Clarkdale AZ (October 6, 2016) – The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona, in collaboration with the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County, is inviting community groups to participate in the Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Nights. Sponsored by Yavapai College, each of two events provides an opportunity for students, their families and local educators to learn more about scholarships available to local students for post-secondary studies. Scholarship providers that participated last year met with 200 students interested in learning about local scholarship opportunities.
Recent declines in scholarship applications across the nation can be attributed to a lack of awareness from students and parents. This year, to help increase awareness and provide an opportunity for the community to form a collective response, ACF of Sedona is partnering with ACF of Yavapai County. Two evening events, one in Prescott and one in Clarkdale, will connect Yavapai County’s students directly with scholarship grantors. The Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Nights, coordinated to accommodate students’ and parents’ busy schedules, will provide an invaluable opportunity for students to learn more about scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship or organization will have their own booth from which to distribute information and speak with interested and qualified students, increasing both awareness and community engagement. An informational document including a brief description of all represented opportunities will be distributed during the events to give students and parents a reference guide cataloguing the available scholarships.
A variety of scholarship funds established with the Arizona Community Foundation offer support for students in Yavapai County. With one application, students are matched with more than 150 scholarships for which they qualify through the Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship system. Students will be made aware of application requirements for local scholarships at the events. ACF of Sedona and ACF of Yavapai County are affiliates of the Arizona Community Foundation, the largest private provider of scholarships in the state. Collaboration is one of the Arizona Community Foundation’s guiding principles, and as such, we would like this event to include representation from all of the great organizations providing scholarship opportunities to local students.
If you provide a scholarship supporting Yavapai County students, please join us!
2016 CASH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARENESS NIGHTS
- PRESCOTT: Monday, December 5 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Yavapai College Gymnasium, 110 E. Sheldon St., Building 2, Prescott
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- CLARKDALE: Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Yavapai College Community Room, 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale
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Local community groups as well as staff from ACF of Sedona and ACF of Yavapai County will be available to answer questions and share information. The events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Clarkdale event, contact Tracey McConnell at (928) 399-7218 or email@example.com. For more information regarding the Prescott event, contact Lisa Sahady at (928) 583-7815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.