CPLC Scholarships empower future community leaders and innovators committed to improving Arizona communities.

Our program provides financial assistance and ongoing supportive services to outstanding students attending Arizona colleges and universities. CPLC Scholars have a demonstrated commitment to making positive changes to their communities and their selected fields of study. The program is especially dedicated to serving those students with limited access to financial resources.


If a student has been admitted to one of the three state universities (ASU, NAU, UA) or one of the Maricopa Community Colleges, completed the 2024-25 FAFSA application, and intend to be a full-time student, consider competing for one of the scholarships available through CPLC.

Each scholarship varies. If the scholarship is not open, bookmark this page and return to this page at a later date.

Arizona In-state Universities

Arizona State University (CPLC Tomas C. Espinoza Scholarship)

The primary goal of the ASU CPLC Tomas Espinoza Scholarship is to provide financial assistance and support to outstanding students to obtain a degree from Arizona State University.

Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduate of an Arizona high school; a graduate or transfer student of an Arizona community college; or a current ASU Student. Applicant must also be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (residency is determined at the time of application to ASU).

ASU Latino Partnership scholarships will not exceed the value of stated resident tuition for each respective academic year and cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.

Click here to apply!

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Northern Arizona University (Yuma Campus)

NAU and CPLC have proudly partnered to provide 15 students with this new scholarship opportunity covering tuition, fees, and other expenses. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

Questions: email scholarships@nau.edu or call (928) 523-4951

Application opens soon!

The University of Arizona

Applications Opens in January 2024

CPLC Lorraine Lee Health Sciences Scholarship

Funds will be awarded to full-time undergraduates, who have graduated from an Arizona high school, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a degree in one of the UA Health Science (UAHS) Colleges. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to service in Arizona Latino Communities; talents and interests both inside and outside of the field of public health. Preference will be given to Arizona residents who have demonstrated leadership in and service to the Latino community.

Los Medicos

Funds will be awarded to three full-time (as defined by the University of Arizona) incoming graduate student(s) pursuing a degree in the College of Medicine Tucson and College of Medicine Phoenix. Students will demonstrate an interest and commitment to serving medically underserved populations, and whose professional goals include continuing service to those populations.

Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship—Zuckerman College of Public Health

Funds will be awarded to full-time undergraduates in their junior year pursuing a degree in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to service in the Hispanic communities of Arizona and social awareness of Hispanic culture; talents and interests both inside and outside of the field of public health. Preference will be given to Arizona residents who have demonstrated leadership in and service to the Hispanic community.

Students may apply by clicking the link below:

Apply for CPLC UA Scholarships!

Application Deadline: TBD

Maricopa Community Colleges

Maricopa Community Colleges Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship

Application Opens in January 2024

The CPLC Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing an associate’s degree or transfer program at any of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges. Ideal applicants are highly motivated individuals with clearly-defined educational and career goals and a demonstrated commitment to community service. For more details on the scholarship, please click here.

The City of Tempe’s Dolores Huerta Scholarship (Sponsored by CPLC):

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior living in or attending school in the City of Tempe.

  1. Be a High School Senior.
  2. Live in Tempe or attend a Tempe Union High School District school.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate participation in projects or activities that are in alignment with the Dolores Huerta Foundation in:
    1. Community Organizing; and/or
    2. Leadership Development; and/or
    3. Civic Engagement or Policy Advocacy
  4. Applicants’ community service and impact can extend beyond Tempe boundaries.
  5. A 3.0 GPA (B grade average) is desired.

For more information, click here.

Scholarship application for 2024 is closed - Deadline has passed.

BHP Scholarship

For information about our scholarship in collaboration with BHP for residents of the Copper Corridor, please visit this page.

CPLC Scholarship programs have awarded more than



More than


Students have received scholarships.

CPLC Scholars completed

596 volunteer hours

in the last year.


Our work is only possible with support from our community. Your gift directly supports deserving students to help with tuition, fees, books, and other expenses. Plus, donations to CPLC are eligible for the QCO tax credit. Learn more here.

Contact the CPLC Scholarship Program

For questions about any CPLC scholarship, please email