If you’re a Rio student seeking scholarship information, here are some available opportunities.

Maricopa Community Colleges Academic Works

This districtwide tool allows you to apply for college-specific and external scholarship opportunities.  Once you complete your application, you will automatically be eligible for all scholarships that are partnered with the Maricopa Community Colleges Academic Works Program.

Maricopa County Community Colleges Foundation

These scholarship opportunities are provided by the foundation and range from private donors to district foundation initiatives. One application provides eligibility to all opportunities currently available.

Arizona Foundation

The Arizona Foundation is a compilation of private donor opportunities not limited to Rio Salado College or the Maricopa County Community Colleges. As with the other Academic Works programs, one application will determine your eligibility for all opportunities. It’s important to verify partnership eligibility with Rio Salado College, since this program is not exclusive to Rio Salado or Maricopa County Community Colleges.


We’ve partnered with RaiseMe, an online platform and app that offers micro-scholarships to students based on their achievements. These merit-based awards reward excellence in academic and co-curricular activities. For students looking to build up their funds, RaiseMe could help you pay for college.

Eligibility Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Only those students with a lawful presence in the United States may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or Federal Financial Aid. Any information provided pertaining to legal status may be subject to mandatory disclosure to federal immigration authorities under Arizona law.