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Welcome to the Tucson High School Badger Foundation

The Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1982 to enable alumni, parents, community members, and business leaders to support the continued excellence of the education provided to our young people at Tucson High (now known as Tucson High Magnet School). The Foundation’s goal is supported by the fact that, throughout the United States, people are recognizing the importance of a strong and supportive educational environment in maximizing the potential of each student.

We hope that you will join the members of the Badger Foundation in supporting Tucson High’s students, faculty, administration, and alumni in their efforts to ensure that Tucson High’s traditions of excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, fine arts and technology will continue well into the future.

Tucson High Badger Foundation Scholarship

Class of 2021: The Badger Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of FOUR scholarship opportunities for the academic year of 2021-2022. Students may apply for funds to attend Pima Community College, or an Arizona Public University (ASU, NAU, UA). Read all the information provided and collect the information required before submitting an application. Applications close Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 12:00 midnight.

Each scholarship is for $2,000.00 per year for two years, provided that the recipient meets the following requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • THMS Senior graduating in 2021
  • Applicants must have a weighted High School GPA of 2.5 for Pima Community College or a weighted 3.0 GPA for ASU, NAU or U of A.
  • Applicants must enroll in and complete 12 units per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester during the first year. Cumulative GPA is not accepted.
  • To maintain the 2nd year scholarship, recipients must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 units and be enrolled in and maintain not less than 12 units per semester with a GPA of 2.5 per semester.
  • Recipients will be required to submit an unofficial transcript to the Scholarship Committee at the end of each semester.
    Scholarship Request Information: Applicants must upload the following documents to the application site:
  • An OFFICIAL WEIGHTED transcript that documents your GPA and coursework.
  • Two Letters of recommendation. One from your high school counselor or teacher and one letter from a coach, employer, community leader, volunteer supervisor or pastor. Letters cannot be from someone who is related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • Complete a 500-word essay addressing the following questions:
    1. What is your career goal?
    2. What do you see as your greatest challenge in going to college?
    3. What activities or clubs have you been involved in during high school and explain how they have impacted your personal skills and mindset?
    4. If you have done any volunteer work outside of school, describe the type of experience and outcome of this endeavor.
  • Optional: If qualifying for free/reduced lunch and have a financial need, please provide the documentation.

The Badger Foundation Scholarship Committee will review applications during the month of April 2021. Applicants selected for one of the four scholarships, will be contacted by phone and by an official letter through the US Mail. If you have issues submitting your application, please contact this e-mail Lourdes.ld.rios@gmail.com for further direction, or call 520-419-6495.

Adriana Herman Scholarship

Applications are online only. READ all the information provided and collect the documents required before you submit an application. Applications accepted from close Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 12:00 midnight.

This is a non-renewable award for $300.00 that is to be used for educational expenses. The evaluation of applications and selection of a recipient is made solely by, and at the discretion of the Herman family.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • THMS Senior graduating in 2021
  • Minimum weighted High School GPA of 2.5
  • Attending college or university for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Be the first person in your family to attend college.

Scholarship Request Information:

  • An OFFICIAL WEIGHTED transcript that documents your GPA and coursework.
  • Two Letters of recommendation. One from your high school counselor or teacher and one letter from a coach, employer, community leader, or volunteer supervisor.
  • Complete a 500-word essay addressing the following questions:
    1. Identify a teacher who influenced you positively and explain how?
    2. How will you use that influence to help you in the future?
    3. What is your planned field of study?
    4. How important is education to realizing your goal(s)?

Donald Pitt Scholarship

Applications are online only. READ all the information provided and collect the documents required before you submit an application. Applications accepted from close Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 12:00 midnight.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a student for TWO consecutive years provided the student meets the requirements while attending any four-year university. It will be awarded to a student who shows academic potential and community involvement.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • • THMS Senior graduating in 2021
  • Minimum weighted High School GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need by providing evidence that you qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • Attending any four-year university, full time, 12 units per semester maintaining a GPA of 2.5 for 2021-2022 school year.
  • To maintain the 2nd year scholarship, recipient must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 units and be enrolled in and maintain not less than 12 units per semester with a GPA of 2.5 per semester.
  • Recipient will be required to submit an unofficial transcript to the Scholarship Committee at the end of each semester.

Scholarship Request Information:

  1. An OFFICIAL WEIGHTED transcript that documents your GPA and coursework..
  2. Two Letters of recommendation. One from your high school counselor, teacher, or school administrator, and one letter from a coach, employer, community leader, or volunteer supervisor.
  3. Documentation of free and reduced lunch.
  4. Complete a 500-word essay addressing the following questions.
    1. What person or event has influenced you most in your desire to attend college? Explain why.
    2. What activities or clubs have you been involved in during high school?
    3. What community and volunteer work have you been involved with?