Providing scholarships and loans to Arizona students since 1954.
Support a Student
Application for 2017-2018 OPENs in January 2017.
The Dougherty Foundation is led by a six member Board of Directors that guides the grantmaking and programs.
Founders MJG and Bess Dougherty were influential in the history of the Valley of the Sun. Learn more about their story.
How to Apply
For Arizona students with financial need
For more than 60 years, the Dougherty Foundation has supported Arizona students attending 2 year and 4 year colleges with scholarships and loans. Created in 1954 by MJG and Bess Dougherty, funds are awarded every year at partner college and universities across the state.
Community College Scholarships