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scholarships

Each year, Community Celebrating Diversity offers youth scholarships to college-bound high school students. The sponsors of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event provides the funds for the scholarships.

Since 2007, 40 students have been awarded a total of $96,500 in scholarships. (2019)

The 2020 scholarship cycle will open 11/1/2019. The deadline to apply is 3/23/2020.

Please contact Joe Rusin at 480-205-8620 for further information.

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requirements

     The Community Celebrating Diversity Scholarship is funded by the corporate sponsors of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. CCD sponsors five $2,500 scholarships (two for pursuing a STEM degree and three for general education) to high school graduates who show promise of continued excellence in academics and community service.

     These scholarships are for study at post-secondary institutions of higher education in Arizona. The following selection criteria are utilized in identifying our scholarship recipients:

  • The eligible student must be a full-time resident of Arizona and has community involvement in Scottsdale.

  • The eligible student must be a U.S. citizen, or provide evidence that he or she is a permanent resident of the United States.

  • The eligible student must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

THE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 23RD, 2020.

 

2019 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENTS

Ally Lugowski

Ally is graduating from Desert Mountain High School. Where she excelled in academics and community service. At Desert Mountain, she was a member of Ambassadors Club and was elected President her senior year. She was involved in Peer Leadership, All Walks, and Habitat for Humanity. Also, she was involved in the French National Honors Society for the first three years and was elected Vice President her junior year. She is planning on going to Arizona State University to dual major in Business Law and Accountancy.

Kaitlyn Moorehead

Kaitlyn is graduating from Desert Mountain High School is ranked 69/534 in her class, and won Division I state titles for the tennis team two years in a row. She first became involved in community service when she was a Girl Scout in 3rd grade. Kaitlyn has volunteered for Miracle League, Feed My Starving Children, Helping Hands, St. Vincent De Paul, her church, and Shoebox Ministry, where they fill shoe boxes with essential personal hygiene supplies for those people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. She plan’s on studying Business at the Honors College at NAU.

Max Walker

Kaitlyn is graduating from Desert Mountain High School is ranked 69/534 in her class, and won Division I state titles for the tennis team two years in a row. She first became involved in community service when she was a Girl Scout in 3rd grade. Kaitlyn has volunteered for Miracle League, Feed My Starving Children, Helping Hands, St. Vincent De Paul, her church, and Shoebox Ministry, where they fill shoe boxes with essential personal hygiene supplies for those people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. She plan’s on studying Business at the Honors College at NAU.

Max Walker

Kaitlyn is graduating from Desert Mountain High School is ranked 69/534 in her class, and won Division I state titles for the tennis team two years in a row. She first became involved in community service when she was a Girl Scout in 3rd grade. Kaitlyn has volunteered for Miracle League, Feed My Starving Children, Helping Hands, St. Vincent De Paul, her church, and Shoebox Ministry, where they fill shoe boxes with essential personal hygiene supplies for those people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. She plan’s on studying Business at the Honors College at NAU.

Max Walker

Max will be graduating from Saguaro High School. During his high school career, Max has been taking film and TV classes. Max worked with students in film and TV classes to produce the school announcements. Max has been anchoring as the weatherman, which he calls "Walker Weather" every morning for the entire school. He has also been volunteering at 2 different elderly care centers, Hospice of the Valley and John C. Lincoln Medical Center, throughout his junior and senior years. Max loves being with the elderly population because they are wise and have great things to teach him. Max plans on studying elder care and the psychology of the aging population at Prescott College.

Mia Powell

Mia will be graduating from Desert Mountain High School in May 2019. She strives to help others and does so by volunteering in the Special Needs Ministry at her church each Sunday. Mia also volunteers with the Matthew 25 Project, a non-profit organization that feeds the homeless once a month. After graduation, Mia plans to attend the University of Arizona to study Biology. With that degree, she would like to pursue a career in Forensic science and continue to help others in any way she can.

Mia Powell

Mia will be graduating from Desert Mountain High School in May 2019. She strives to help others and does so by volunteering in the Special Needs Ministry at her church each Sunday. Mia also volunteers with the Matthew 25 Project, a non-profit organization that feeds the homeless once a month. After graduation, Mia plans to attend the University of Arizona to study Biology. With that degree, she would like to pursue a career in Forensic science and continue to help others in any way she can.

Pilar Artega

Pilar will be graduating from Coronado High School in 2019 where she is the Art Club historian, National Honor Society Treasurer, and Senior Class President. She has also received various awards throughout the years, her most recent one being for recognition of her artistic ability. As well as earning an internship at Nationwide Insurance, she has been accepted into the School of Design at ASU where she will be earning a degree in Architectural studies

2019 MLK Scholarship Award Ceremony

2018 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT 

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients Analisa Peterson and Maheeyah Mukarram with the MLK Event Scholarship Committee, CCD Board Members, and Sponsors.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT 

2017 Scholarship Award Recipient Grace Sluga with the MLK Event Scholarship Committee, CCD Board Members, and Sponsors.