Each year, the Scottsdale Community Collaborative offers youth scholarships to college-bound high school students. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event sponsors, along with the educational partnerships of Community Celebrating Diversity and the Scottsdale Unified School District, fund the scholarships.
Since 2007, 31 students have been awarded a total of $76,500 in scholarships. (2016)
Applications accepted between January 3 through March 24, 2017 only.
Please contact Michelle Marshall at 480-484-6181 for further information.
2016 Youth Scholarship Recipients
Lily Avalos and Carina Eichorst
Lily is a graduate of Saguaro HS and plans to major in Biomedical Sciences at NAU by way of Scottsdale Community College. Her coursework at Saguaro included many AP and Honors level classes in addition to 2 years of Service Learning.
Lily has served the Scottsdale community as a long-term volunteer turned employee at the Granite Reef Senior Center, and as a mentor to local 5th grade students at Horsense Youth Equestrian Camp. Her counselor describes Lily as an outstanding and hardworking person with an open mind and genuine care for others.
Carina is a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory and will be studying architecture at the University of Arizona in the Fall. Her coursework at Notre Dame consisted of nine Honors level courses and elective courses that reveal her love of both the arts and science, including courses in drawing, digital photography, astronomy, engineering, and design.
Throughout her 4 years at Notre Dame, Carina spent her Saturday mornings volunteering at Horsense where she helped teach 5th grade students to ride horses. Carina’s counselor applauds her eager, mature, and gracious nature that has greatly enhanced her school and geographical community.