In addition to the scholarships available through our online system, explore the opportunities listed below:
The Cox Volunteers Development Fund allows Cox employees to develop their professional skills while benefitting the community. It was established in honor of Ivan Johnson, former Cox Communications VP of Public Affairs. During Johnson’s 32 years of leadership in Arizona’s telecommunications industry, he inspired, worked with and mentored aspiring leaders and was a leader among the community. Under Ivan’s direction, the Arizona Cox Charities program was established in 1996 followed by the Cox Volunteers program in 2006, thus solidifying Cox’s commitment to community. A strong supporter of continuous education at every level, this Cox SW Region fund carries on that legacy.
The Jacques Avent Scholarship was established by the Central Arizona Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators to award scholarships valued up to $5,000 to future Black public administrators. The scholarship is named in honor of Jacques Avent, one of NFBPA's original founders. Jacques had a long distinguished public service career. He was the first African American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Through his trailblazing efforts, he was instrumental in promoting and increasing the number of African Americans in executive and middle management positions throughout the city. More importantly, Jacques served as a mentor and confidant to many CAC-NFBPA members and other city employees.
The Navajo Youth Achievement Award supports Navajo youth that are seeking to participate in an extra-curricular activity that has a fee, program expense, or travel costs. This is not a college scholarship.