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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

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...

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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...

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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...

ILENE BORZE AND BETTY HEYING-STANLEY

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...

Dr. Don Werner and Dr. Karisa Ashley

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...

Hazel Davis

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

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...

Jean and Gary Thomas

Thomas Family Fund

Jean & Gary came from small farming families that had lived through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl years, and WWII with its severe rationing. They learned to be lifelong savers and were the first in their families to go to college, where they met at Phoenix...

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Thomas O. McLaughlin Scholarship

The $100,000 scholarship endowment established in 1987, commemorates educator, business executive and Rhodes scholar, Thomas 0. McLaughlin (1895-1986). A native of Windriver, Wyoming, he was educated at the University of Edinburgh and Oxford University. He joined the...

Thunderbird II Veterans Memorial

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc.

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial Inc. is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) aimed at preserving the history and culture of aviation in Scottsdale, providing a tribute to veterans and educational opportunities for our children and providing scholarships for...

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Vicki Ann French Memorial Scholarship

Vicki Ann French, Food Services Manager at PVCC was killed in an auto accident in 1992. "Vicki, in such a short period of time, had become a friend to many of our students and employees, " past PVCC President, John Cordova said. “She will be missed immensely by all...