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The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma is now accepting nominations for the 20th annual Heart of Yuma Awards. The Heart of Yuma celebrates organizations and individuals who exceed expectations as they work to ensure Yuma remains a great place to live.
Community members are now invited to submit their nominations in the following categories:
The nomination form is available here. Completed forms must be submitted online and before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 to be considered.
The event will take place on Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Yuma Civic Center. This year will feature a three course meal; tickets are $40 per person. Register today here. For more information about nominations or the event, contact Miguel Salcedo or Veronica Shorr at 928.539.5343.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has awarded more than $81,750 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Listed below are the 20 Yuma County Scholars who are pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines at Arizona Western College, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and universities outside Arizona.
Since it was established in 1993, the Arizona Community Foundation 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 quality education for all will continue, year after year. The funds established by these generous individuals and families are also listed below.
Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship
Helen Dyar King Scholarship
Helene Thomas Bennett Health Career Scholarship
Jerome & Gale Glaser Scholarship
June Pallack Scholarship
Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Mabel Sassoe Kirsch Trust
Marion F. Griffin Memorial University of Arizona Agriculture Scholarship
Nikki Ferguson Healthcare/Business Scholarship
Riedel & Garcia Scholarship
Thomas Family Scholarship
Vanita A. Schwenn Scholarship Fund
Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Yuma Unified Medial Associates Scholarship
If you would like more information about the Arizona Community Foundation scholarship program and ways you can support education in the Yuma-area community, contact Miguel Salcedo at MSalcedo@azfoundation.org or call 928.539.5343.
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