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Joseph William Rymer Memorial Scholarship

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...

Karen Biglin Read, Learn, and Travel Scholarship

Karen Biglin Read, Learn, and Travel Scholarship

I know that reading changes lives, and I devoted my career to that principle. I grew up loving to read books, and I visited my local public library every week.. Working as a college librarian for 37 years, I have seen firsthand the many rewards of reading. Reading...

Katherine Ann VanDriel Memorial Scholarship

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...

Laurel P. Smith Endowment for Education

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...

Lila Reuter Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Lila Reuter Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Lila Reuter, a lifelong AZ resident, began her married life in Phoenix with husband Frank, post WWII. She was a homemaker, as was common for her generation, raising their three sons while Frank ran the family business. When her youngest son entered high school,...

MCC Jackie Hartman Nursing Memorial Scholarship

MCC Jackie Hartman Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Jackie Hartman (10/15/87 – 1/28/07), will always be remembered for her smile, commitment, and devoted love. When you think of her, think about how you can make a positive impact in our community. Jackie’s memory is planted deeply in our hearts and will continue to...

MCC Karl and Aurelia Schroeder Scholarship

MCC Karl and Aurelia Schroeder Scholarship

The Karl and Aurelia Schroeder Endowed Scholarship was created in 2018 by Karl and Aurelia Schroeder to assist Mesa Community College students pursuing a degree or certificate in business, with preference to students who are the first in their families to attend...

Megan Stiffler Lange & Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship

Megan Stiffler Lange & Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship

This endowment was created in honor of former students, Megan Stiffler Lange and Brad Harper to assist students who want to help people just like they did. The Megan Stiffler Lange and Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship was established to honor former Maricopa...

Natalia Lantseva Ceramics Scholarship

Natalia Lantseva Ceramics Scholarship

Natalia Lantseva was very artistic and tried many types of art, but never found herself until she entered David Bradley’s Ceramics class at PVCC in 2000. Ceramics captured her heart, so much so, she continued as a 15 year student of ceramics until sadly she passed...

Nina Mason Pulliam

Nina Mason Pulliam

Nina Mason Pulliam (born in 1906 in rural Martinsville, Indiana) was a business leader, journalist, humanitarian, and a lover of all creatures. As a high school sophomore, she received her first compensation for a literary essay. She went on to study journalism at...

Nora (Goodyear) Gilray Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Nora (Goodyear) Gilray Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Nora (Goodyear) Gilray (1948-1999) entered nursing school after completing high school in Glendora, California. She attended a nurse training program, where she earned her Nursing diploma and passed the California Registered Nurse exam. She had a fervent interest in...

Pass It Forward Scholarship Endowment

Pass It Forward Scholarship Endowment

Foundation Board Member Sherri Thomas grew up on a farm in Laveen, Arizona. She graduated from Mesa Community College (MCC) on a tennis scholarship and was able to use her associate’s degree as a stepping stone to graduate from Arizona State University. “I had a...

Pat Haas Memorial Scholarship

Pat Haas Memorial Scholarship

Pat Haas was an English teacher who loved his work, his colleagues, and his students and was loved, in turn, by so many. Pat taught English in Kansas, Texas, and at Rio Salado and Phoenix Colleges before finally becoming a faculty member at Glendale Community College...

Paul and Pauline Butler Nursing Scholarship

Paul and Pauline Butler Nursing Scholarship

Paul Butler spent 21 years each in the Air Force and as a teacher in Glendale. Pauline Butler was a nurse. They loved the adventure of worldwide travel. Both felt that a good education was the best thing they could give to their children. They each were cared for at...

PepsiCo

PepsiCo

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation embrace the value diversity, equity and inclusion of business and society. We are focused on providing educational assistance and access to higher education to unlock opportunities for underrepresented groups around the world to...

PNC Foundation

PNC Foundation

Strengthening Connections. Fostering Success. The PNC Foundation is dedicated to supporting national and local organizations working to help eliminate systemic racism and promote social justice; expand financial education and workforce development initiatives; and...

PVCC Black Mountain Campus

PVCC Black Mountain Campus

Black Mountain campus is a multi-generational facility providing lifelong learning opportunities, community services, plus health and wellness programs. A partnership among Paradise Valley Community College, Desert Foothills YMCA, and the FCF (Foothills Community...

