School Counselor Connection

March 2022

From your School Counselor Specialist & Director of Post-Secondary & Community Engagement

After a brief hiatus, the School Counselor Connection is back and we have a lot to share with you!

Please reach out if you need anything. We are here to support you. Our contact information is located at the end of this newsletter.

Donors Choose - ACT NOW!!!!

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Calling all Arizona public school educators - Yes, this includes you school counselors! When you use Donors Choose to request resources to help recover from the impacts of COVID-19, ADE and Superintendent Hoffman will donate $1000 to your project, while funding lasts.

Learn more:

ICYMI - National School Counseling Week

Thank you to ADE Communications Department for helping to promote and celebrate National School Counseling Week in February. School counselors from around the state were highlighted via the agency's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Thank you to those who submitted. We will continue to spotlight school counselors in this newsletter, so if your submission was not selected for NSCW stay tuned to future newsletters.

2022 School Counselors' Institute

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June 6-7, 2022

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa Tucson, Arizona

We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual School Counselors’ Institute being held on Monday, June 6 through Tuesday, June 7, 2022. This two-day training is specifically designed to meet the needs of school counselors in implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. We are very excited to bring the expertise of Hatching Results to lead school counselors for another year in this interactive and engaging professional development opportunity. School counselors will leave with the tools they need to promote and support the development and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that is data driven to meet the needs of all students.

The School Counselors’ Institute will offer two tracks – beginning and intermediate with either a K-5 or 6-12 focus.

Please note: There is only one registration link regardless of which track participants choose to attend.

TARGET AUDIENCE: School Counselors, Social Workers, Interventionists, and School and District Leadership


This is an in person event. There is not a virtual option.

New ADE SEL Website

Check out the new ADE SEL website! Click on the button below or you can access it at

ADE School Counseling Padlet - Resources Hub

As we continue to find ways to provide and share resources, we have created a School Counseling Padlet for easy access to resources. Please send us any items you would like us to share out with your school counseling colleagues.

You can access it at or by clicking on the button below.

My Future AZ - Site Administrator Training

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We are excited to announce our next training for My Future AZ which will focus on Site Administration. Two dates and times are available.

Tuesday, March 22nd 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 23 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Here is an outline of what will be reviewed

Review My Future AZ user types and onboarding process

  • School Administrator account access
  • School Educator account access
  • Student Account access
  • Parent Account access

Walk-through of school administrative onboarding and demonstration

  • Email your school administrator POC and information to Amanda to get the school admin account set up. (Best practice would be to use a generic email address and password that's not user-specific, incase POC leaves)
  • How to add additional School Admins
  • How to add School/Office Counselors (educator accounts)
  • Add graduation Requirements
  • Build a school page using the School Builder function (High Schools Only)

Click on the button below to register for one of the dates and invitation from Amanda at ADE will follow to join the meeting on your selected date and time.

CTE Recruitment and Retention for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: Innovative Strategies from a Panel of Your Peers

The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team is excited to announce a virtual professional learning opportunity on Wednesday, March 30 from 2:30–3:30 p.m. for school administrators, school counselors, Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff, and special education staff. Please share with any other stakeholder who is interested in this topic.

CTE Recruitment and Retention for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: Innovative Strategies from a Panel of Your Peers

How do you increase the inclusion of students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs? Join ADE CTE and Exceptional Student Services staff as they host a conversation with Arizona school districts about their innovative ideas and best practices for CTE recruitment and retention. ADE will also share a resource with recruitment strategies collected from educators, counselors, and administrators statewide during the last year. Prepare to build your recruitment and retention toolbox with fresh ideas used throughout Arizona.

This will be a similar format as the webinar in September. We will showcase four new schools.

Please register for this webinar in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please email Amanda Nolasco, ADE School Counselor Specialist, with any questions regarding this professional learning opportunity.

ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team

The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team is excited to announce the lineup for our Transition Tuesdays Spring 2022 sessions. Each session will feature a different variety of guest speakers related to topics on secondary transition.

All of the sessions will be held from 2:30–3:30 p.m. virtually, so stay tuned for further details. If you are interested, register by selecting the title.

3/22/2022: Transition Spotlight: AZYLF—Cultivating Successful Futures for Arizona Youths with Disabilities

4/12/2022: Collaborative Opportunities through Arizona Communities of Practice on Transition

4/26/2022: The Secret is Out: The Division of Developmental Disabilities Offers Transition to Employment

ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team

The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team, in collaboration with ADE/ESS Autism and Low Incidence Specialist, is excited to announce a two-part series where you will learn key strategies on how to best support students with complex support needs in the secondary transition planning process.

Both sessions will be held from 2:30–4:00 p.m. virtually, so stay tuned for further details. If you are interested, register by selecting the title.

3/30/2022 Road to Independence: Assistive Technology in Transition Planning for Students with Complex Support Needs

4/20/2022 Gathering, Selecting and Conducting Transition Assessments for Students with Complex Support Needs

Neurosequential Model

ADE/ESS, in partnership with the Neurosequential Model Network led by Dr. Bruce Perry, is pleased to announce two exciting training opportunities for Arizona’s schools: the Neurosequential Model in Education and the Neurosequential Model in Therapeutics training programs. This train-the-trainer, capacity-building process provides educators and therapists with a comprehensive introduction to key concepts related to the developmental impact of trauma on the brain as well as examples and practical application of these concepts in educational settings.

Please view a recording NME NMT 2022 Training Cohort Informational Session to learn more about these professional learning opportunities. This session reviews key information including training content and requirements. Admission into the training series will require viewing of the recorded webinar and an application process. Applications will need to be submitted to Lauren Blocher (email below) by Friday, April 1, 2022. The cost of the training program is $250 per participant.

If you have questions, please email Lauren Blocher.

ADE/ESS Assistive Technology - FREE Virtual PD

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The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) team is excited to offer a free virtual professional learning opportunity by nationally known presenter Tony Vincent. Registration information is available below:

Digital Learning Construction: Tools with Tony Vincent

March 22, 23, and 24, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Pixels to Paper
(Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.)

In this session, you will be able to see the variety of printable creations you can make in Google Slides or PowerPoint. These creations are not ordinary printouts! Learn to make your own tear-off sheets, table toppers, multipage posters, door hangers, brochures, dice, scratch cards, and foldable mini-books. These printable items can serve as visual scaffolds, handy reminders, or learning artifacts for students.

Register to attend March 22

Live Transcription will be available for all webinars. If you require additional accommodations to participate in this webinar, please register no later than 71 hours in advance of this meeting.

Google Forms Awesomeness (Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.)

Google Forms is awesome, but you already knew that. It’s great how responses feed directly into a spreadsheet for easy access and analysis. You can create assessments, surveys, checkout forms, and quizzes for students. You can also poll colleagues, collect information from parents, and keep logs. If you dig into the settings, you can do even more!

Register to attend March 23

Live Transcription will be available for all webinars. If you require additional accommodations to participate in this webinar, please register no later than 71 hours in advance of this meeting.

Electrify Any Lesson 2.0 (Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.)

Tony's most popular presentation is updated with all new ways to make learning irresistible. Experience Tony's new favorite low-prep lesson hooks, conversation starters, and tools to make any lesson extra special.

Register to attend March 24

Live Transcription will be available for all webinars. If you require additional accommodations to participate in this webinar, please register no later than 71 hours in advance of this meeting.

About Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent has been a pioneer in digital learning. Tony left regular teaching in 2006 to work with teachers worldwide. After years of self-employment as an education and technology presenter, Tony went back to the classroom to teach fifth grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the 2018–2019 school year. While he’s proud to have led workshops and presentations in almost all 50 states, empowering his students to be creative thinkers is his favorite professional accomplishment. Tony is a prolific sharer, approachable, and he consistently selects practical tools and strategies that can be implemented right away. To see what Tony shares online, click on over to the Learning in Hand website, where you can explore his website and find his social media links. And, if you spend a little time with Tony, you’re likely to hear about his charming nine-year-old twins.

Questions regarding this professional learning opportunity can be sent to

Arizona Spring Training: FAFSA & College Applications

This is a training for school counselors. This is not for students.
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Mandatory Reporting Trainings - FREE

We are happy to announce that the School Safety Program at the Arizona Department of Education has partnered with Childhelp to host monthly Mandatory Reporting trainings! Childhelp aims to support and advocate for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. There are two training options:

Mandatory Reporting General Training:

  • FREE training that will take approximately one hour and 45 minutes to complete
  • Training Objectives include: Discussing advocacy centers, impacts of child abuse and neglect on child and society, discuss mandatory reporter statutes, provide contact information to law enforcement and Department of Child Safety (DCS), and review the Arizona Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse (not including tribal areas). This training can be tailored to Tribal Laws, but please indicate to the trainer that you work with students that live on tribal lands, so that she may cover these laws.

Train the Trainer (TTT): Helps build and expand in-house expertise and capabilities to offer Mandated Reporter Training

  • FREE training that will take approximately 3 hours to complete
  • Upon completion of the TTT, participants will be able to train other staff at their school
  • You must register for the training, to obtain a Zoom link. You can add that link to your calendar. Please share training information with anyone that works in schools that may be interested.

Here are the upcoming training dates:

Mandatory Reporting General Training

March 10th, 2022 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Register HERE

April 14th, 2022 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Register HERE

May 12, 2022 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Register HERE

Mandatory Reporting Train the Trainer Training

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 9:00 am-12:00 pm Register HERE

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 9:00 am-12:00 pm Register HERE

CAP Classes - New Classes Offered in 2022

Check out the CAP schedule for 2022. CAP classes are offered for free due to the generous contributions from ADE and other organizations.

Building a College-Going Culture for All Students April 4 – May 9

Register Now

College and Career Advising for Special Populations April 25 – June 3

Register Now

College, Career & Academic Planning May 23 – June 27

Register Now

Financial Aid and College Applications June 6 – July 15

Register Now

Advancing College and Career Readiness through a Comprehensive School Counseling Program Sept. 12 – Oct. 21

Registration Opens: 6/1/2022

Advanced Skills in Postsecondary Education and Career Advising Nov. 7 – Dec. 16

Registration Opens: 9/1/2022

SciTech Institute - FREE PD Opportunity.

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Arizona's 2022 IDEA Conference - Call for Papers

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Arizona’s 2022 IDEA Conference

Rise Up: Reimagining and Transforming Educational Practices

September 7–9, 2022 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenix

Exceptional Student Services (ESS) is soliciting proposals for breakout sessions for Arizona’s 2022 IDEA Conference, Rise Up: Reimagining and Transforming Educational Practices. The audience for this cross-stakeholder event includes special education administrative staff, youth and young adults with disabilities, family members and caregivers, state agency staff, educators, service providers, and community members who share a commitment to positive student outcomes.

Sharing your experience in meaningful planning and implementation will help us to offer hands-on sessions that include practical applications to support the important work of serving students with disabilities.

See flyer below for more information.

The Rural College Access and Success Summit

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One of the few national convenings to focus on rural America, the Summit brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, higher education leaders, legislators, and nonprofit leaders to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and career.

It will feature keynote speakers Geoff Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, and Jimmy Wayne, a former foster kid turned award-wining country recording artist. This event will be held from April 24 - 26, 2022.

Register today!

