Showing posts with label Scholarship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scholarship. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

Positive Paths Scholarship for Women!

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The Positive Paths Scholarship Program assists women who are returning to school to improve their lives and enhance their career opportunities.

The scholarship program was established to help women who have overcome major obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, death of a spouse, loss of a job,illness of family members, issues with children or other challenges. Recipients can use the award to pay for tuition, fees and books.

Scholarship amounts vary based on individual needs, up to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year and are available to students who are enrolled in or accepted to an East Valley vocational/skills training program, a community college or Arizona public university.

Deadline is May 19, 2016.

Get started on the application now!

Check out this inspiring video to see see how Positive Paths is building life bridges for women:


Rio Salado is a proud supporter of the Positive Paths scholarship program.

Friday, March 25, 2016

M.E.N. ASU Scholarship Deadline April 1

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The application deadline for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation George Evans Minority Male Initiative Transfer Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Helios Education Foundation is April 1.

It's an exclusive opportunity for active members of a Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) chapter who are transferring to Arizona State University (ASU).

Download the application and review scholarship qualifications now online.

Learn more about M.E.N. by visiting this Maricopa Colleges web page and Rio Salado's chapter web page.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Meet Rio Salado 2016 All-AZ Honorees

Image of Vanessa Williams and Shawna Daniels standing in front of ALL-AZ banner.

Among the 25 extraordinary Maricopa Community College students honored for their distinguished achievements and leadership at the 2016 All-Arizona (ALL-AZ) Academic Awards Luncheon on March 3, 2016, were Rio Salado scholars Shawna Daniels and Vanessa Williams.

Each year, participating colleges nominate two of their most distinguished students to receive the ALL-AZ honor, which includes tuition to one of Arizona’s three state universities and a cash scholarship.

Daniels and Williams were selected as Rio’s 2016 honorees for their academic excellence, community leadership and personal determination.


Shawna Daniels is a working mom who lives in Payson, Arizona, with her husband and their children.

“Being a busy mom of three, I would never have thought I would have the time to complete my college degree and help my community in the ways that I have this year,” said Daniels.

Parenthood came with more challenges than the young couple expected. After getting through the early childhood years, Daniels realized it was time to invest in herself to create the financial future she wanted for her family.

“I chose Rio Salado because of the convenient online classes and staggered start dates,” Daniels said. “With Rio Salado’s amazing technology and student support, I can properly plan and stay dedicated to my studies.”

Daniels with her grandmother Marlene
and husband Mark.
In addition to being a member of Rio Salado’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, Daniels engaged in several community service projects including volunteer work for the Rotary Club of Payson and Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. She also organized a charity golf tournament that raised approximately $7,500 for Payson charities.

Daniels plans to attend Northern Arizona University (NAU) with the ALL-AZ scholarship and is working toward becoming a certified public accountant.

“I would not likely be able to attend NAU without this scholarship,” said Daniels. “Being awarded full tuition to a university is priceless and has changed my entire life.”


Vanessa Williams also knows a thing or two about life changing events. The Rio Salado student is both honored and humbled to be recognized at the ALL-AZ awards.

“My life has been one of perseverance,” Williams said. “I was diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 13. I began to use drugs in my twenties. I spent more than thirteen years of my life homeless and destitute, lacking the ability to see any hope in my future.”

But everything changed six years ago when Williams took a training class to become a peer support specialist.

“A peer support specialist assists people who are recovering with mental illness or drug addiction,” Williams said. After working part time for a year at Warm Line, a peer-run support line, Williams was promoted to supervisor.

“I then made the second best decision of my life which was to return to school and get a degree,” Williams said. “As a mother and a grandmother, it was important to return to college to set a good example for my family. Returning to school was also a vital part of my recovery.”

Williams chose to attend Rio Salado College, and quickly found an aptitude for leadership and service.

Williams with husband Joe
As president of Rio Salado’s PTK chapter, and vice-president of the National Society of Leadership and Success chapter, Williams invested her time to champion behavioral health issues and to advocate for people who are homeless.

“I love being of service to others,” Williams said. “I also like seeing people succeed when they didn’t believe that they could. Continuing my education will allow me the ability to help others discover their own unique leadership skills.”

Williams plans on attending NAU this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Her dream is to start a non-profit organization that assists in the professional development of people who have been diagnosed with behavioral health issues.

“I feel like anything is possible when you put your mind to it,” Williams said. “I am grateful to Rio Salado College for all they have done to help me to achieve my dreams.”

Monday, March 7, 2016

New Students Get Help During College Info Night!

Image of College Info night attendees talking to Maricopa Colleges staff

Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges hosted a College Info Night at the Communiversity at Surprise on Tuesday, February 23 to help teens and working adults transition into college.

