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Thanks to generous donors who have established scholarship funds, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has awarded more than $55,500 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Listed below are the 26 Yuma County Scholars who are pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines at Arizona Western College, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
Since it was established in 1993, ACF of Yuma has placed a high priority on education. Thanks to scholarship donors who blaze a trail for students to reach their educational and career aspirations, support for a quality education of all children will continue, year after year. The funds established by these generous individuals and families are also listed below.
Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Julissa Flores Ortega
Gary Canode Memorial Scholarship
Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship
Melissa P. Solorio
Helene Thomas Bennett Health Career Scholarship
June Pallack Scholarship
Keiran N. Faulkner
Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Marin A. Mosqueda
Mabel Sassoe Kirsch Trust
Marion F. Griffin Memorial University of Arizona Agriculture Scholarship
Keiran N. Faulkner
Bethany H. Penfold
Nikki Ferguson Healthcare/Business Scholarship
Riedel & Garcia Scholarship
Thomas Family Scholarship
Vanita A. Schwenn Scholarship
Yuma Unified Medical Associates Scholarship
Yolanda Perez Grijalva
If you would like more information about the ACF scholarship program and ways you can add your support for educating Yuma County students, contact Miguel Salcedo or call 928.539.5343.
The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma provides opportunities for funding to nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies serving residents of Yuma County. The 2016 grants process is now closed. Look for more information on the Grants & Initiatives page.
MIGUEL SALCEDOWe are pleased to announce that Miguel Salcedo has joined the team of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma to serve as our Regional Philanthropic Coordinator. In this role, Miguel manages the annual competitive grants process and scholarship awards, supports nonprofit organizations in their endowment building efforts, and also provides kind, responsive service to our new and existing donors.
Miguel previously worked with the Arizona Western College Foundation and his experience with a local foundation will certainly be an asset as we work to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona.
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