Tag: scholarships

Arizona education group announces 1,000 scholarships for 2020 class. See more state education and legislative news here

| June 22, 2021
Arizona education group announces 1,000 scholarships for 2020 class. See more state education and legislative news here

In order to address the unprecedented drop in student postsecondary enrollment in Arizona, Helios Education Foundation, College Success Arizona, and other community partners are implementing an initiative to re-engage students in their education and offer an incentive scholarship to eligible students.

Colleges and universities in Arizona are experiencing significant declines in student enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among first generation, low-income, and underserved students. Nationally, community college enrollment has fallen by 9.5 percent this year. In addition, Postsecondary enrollment for first-time freshmen (High School class of 2020) declined nearly 21.7 percent nationwide. In Arizona, statewide community college enrollment is down more than 16 percent.

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Education notebook: Districts prepare to welcome students back to classrooms. See more state education news here

| February 16, 2021
Education notebook: Districts prepare to welcome students back to classrooms. See more state education news here

Multiple school districts in southern Arizona plan on bringing students back to campus in the coming months, as parents call for in-person learning options and COVID-19 metrics improve.

This week, southern Arizona’s largest school district, Tucson Unified, announced students could return to campuses starting March 24. TUSD stands out among Tucson school districts for so far remaining in remote instruction throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

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Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

| September 22, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has taken a pro position on Prop 208 for education funding. We are encouraging a yes vote on this ballot item.

A quality education system is crucial for healthy communities and the outcomes society desires. A well- resourced and supported education system helps prevent many costly societal needs including high incidences of criminal justice and law enforcement involvement. Education is a societal tool to prepare our children for healthy, engaged and positive community involvement through their life span. Further, it is a driver of economic growth. Businesses with higher-paying jobs locate in areas where they have access to an educated work force and where they are ensured of a quality education for their employees and their children. Increasing jobs through cheap labor, and low paying wages, is not as beneficial to the Arizona economy as high paying, invested employers.

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Schools chief issues ‘roadmap’ to reopen classrooms. See more state education news here

| June 2, 2020
Schools chief issues ‘roadmap’ to reopen classrooms. See more state education news here

The state’s top education official wants schools to plan for reopening even as she concedes she doesn’t know how much money they will have — and that it’s virtually impossible to guarantee a risk-free environment.

In a 41-page “roadmap” released Monday (June 1), Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman provided a series of options for local school board members to consider as they figure out what’s the best course of action going forward for 1.1 million youngsters in more than 2,000 school buildings.

Among the proposals worked out with education, community and health officials:

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Arizona Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications. See more education stories here

| January 24, 2018
Arizona Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications. See more education stories here

A single, online application matches students with more than 100 scholarship awards.

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications, making scholarship funding opportunities available to students across Arizona for the 2018-19 school year. This year, ACF is proud to announce a number of new scholarships to support Arizona foster children, law enforcement families and community minded students.

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Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

| January 14, 2018
Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

Come learn about dozens of financial aid & scholarship opportunities at the first annual Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair! This event if FREE and open to all students and families in flagstaff. No need to register.

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PUSD — Arizona Community Foundation scholarship opportunities

| January 10, 2018
PUSD — Arizona Community Foundation scholarship opportunities

Attention high school seniors, the Arizona Community Foundation’s general application for the 2018-19 academic year is now live! With over 100 scholarship awards available (and nearly $1.7 million awarded last year), students can complete just one online application and be automatically matched with any other awards that they may qualify for.

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Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

| January 7, 2018
Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

Come learn about dozens of financial aid & scholarship opportunities at the first annual Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair! This event if FREE and open to all students and families in flagstaff. No need to register.

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Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

| December 31, 2017
Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

Come learn about dozens of financial aid & scholarship opportunities at the first annual Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair! This event if FREE and open to all students and families in flagstaff. No need to register.

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Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

| December 24, 2017
Flagstaff Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair

Come learn about dozens of financial aid & scholarship opportunities at the first annual Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair! This event if FREE and open to all students and families in flagstaff. No need to register.

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