Central Arizona College Maricopa
Central Arizona College's campus in Maricopa. [file photo]

English faculty at Central Arizona College provided scholarships to 20 students for the fall 2020 semester, including six students at the Maricopa campus.

The faculty offered two types of scholarships: book and completion.

Maricopa campus students awarded book scholarships were Araceli Gonzalez and Johnathan Slaughter, both Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies; Kuukua Sompa Amonoo, Associate of Science, Liberal Studies; Mason Becker, Computer Programming AAS; and Kimberly Reteguin, Administration of Justice AAS.

Students had to submit a 250-300 word essay on how CAC has helped them, as a student, achieve their educational goals. Students had to be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours for the spring semester, achieve a grade of B or better in ENG 101 and have selected a program of study or major.

Fifteen $250 book scholarships were awarded to help students purchase books and supplies.

“As a recipient of the 2020 Book Scholarship awarded by the English Department at CAC, I am humbly appreciative of the financial support to my education,” Gonzalez said in a news release. “Due to this generous support, I can continue my studies at CAC with an expected graduation date of 2021 and then a transfer to Arizona State University. Thank you for making this possible.”

Maricopa campus student Lucila Villarreal, Medical Lab Technician AAS, received a completion scholarship.

To apply, students had to submit a 500+-word essay explaining why the funds were needed for completion, maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and have between 3 and 18 credits remaining to complete their degree or certificate.

The completion scholarship was designed to assist CAC students who are close to completing a degree or certificate and in need of tuition assistance. Students were awarded the amount, up to 18 credits, to cover their tuition for their final semester at CAC. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.