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Alpha Delta Kappa, Phoenix area Lambda Chapter

Alpha Delta Kappa, Phoenix area Lambda Chapter

Mission Statement: Alpha Delta Kappa is an international organization of women educators whose purpose is the promotion of altruism, world understanding and excellence in the teaching profession.

With this goal in mind, the local Phoenix area Lambda Chapter would like to give financial support in the amount of $250.00 to a motivated and gifted student at Paradise Valley Community College.

David Dalby Memorial Scholarship

David Dalby Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides annual awards for full- or part-time undergraduate students who are continuing students at Phoenix College.

Denise P. Lust Memorial Scholarship

Denise P. Lust Memorial Scholarship

Upon her graduation from the Program, Denise Pulver Lust began her dental hygiene career by combining teaching with private practice. She practiced only two years before her tragic death in a car accident. This scholarship memorializes Denise’s love and passion for her profession and her family, and how she balanced her life so well. Through this scholarship her modeling of excellence lives on.

Dougherty Foundation

Dougherty Foundation

M.J.G. Dougherty and wife Bess established the Dougherty Foundation as a non-profit educational trust in 1954. Its purpose was “to assist deserving and qualified students who would not otherwise be able to continue their undergraduate or post graduate education.” At that time, the Foundation offered low interest loans to students whose parents were not able to pay college expenses. Scholarship awards were added as funds became available.

M.J.G. Dougherty, or Colonel Dougherty as he was widely known, played an important role in the history of Mesa, Arizona. He was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona in November, 1909.

Born in Franklin, Kewanee County, Wisconsin on May 19, 1880, the son of a lumberman, M.J.G. received his education in the public schools of his home town. He attended St. James Academy and Stevens Point State College and graduated from Wisconsin State Teachers College in 1906. He received his law degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1908. In 1909, he married Bessis L. Severn, a college classmate and talented musician who was born in Cuba, New York in 1878.

Though childless, the Dougherty’s had a keen interest in education and in helping students. The idea for the Foundation grew out of the Dougherty’s love for children and education.

Please visit http://www.doughertyfoundation.com/Participating_Schools.html to see which schools award this scholarship and to learn more information about the Dougherty Foundation.

Dr. James P. McCormick Scholarship

Dr. James P. McCormick Scholarship

The scholarship was established when Dr. Jim McCormick retired from the Phoenix College faculty after 20 years of service. He was a beloved 2nd year clinic dentist. Jim died in January of 2000 but he will always be endeared by those of us who knew him.

Gertrude E. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Gertrude E. Miller Memorial Scholarship

This is an annual award for female undergraduate students attending Phoenix College pursuing studies in Business. Students must be graduating at the end of the semester. Due date, number of awards and award amount may vary. Contact the Phoenix College Business Department for more information and/or application.

Gertrude E. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Gertrude E. Miller Memorial Scholarship

This is an annual award for female undergraduate students attending Phoenix College pursuing studies in Business. Students must be graduating at the end of the semester. Due date, number of awards and award amount may vary. Contact the Phoenix College Business Department for more information and/or application.

Greg Cavness Memorial Scholarship

Greg Cavness Memorial Scholarship

Annual awards for full- or part-time undergraduate students attending Phoenix College who will be graduating or transferring with 60 credits to a four-year college or university in the fall.

Hannelly Scholarship at Phoenix College

Hannelly Scholarship at Phoenix College

Dr. Robert J. Hannelly was Dean of Phoenix College from 1947-1965. This scholarship is intended for Phoenix College students demonstrating outstanding achievement in Mathematics at the Calculus level and above.

Heather Chapman Young Memorial Scholarship

Heather Chapman Young Memorial Scholarship

Heather loved her chosen career. She started out as a dental assistant, completing the PC program and working
in that field until she was accepted into the PC Dental Hygiene Program and graduated in 2004. Her dental
hygiene career was just blossoming, when she was suddenly killed in a car accident along with her mother in
2005. This scholarship has been established so that Heather can be remembered here at Phoenix College for her
commitment to dentistry and her love of life.

Herman A. Miller Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix College

Herman A. Miller Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix College

Annual awards are available for full- or part-time first semester undergraduate students attending Phoenix College who are in need of help to start classes.

Jack Clifford Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Jack Clifford Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Sophomore student at Phoenix College majoring in Law Enforcement, Administration of Justice, or Evidence Technology.

Joan Bird Hayden Dental Hygiene Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Joan Bird Hayden Dental Hygiene Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Annual awards are available for continuing undergraduate students attending Phoenix College enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program. Due date and number of awards may vary.

John Paul Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

John Paul Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Awarded to Phoenix College students participating in Drama/Theatre activities.

Ken Hakes Memorial Scholarship

Ken Hakes Memorial Scholarship

Ken Hakes was formerly Phoenix College Music Department Faculty.