Indian Country School Counselors Institute

NAU’s Institute for Native-serving Educators is excited to announce a professional learning opportunity designed specifically for School Counselors in Indigenous-serving schools across Arizona! More information, including the full program schedule, is online at The Indian Country School Counselors Institute (ICSCI) is an 8-month professional development institute for School Counselors to grow their capacity and effectiveness in working with Indigenous students. Members of the ICSCI cohort will build their capacity to support student wellbeing and success in culturally responsive ways. The program will culminate with each cohort member writing a guidance curriculum unit on a topic of their choosing, which they can use in their schools and which will be published online as a resource for others. Please see the attached flyer for more information; applications are due March 14.

ACTEAZ Summer Conference

2022 ACTEAZ Summer Conference - Hotel Registration Opens March 14

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The ACTEAZ 2022 Summer Conference will be held in person July 15-20, 2022 at the Hilton El Conquistador and Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ.

Conference registration costs $525 and will open in late March. A separate announcement will be sent out once registration is open.

Room rates are $100 per night plus taxes. Hotel registration opens March 14, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

For reservation instructions, click here. For a list of content areas by hotel, click here.

Visit the Summer Conference website for more information.

Nominate a Teacher, Administrator, Counselor, or Business Partner for the 2022 ACTEAZ Awards!

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2022 ACTEAZ Award nominations are now open!

Let us all take a moment to nominate and recognize the hardworking teachers, administrators, counselors, business partners and staff that we work with every day for awards. Deadline for nominations is March 18, 2022. You can also nominate yourself.

Visit the ACTEAZ website for more information on how to submit an application.

If you have questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair Stephen Weltsch at or Shelly York at

Nominate Students for the 2022 ACTEAZ Scholarships

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2022 ACTEAZ Scholarship nominations are open!

Please let your CTE students know that they can apply for a scholarship through the ACTEAZ website. Deadline for scholarship applications is March 18, 2022.

Visit the ACTEAZ website for more information on how to submit an application.

If you have any questions, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Nicole Hampton at or Shelly York at

CTE Updates

K-8 Career Literacy

Check out the newly posted Career Literacy Resources on This page is updated monthly with new resources!

Teaching AZ CTE Professional Skills with SEL Competencies

Arizona CTE Professional Skills Standards and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies Crosswalk is available for Fall implementation!

Crosswalks compare like sets of standards and provide reasoning/rationale for the resulting alignment to assist teachers in providing a robust learning experience.

This Crosswalk is approved by ADE CTE, School Safety and Social Wellness, and School Counselling to be taught together in CTE classes.

Plan on attending the session at Summer Conference on Sunday July 17 and repeated again on Monday July 18!

Check out the Crosswalk:

CTE Embedded Academics Update

Did you know that your students can satisfy math, science, and economics credits while taking a CTE class?

The following programs are eligible for embedded academic credit:

ECONOMICS - .5 High School Social Studies Credit as approved by the State Board and can be implemented with local governing board approval:

  • CTE Agriscience Program
  • CTE Marketing Program (Update Planned 2022)

MATHEMATICS - 1.0 High School Math Credit to be counted as a 4th year Math Credit as approved by the State Board and can be implemented with local governing board approval:

  • CTE Architectural Drafting (Update Planned 2022)
  • CTE Automotive Technologies (Update Planned 2022)
  • CTE Business Management (Update Planned 2022)
  • CTE Construction Technologies
  • CTE Engineering (Update Planned 2022) CTE Mechanical Drafting (Update Planned 2022)
  • CTE Software and App Design
  • CTE Welding Technologies (Update Planned 2022)

SCIENCE - 1.0 High School Science Credit. These standards are approved by the State Board and can be implemented with local governing board approval:

  • CTE Agriscience Program
  • CTE Bioscience Program (Update Planned 2022)

Local Governing Boards are the authorizing entity to determine credits that will be granted through CTE programs, there are several factors that must be in place in order to do so.

Check out the website:

Plan on attending the session at Summer Conference on Sunday July 17 and repeated again on Monday July 18!

