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    Steve Besich committed much of his career to public service, including his role as Gila County Manager. The Steve Besich Scholarship Fund honors his legacy with scholarships for rural Arizona students whose families work hard for the future of their communities.
    To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Attending an accredited university or pursuing a career/technical education.
    • Dependents and grandchildren of Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Santa Cruz, or Yavapai county employees. The grandparent must be a retiree with a minimum of 20 years of service to one of the above counties.

    Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023. Awards may be renewable for up to four years, and some may cover the cost of attendance in full.

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    International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) understands the importance of a college education for students! They also understand the expense to families of providing a college education for their children. They are proud to announce that they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who will be attending a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2023.

    The scholarship is available for anyone who is attending college next fall. This applies to both community college and university-bound students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required along with a 300-500 word essay (topic found on website). All applicants must submit by April 30th, 2023.

    Students can apply here

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    Seniors, are you interested in taking your athletic talents to the next level? Check out our page with information on eligibility requirements and links to all college-level schools.

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    As you begin to look into the possibility of attending college after your graduation, here are some free resources you can utilize during the process.

    • The Common App Step-by-Step Guide walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Website >
    • The FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Website >
    • The Arizona Scholarship Directory is a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Website >
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    Poston Butte's National Honor Society Scholarship Committee has completed their Virtual Scholarship Fair for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check out these scholarships available for those students planning on attending college upon graduation.

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