Goodwill Providing $50,000 in Scholarships


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The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation today announced a new endowed scholarship fund created by Goodwill of Central Arizona for clients who are current or past users of their services. Applications for the Goodwill scholarships can be found online at maricopa.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS. Click on the Scholarships tab, and search for Goodwill.

The award may be used for tuition, fees and books. Criteria for selection include demonstrated financial need, past participation in either a vocational education program or workforce re-entry program at Goodwill of Central Arizona, enrollment at a Maricopa Community College or Skill Center; other criteria apply. Students seeking other scholarships for the upcoming semesters can find information on the Foundation’s website, maricopa.edu/foundation/apply.

This scholarship fund is a great benefit to students and creates an extraordinary partnership, said Dr. Steven Helfgot, President and CEO of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. We are grateful to Goodwill of Central Arizona for taking this step to increase educational opportunity at the Maricopa Community Colleges. It’s also
a wonderful tribute to a strong local organization that is still thriving and continuing its commitment to the residents of Maricopa County after more than 60 years. We could not be more proud than to be associated with Goodwill in this effort.

We are proud to partner with Maricopa Community Colleges in a coordinated effort to provide Arizonans with the education and skills they need to compete in today’s labor market, said Jim Teter, President and CEO of Goodwill of Central Arizona. This scholarship fund is an exciting opportunity for us to further support our clients in their quest for sustainable employment.

About Goodwill of Central Arizona

Since 1947, Goodwill of Central Arizona has provided job training, education and employment services for youth and adults with barriers to employment. In 2012, they provided services to nearly 42,000 central Arizonans. The central Arizona organization includes Maricopa, Yuma, La Paz, Gila and portions of Pinal and Yavapai Counties. As one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in the Valley, it is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors. www.goodwillaz.org.

About the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its 10 colleges. The Foundation¹s vision is to ensure educational access, opportunity, and excellence and to enrich individuals, communities and the economy in Maricopa County. In 2010 – 11, the Foundation awarded more than 2,700 scholarships, totaling $1,794,003.  www.maricopa.edu/foundation.

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