Research Opportunity: Elementary Self- and Career-Awareness Study

Future Quest Island-Explorations (FQI-E) is a free online game-based curriculum that promotes college and career awareness, SEL, and self-concept for 3rd to 5th graders. FQI-E is universally designed and accessible to students with disabilities; it uses the evidence-based possible selves framework to help all students understand themselves, set goals, and plan expansive futures.

Program developers are currently enrolling schools in a study to test the effectiveness of FQI-E and get recommendations for program improvements. Participating educators receive early access to the game, coaching on using it in the classroom, and a gift card.

Study participation involves helping distribute and collect parent consent forms (electronic and/or paper), administering 20 minute electronic student pre- and post-surveys, implementing the curriculum (6-10 hours, self-paced), and potentially participating in a focus group.

Interested? Fill out this form to learn more. The study and the Future Quest Island - Explorations program are funded through a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Tools and Tips for Young Disability Self-Advocates

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Student Advisory Council

Applications are due by March 22nd for the Student Advisory Council.

The Student Advisory Council was created under the leadership of Superintendent Hoffman to center students’ voices and improve K-12 education in the state. Twenty students representing grades 5 through 12 will be selected to participate in this advisory council as part of Superintendent Hoffman’s efforts to elevate the voices of students in Arizona.

Students on the Advisory Council will meet with Superintendent Hoffman and other education leaders quarterly to discuss issues such as academics, technology, school safety and provide feedback on their experience as students.

High School and college students who wish to be an Advisor on our African American, Equitable & Inclusive Practices, Latinx, and Indian Education Advisory Councils can find more information and apply here.

Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program

The EMPACT-SPC Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) would like to thank you for all your support over these last 19 months.

We've been honored to support Arizona individuals and communities in dealing with the psychological impact of the pandemic through our outreach, individual, and group services.

We put together an extra special Goodbye Video to thank you all so much for your support. You can watch it here:

Stay resilient! Check out some amazing resources below!

  • Grief Support Group schedule through Banner Hospitals throughout 2022
  • Mindfulness Resources: includes websites, apps, and links to some of our favorite mindfulness activities
  • General Resources: includes community resources for crisis support, counseling, support groups, rent/utility assistance, first responders, seniors, families, persons with disabilities, and a whole lot more.
  • Grief Resources: includes tips for moving through grief, self-care, websites, apps, books, etc.

Each of the resource lists includes links to Wellness Tip Videos on the organization's Facebook page.

PAXIS Institute

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Join PAXIS Institute for the PAX Spring Fling Training Event March 7th- 25th!

Are you new to PAX? Trained but haven’t tried PAX yet? An experienced PAX professional? Need additional PAX support?

Arizona educators are invited to take part in the PAX training series being offered during Spring Break. This is your chance to gain valuable professional development hours, earn prizes, and collaborate with other AZ educators, all from the comfort of your own home!

These fully-funded trainings provide teachers with effective, evidence-based strategies to support the social emotional needs of their students and result in improved behavioral and academic performance.

In a recent survey, 94% of Arizona Educators trained in the PAX Good Behavior Game reported that PAX improved student focus, organization, and confidence.

Anyone who attends a PAX training during the Spring Fling Event will be entered into a drawing and may win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Attend all available trainings for more chances to win!

For more information visit or email

Teen Career Virtual Conference - Phoenix Zoo

Free, Virtual Conference

March 26, 2022 l 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Required to Receive the Zoom Link OR

View our Live Stream on the Phoenix Zoo YouTube Channel

The Phoenix Zoo is excited to host its Teen Career Conference once

again, an opportunity for teens to explore many different careers in

animal science.

Through specially selected speaker panels, attendees will hear from

experts in Zoology, Conservation, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary

Care working both within the Zoo and in the field. The speakers will

offer insights into their career paths and advice on breaking into their

respective fields.

