The Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship will be awarded to incoming or continuing University of Arizona students from southern Arizona who have financial need. The scholarship is funded by the Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship Endowment. Both the endowment and the scholarship application process are administered by the U of A Foundation.
One of the fundamental purposes of CW taking low-income kids to camp is to encourage their ambition for higher education. The financial reality of attending the U of A prevents many from considering it. The goal of the Friends of Camp Wildcat scholarship is to aid students similar to the kids that Camp Wildcat
serves: residents of southern Arizona from families with financial need.
Any friends or alumni of Camp Wildcat are welcome to participate in the scholarship.
The scholarship endowment is administered by the U of A Foundation and contributions can be made in several ways:
My education at UofA determined my path in life. I love the idea of paying it forward and helping students overcome the financial barrier of higher education.
While getting a degree in Education, Camp Wildcat was the perfect volunteer activity for me. What I gained was so much more, working with children, lifelong friends, skills in organization, planning, team work, leadership and so much more. With this scholarship I want to help future UofA students get these experiences also.
I started going to camp with CW because of a girl, but it was clear to me that my kids needed as much time and attention as I could give. I stayed with CW until I graduated. I got back so much more than I was able to give them and I think they still need my help to achieve their academic goals.
Our intention is to aid students similar to the kids Camp Wildcat serves: residents of southern Arizona from families with financial need. Following are the criteria for scholarship applicants:
When the FCW endowment reaches the minimum of $25,000, the U of A Foundation will start awarding scholarships.
Wendy Shattil from the FCW Scholarship Committee is available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.