The Dougherty Foundation is a private foundation that awards college scholarships to Arizona students. In 1954 the foundation was born out of our founders’ desire to support continuing education and a brighter future for all of Arizona.
Today, we carry on with their mission by working with community donors and partner colleges that share our vision to provide much needed financial aid to help students reach their full potential.
Community Match Program
Are you interested in creating a scholarship?
In 2024, $45,000 in match funds are available to enhance existing and create new scholarships. Individual donors, businesses, and non-profits can request match support awards supporting Arizona post-secondary students. Contact us to learn more about the requirements and if match funds are still available.
Scholarship Administration Support
Do you need an easy way to collect applications for your scholarship? Community Partners may use our online, fully customizable application software for free. You can create or use you own custom award criteria, scoring rubric and selection committee.
Award funds must not be directed from a Donor Advised Fund or existing college/university fund.
Funds must be deposited at the Dougherty Foundation, and awarded in the same calendar year. We do not create advised funds or carry over.
Endowment gifts to the Dougherty Foundation are accepted with some advisory privilege's.