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1/11/2019

United Way increases scholarship funding for higher education

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By Kris McBride

Thatcher, AZ— United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties announced an increase in scholarship funding to help more in the community receive the benefits of higher education and improve quality of life. This increase is intended to benefit single parent students and local high school seniors preparing to attend Eastern Arizona College.

“We want to make significant improvements in the lives of our community members” stated Deborah Gibbs, United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties. “Education is a key component for these changes.”

The scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors this spring, include:

Five general scholarships for four semesters plus book expenses;

Five industrial technology education scholarships for four semesters plus book expenses;

Two education major scholarships for four semesters plus book expenses plus four semesters at an Arizona public university to complete bachelor’s degrees;

One scholarship for four semesters plus book expenses plus four semesters at an Arizona public university to complete a bachelor’s degree in preparation for employment with a nonprofit in Arizona.

An additional four semester plus books scholarship will be awarded to a student who is also a single parent.

To apply for these scholarships, call EAC’s Records Office at 928-428-8270 to obtain a Gila Hank Account and complete the online scholarship application by March 1, 2019. The applicant will be considered for the United Way scholarships as well as other donor-funded scholarships established at the EAC Foundation and Eastern Arizona College.

“This is what we are about at the EAC Foundation,” stated David Udall, executive director, EAC Foundation. “Education is the opportunity for brighter futures and stronger communities. We help people with this vision make a real difference.”

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