Collage of the 2023-2024 CFSA Scholarship recipients

CFSA Announces 2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is thrilled to announce that $436,253 in scholarships have been awarded to 122 students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

We are truly grateful to the generous donors who make these scholarships possible and are inspired by their commitment to expanding access to higher education in Southern Arizona. This year, we were able to award three additional CFSA General Scholarships, while also renewing scholarships for 18 previous recipients who have maintained their enrollment.

Lizeth Carreon, a CFSA General Scholarship recipient, shared, “Receiving this scholarship has encouraged me to continue working hard. It has widened my door toward success, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity. Thank you.”

Jordan Hart, CFSA General Scholarship recipient, was overjoyed and said, “I want to thank the selection committee for giving me this scholarship to help cover the cost of attending a 4-year university. This scholarship puts me one step closer to pursuing my lifelong goal of becoming a medical doctor.”

Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, CFSA, shared, “This year’s scholarship round demonstrates the generosity of our donors and the determination of our students that make up our community. We are so excited for this year’s recipients, and we wish them all the best in this next chapter.”

“Receiving this scholarship means understanding that my community will always be there to support me,” shared Sarai Juarez, a CFSA General Scholarship recipient. “As a first-generation college student, it also means getting closer to my and my parent’s dream of education.”

Edwige Ishimwe, CFSA General Scholarship Recipient, shared, “This scholarship has recognized my hard work and accomplishments. It made me feel confident in myself. It will help me believe in myself and motivate me to continue moving forward. If I can win this scholarship, I can accomplish so much more.”

CFSA is proud to play a small role in helping tomorrow’s leaders pursue their educational ambitions.