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Scholarships In Arizona


I Know A Guy Scholarships were established beginning in 2013 with the goal of assisting student athletes that are competing at the high school level and planning on attending college or a higher education. Scholarships are awarded annually in May ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.



  • You must be a current high school senior

  • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted

  • Scholarships are available to students who enroll in two-year or four-year undergraduate degree programs at accredited U.S. American colleges or universities, trade school or license|certification program


  • The application deadline each year is May 10.  All applications are online and must be completed fully

  • Must be graduating from an Arizona High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Must have competed in Cross Country and/or Track and Field for at least one year in high school for Mike Chapman, Rachel Guest or Clif McKenzie Scholarships 

  • Must have competed in a high school sport or arts program for at least one year in high school for the I Know A Guy Inc + I Know A Guy Fireworks scholarships

  • Must complete the application by due date

  • Must complete 30 hours of community service (can be I Know A Guy Inc) and must have signed service hour letter/certificate and/or email from organization whom service was donated to

  • Write an essay on how applicant has shown leadership and commitment to their running + track & field team, sport or art program and their academics. Please limit to no more than 500 words


  • A selection committee is appointed by I Know A Guy Inc and will consist of professionals in the community including our Scholarship Honorees

  • Selections will be made and announced no later than May 20.

  • Applicants will be awarded based on the following:

    • Community Service​

    • GPA

    • Leadership

    • Integrity

    • Overall character

    • Participation in Athletics or Arts 

    • Financial Need

  • ​Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.


  • Scholarships are paid directly to the school. Under no circumstances will I Know A Guy Inc make a payment to a student.

  • Scholarship awards may be used for cost of attendance expenses. In order to receive payment, a student must have the school send to I Know A Guy Inc, the completed Verification of Enrollment form, whereupon, we will issue our check, payable to the school, and mail it directly to the school to establish a credit in the name of the student. We will notify the student when we mail the check.  Please allow for 4-6 weeks.

  • If a student terminates his or her courses for any reason, the un-disbursed balance of the award MUST be returned directly to I Know A Guy Inc. It may NOT be transferred to another school, and it may NOT be paid to the student personally.

  • It is the responsibility of the student to follow up on all matters relating to his or her scholarship award.

  • In all correspondence relating to a student who has been awarded a scholarship, we must have the full name and the Student ID # of the student to ensure funds are deposited to the correct student account.

Any questions can be submitted HERE.


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