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Aaron E. Outcalt Memorial Scholarship

Aaron E. Outcalt Memorial Scholarship

Aaron was born on March 22, 1980, in Reno Nevada. He passed away at the age of thirty-four on October 20, 2014. He was the second child in a family of four brothers. From an early age, he was creating art, always drawing or using his imagination to create...

Albert and Lola Chatinsky

Albert and Lola Chatinsky Scholarship Endowment

In memory of their parents, Mark and Steve Chatinsky established an endowment for the Albert and Lola Chatinsky Scholarship Fund through the Maricopa Community College District Foundation to support students in the Artist of Promise Program. The purpose of the fund...

Albert D. Austin Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Albert D. Austin Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Albert D. Austin Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established to assist students who reflect the heritage, the values, and the aspirations that we attribute to and associate with our brother, Albert D. Austin Jr. who we affectionately called “Butchie”. He was a...

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Al Flowers Family Scholarship

Al Flowers was one of the original incorporators of the Maricopa County Community College District Foundation, created on January 18, 1977. Flowers is the former MCCD Executive Vice Chancellor. At the time, the balance sheet reflected total assets of $4,466, as of...

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Allen Ayer Dutton

Allen Ayers Dutton was a renowned photographer and artist. Dutton was born in Kingman, AZ. He served four years in the British and American Armies in North Africa and the Middle East during WWII. After he returned to Arizona in 1946, Dutton attended ASU, and received...

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C&R Tire and Auto Repair Marketing Scholarship Endowment

C&R Tire and Auto Services, owner, Ralph Holmstrom has given his time and resources to PVCC for many years. He created the C&R Tire & Auto Repair Marketing Scholarship for marketing students and he serves on the college President’s Community Advisory Council. Ralph...

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Dr. Casey Durandet - Dr. Millard A. Lee Excellence in STEM Scholarship

The importance of establishing this fund I feel it is important that we have more female representation in the STEM fields, especially in physics and engineering. Since I’ve received my degrees years ago, female representation in these fields has not increased...

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Dr. Linda Knoblock Merit Scholarship

Linda was one of the founding faculty members at Paradise Valley Community College in 1985. Linda taught English classes and championed the Honors program. She taught for 20 years and retired 2005. Upon her retirement, through her personal generosity, she established...

Dr. Lois Roma-Deely

Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment

PVCC recognizes the contribution of Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley, founding director of the PVCC Creative Writing program. Now retired, during her decades-long tenure at PVCC, Dr. Roma-Deeley distinguished herself as a writer, teacher, and program head by creating,...

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Dr. Lois Roma-Deely Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment

PVCC recognizes the contribution of Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley, founding director of the PVCC Creative Writing program. Now retired, during her decades-long tenure at PVCC, Dr. Roma-Deeley distinguished herself as a writer, teacher and program head by creating,...

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Dr. Mary Kathryn Kickels Scholarship

Dr. Mary Kathryn Kickels, Former PVCC President, Dr. Kickels served as PVCC President from 2004-2008. She is very passionate about teaching and learning and has served in leadership roles on many national educational boards advancing the learning-centered college...

Dr. Mary Lou Mosley

Dr. Mary Lou Mosley Employee Excellence Awards Fund

Honors full-time Residential Faculty members and Classified Staff members at Paradise Valley Community College who demonstrate excellence and/or distinguished accomplishment or service in one or more of the following areas through their activities and role at PVCC:...

Dr. Nancy Miller Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Nancy Miller Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Nancy L. Miller was a professor of sociology and counseling in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) from 1966 until her retirement in 1999. She matriculated at Kent State University, where she attained the B, A. and MA.Ed. degrees. After she...

Dr. Stephen and Laura Ann Spicker Life Changer Endowment

Dr. Stephen and Laura Ann Spicker Life Changer Endowment

In memory of Dr. Stephen T. & Laura-Ann Spicker, the Spicker Family established a Life Changer Scholarship Endowment through the Maricopa Community Colleges to support students who are pursuing a certificate critical to obtaining a job in Welding, Advanced Behavioral...

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East Valley Women's League

East Valley Women’s League is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving the lives of underserved women and children in Arizona. We are passionate about what we do and take great pride in our volunteer efforts as well as the programs we support. East...

