What is an “official” transcript?
An official transcript is prepared and sent by the issuing school
(usually by the Student Registrar or an equivalent) with an original signature
of a school official and is officially sealed.
My "Official" Transcript wont be available at time of application, can my counselor send in by mail
on my behalf at a later date?
Yes, we will accept unofficial transcripts, but please send Official copy in as soon as available. It must remain sealed.
My school sends transcripts separately to colleges and scholarship entities. Will you accept my transcript if it’s sent separately?
I have a 2.0 GPA. Can I apply
for the scholarship?
We require a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be considered eligible for our
Can my pastor write me a letter of recommendation?
Unless your pastor is also a faculty or staff member at a school you attended,
we will not be able to accept a letter of recommendation from your pastor.
What is the due date for the scholarship application packet?
All application packets must be postmarked by Feb. 15 to be eligible
for review. No late applications will be accepted.
What should I include in the application packet?
The completed application, an official transcript, a letter of
recommendation on school letterhead from a staff member or teacher, and the
essay should all be included in one envelope to be considered an eligible
Will you accept an email from my teacher for my letter of recommendation?
No. The letter of recommendation
must be on school letterhead and be included with the other required documents to
be considered an official, eligible submission.
I am 64 years old and am returning to college. Can I apply for the scholarship?
Yes. As long as you can provide the
documents required in the application, everyone is welcome to apply.
Do you check the immigration status of applicants?
Our scholarship requires that all applicants are residents of Arizona. If your high school or college considers you
a resident, that is sufficient proof of residency to Arizona PTA.
What is the length of the essay?
The essay should be between 500--‐750 words, single--‐spaced, in 12 point
Can I fax my scholarship application?
No. Your scholarship application must be included with your application
packet to be considered an official, eligible submission.
I want to go to college outside of Arizona. Can I still apply for an Arizona PTA
Only those applicants who will be attending an NCA--‐accredited
Arizona college or university are eligible for consideration for our
When will applicants be notified of award acceptance?
Next deadline is February 15, 2015, and all applicants will be notified
by email by April 4, 2014. Keep posted on this website as well.