Financial Aid


EAC Scholarships

Eastern Arizona College offers various types of academic scholarships. The EAC academic scholarship application opens October 1 for the 2020-21 academic year. The priority deadline for submission of applications is March 1.

Academic scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or financial need. New and returning full-time students may submit one (1) scholarship application per academic year.

Students must be admitted to Eastern Arizona College and submit a current FAFSA application for scholarship consideration. The scholarship application is submitted through the student's Gila Hank Account. Click here to view the scholarship application guide.

  1. Log in to Gila Hank account

  2. Click "Money" (located in PURPLE tool bar at the top of the screen)

  3. Click "Scholarships" (located in YELLOW tool bar at the top of the screen)

  4. Click START button and answer all the questions

  5. Click SUBMIT to finish the application

After submitting the application questions, students MUST also send or upload the following documents to complete the application process (uploading preferred):

  • A copy of your most recent transcript (college or high school)

  • Personal essay (1 page: include your college & career goals, service or extracurricular activities and a statement of your Financial Need to attend college)

  • Two letters of recommendation

Documents may be mailed or delivered in person to:

Eastern Arizona College
Attn: Admissions and Scholarship Office
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552


Athletic scholarships may be awarded to prospective or returning athletes.

All athletic scholarships are determined by the coaching staff of each sport. Please contact the EAC coaches directly.


Performing Art Scholarships are determined by the director of each performing art group. Please contact the EAC performing arts department for information about scholarship auditions.

Band | Geoff Despain
Choir | Gideon Burrows
Orchestra | Franklin Alvarez
Theatre | Dale Young & Greg Owen


The Scholarship Office has, as a matter of official policy, the right and obligation to discontinue any award made by or through the College upon receipt of verified evidence that a recipient of such an award has, either on the campus or in the community, demonstrated citizenship incompatible with standards of the College. This policy applies to all varieties of aid, as well as to academic, music, athletic, or other scholarships.


Private Scholarships

The following links are to private scholarship applications that are funded by groups or organizations that provide scholarships specifically to students attending Eastern Arizona College.

Arizona Community Foundation

The ACF administers hundreds of scholarships including some intended specifically for Eastern Arizona College students. Students may apply for all ACF scholarships with one online application at


Scam Alert

Students and parents are often in desperate need of financial resources to help pay for college, making them likely targets for scholarship scams. A wave of advertising has swept the nation and even the local area with offers to find scholarships . . . for a fee. Some of these companies are legitimate, but many are rip-offs. A few things to keep in mind are:

  • Application fees:If there is a fee, even an innocuously low fee of $2 or $5, it is probably a scam.
  • Masquerading as a federal agency: Many companies will adopt names like "National Science Federation", or "National Science Program" to sound more legitimate.
  • Guarantees: Any guarantee that you will "win a scholarship" or that they "will refund your money if you don't get a scholarship" is probably a scam.
  • Outlandish claims: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't be fooled by claims that "There are billions of dollars going unclaimed because no one has applied".

    Rather than subjecting yourself to an expensive and possibly futile process, the Financial Aid Office recommends one of the searches listed above.