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Learn about scholarship opportunities at Cash for College

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invites local students, families, and educators to learn more about postsecondary scholarships available for both traditional and non-traditional college students at the annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night. In partnership with Eastern Arizona College and United Way of Graham & Greenlee Counties, this event will provide information on local and statewide scholarship opportunities. Assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Scholarship Workshops will also be offered at the event. 

Cash for College will take place on Monday, January 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastern Arizona College in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center; 615 N. Stadium Avenue, Thatcher. 

The event is free and open to all students in Graham and Greenlee counties. There is no need to register. Staff from ACF of the Gila Valley, as well as other local scholarship providers, will be available to answer questions and share information. Contact Colin Shannon at 520.505.3678 for more information. 


Annual grants celebration honors nonprofits and volunteers serving Graham and Greenlee counties

The annual Gila Valley Grants Celebration hosted by the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley honored local organizations and leaders who work everyday to improve the lives of residents of Graham and Greenlee counties. The event was held on September 17, 2019 and culminated in the awarding of over $33,000 in grants to the following organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley
  • Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
  • Gila Valley Arts Council
  • Graham County Interfaith Alliance
  • Graham County Historical Society & Museum
  • Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Mt. Graham Safe House
  • City of Safford - Give From the Heart
  • Southeastern Arizona Clean & Beautiful
  • Tooth B.U.D.D.S., Inc.