67 students applied for “ED NOW” assistance fund created by the late Verde Valley resident Dr. Jay Fleishman in honor of his parents; 18 from Mingus
The Blog has learned that 9 seniors from Mingus Union High School received scholarships from Yavapai Community College Foundation in 2017. They were selected from 67 students who applied for an EDUCATION NOW scholarship. The College reports on its website that “Education Now! Fund scholarships are strictly for Yavapai County high school students with a demonstrated financial need and an interest in any of YC’s dozens of degree and certificate programs.”
The College also reported that “since its inception in 2007, the Yavapai College Education Now Scholarship Fund has helped 30 Yavapai County high school students avoid financial roadblocks on the road to and through college” (through 2016). Click here to learn more about the Education Now scholarship fund.
The Education Now fund with a focus on Yavapai County students was endowed in 2007 by the Blanch T. and Maurice Fleishman Foundation. The Foundation was created by Verde Valley resident Dr. Jay S. Fleishman, who died in 2010. Donations in Dr. Fleishman’s memory are made to the Maurice and Blanche Fleishman Foundation c/o Diane Prescott, 551 So. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or to the Yavapai Community College Foundation in Prescott.
This list for 2017 provided to the Blog included the following students:
Rachel Madara-Yagla (LEAD participant)
Sara Hernandez (LEAD participant)
Rachel Gibbons (LEAD participant)
Amanda Easter (LEAD participant)