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Third Annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night Scheduled for January 24

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley has partnered with Eastern Arizona College and the Prina Family Scholarship Fund to present the Third Annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night. This free event is an opportunity for Greenlee and Graham County students, families, and educators to learn more about post-secondary scholarships available for both traditional and non-traditional college students. College cost planning and FAFSA application assistance will also be topics of discussion.

ACF of the Gila Valley is an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation, the largest private provider of scholarships in the state. Through ACF’s online scholarship system, students are matched with more than 100 scholarships for which they qualify. Application requirements for scholarships that are established specifically for students from Graham and Greenlee Counties will be explained during the event.

Local community groups and staff from the ACF of the Gila Valley will be present to answer questions and share information about seeking financial support for college expenses. Last year’s event had more than 275 Graham and Greenlee County high school students and parents in attendance. Attendees of this year's event will be eligible to win an iPad or an Eastern Arizona College Book Scholarship.

The 2018 Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastern Arizona College’s Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center. The event is free and open to the public. There is no need to register.

Contact Angie Laskarides, Regional Director of ACF of the Gila Valley, at 520.505.3676 or for more information regarding the event.

$32,993 in grants awarded to Gila Valley organizations

The 2017 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley culminated in the awarding of more than $32,993 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations serving Graham and Greenlee counties.

2017 Grantees

  • Arts Guild of Eastern Arizona received $1,000 for its Youth Art, Featured Artist and Workshop Programs.
  • The City of Safford received $2,500 for the Give from the Heart program.
  • Gila Valley Arts Council received $3,000 to support Gila Valley Sounds.
  • Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona received $2,500 for their Pollinator Conservation Education Project.
  • Graham County Interfaith Care Alliance, Inc. received $4,493 to support vehicle procurement for their Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry program.
  • Graham County Special Services received $2,500 to support the Special Needs Preschool Playground Shade program.
  • Javelina Chase Omnium received $1,500 for the Javelina Chase Cycling Event.
  • Mt. Graham Safe House, Inc. received $2,500 to fund a driver.
  • Southeastern Arizona Clean and Beautiful received $4,500 to cover blight remediation activities in the Gila Valley.
  • Special Olympics Arizona received $3,000 for Special Olympics in Graham County.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society received $3,000 for their Bring up the Lights program.
  • Tooth B.U.D.D.S., Inc. received $2,500 for their Bringing Understanding of Dental Disease to Schools summer pilot program.