THATCHER — Despite losing its two big fund-raisers this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation still managed to fulfill its mission to support education of local youths.
“We have turned in funds for two full-ride scholarships at Eastern Arizona (College) Foundation. They can apply for this coming school year,” said Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation Secretary/Treasurer Lupe Munoz during a recent appearance on Voice of the Valley.
The scholarships are available to Graham County residents.
In addition, Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation was also able to provide funds for two partial scholarships, with one for a Graham County resident and the other a Greenlee County resident.
Meanwhile, Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation Chairman Michael Andazola has joined the Eastern Arizona College Foundation’s governing board.
“I reviewed all the paperwork . . . and it looked pretty fascinating. So all I can say is that’s it’s a pleasure and an honor to become a board member,” Andazola said.
And Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation has created an endowment with Eastern Arizona College Foundation to fund scholarships to the local college in perpetuity.