Mayor's Ability Awards

Scholarships available for the Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

For the past 36 years and through private contributions, the MCEPD scholarship provides qualified students living with a disability with educational financial assistance in order to support success in future employment.

Step 1:
Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria

To provide financial support to college or college-bound students who have demonstrated outstanding initiative in living with a disability and who have demonstrated a genuine desire to continue his or her education at the college level.
  • Any student with a disability attending or planning to attend Scottsdale Community College, continuing on to an accredited university or any Scottsdale resident attending an accredited university.
  • The student must carry a class load of at least 6 credit hours (with a disclaimer from school which indicates 6 credit hours is equivalent to full time hours).
  • Students/clients of Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services are also eligible.
  • High School students may apply if they are planning on attending SCC or an accredited university in the fall of 2023.
Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee of academic and diversity professionals.
The scholarship recipients will be informed of their selection on or before March 31, 2023.
The Mayor’s Committee may award varying amounts, depending on the availability of funds.
The scholarship funds will go directly to Scottsdale Community College or accredited university to be dispersed to the student for use as tuition or any other college related expenses (books, etc.), or to Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services. In cases where students are enrolled in more than one accredited college, funds will be dispersed to the student for distribution as needed.
The scholarship may be canceled if the student fails to meet the eligibility requirements (e.g. student decides to drop classes). Please refer back to eligibility criteria and consult with financial counselor.

Step 2:

Students can apply starting Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 through March 3, 2023. No applications will be accepted after March 3, 2023.

Please ask for assistance from your local academic counselor or transitional counselor to thoroughly complete the scholarship application. Complete all information below.

Step 3:
Letter of Recommendation

If unable to attach in Step 2, please email Rebecca Kurth at [email protected] with at least one of the following letter(s) of recommendation from:

  • a high school, college, or university faculty member, advisor or counselor
  • a employer (current or past)
  • a representatives of civic or community organizations
  • other persons that are familiar with applicants disability and accomplishments

If you are unable to email, please contact Rebecca Kurth at 480-312-7977 for alternate method.

Contact Information

Rebecca Kurth
P: 480-312-7977
[email protected]

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