Helping Hands

Thunderbird offers a need-based scholarship for both dormitory and day-students. Scholarship amounts vary by income level and family size. A copy of the prior year tax return must be submitted with the application and students must work a minimum 15 hours per month to maintain their eligibility for scholarship funds. Please fill out the attached application.

Family Discount

Family discounts apply when there is more than one student in attendance at Thunderbird Adventist Academy from the same immediate family. The appropriate discount will be credited at the end of the school year and will be based on the number of students still in attendance at that time.

  • Two students in attendance - 5% discount per year
  • Three or more students in attendance - 10% discount per year

Summer Employment

There are limited summer jobs on campus available to students who live in the community. A willing worker spending 8-12 weeks working will be able to earn a substantial amount toward school expenses. Dormitories are closed during the summer months. Students desiring summer work must make their own housing arrangements

Church Subsidy

The two-way matching scholarship is available to qualifying students who attend Thunderbird Adventist Academy. Families must complete a Financial Aid Application and provide income and tax documents to apply for the discount. The two-way match program is made up of matching funds coming from the student’s home church and Thunderbird Adventist Academy. Family income, family size, dorm or village classification, and additional resources are factors considered. Funds are limited, so early application is important. This scholarship is limited to baptized members of the Arizona Conference. Students must apply at their home church.

Students must submit the Church Subsidy Form to their home church.