application for 2019-2020 is live

Welcome to our Azusa Scholars page! In the 2019-2020 academic year, we are accepting 8 High School students and 2 students from Citrus College into the Azusa Scholars program. To apply, click the button below.

Vision Statement

The Azusa Scholars Program is designed to develop the recipients’ leadership skills and to promote community service involvement, particularly in the city of Azusa. The Program encompasses a variety of events designed to facilitate the students’ personal, professional, academic, and spiritual growth  through the use of faculty and community speakers, team-building activities, off-campus service projects, and individually-assigned mentoring relationships.


In 1998, honorable Mayor Joe Rocha approached Azusa Pacific University administrators and suggested the university establish a scholarship program aimed at attracting the best graduating seniors from Azusa Unified School District. The partnership between APU and Rocha resulted in the university launching the Celebrate Azusa/Nancy Moore Scholarship, also known as Azusa Scholars.  Shortly thereafter, the Scholarship was expanded to include the Celebrate Azusa/Cynthia C. McGuire Scholarship, awarded to transfer students from Citrus College. This program awards up to 9 graduates of AUSD a $5,000 scholarship renewable for four years (three for transfers). All recipients have to be recognized for their community-minded involvement and impressive academic records.

Qualifications & Eligibility

  • Be attending one of the three high schools in the Azusa Unified School District (Azusa/Gladstone/Sierra High School) or be a graduate of AUSD and currently attending Citrus College

  • Be admitted to APU

  • Reside in Azusa

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Four Cornerstones of Azusa Pacific University: Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (AUSD high school students) or 2.2 (Citrus College student)

  • Possess a passion for community service within the Azusa Community

  • Demonstrate proven leadership skills (eg. volunteer work in the City of Azusa, ASB, co-curricular activities in high school, athletics, etc.)


For more information regarding Azusa Scholars, please contact Karen Rouggly at krouggly@apu.edu