Give to the
FCW Scholarship Endowment

The Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship is awarded to incoming or continuing University of Arizona students from southern Arizona who have financial need. The scholarship is funded by the Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship Endowment.


One of the fundamental purposes of CW taking low-income kids to camp is to encourage their ambition for higher education. The financial reality of attending the University of Arizona prevents many from considering it. The goal of the Friends of Camp Wildcat scholarship is to aid students similar to the kids that Camp Wildcat serves: residents of southern Arizona from families with financial need.

How to Contribute

The scholarship endowment is administered by the University of Arizona Foundation and contributions can be made in several ways:

  • Give a secure online gift by credit card by clicking here

  • Send a check made out to the University of Arizona Foundation, Attn: Chris Fraker, Gift Planning, 1111 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721. Indicate in an accompanying letter (and/or on the check memo line) that your gift is for the Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship Endowment.

  • To give through an estate plan or other options listed below, contact Chris Fraker at 520.991.7775

  • Note: gifts are tax-deductible, but are not eligible for the AZ Tax Credit

What You Can Contribute

Charitable gifts of many kinds qualify for our scholarship:

  • A bequest in a will or living trust

  • Life insurance beneficiary

  • Contributions from an IRA

  • Cash

  • Personal property such as art, rare books, and other collections

  • Stocks

  • Real estate

  • Dividend distributions

Your gift supports University of Arizona applicants who meet this criteria:

  • Financial need as determined by FAFSA or another indicator of financial need.

  • Priority will be given for incoming freshmen and transfer students from Southern Arizona: Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties.

  • Consideration will also be given for past participation in Camp Wildcat as a camper or member of the Camp Wildcat organization.

  • Full-time enrollment status (minimum of 12 units per semester).

  • Incoming freshman students must meet the admission criteria of the University of Arizona.

  • Service to Camp Wildcat will be encouraged from scholarship recipients.

  • Scholarship recipients may qualify for additional years (up to completion of the degree) if the recipient continues to maintain the eligibility criteria.