United Way of Graham County provides scholarships to local students

Contributed Photo: United Way board members Royce Hunt and Amelia Sainz were on hand to pose with some of the scholarship recipients. Pictured are, front, from left, Harley Overton, Jessica Constanza, Sierra Rogers, Kendra Claridge, Bryttani Mooney, Julia Ferrin and Amelia Sainz; back, from left, Royce Hunt, Caiden Harper, Trina Schneider, Hannah Shiflet, Rachel Mattice and Hanna Prestridge. Not pictured are Olivia Mullenaux, Tessa Prall, Jolissa Langley, Xavier Thibodeaux, Angel Patten, Jaren Walker, Julian Rascon, Wesley Davis and Kiana Gonzalez.

By Samuel Martin

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College’s Foundation is pleased to announce that the United Way of Graham County has awarded $50,000 in scholarship assistance for the fifth consecutive year.

Eleven of this year’s 20 recipients received full tuition scholarships. Student recipients are graduates from Graham and Greenlee County high schools and are eligible to receive up to four semesters of tuition as they maintain good academic progress and a 3.0-grade point average.

Donations are made possible by companies matching donations from those who support the United Way through payroll deductions.

“We’re grateful for the generous individuals, businesses, and service organizations that give of their time and financial resources to bring brighter futures to our citizens and make our community a better place to live,” said EAC Foundation Executive Director David Udall.

The EAC Foundation, on behalf of these students, is profoundly grateful for the opportunities made possible through help from the United Way of Graham County. For more information contact Udall at
(928) 428-8296 or by email at david.udall@eac.edu.