Scholarships and Financial Aid are an important part of the College Planning Process. Here are some helpful links to get you started.

Check back here or in the Career and Counseling Center, as more will be added as they become available.

STUDENTS/PARENTS/GUARDIANS: If you need any help, or have any questions, please contact Mr. Ray Barton,

LOCAL & Highlighted Scholarships

As the school receives local scholarships they will be posted here. With our changing world, if you need assistance please reach out to Mr. Barton, for help with transcripts and submission of scholarship material.

Arizona Milk Scholarship

Arizona dairy farmers are offering students the chance to win an $8,000, $6,000, or $4,000 scholarship by simply creating and sharing a "Reel" Milk Moment video, lasting 30-seconds or less, featuring their favorite dairy product(s).

Scholarship awards may be used to attend any Arizona university, college or community college. Funds are issued to the university attended by the student (in Arizona), and applied toward expenses incurred in achieving their educational goals.

Deadline: November 7, 2021

Amount: $8,000, $6,000 & $4,000

Arizona Milk Producers.pdf

Flinn Scholars

Basically a full-ride scholarship paying tuition, fees, housing and meals at ASU, NAU, and UA. Personal mentoring, membership in network of engaged, high-achieving students.

Qualifications: Top 5% and GPA of 3.5, demonstrated leadership,

Deadline: September 27, 2021

Amount: variesfull-ride

Flin scholarship.pdf

CASH FOR COLLEGE - Scholarship Webinar

The Arizona Community Foundation is presented their annual CASH FOR COLLEGE night online this year. This program will give you access to an extensive amount of scholarships meant for students in Arizona, Yavapai County, and specifically Bagdad students. Visit this link for information from the webinar


Academic Invest - This website introduces students to careers they can pursue based on their major and provides scholarship opportunities.

Arizona Community Foundations (Register Once for Multiple Scholarships) OPENS JANUARY 2, 2021

Cappex - Research schools, get scholarships, and understand where you fit — at any stage of your college journey.

Fastweb - Online Resource to find scholarships.

Finaid - Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses.

Get Me to College - College admission and college success advice.

Petersons - Education, test prep, and career planning.

Sallie Mae - Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 5 million college scholarships worth up to $24 billion.

Scholarship Guidance - Scholarship database and advice.

Student Scholarships - Scholarship Database

Unigo - Scholarship Database

Yavapai College Scholarships - YC Foundations Scholarship opens November 1st, 2020. 1 application for over 200 scholarships.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Why is the FAFSA important?

If your student is interested in receiving any grants, scholarships, work study, or student loans to help assist with paying for higher education, then FAFSA is important. The information that is completed through the FAFSA is sent to colleges and universities in order to assist with admissions and merit scholarships. Check with the individual schools your family is interested in to see if the FAFSA is required for admission.

What information is needed to complete the FAFSA?

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

Where do you apply?


  • When you fill out a FAFSA, you will get an FSA ID (this allows you to access your FAFSA info)

  • To get one, visit:

  • Parents AND Students will each use unique emails to create a username & password

  • Use your legal full-name, date of birth, and social security number to create an FSA ID

  • Verify your FSA ID with your email and/or cell phone number to secure your account

Important Dates

  • October 1: FAFSA Opens. Complete it as early as possible to get the most aid.

  • October 21: FAFSA Night 6pm in Auditorium

  • November 15: NAU FAFSA Priority Deadline

  • January 15: ASU FAFSA Priority Deadline

  • March 1: UA FAFSA Priority Deadline

  • May 1: National College Decision Day

Things to know

  • Sign-in with your FSA ID OR Student information

  • Seniors graduating High School in 2021 will complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA

  • The myStudentAid app can be used on mobile devices to complete the FAFSA application

  • Students can send their FAFSA to as many as 10 colleges or universities at a time

After you have completed the FAFSA look for:

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) report will be emailed to you once the application is processed

  • Verification may be required, follow up with your college or university’s financial aid department Priority FAFSA Deadlines

FAFSA + College Application = Award Letter

Information provided form AZ FAFSA Challenge -