2013 Scholarship Awards
The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education awarded scholarships this year totaling $71,600 benefitting 50 Phoenix Union High School District seniors to further their education at accredited colleges and universities next year.
Phoenix Union Foundation Scholarships- $8,000 Total; each year $2,000 -
Proceeds from the 2012 Phoenix Union Gala and the Foundation Scholarship Open Golf Tournament generated $40,000 in $8,000 scholarships to five students.
Alicia Castro Cardenas-Trevor Browne High School
Jennifer Price Smith-Bioscience High School
Evelyn Dominguez-Camelback High School
Cheyanne Tietje-Betty Fairfax High School
Christian Hernandez-Carl Hayden High School
Invest in the Best (PUHSD Employee Donations) Scholarships- $1,000 Total -
Eight students benefited from the generosity of Phoenix Union employee contributions.
Eamonn McIntyre-Central High School
Mercedes Villa-South Mountain High School
Kristina Lopez-Alhambra High School
Stacy Mendoza-Trevor Browne High School
Diana Gutierrez-Metro Tech High School
Sandi Obeso-Cesar Chavez High School
Miguel Almanza-Maryvale High School
Jennyfer Alvarado-North High School
Giving Back Pays Forward Scholarships- Amounts and Donors Vary -
“Giving Back Pays Forward” Scholarships to 32 students totaling $23,700 were supported by community, business and PUHSD staff, family and friends to recognize loved ones, support students and give back to their community.
Maria Rico Rodriguez- Trevor Browne High School; Hillyard Scholarship $1,000
Johnathen Cuen- Metro Tech High School; Hunt and Caraway Scholarship $1,000
Joaquin Bueno- Franklin High School; Ramsey/Hamilton Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 x 4 years)
Manuel Sonoqui- Cesar Chavez High School; "Gift of Gab- John Lindsay Memorial Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 x 4 years)
Jorge Balderas- Carl Hayden; Camino al Futuro Scholarship $1,000
Azucena Davila- Carl Hayden; Carl Hayden Alumni Classes 1959-62 Scholarship $1,000
Luis Lazaro- Carl Hayden; Carl Hayden Alumni Classes 1959-62 Scholarship $1,000
Karla Martinez- Carl Hayden: Carl Hayden Alumni Classes 1959-62 Scholarship $1,000
Miguel Ontiveros Jr.- Carl Hayden; Carl Hayden Alumni Classes 1959-62 Scholarship $1,000
Yvonne Palma- Carl Hayden; Carl Hayden Alumni Classes 1959-62 Scholarship $1,000
Celeste Cano- North High School; Mike Condello Music Memorial Scholarship $2,000
Edgar Mendoza- Metro Tech; Gabriel Villa Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Jose Herrera- Metro Tech High School; Gabriel Villa Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Phoenix Black Alliance “Young Black Scholars” ($2,300)
Daniela Rojas- Trevor Browne; Phoenix Union Black Alliance Scholarship $250
Karen De La Fuente Saenz-Trevor Browne; Phoenix Union Black Alliance Scholarship $250
Maria C. Rico Rodriguez-Trevor Browne; Phoenix Union Black Alliance Scholarship $300
Yudith Guadalupe Garcia Medina- Trevor Browne; James Singleton, Sr. Scholarship $500
Dwight Jackson, Jr.-Cesar Chavez; James Singleton, Sr. Scholarship $500
Mari Powell Scholarship $500
Betty Fairfax High School Scholarships ($100 each, $1,300 total)
Department Outstanding Student Awards: Gelila Tsefu; Dominique Ceballos; Doenisha Jackson; Abbie Haynie; Dillon Moffett; Kathleen Sem; Aimee Wilson; Daniel Diaz-Ortega; Stephanie Arellano; Marisa Contreres; Ninju Mathew; Carmela Sanchez and Anthony Marroquin.
Senior College and Career Presentation Scholarships: (Nooks) Melissa Trout, Dina Sandoval; Bryantee Williams; Danielle Bailey; Ty Wooley; Chris Moreno.