The Gap Scholarship Advisory Committee this spring raised over $52,000 from 20 donors. These funds were deposited at the Arizona Community Foundation (“ACF”) into the Camelback High School Scholarship Fund.
After reviewing the gap scholarship applications, the committee awarded 15 scholarships (maximum $4,000 per student) to deserving graduating seniors. Without these extra scholarship funds, these 15 students may not have been able to make it to college since, even though they may have already received scholarships, the total cost of attendance at the schools of their choice exceeded their other scholarship awards.
ACF is managing the program for each student, calculating the exact amount of funding required, communicating with the college, and disbursing the funds over two semesters. This ACF fund was also used as the conduit for $6,500 of scholarship funding for 13 lead peer tutors for the spring semester.