More than 50 attendees took part to learn about the Rio Salado and Maricopa Community Colleges degree and certificate programs-- and the student services that are available to help them succeed-- including financial aid, scholarships, counseling and Student Life programs.

Fry's Food Stores information table and staff

Participants also had a chance to visit with Fry's Food Stores representatives, who provided details about employment opportunities and its generous tuition assistance programs for students who complete Rio Salado’s online Retail Management Certificate program.


College Info Night staffers

You don't have to wait until a College Night to learn how to get started in college! Rio Salado is ready to help all year long!

Whether you need help with the admissions process, credit-for-prior-learning, placement testing, GED® test preparation, English as a second language assistance or any of the services we provide-- don't hesitate to contact us. Call 480-517-8000 or 800-729-1197 to get started now. 

Visit startatrio.com for details online!

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event.

Honors Achievement Scholarship Opportunities!

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Attention Honors Achievement Scholars!  Did you know there are several opportunities to increase your honors award?

The Chancellor's Scholarship offers tuition support, up to 18 credit hours plus $250 for books per semester. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students who receive this scholarship are not eligible for additional support through the Honors Achievement Award and Foundation Scholarships.

There are two, $500 Foundation Scholarships, which are distributed as $250 per semester. Students must be enrolled full-time to qualify. This scholarship is available to Honors Achievement Award recipients.

The application deadline is 12 p.m. March 14, 2016.

Please submit your applications to the Honors Program office, located on the first floor of the Rio Salado College Tower.

Visit this Honors Program web page to review and access the application.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by the end of April 2016.  Good Luck!



News courtesy of the Honors Program at Rio Salado College.

Friday, February 26, 2016

MCCCDF Scholarship Deadline Feb. 28!

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The deadline to apply for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships is quickly approaching!  

It literally pays to invest the time to apply!

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities for students-- and a streamlined process that only requires one general application!

There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the James P. Hornburg Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections degree programs at Rio Salado and the Dr. Linda M. Thor Scholarship, which is geared toward helping single moms.  The web site for the application is mcccdf.academicworks.com. Type “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

There are also exclusive opportunities for veterans!


https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/

If you need help with your application, do not hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Counseling Services team.

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hundreds of Scholarships Available to You!

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Fall 2016 Scholarships. Deadline: February 28, 2016  Hundreds of Scholarships, One Application  Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2016 Semester. What kinds of scholarships? All kinds.   Library Tech   EMT & Fire Science   STEM - Science, Engineering, Technology & Math   Photography    Aviation  Dental  Single Parent    Nursing Women's Club   Agricultural Group    LGBTQ   Desert Club    University Transfer  Friends of Hispanic Media   Equality Award    Sports    International Education   Storytelling    Bilingual Nursing   Sustainability   Teaching   Leadership   Re-Entry    Veterans   Athletics    AZ Retirees Association   ACE Alumni    and more.  Apply Now  The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation has hundreds of scholarship opportunities for students-- and a streamlined process that only requires one general application!

Time is of the essence! The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.


There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the James P. Hornburg Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections degree programs at Rio Salado and the Dr. Linda M. Thor Scholarship, which is geared toward helping single moms.

The web site for the application is mcccdf.academicworks.com. Type “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

This will be well worth your time and effort! 

https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/

If you need help with your application, do not hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Counseling Services team.

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Apply for Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy ‪‎Scholarship!‬

Nina Scholars logo

The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship‬ application deadline is March 1, 2016!

This scholarship program covers full tuition, fees and books, while providing each student with an academic advisor and mentor. It also includes a $2,750 annual living allowance.

The scholarship is available to all Maricopa Community Colleges students who meet one of these criteria:
● Adults 25 years or older with dependents
● College-age youth and adults living with physical disabilities
● Incoming freshmen ages 18-25, raised through the child welfare system and have no form of financial support


"The Nina Trust has profoundly impacted my life by empowering me through their support to expand my goals and given me the self-confidence to reach them." -- Idalia Beltran, cohort 14
Learn more about this program and the application process by visiting http://bit.ly/applynina.  Visit this page to begin the application process now: ow.ly/XvOWl

It will be well worth your while to investigate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Apply for Follett Textbook Scholarship!


Attending college and paying for tuition and books can be tough. Rio Salado’s Counseling Department can help with services, referrals and information you can use!  

Case in point-- if you have a financial need and cannot afford your textbooks you may be eligible for the Follett Scholarship at Rio Salado College.  

The criteria is as follows:

●  Student must be enrolled at Rio Salado
●  Student must have a 2.0 GPA
●  Student must have financial need
●  Student must submit an essay of no more than 500 words  describing financial situation.

Apply now via AcademicWorks. Deadline is January 1, 2016.


The award amount covers textbooks for the spring 2016 semester. Please contact Rio Salado's Counseling Department at 480-517-8540 for additional details.

