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AWC Foundation


Donors play a vital role in supporting the academic future of students. By providing scholarships and other forms of financial aid, donors help students access higher education and achieve their academic goals.

Why Give?

The AWC Foundation works to strengthen educational opportunities in our community by raising funds for scholarships, programs, and capital projects at AWC. 

Our donors understand the importance of their generosity. Besides tax credits, donors have a personal connection to our cause. A thoughtful way of remembering someone special and creating a living legacy is by making a gift to the Foundation in honor, or in memory, of an individual. Memorial gifts can include a scholarship in the name of the person, or a room or building dedication. 

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AWC District Governing Board Member, Olivia Zepeda, supports AWC Foundation.

Donor Spotlight

  • Sunnyside Construction

    The Sunnyside Construction Scholarship was established by Steve Pino, owner of Sunnyside Construction, to honor his children's educational achievements. Sunnyside Construction is a proud supporter of higher education in Yuma County.

Frequently Asked Questions

You'll find frequently asked questions below, if you have additional questions then please contact us at or (928) 344-1720.

The minimum to establish an endowed scholarship fund is $10,000.

An endowment is way of investing that ensures your gift is a permanent source of funding that makes fulfilling the scholarship’s purpose possible, forever. The principal of the endowment is never spent and can grow over time. Interest earnings are used to make annual scholarship awards.

The average award is $500/semester. Scholarship award amounts vary depending on the size of the fund, the number of qualified applicants, and the criteria of the fund.