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Morenci students receive scholarships from Eastern Arizona College

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Morenci students receive scholarships from Eastern Arizona College

By Lizzie Clonts

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s 34th Annual Scholarship Banquet was held earlier this month to recognize the scholastic achievements of nearly 80 EAC students.

The banquet, held at EAC’s campus in Thatcher, recognized donors and recipients of nearly 55 scholarships. Many of the scholarships are annually funded by the generous contributions of various organizations and individuals, while others are endowed scholarships funded by the earnings of funds provided by the gifts of donors.

Audrey Castillo, of Morenci, daughter of Michael and Ilsa Castillo; and Matthew Porter, of Morenci, son of Mark and Polores Porter were awarded the Sumitomo-Freeport-McMoRan Scholarship, provided by the Sumitomo Metals Mining Corporation in honor of the 30th anniversary of their partnership with Phelps Dodge Corporation. This scholarship is given to students studying industrial technology.

For more information about EAC’s scholarship opportunities, or to set up a scholarship of your own, contact EAC’s Alumni Center and Foundation at (928) 428-8295.