Frank J. Caverly Scholarship

The Frank J. Caverly Scholarship Fund provides supplemental financial support for American Indian students who are pursuing post-secondary education at a university, college, junior college, or vocational/technical school to cover the partial costs of tuition, books or other fees.

Mr. Caverly was born on August 8, 1906 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of Harry L. Caverly and Nellie Ryan. He became an insurance broker and resided in Pima County with his wife, Thelma. Mr. Caverly had an interest in American Indian Culture and established the fund as part of a living will. He passed away October 20, 1991. He stressed that the course of study and training for scholarship recipients must be useful and of benefit to Indian people and Indian communities.


Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Be tribally enrolled
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be accepted and attending a community/tribal college, college, or university or vocational/technical school in Arizona
  • Student’s educational objective must benefit tribal communities, directly or indirectly; and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students

Scholarship Terms

Financial support will be provided for one term per year to cover partial costs of tuition, books and fees depending on need and as determined by the review committee.

Room and board will also be considered on a limited basis. A student in good academic standing may be considered for one additional term in a year subsequent to the year the applicant originally received a FJC scholarship. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.


For more information, please contact (602) 258-4822