Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Students


Scholarships range from $500 to $1500 and are for students going into STEM-related fields (see the list below). Click here to access a PDF version of the Scholarship Application Form. Note, this PDF is not editable, but you can print, fill it out, and mail it to us at P.O. Box 1641, Payson, AZ 85547

List of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Fields

STEM Careers provided by Becky Bagshaw

Who Is Eligible?

Students from Northern Gila County are eligible. They must have attended Payson High School, Payson Center for Success, or Gila Community College.



How Are Scholarships Funded?

Scholarships are renewable. We generally award three to four scholarships each year. In 2023 and 2024 we awarded $5500 in eligible scholarship funding.

This year’s scholarships are funded in part by an award from the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, proceeds from our annual Gem & Mineral Show, Club raffles and Club member donations.

When Are The Scholarships Awarded?

Payson High School (PHS) posts the application on their website each year after scholarship night in early December. The applications are due April 1st and are awarded to the PHS students at the awards ceremony in May. The funds are paid directly to the colleges the students enroll in and are deposited into their accounts at the college.

Meet our 2024 Winners


Our 2024 scholarship winners were Noelle Bertram attending Eastern Arizona College (Registered Nurse, $1000); Izak Cotney attending Northern Arizona University (Nutrition, $1000); Arjun Daya attending Arizona State University (Computer Information Systems, $1000); John Hughes attending Pima Medical Institute (Nursing, $500); Angelina Jakubek attending Northern Arizona University (Pharmacology, $1000); and Andrew Ward attending Arizona State University (Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist, $1000). Each recipient will have their scholarship amount sent to their college to help with their education.

Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members