complete the community service within one (1) year of receipt of the scholarship.

• Proof of Acceptance to Accredited College, University or Trade School
All applicants awarded a scholarship will be required to provide proof of acceptance to an accredited college, university or trade school. A receipt of registration verification is required before any funds are disbursed directly to the applicant’s school of choice. If evidence is not provided the scholarship is forfeited.

• Proof of Adjusted Gross Income
All applicants awarded a scholarship will be required to provide proof of the most recent tax return with adjusted gross income. Pay stubs alone are not an adequate form of information. If evidence is not provided the scholarship is forfeited.

• Proof of Residency
Scholarship recipients must have been residents of the City of Azusa for at least one (1) year. Awardees will be required to provide proof of residency. Two (2) proofs must be provided dated one (1) year prior to the application due date. Proofs must be under the applicants name or parent’s name if the applicant is a dependent student. Acceptable proofs of Azusa residency include but are not limited to:
  • Tax returns giving Azusa as the home address 
  • Pay check stub
  • Checking or saving account statements
  • Utility Bill
  • Driver’s License or Identification
  • Passport

Basis for Selection


Applicants will be selected based on the following items:

  • Academic Achievement;
  • Dedication to extracurricular activities and or community involvement;
  • One-page essay;
  • Interview; and
  • Financial need.

Each application will be evaluated and ranked based on the applicant’s academic achievement, community involvement or extracurricular activities, interview and financial need. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee consisting of members of the City Council and City Staff. All decisions of the committee will be final.

Disbursement of Award


The City will distribute funds directly to the applicant’s school of choice upon receipt of registration verification to an accredited college, university or trade school.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CONDITIONS:



a. The City reserves the right to withdraw or cancel the Scholarship Program at any time without prior notice.
b. The City reserves the right to postpone the Scholarship Program at any time.
c. The City reserves the right to seek clarification of information submitted in response to the Scholarship Program Application.
d. The City reserves the right to modify the Scholarship Program as it deems necessary.
e. Any material misrepresentations made by the applicant(s) will void the application and eliminate the applicant from further consideration.
f. The City reserves the right to take all reasonable and appropriate steps to recover diverted funds.

For More Information


Questions regarding this scholarship application should be submitted to:

Carina Campos
City of Azusa
213 East Foothill Boulevard
Azusa, CA 91702
(626)812-5102
ccampos@ci.azusa.ca.us

Scholarship Application
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500 
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500 
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500 
 (1) - $1,000; (2) - $500