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Scholarships benefit Hispanic students

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AAA is once again helping Hispanic students say, “yes we can,” to a college education. With its Sí se puede Scholarship, the club is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who will attend an Arizona college or university beginning in the fall of 2012. 

“Giving back to our community is at the core of AAA Arizona’s values. It is an honor to support the education of five hard-working, deserving students with this scholarship,” said Susan Mulligan, chairwoman of the Employee Community Service Committee for AAA Arizona. 

Now in its sixth year, AAA Arizona’s Sí se puede Scholarship has helped fund the education of 30 students. 

Each one-time award of $1,000 will be disbursed in the fall to help cover costs for the winners’ tuition and book expenses. Recipients of the award will also receive a four-year Classic AAA membership, valued at more than $200.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be of Hispanic heritage, graduating from an Arizona high school in 2012, a U.S. citizen and Arizona resident, and enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an Arizona accredited university or community college at the time of disbursement. Applicants must submit a two-page essay describing their career goals and commitment, have achieved at least a 3.0 high-school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have a clean driving record.  

Applications must be received by April 13, 2012.

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