Ammer Dbeis accepts the 2014 $13,000 Governor’s Scholarship from Janice K. Brewer, Former Governor of Arizona.  Also in attendance are Scholarship Committee Members (L to R) Keith Southergill, Robert Greninger, Dr. Ileana Orlich, Dr. George Gummerman and John Hall.


$10,000 AWARD


The Consular Corps of Arizona is proud to sponsor the Governor’s Scholarship.  As an organization dedicated to civic engagement and fostering educational opportunity, the CCAZ created this award in 2013 to honor an outstanding new graduate from one of the three state universities.  This annual scholarship, now in its second year, will be presented to a student who has exhibited exceptional academic merit, to assist them in pursuing a graduate degree at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.

This scholarship is not affiliated with the Office of the Arizona Governor, nor is it aligned with any of the three universities.  The steering and selection committee come from the fields of education, business, and government.


Scholarship Amount

The Governor’s Scholarship is a nonrenewable financial award in the amount of thirteen thousand dollars ($10,000).  It must be used to pursue immediate graduate study at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.  The scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred.  Upon confirmation of enrollment, the funds will be distributed directly to the appropriate institution of postsecondary education.


Selection Criteria

The Governor’s Scholarship is designed to award academic excellence and commitment to community.  The selected student will have distinguished himself or herself as an accomplished scholar: motivated, well-rounded, high achieving, and intellectually curious.  Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated desire to serve others, a record of civic enrichment, and an interest in foreign affairs, political science, government, or a related field.

Applicant MUST

Be a graduate of ASU, NAU, or the UofA in the winter of 2015 or spring of 2016
Enroll in graduate studies at ASU, NAU, or the UofA for the 2016-2017 academic year
Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7
Submit all required application materials pursuant to the Submission Criteria below


Scholarship Application

A complete application must be received by 11:59PM on Sunday, March 22

A complete application will consist of all of the following:

1) Application Cover Letter

2) Unofficial University Transcript (subject to verification and graduation confirmation at the discretion of the Steering and Selection Committee).

3) Three (3) essays. 500 word, 3000 character maximum per essay.  Be specific.

Service Essay: Highlight your commitment to service. Include your most valued experiences, goals for engagement, and how you achieved meaningful outcomes.

Academic Achievement Essay: Describe your most significant academic achievement or intellectual endeavor. Highlight how it will influence your graduate education and goals for the future.

Major and Career Goals Essay: Explain how your personal experiences shaped who you are today and how they impacted your choice in major and career.  Also describe your vision of your professional life and contributions to your community 10 years from now.

4) A curriculum vitae.

5) Two academic letters of recommendation.

These materials must be submitted together via email to  (confirmation of receipt will be provided).


  • Application deadline: 11:59PM on Sunday, March 22
  • Finalist and Alternate Notification: Monday, April 6
  • Finalist In-Person Interviews: Week of Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 (day, time, and Phoenix location TBD)
  • Final Decision Notification: Monday, April 20

Finalists unable to participate in the in-person interview component of the process will be replaced with an alternate candidate.