• There are three ways of paying for college: merit-based scholarships, need-based aid, and student loans or grants. Merit-based scholarships are based on academics, artistic, athletic, and/or leadership. Need-based aid is based on your demonstration of financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) utilizing your parents’ tax forms for the previous year, which may qualify you for low interest Government Loans, Grants, and Student Work Study program.

    • YOU must take the initiative in starting your scholarship search. You will be completing lengthy forms, composing essays, and requesting letters of recommendation. Scholarships are available throughout the school year; however, there are fewer scholarships offered in the spring.
    • Where do you start? Write or email the colleges for financial aid information. Perhaps the best place to start looking for scholarships is the financial aid office of the colleges you are planning to attend. Many students find the majority of their scholarship money comes from the colleges themselves. Utilize the computer to conduct scholarship searches, to write your essays, and to request information from colleges. Contact the colleges of your choice via their web sites.
    • We advertise scholarship opportunities through daily announcements and this website.
    • Individual appointments with your Guidance Counselor can help you with Scholarship Searches and help clarify information and planning.
    • Listen to the announcements.
    • Contact the colleges and universities of your choice via mail or the internet.
    • Adhere to deadlines. The quickest method for scholarship committees to eliminate students is to discard all late applications.


    Another scholarship search aid that we utilize is the Arizona Career Information System. You too can utilize this tool by going to www.azcis.intocareers.org and using your student's school login. The following log in is to be used by first time users:

    Username: bouldercreekhs                Password: 4azcis02



    President's Scholarship - Maricopa Community College

    Senior Students in the Top 15% of their class at the end of their 6, 7 or 8th semester, are eligible for a 2 year Tuition Waiver at any of the Maricopa Community College, worth approx. $3,400! What do they need to do?

    1. See the College and Career Specialist in the Career Center
    2. Fill out the Application.
    3. Enroll in at least 12 credit hours at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
    4. The Scholarship is automatically renewed if the student maintains a minimum of a 3.25 GPA.