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Sign up now for spring camps Scholarships available for
CUSD offers spring intersession camps March 12 through 26 at Santan Elementary,
Chandler HS seniors
Tarwater Elementary and Chandler Traditional Academy Liberty Campus.
Activities include fi eld trips to Castles “N” Coasters, Arizona Science Center, Fiddle
Fifty-eight scholarships are available for graduating Chandler Unifi ed School
Sticks Family Fun Park and a picnic at Freestone Park.
District seniors through Chandler Education Foundation. Deadline for all
Participants can also expect a full schedule of fun on-site activities, including spring
applications is 2 p.m. Fri., March 30.
themed arts and crafts projects, sports and movie days.
Last year, CEF awarded more than $63,000 to deserving students. Many of the
The cost is $25 per day or $120 per week, plus a $12 activity fee to cover entrance fees
scholarships are from Chandler families, retired schoolteachers and administrators
at fi eld trip destinations. An enrollment fee of $40 applies to a child that is new to the
and businesses. Scholarship criteria are chosen by the donor and vary depending
Kids Express program.
on the scholarship. Some are based on academic excellence, others for community
Call 480- 812-7970 for more information.
service or fi nancial need, and some on all three. There is no limit to the number of
scholarships for which a student can apply.
Journalism scholarship offered by APW
Applications and a list of scholarships are available at www.
or at the Basha, Chandler or Hamilton high school
SanTan Sun area high school students who wish to study journalism at an Arizona
career centers. Completed application packets should be submitted to the
college or university may be eligible for assistance from the Arizona Press Women
student’s high school career center.
Memorial Journalism Scholarship, sponsored by Arizona Press Women and the Arizona
To learn more about CEF or make a donation, call 480-812-7631 or visit the
Arizona Press Women, a statewide organization of professional communicators,
established the $500 scholarship to honor the memory of Arizona women journalists
Service club offers
who pioneered in a fi eld dominated by men.
Applicants should be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in
journalism at an accredited Arizona university or college. Requirements include a
letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, a statement of fi nancial need,
Chandler residents are encouraged to apply for Chandler Service Club’s
two writing samples and a one-page letter from the student, stating their background
Community Scholarships by submitting an application by March 31.
and the reasons they want to pursue a career in journalism.
Applicants may include new, continuing or re-entry college students who reside
Application deadline is March 15. The winner will be honored at a luncheon on
in the greater Chandler community and will attend an advanced educational
Sat., April 21. For further information or applications contact Arizona Press Women in
institution within the state of Arizona. Current-year graduating high school seniors
Phoenix, at 602-279-5130; fax: 602-274-5171 or email PRStevensn@aol.com
are not eligible for one year following high school graduation.
Other requirements include enrollment in a minimum of six hours in an
accredited program per semester, a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and U.S.
Amanda Yontz, a 2003 Hamilton High grad, was named to the dean’s list at the
Financial need is considered; however character, drive potential for educational
University of Arizona. She is studying political science and women’s studies in the College
success and references are also weighted in selecting recipients.
of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her parents are Paul and Leslie Yontz of Chandler. Chandler Service Club, a community-based philanthropic organization,
Dillon Braaten, a 2006 graduate of Hamilton High School, made the dean’s list at established the scholarship program in 1979 to provide support to deserving
Northern Arizona University during the fall semester. Dillon’s parents are Todd and Diana
East Valley students. The program has provided 335 college scholarships totaling
Braaten of Chandler.
$222,150 since its inception.
Payne Junior High received one of 30 awards recently given out at the Phoenix Region
Applications and further information are available by contacting Beth Herbert
Future City Competition, held at the Phoenix Preparatory Academy.
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