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Garret Schwartz Scholarship

The donor became associated with Phoenix College in 2017 when he donated a Roy Lichtenstein lithograph (valued at $40,000) to the College in honor of his friend Garret Schwartz. The lithograph hangs in the PC administration building. Eventually, the donor indicated...

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Genie Zavaleta Scholarship Fund

The Genie Zavaleta Scholarship fund was established in memory of Genie Zavaleta, an educator, and counselor, who advocated for undocumented students and their families. Genie and her life mate, Hector were the Pioneers of the Dream Act, working with students wishing...

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Gina Kranitz Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Kranitz, former president of PVCC, had at the time of her death in 2003, served the Maricopa Community College District for 34 years. She began her career in 1969 working in the library at GCC, and later held posts at District, SMCC and at PVCC. She was a...

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Gregory M. Adams Study Abroad Fellowship

Gregory M. Adams Biography Greg Adams was born in Tucson and raised in Phoenix, where he graduated from Central High School in 1968 and earned an A.A. from Phoenix College in 1970. His father, Norman (North Phoenix High, ‘43), and mother, Mildred (Phoenix Union,...

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Harlan Bohnee Memorial Scholarship for Native American Students

The Harlan Bohnee Memorial Scholarship for Native American Students was created in memory of Harlan Bohnee to honor his 17 years of service to SCC, and his moral, ethical, and selfless contributions to his Tribe, to his students, and to society in general. This...

Heidi and David Hutchins

Heidi and David Hutchins Scholarship

Heidi and David Hutchins met when they were both pursuing dual graduate degrees in business/health services administration and are passionate about helping students to achieve their academic goals. David Hutchins is an expert in Data Analytics, Statistics, and...

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Ibis Foundation of Arizona

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH HEALTH AND EDUCATION The Ibis Foundation of Arizona, a private foundation, was established in December 2006 with the vision that each individual’s quality of life is connected to the overall well-being of the community. We pursue...

Jed Allen

Jed Allen Memorial Scholarship

The Jed Allen Memorial Scholarship is in honor of James “Jed” Edward Allen, beloved English faculty at Phoenix College (1999-2012). During his tenure at Phoenix College, Jed served as Director of the Creative Writing Program for five years. James “Jed” Allen is...

Jerry Baxter

Jerry Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Jerome “Jerry” Baxter, manager of Information Resources and Technical Services, passed away in December 1996 following a long illness. Jerry made significant contributions to the District and PVCC. Jerry started his career at MCCD as the keypunch repair person. In...

Warren Buxton

Jo and Warren Buxton Scholarship

Dr. Warren Buxton has done much for PVCC and its students. Shortly before his passing, he established the Jo and Warren Buxton Scholarship Fund to empower students to be successful in their educational goals. Scholarship recipient, Jay Michael Sloan says, “Thanks to...

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John Jay Shroyer Memorial Scholarship

Hedy Fossenkemper, retired PVCC CIS Faculty wrote, “John was a former student of mine. After taking some networking engineering classes with me, he went to work for another student of mine, Randy Miller, who owns Race Computers, Inc. John was killed in a motorcycle...

Joni Brummer

Joni Brummer Memorial Scholarship

Joni joined the Chandler-Gilbert Community College family in 2014 after she worked at Glendale Community College and quickly became part of the backbone of the institution. She was the Director of the Computer Labs and Instructional Services. She served on the Higher...

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Joseph William Rymer Memorial Scholarship

Joe Rymer had been training to become a firefighter when he tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 21. His mom, a teacher at Larkspur Elementary school, has turned tragedy into a chance to help others by holding a yearly education talk about water...

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Katherine Ann VanDriel Memorial Scholarship

The Katherine Ann VanDriel Memorial Scholarship scholarship was established in memory of Katherine Ann (Armsby) VanDriel, a former Maricopa Community College student, who had a career in EMT and emergency services dispatch. Kathy graduated from Mountain View High...

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Laurel P. Smith Endowment for Education

Senior manager, Human Resources, Smith began at PVCC as an intern and eventually set up the Human Resources office. Laurel had a lasting positive impact on PVCC. The Laurel P. Smith Endowment for Education Scholarship has been set up in her name to benefit an...