The Arizona Community Foundation announced this week that 33 students have been honored as recipients of the foundation’s Dorrance Scholarship, given to “highly-motivated high school students who are the first in their families to attend college, and who demonstrate financial need.”
The scholarship is worth up to $65,000 for four years for students planning to attend one of Arizona’s three state universities.
East Valley recipients include Brittney Adams of Skyline High School of the Mesa Unified School District, Ha Mai of Perry High School of the Chandler Unified School District, and Makenna Sowards of Westwood High School, also of the Mesa district.
In addition to tuition, Dorrance scholars are required to live on campus as freshmen, perform community service, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and participate in various monthly programming.
Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance created the scholarship program in 1999.
Eight of the students will attend Arizona State University, eight will attend Northern Arizona University, and seven will attend the University of Arizona.