Annual awards are available for full- or part-time continuing undergraduate students attending Phoenix College who are participating in the Voices of Phoenix College.

Mary Fillingham

Mary Fillingham

The family and friends of Mary Fillingham established this scholarship as a memorial scholarship upon her death in 1987. Mary was the Department Chair of the Dental Programs and a Dental Assisting faculty member. Alumni of Phoenix College and other sources make contributions to this scholarship.

Mr. & Mrs. McKinley Fulton Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

Mr. & Mrs. McKinley Fulton Memorial Scholarship at Phoenix Community College

This scholarship is intended for Phoenix College students in the Nursing program and will be awarded based on grades, leadership, ability, need, and progress in the program.

Nina Mason Pulliam

Nina Mason Pulliam

Nina Mason Pulliam (born in 1906 in rural Martinsville, Indiana) was a business leader, journalist, humanitarian, and a lover of all creatures.

As a high school sophomore, she received her first compensation for a literary essay. She went on to study journalism at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and later attended Indiana University and the University of New Mexico. After college, she took a full-time job at Farm Life, a national magazine published in Spencer, Indiana. When the magazine folded during the Great Depression, she went to work in Lebanon, Indiana, for an ambitious publisher named Eugene C. Pulliam. They were married in 1941.

During their marriage, the Pulliams traveled abroad extensively as a husband and wife team. They were among the first Americans to visit and write about post-World War II conditions in Europe. Over 11 years, Nina Pulliam was published in newspapers throughout North America and her articles were compiled into seven books.

Nina Pulliam was the founding secretary-treasurer and a director of Central Newspapers, Inc. (CNI), which Mr. Pulliam had established in 1934. Upon his death in 1975, she served as president of CNI until 1979 and was publisher of The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette until 1978.

She was the first woman admitted to Sigma Delta Chi, now the Society of Professional Journalists. Mrs. Pulliam also loved flying and was the first woman to earn a private pilot’s license in Indiana. She was also known for her lifelong love of animals and for her nature conservancy efforts.

Nina Pulliam was a compassionate business and civic leader, devoting many hours to civic, charitable, and community work. During her career she shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities in Indianapolis and Phoenix.

At her direction, upon her death (in 1997), her assets were placed into an irrevocable charitable trust to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana. The Trust began its grant-making in 1998 and will be in existence for 50 years. The program provides students from disadvantaged backgrounds the resources and financial support to successfully complete their college education.

Paul E. & Jewell I. Griffin Scholarship at Phoenix College

Paul E. & Jewell I. Griffin Scholarship at Phoenix College

This scholarship is intended for continuing Phoenix College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any area. Must demonstrate financial need.

Peggy A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Peggy A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Peggy Thomas was a committed and beloved Dental Hygiene faculty member and Program Director for over 20 years. Before her death from breast cancer, she established this scholarship to be directed to second year students whom she knew always have great financial need. Over the years, her former students and colleagues continue to contribute to this fund.

Rainbow Scholarship at Paradise Valley Community College

Rainbow Scholarship at Paradise Valley Community College

The intent of the PVCC Rainbow scholarship is to provide assistance and encouragement to individuals that support the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. This support could be in the form of education, volunteerism, and/or activism. A student’s sexual orientation and gender identity are not considered in the awarding of this scholarship.

Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix

Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix

Soroptimist International of Phoenix is one of the largest Soroptimist clubs in the world, currently standing at 70 members. The membership representation ranges from presidents and other key executives of private companies to local, state and federal court judges, top local state and federal governmental administrative staff, heads of civic and social service organizations, and a number of attorneys and accountants.

Phoenix club members represent the downtown and central Phoenix communities. Through their service projects the club has been able to generate more than $30,000 a year for women and children in need.

Local History
Soroptimist International of Phoenix was chartered in 1936. Our Club, along with other Soroptimist Clubs in the Valley, founded Girls Ranch and Tumbleweed. Soroptimist International of Phoenix (SIP) supports a wide variety of charities helping women and children such as Unlimited Potential and Homeward Bound.

In addition to hands on community service through local projects, each year SIP awards more than $30,000 in grants for programs which further our goals.

SIP membership provides an enriching environment for women to develop friendships and to support each other while experiencing the satisfaction of their collective efforts to improve communities.

The essence of being a Soroptimist can be found in their pledge that outlines the ideals of the organization:

  • The Sincerity of Friendship
  • The Joy of Achievement
  • The Dignity of Service
  • The Integrity of Profession
  • The Love of Country

The Bill Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Sullivan Memorial Scholarship is open to both male and female applicants that will be enrolled at Rio Salado College’s Communiversity in Surprise, AZ. The recipient will receive one scholarship in the amount of $500.

Victor Verbalitis Scholarship (Art Department) at Phoenix Community College

Victor Verbalitis Scholarship (Art Department) at Phoenix Community College

This will be awarded to a Phoenix College Art student specializing in three dimensional clay.