Rudy Padilla is a 2007 AAF Scholarship Recipient and a current Board Member and Scholarship Committee Chair.
Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are involved in service to others. Alisa's Angels was founded in memory of Alisa, who was committed to helping others because, "that is what we were put on earth to do”.
Meet The Scholarship Applicant Reviewers
Alisa's Angels will award $5000 scholarships to up to 8 graduating seniors who are committed to service to others.
As of May 2021, one recipient with a focus in a STEM career field will also be awarded the Dinesh Memorial Scholarship
$2500 will be available the first year of school. The remainder will be available in following years if student is in good standing. The scholarship funds can only be used for books, and tuition, and will be issued directly to the school.
Graduating high school seniors from Arizona
Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
The scholarship may be used for any college, university, community college, or qualified trade school.
Applicants must use the online application form
Applicants must also submit a 750-word essay that details their service to others
Applicants must submit an unofficial transcript through the 7th semester of high school as part of the application
Applicants may also submit an optional video (see the instructions for details).
Applicants must also have a reference
How to Complete a Reference
Referrers must use the online reference form
References must be completed by a teacher, counselor, faith leader, or other individual, who has personal knowledge or experience with the applicant's community service
Application packages are reviewed by a selection committee between March 1 to March 15.
Announcements will be made around March 20.
Alisa's Angels is an equal opportunity organization:
The Alisa’s Angels Foundation embraces inclusiveness, diversity, and equal opportunity as core values. We understand that the community is stronger when the gifts of all people are respected, embraced and maximized.
Accordingly, Alisa’s Angels Foundation does not discriminate in awarding scholarships, employment, or any other matters based upon race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Consistent with this policy, Alisa’s Angels Foundation will assist students, hire employees, administrator programs and activities, grant scholarships and loans, and otherwise afford all persons with every right or privilege granted by Alisa’s Angels Foundation without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
ACF is now managing our scholarship funds. If you need to defer your scholarship funds, or change your university information, please reach out to ACF.
If you have any questions about your scholarship or funds, please reach out to Cassie and Emma at AZ Community Foundation (ACF).