Representatives from the Zoo and other scientific and educational

institutions from around the Valley will be on hand to offer information

about their programs and opportunities for teens to begin working

toward their careers right now. Volunteer opportunities, camps and

other programs will also be highlighted.

Also included this year are two professional skill-building workshops

designed to offer participants an opportunity to begin building skills

that will benefit their professional knowledge and personal growth.

ASU Summer Programs

Access ASU has a number of summer programs for grades 8-12. Check out the flyer below for all the programs.

Note: Deadline to apply has been extended to April 1st for summer programs.

Foster Care Post-Secondary Resources

Students in foster care may face many challenges during their educational journey. Fortunately, there are a multitude of resources to help this unique population that school staff can tap into.

  • Students in foster care have specific school stability provisions through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA states that students in foster care have the right to remain in the school they were attending before entering foster care or, if they are already in foster care, the school they were attending before a foster care placement change (this school would be called the school of origin). The premise is that if students in foster care maintain school stability, it would lead to greater educational outcomes.

  • If a student is in foster care after their 13th birthday, that student would be given independent status when filling out the FAFSA and in most cases, receive the full Pell Grant award.

  • If a student is in foster care after their 14th birthday, they would be eligible for the Arizona Tuition Waiver. Once the Pell Grant & other institutional scholarships are applied, the remaining balance of just the tuition costs would be waived for all State universities and colleges. The student could take advantage of this resource until their 23rd birthday

  • If a student is in foster care after their 16th birthday, they would be eligible for the Education and Training Voucher (ETV). These federal funds (up to $5,000 per year) are available for school-related expenses for 5 total years. The student could take advantage of this resource until their 26th birthday.

  • The Fostering Futures Scholarships at Grand Canyon University will begin during the 2022-2023 school year. This scholarship may be utilized by youth currently in foster care (either 17yrs old in DCS care or 18yrs old DCS Voluntary Foster Care or in DCS TILP aftercare program) that have been accepted to GCU or are currently attending GCU. They must be an Arizona resident, enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, must be eligible for the Pell Grant & ETV, will live on-campus, and receive a meal plan.

For any additional information on how to fully support your students in foster care, please reach out to ADE’s Foster Care Education Coordinator, Joey Taylor, at or

Tempe College Connect

FAFSA Next Steps - For students who need to start their FAFSA, finish their FAFSA or complete a FAFSA verification.

Virtual Workshop - Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required at

Download English and Spanish flyers below. Please share with your communities.

Wild Out Counselor Wednesdays

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Joins AzCAN, ASU, and Be a Leader for their Wild Our Counselor Wednesday series again this year! Future dates and registration links:

March 23, 2021

April 20, 2021

NAU Admissions Support

Counselors, students, and parents can connect with their Admission Officers for any questions, concerns, requests, or for 1:1 appointments at:

Admitted students, their parents, and counselors can also check out how to complete next steps of enrollment at:

Students and families can watch a virtual campus visit presentation and take a virtual tour of campus at:

Students and families are welcome to visit the Flagstaff campus for a campus tour. Students and families can register for on-campus tours here:

Change in NAU Admission Requirements for Students Entering in Fall 2023:

Special Events for Prospective Students: Save the Dates

Discover NAU

Discover NAU events include the following or you can view the agenda here.

  • Expo highlighting NAU’s student support and resources.
  • Need to know admissions information.
  • A Q&A panel with current students.
  • A presentation from your academic area of interest.
  • Lunch at one of our on campus All-You-Care-To-Eat facilities.
  • A campus tour.
  • Details on how to connect with us after the event, including how to schedule an appointment with an admissions team member.
  • In-person Discover NAU events take place on the following dates:
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022

TRANSFER-mation Day

(Invite Only)

Join other transfer students who have been admitted to NAU for an upcoming semester.

Friday, April 15, 2022

If you have not been admitted and are still considering NAU as a possible transfer school, sign up here.

