2022 Scholarship Applications

Open: January 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022

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Rudy Padilla

Rudy Padilla

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”. 

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Scholarship Information

Our ACF Relations Contact

ACF is now housing our scholarship applications and managing our scholarship funds. 

If you have any questions about your scholarship or funds, please reach out to Sally Jane Kerschan Sheppard at

AZ Community Foundation (ACF).


Sally's email: skerschensheppard@azfoundation.org

Sally's phone: 602.682.2051



  • 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.

WHo is


  • Graduating high school seniors from Arizona

  • Graduating high school seniors from the Colorado Springs, Colorado area (see note below)

  • 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.


How to


  • 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


When are

Scholarships Awarded?

Application packages are reviewed by a selection committee between March 1 to March 15.

Announcements will be made around March 20.

*NOTE for

Colorado Applicants

Graduating high school seniors from the Colorado Springs area - El Paso and Teller Counties - are eligible to apply. Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to Colorado students. There will be a separate awards celebration for Colorado Springs area recipients.

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.

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Questions about
Scholarship Funds?

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, please reach out to Sally Jane Kerschan Sheppard at

AZ Community Foundation (ACF).


Sally's email: skerschensheppard@azfoundation.org

Sally's phone: 602.682.2051