PVCC Student Engagement Scholarship

PVCC Student Engagement Scholarship

The project will increase student retention by expanding student participation and engagement in co-curricular student development programming including (but not limited to): Emerging Leaders, peer mentor programs; diversity and inclusion training; service learning,...

Raul H. Castro Scholarship in Southwest Studies

Raul H. Castro Scholarship in Southwest Studies

Born in Cananea, Mexico, on June 12, 1916, Castro lived in his native land until 1918, when he moved to Arizona and later became an American citizen. Through physical labor, he saved enough to enter Arizona State Teachers College in Flagstaff, where he graduated in...

Ray Buglion Civil Engineering Scholarship

Ray Buglion Civil Engineering Scholarship

Ray Buglion was born and raised in New York. He left home at 20 to work in the oil field. His work took him from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea off Scotland, the sands of Saudi Arabia, and to the salt mines of Colorado. Ray’s “settling down” was his return to...

Ronnie Lopez Leading with the Heart Scholarship

Ronnie Lopez Leading with the Heart Scholarship

A 2011 recipient of the Foundation’s Hero of Education award, Ronnie was a true champion of education in Arizona and was dedicated to ensuring access to higher education for everyone. In 2008, the Ronnie Lopez Leading with Heart Award was created to honor individuals...

Samanvitha Scholarship

Samanvitha Scholarship

This award is to honor Sanjana Kumar, an Arizona native and an Arizona State University alum (B.S. in Psychological Science and a B.S. in Business Data Analytics). Briefly, her principles in life can be stated as follows: “Believe in yourself, engage passionately...

Scottsdale Foothills Rotary Scholarship

Scottsdale Foothills Rotary Scholarship

The fund is consistent with PVCC’s vision to engage in lifelong educational relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change.

S.E.E.4VETS Veterans STEM Scholarship

S.E.E.4VETS Veterans STEM Scholarship

Since 2015, S.E.E.4VETS has donated over $60,000 to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, making STEM education and various programs easily accessible for more than 120 veteran students, at several Maricopa Community College campuses. In 2019 the S.E.E.4VETS...

State Farm

State Farm

We value State Farm® as long standing partners in education. Since 1996, State Farm Companies and its Foundation have provided over $800,000 benefiting students in need through emergency funding, scholarships, grants, volunteerism, and matching gifts. These programs...

Suzy Crescenti Memorial Scholarship

Suzy Crescenti Memorial Scholarship

Suzi Crescenti, LSC Coordinator, loved her job helping to support students in the Learning Support Center. She was full of life and enjoyed singing and performing in the PVCC Choir. She was a great friend to many. A bench on the north side of the KSC building was...

The Borze & Heying-Stanley  Nursing Continuing Education Scholarship

The Borze & Heying-Stanley Nursing Continuing Education Scholarship

Ilene Borze recently retired in 2017 and was the original Program Director for GateWay Community College Nursing Continuing Education. Her dedication to meeting the needs of community partners and nursing professionals spanned many decades. Dr. Betty Heying-Stanley...

The Dr. Karisa L. Ashley and Dr. Donald A. Werner Student Scholarship

The Dr. Karisa L. Ashley and Dr. Donald A. Werner Student Scholarship

Dr. Donald A. Werner was a professor of Business at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) for twenty-nine years from 1971 to 2001. During his tenure, he served as Chairperson of the Business Division and as the Director of Occupational Education. Dr. Werner also was...

The Hazel Davis Literacy Legacy Scholarship

The Hazel Davis Literacy Legacy Scholarship

Books and reading have been important to me since I was a very young child. My childhood home was filled with books and my father, in particular, was a voracious reader whose example I have followed all my life. My mother had hoped to attend college, but being a...

The Wright Brothers Fly Again Scholarship

The Wright Brothers Fly Again Scholarship

Four former NFL players, Torrey Wright, Toby Wright, Terry Wright, and Tommy Wright are making history by proposing, supporting and promoting this scholarship. It will enhance innovation on the college campuses and create new futures for high school students before...