What is Arizona Education First (AZEF)?
Is my student eligible for a scholarship?
Scholarships are available for students age five and older, attending a qualified private school in Arizona. Every Kindergarten-aged child is eligible; scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, recommendation from the school’s administration, parent’s participation in the school and the student’s experience.
When applying, is financial information required?
Yes. Financial information is required from all families participating in the Private School Tuition Tax Credit Program, as required by the State of Arizona guidelines. The application lists the documentation required.
How does AZEF raise funds?
Arizona Education First raises funds from both individual and corporate donors. Individual Arizona taxpayers are eligible to make a dollar for dollar credit off their state tax liability. Arizona corporations are also eligible to do so. For more information about donating, click here.
What factors are considered when awarding a scholarship?
Several factors are evaluated for the contributions. Such factors include, but are not limited to, family needs (i.e., financial, health, employment, etc.), recommendation for the participating school’s administration, parent’s participation in the school, and the student’s experience. All awards are distributed at the discretion of AZEF.
May I recommend a student with my donation?
Where can I find the scholarship application?
The application is available here.
How can I find out more information?
Visit Arizona Education First (AZEF) at www.azeducationfirst.com.
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