AZFirst, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2003, aims to initiate and support, through programs, grants and scholarships, the study of science, technology, and engineering by students at the middle school, high school, college, and graduate school levels.

Among other activities, AZFirst sponsors science education activities at all levels and offers financial assistance to high school, college and graduate students who intend to pursue careers as scientists and engineers.