Maricopa Community Colleges

Summer and Fall 2022 Registration:

  • Current Students: Begins March 7, 2022
  • New Students: Begins March 21, 2022

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation General Scholarship is open and accepting applications until April 30, 2022.

The President’s Honor Scholarship is for high school students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Eligible students can receive a full in-state tuition scholarship. Inquire with each Maricopa college to determine application deadline.

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (Navajo Nation Scholarship)

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

Microsoft Office available to all MCCCD students

Maricopa Student Perks (Student discount program for electronics, groceries, health/wellness, etc.

FAFSA Appeal Resources

Free resource to help families who need to write an appeal letter for a correct financial aid award.

FASFA Support

Do your students need help completing your FAFSA?

Schedule an appointment today with a FAFSA expert that can help you complete the application. It’s easy!


2. Click “Sign up for help with the FAFSA” and schedule your appointment!

See English and Spanish flyers below.

Resource - Students Experiencing Lingering from COVID

Long Hauler Teens

Join a community of COVID-19 Long Haulers who know exactly what you're enduring. Participate in monthly Zoom hangouts, read other stories, and receive a symptom tracking journal to help you through your journey!

National Indian Education Association

Please share this survey with any student who is eligible.

Are you Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian? Are you 18 years of age or older? Do you have dreams of attending a career program, college, or university? Are you already attending a career program, college, or university and want to share about your journey?

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is collecting information to better assist and provide career and educational opportunities and supports after high school. By filling out our short survey using the button below, your input will help determine and provide better education opportunities to Native American students as they reach for their career, educational, and professional dreams.

As an incentive for your participation, at the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter our raffle to win one of two NIEA Commemorative Blankets designed by Eighth Generation. Thank you for your help in this important research!

P.S. Do you know someone who would also be interested in participating in this survey? If so, please feel free to forward it to them. Thank you again!


AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Application American Indian Education Fund

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $2,000

Application Deadline: April 4th (If you submit it by March 31st, you can earn an extra point toward your overall score)


● Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation)

● Attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school

● Must be enrolled as a full-time student

● GPA between 2.0 - 3.5 is desirable, however, ALL current or future undergraduate students are encouraged to apply

● An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable

Online schools and summer programs are not applicable

Purpose: Applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants.

Access to Full Announcement at:

Phoenix AKARMA Foundation

The Phoenix AKARAMA Foundation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to announce its scholarship program for the 2021-2022 school year. In recent years, the Delta Beta Omega chapter has awarded numerous scholarships ranging from $1000 to $3000. Our preference is to award female, African-American students pursuing higher education, all qualified applicants are welcome to apply.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Black Greek-letter organization established in America by African American college women. Our mission is to provide service to all mankind by volunteering our time and resources to a multifaceted program that addresses education, health and wellness, and numerous issues of national and international concern.

Applications for scholarships are now being accepted from qualified students who:

● Are graduating Arizona high school seniors entering a four-year college or university OR

are community college students transferring to a four-year college or university

● Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

● Are interested in careers in education (for the Dr. Peggy L. Payne Memorial Scholarship


Applicants MUST complete the attached application in its entirety.

The application is available on the Phoenix AKARAMA site at:

*direct link to the form:

The deadline for the completed application is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, with all supporting materials listed below submitted online:

● A cover letter and resume that details your school and community leadership and/or involvement.

● A social media bio of 150 characters or less

● A photo (no-selfies) no larger than 4x6.

● Your double-spaced essay with your name in the upper left corner.

● Two letters of recommendation: One from a teacher, guidance counselor, and/or extracurricular advisor AND one from a person in the community (i.e. pastor, employer).

● An unofficial transcript from the registrar’s office, which indicates class rank, grade point average, (optional SAT or ACT scores if available)

● Additional typed sheets to specific questions within the application with name in the upper left corner.

Please email the committee if you have questions at

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