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  • 24 East Valley Students $1.5 Million for College

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    May 28, 2019
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    College Bound AZ announces $1.5 million in financial awards by Arizona State University (ASU) to students in the RISE (Reaching Impact through Student Excellence) Scholars program.
     
    The 2019 RISE Scholars pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career majors at ASU receive $1.5 million in financial awards.
     
    MESA, Ariz (May 29, 2019) -  College Bound AZ (CBAZ) announced today that 24 College Bound AZ RISE Scholars from the East Valley have been awarded $1.5 million in financial awards by Arizona State University (ASU) for Fall 2019 to pursue STEM majors.  High school seniors in RISE Scholars received the financial awards based on their grades and their family’s income status.
     
    CBAZ, 4222 E. Brown Road #33, Mesa serves students from low income households who qualify for admission to ASU to facilitate more students who receive the College Attainment Grant for four years paid tuition and fees, or to participate in the Obama Scholars program which provides four years paid tuition and fees as well as housing, books and meals. 2019 RISE Scholars are primarily high school seniors who attend the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and include high school seniors from a wide range of communities and school districts.
     
    For enrollment information and to learn more about CBAZ, visit collegeboundaz.org.
                                                                            
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    About College Bound AZ
    Founded in 2010, College Bound AZ provides guidance, mentoring, and support services to aspiring underrepresented students for their advancement to a better future through education. College Bound AZ is a not-for-profit college access and completion program for students in the East Valley in grades eight through 12 and in college serving more than 1,000 students through its junior high, high school and college programs. For more information visit collegeboundaz.org.   
    Contact:
    Liz Paulus, Executive Director
    (602) 550-3161