Your Counseling Department is here to help in other ways! 
We encourage you to call on a counselor when you need help with issues such as: lack of motivation, relationship issues, study skills, test anxiety, time management, stress, goal setting, and access to community resources such as alcohol & drug abuse prevention resources. 

Visit this web page for more details about counseling services available to you.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Insurance Scholarship Deadline Extended

Poster for scholarship.  Image of three peopel gathered around a table.  Text: Ensure Your Future.  New Scholarship Available!

The deadline for our new ‪Insurance Studies scholarship‬ has been extended to Dec. 3, 2015!  

Apply now.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry, and touches on property and liability insurance, personal insurance and commercial insurance.


Students who complete the certificate can transfer to a variety of business programs offered at Arizona's public universities.

Rio Salado College collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges, the Maricopa Community College District  and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop the program.

Check out this blog post for additional details about Rio Salado's Insurance Studies program.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Federal Work Study Reduces Student Debt

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Rio Salado College has several, part-time student Federal Work Study (FWS) job opportunities that can help you pay for school while you gain valuable workforce experience.

FWS opportunities are need based. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

For a list of job openings, visit www.riosalado.edu/jobs and look for listings under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.


Attention: Please submit your resume and related documents to the email address noted on the job postings.

We hope you will consider joining our team!

Monday, November 9, 2015

New Scholarship Oppty for Insurance Studies!

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Ready to jump-start your career in the insurance industry?

Here's a new ‪scholarship‬ opportunity for you to begin Rio Salado's new ‪Insurance‬ Studies program! 

Apply now.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry, and touches on property and liability insurance, personal insurance and commercial insurance.


Students who complete the certificate can transfer to a variety of business programs offered at Arizona's public universities.

Rio Salado College collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges, the Maricopa Community College District  and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop the program. Learn more about the development and purpose of this program in this blog post.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Scholarship time!

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Scholarships are great way to receive funding for your education but are often not easy to find. However, there is good news!

The Maricopa Colleges Faculty Foundation has created a scholarship fund students can use as early as Spring 2016.


A few of the criteria requirements include:

● Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
● Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges
● Must obtain at least two faculty signatures to submit with complete application


The application deadline to apply is October 15 and interested applicants need to visit maricopacollegesfacultyfoundation.wildapricot.org to learn all the details and how to apply.

Please note applicants will need to submit their application online, with a copy of an official or unofficial transcript, and a typed essay describing how the funds would benefit the applicant’s educational goals.

Be sure to review the additional scholarships available through the Maricopa Community College District that allow you to submit one application for multiple scholarships at mcccdf.academicworks.com.

This feature allows you to save time with the convenient one-time application and the deadline to apply is October 12.

Remember to take the time to have a colleague, mentor, teacher, or someone you trust review your applications and essays, if applicable, to search for grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors. Failing to thoroughly review your application packet can be the deciding factor to whether or not you receive the funding available to you.

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado's Counseling Services, helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Apply for MCCDF Scholarships by Oct. 12!

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The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarship deadline is quickly approaching.  You have until October 12, 2015 to submit your application! 

There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the We Are Rio Employee Scholarship fund, the Dr. Harry E. Whyte Memorial Scholarship for Dental Hygiene students and the Rio Salado College/Helios Foundation Teacher Certification Scholarship Program.

Visit maricopa.academicworks.com and enter “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

One general application, hundreds of scholarships.



Visit this Maricopa Colleges web page for successful tips and strategies to consider in all of your scholarship applications.

Rio Salado students who need additional help are encouraged to reach out to our Counseling team for assistance.

Scholarships are one of the best ways to cover expenses because you don’t have to pay them back, yet so many students don’t take advantage of them, leaving thousands of dollars unclaimed. It will be well worth your time to apply!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NCU Scholarship Opportunities for New Students

Image of someone clicking on a virtual link via NCU logo.  Text: Apply now for an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship.

Northcentral University announces nine Trailblazer Scholarships‬ to new students and alumni who have applied to an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program by October 26, 2015.

For each course taken and paid for by the recipient, NCU will provide their next course at no tuition cost, which equates to funding half of the student’s total graduate-level tuition

For all the details and to learn more about how you can win an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship and achieve your academic goals, visit http://ow.ly/S9cYS.

To learn about the educator preparation pathway programs available to you through Rio Salado and NCU, visit ow.ly/SUS4G

Rio Salado Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Apply for All-AZ Scholarship by Oct. 26

2015 ALL-AZ Scholars Rex Moore and John Field with President Bustamante
Each year Rio Salado names two of its students to the All-Arizona Academic Team. The prestigious honor includes a tuition award to one of Arizona’s three state universities along with cash scholarships in the range of $500-$1,000.

