A Degree For Me is honored by the fact that you have chosen to apply for your tuition and scholarship award with our organization. Our goal is to help students who have the desire and will to seek the best education possible find a way. We also are committed to being more than just a funding resource – we want to be your educational partner. So in addition to helping you secure tuition funds, we offer our scholarship students free access to our ApplicationPrep website. There you will find resources and advice on how to get the most out of your academic effort, how and when to prepare for college and as you near high school, career insights that you might find helpful. It is a resource no other School Tuition Organization offers – and it is free to our needs-based scholarship students.
To get started you must apply for consideration with A Degree For Me. Every student must complete an application that we then keep on file. We must have one application per student per school year, not per award. You application will expire at the end of our Spring Award Period regardless of submission date. Check our Website, sign up for our alerts or follow us on social media to see upcoming Award Cycle and Application Deadlines.
A Degree For Me can only award scholarships to students who are either currently enrolled or in the enrollment process at our Partner Schools. Upon completing your application we suggest that student applicants and family members spread the word about A Degree For Me. Encourage people you know, contacts and associates to donate to A Degree For Me and to recommend their student for a scholarship prior to the upcoming school year. Students can be recommended for a scholarship up to 12 months before they begin school, and can be first considered for a scholarship in the Spring Award Cycle before prior to the upcoming school year.
Completing the application and/or encouraging a recommendation do not guarantee a scholarship. All STOs including ADFM are compelled by law to consider a variety of financial circumstances when making award decisions. Our Scholarship Selection Committees considers family financial situations, the student essay as well and donor recommendations when it makes its scholarship award decisions.
Please take a minute to apply. We want to help you not only get into the school of your choice but to have an unprecedented educational experience. You have shown an interest in getting the best education you can, we want to help you make that happen.
You can create an account and apply online. With your account you’ll be able to manage your applications, view award decisions, and update your financial information and make re-applying simple.
The process will take about 10 minutes and parents and/or students will need to write a short narrative about each student. You should also have income information available for all members of your household.
If you qualify for the Overflow/PLUS program as a public school switcher or Corporate/Overflow recipient, we will need you to submit a verification form (see forms below) or award letter separately.
Military families will have the option to upload their military orders. Kindergartners do not need to submit any additional paperwork. If you’ve already verified your qualification with us, you won’t need to verify again.
You also have the option of completing the Scholarship Application and mailing it and all required paperwork directly to A Degree For Me. We strongly suggest that you ensure ALL PAPERWORK is included and we received a complete application and/or any required Overflow/PLUS paperwork.
If you qualify for the Overflow/PLUS program as a public school switcher or Corporate/Overflow recipient, you will need to include a verification form (see forms below) or award letter. Military families will need to include a copy of their military orders. Kindergartners do not need to include any additional paperwork.
Mail Scholarship Applications and associated paperwork to:
A Degree For Me
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy #103-380
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
If your child qualifies for an Overflow/PLUS Scholarship, fill out the appropriate Verification Form for the criteria which your child qualifies under, and submit it to ADFM. If you have an award letter from another STO available, you may use that instead of a Corporate or Overflow Form.
- Corporate Scholarship Verification
- Public School Attendance Verification
- Previous Overflow/PLUS Award Verification
Kindergartners do not need to submit additional documents or paperwork—they qualify automatically.
Public School Switchers only qualify if they can verify that they had attended an Arizona public/charter school for 90 days during the previous school year.
Previous Corporate Scholarship recipients qualify if they can verify receiving a Corporate Award from a previous school year. If they receive an award this year, it will qualify them for Overflow/PLUS next year.
Military families only need to submit a copy of their military orders showing them stationed in Arizona.
Forms cannot be signed by the parent or private school—they must be given to the scholarship organization that made the award or public school the child attended.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so very much!
NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor’s recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. A.R.S. 43-1603 (C)