Our Donors

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...

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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...

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...

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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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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...

Heidi and David Hutchins

Heidi and David Hutchins Scholarship at Gateway Community College

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...

Ibis Foundation of Arizona

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...

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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...

Karl and Aurelia Schroeder

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...

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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...

Patrick Haas

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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 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...

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...