The top scholars will also have an opportunity to apply for membership on the All-USA Community College Academic Team and additional awards.

The Rio Salado scholarship committee is seeking students who are engaged and making a difference in their communities.

Field at 2015 Commencement
The committee is looking for students who demonstrate some or all of the following qualities:

● Outstanding academic rigor and grade point averages (3.6 or higher)
● Participation in honors programs
● Awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement
● Service to the college and community

A major focal point of the application process is an essay, which students must submit to chronicle one significant endeavor or achievement as a community college student. The scholarship judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.


Interested?
Please contact Rio Salado College Student Life & Leadership Coordinator John Bastian at StudentLife@riosalado.edu or by calling 480-517-8050 to secure criteria guidelines and the official application.

If you meet the criteria and want to be considered for the All-Arizona Team, please complete and submit your application via email to StudentLife@riosalado.edu by 8 a.m., Monday, October 26.

Learn about Rex Moore and John Field, last year's ALL-AZ scholars in this azcentral.com story.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rio Salado Student Receives Paralegal Scholarship


Rio Salado College student Kelli Burson received the 2015 Paralegal Scholarship from the Maricopa County Bar Foundation

Burson is currently enrolled in Rio Salado's paralegal certificate program, and will use the $1,000 scholarship for tuition, books, and other school expenses. Burson started at Rio Salado in January 2015.

http://www.maricopabar.org/?page=Foundation
Burson was recommended for the scholarship by her Rio Salado instructor Melissa Koch, who wrote, “I sincerely recommend Kelli to be considered for this scholarship, for which she has evidenced through her effective communication and organizational skills that she will excel in a paralegal career.”


Angela Kwan, faculty chair for Rio Salado’s paralegal program, added, “We are very proud of Kelli and wish her continued good fortune in her studies and future career.”

Burson, one of two people to receive the scholarship, said it was easy to choose Rio Salado College to continue her education.

“Rio Salado has a great reputation in higher and continuing education,” Burson said. “They offer the paralegal certificate program, with the option of continuing on for an associate degree. And finally, Rio’s online classes suit my needs as a mother and caregiver.”

Burson decided to return to school to pursue a career in the paralegal field after a real-world experience.

“My husband and I were involved in a family law case where I did a lot of paperwork for court myself,” Burson said. “I enjoyed the minutia or small details of preparing and organizing documents for court.”

Burson even has a job lined up when she completes the program.

“My neighbor and dear friend is a lawyer and owns a law practice,” Burson said. “She offered me a job at her firm upon completion of the paralegal program. That was incentive to get the ball rolling and dive head first into a fabulous paralegal career.”

Burson, who maintains a 3.8 GPA, is taking 9 credits per semester, and plans on completing the degree program. She is especially grateful to receive the Maricopa County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
“The scholarship award means quite a bit to me and I am so honored to have been chosen as the recipient,” Burson said.
image of Burson with family

She added, “I have four beautiful daughters, I am a wife, and also help care for my grandmother with dementia. My husband works hard, but money is tight with a large family. Thanks to Rio Salado, I have found a balance to juggling school along with these other wonderful tasks I have been blessed with.”

Rio Salado offers a certificate and associate degree in paralegal studies. Online classes start most Mondays. To learn more visit riosalado.edu/paralegal

By Mira Radovich, Communications Coordinator at Rio Salado College. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tips to Help You Reduce College Debt

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Given that the average student loan debt in 2014 was nearly $30,000-- there's no denying that college can be expensive! 

Here are some tips and strategies from College USA Today to help you reduce the amount of debt you incur-- and the advantages of seeking other funding sources besides student loans.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hundreds of Scholarships, One Application


The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for spring 2016.  The application deadline is October 12, 2015.

Foundation scholarships are privately funded opportunities open to all Maricopa Community Colleges students-- and in some cases, students attending other colleges and universities.

There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the We Are Rio Employee Scholarship fund, the Dr. Harry E. Whyte Memorial Scholarship for Dental Hygiene students and the Rio Salado College/Helios Foundation Teacher Certification Scholarship Program.

Visit maricopa.academicworks.com and enter “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

One general application, hundreds of scholarships. It will be well worth your time to apply!



Visit this Maricopa Colleges web page for successful tips and strategies to consider in all of your scholarship applications.

Rio Salado students who need additional help are encouraged to reach out to our Counseling team for assistance.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Presidents' Scholarship Still Available!

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The Presidents' Scholarship is still available to Rio Salado College students who qualify!

The scholarship covers full time in-county tuition (up to 15 credits plus registration fees) for up to four consecutive fall and spring semesters.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your tuition paid for at Rio Salado College!

Contact the Rio Salado Honors Program to check your eligibility by calling 480-517-8284. 

Visit this web page for additional details and requirements.