STUDENTS | For Applicants


The Earn to Learn scholarship is offered at multiple institutions of higher education, and eligibility requirements can vary at each institution. There are several eligibility requirements that are standard for Earn to Learn across all institutions.

To qualify for Earn to Learn, you must:

  • Enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours / units)
  • Enroll in a degree-seeking program
  • Qualify to receive Federal Financial Aid
  • Qualify to receive $1 or more from the Federal Pell Grant
  • Qualify for in-state tuition

Click on the college or university you plan to attend to see additional eligibility requirements specific to that institution.

Timeline / Important Dates

Earn to Learn Scholarship Application

August 1, 2020:  The 2021-2022 Earn to Learn scholarship application will be open!  The application will remain open until available spots are filled.  You can click the Apply Now button at the top of this page to start your application.

Program Application Process & Documents

1 | Eligibility Review Form

During the application period, you can click the Scholarship Application button at the top of this page to get started. The Eligibility Review Form helps you determine if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

2 | Personal Finance Training

If you are eligible to apply for this scholarship, the Eligibility Review Form will direct you to Earn to Learn’s online training platform to complete a 3-hour personal finance training course. You must pass this course with a minimum score of 80% before moving onto your online application.

3 | Online Application

After you complete the personal finance training, you will be directed to Earn to Learn’s secure applicant portal, where you will fill out online forms and upload documents to verify your eligibility for this scholarship program. At this point, a Success Coach will start working with you to complete your application successfully. The documents you will be required to submit are your identification and your FAFSA Student Aid Report.

4 | Online Enrollment

Approvals for the Earn to Learn scholarship program are based on applicants meeting our eligibility criteria and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The approval or denial of your scholarship application will be announced starting in October. If you are approved, you will be invited back into the applicant portal to complete an online enrollment. This includes a video series to provide an overview of the program and assist you in completing your enrollment, an online form, and materials and instructions to open your matched savings account and start saving!

5 | Open your Matched Savings Account (MSA)

After you complete your online enrollment, you’ll be provided with materials and instructions to open your Earn to Learn matched savings account (MSA) at one of our partner financial institutions: Alliance Bank of Arizona, Hughes Federal Credit Union, or Vantage West Credit Union.

6 | Saving and Participating

You will make monthly deposits to reach your annual savings goal of $500, participate in Earn to Learn online events and personal finance training courses, and complete necessary steps to get ready to receive your Earn to Learn scholarship.

7 | Earn to Learn Scholarship!

Each semester the Earn to Learn team will send your scholarship directly to the educational partner of your choice (ASU, NAU, UA or PCC). The total amount of $4,500 is split into two semesters of $2,250 each.