COCHISE COUNTY — The University South Foundation Inc. has opened their annual scholarship application process for University of Arizona students who are enrolled or will be enrolled at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista and Douglas centers. Applications are also available for the College of Applied Science and Technology students who reside in Cochise County.

The University South Foundation (USF) has awarded over $547,000 in scholarships since 2011. These scholarships assist residents within our communities the financial strength to achieve their higher educational goals and provides a workforce for the future of our communities. This year the Foundation has committed to awarding $72,500 in scholarships before the fall 2020 semester begins.

Three annual fundraisers are hosted by the University South Foundation to raise funds for University of Arizona scholarships in our communities. DINE UNDER the STARS will be ‘Reaching for the Stars’ on September 26th on the Sierra Vista campus. The foundation is also hosting a ‘Golfing Fore’ Cyber Scholarships Tournament on May 2nd to support students in the Cyber Program at University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology. The foundation’s third event is being planned at Café Roka in Bisbee on June 28th to support the Education Unidos scholarship program. Sponsors of these events support scholarships in their communities. Many sponsorship levels offer scholarships in their company’s name and are invited to present the award and meet their recipients during a scholarship reception in the fall. Many businesses and other donations contribute to scholarships through the USF as a way of ‘giving back’ to their community. For more information on how to support these scholarships, contact the University South Foundation by emailing

Scholarship Applications for merit and need based scholarships, military scholarships, Cyber Operation scholarships, Education Unidos scholarships, the Besselman Memorial Scholarship, and the Patterson Memorial scholarships are now open! Students and future students can apply at Deadline for all applications is June 19, 2020. For more information contact the Foundation office or see your University of Arizona Advisor.

The University South Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Submitted by the University South Foundation

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