Types of Aid: Dorrance Scholarship Program

Dorrance Scholarship Program

Scholarship Information

  • The Dorrance Family established the Dorrance Scholarship Program in 1999 to provide financial and academic support for Arizona’s eligible first-generation college students.
  • The Program awards up to 60 scholarships annually to incoming first-year students attending the state’s three public universities: Arizona State University (Tempe), Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff), and University of Arizona (Tucson).
  • The scholarship and program value are estimated at more than $100,000. Scholarships are renewable based on academic achievement and exemplary participation in scholarship program activities.

Amount: $12,000


Minimum GPA: 3.00

Need-based: Yes

Residency: Arizona resident

Enrollment status: Full-time

Academic level: Incoming first-year student

Location: Tucson

Additional criteria:

  • First generation college student (neither parent, stepparent, or legal guardian holds a four year degree).
  • Combined SAT score of 1110 or composite ACT score of 22 (excluding writing score), CLT score of 72, or PSAT score of 1050 (PSAT taken during your sophmore or junior year)
  • Demonstrated financial need by completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Agree to live on campus during your freshman and sophomore year.
  • Successfully complete the Dorrance Summer Bridge Program at your University. 

Contact Information

Dorrance Foundation for Education

Application Information

2023 Dorrance Scholarship Information Flyer



Renewal Information

Please go here to review renewal requirements. You may also contact your Dorrance Scholarship advisor.