Eloisa Diaz Education Foundation (EDEF) and Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation (MCCF)

The relationship between the EDEF and the MCCF has been a long and successful one. MCCF provides an online scholarship application that students can access for the EDEF scholarships. Members of the EDEF board and Tolleson Union High School counselors then review and select the top applications that satisfy the EDEF criteria. Once scholarship recipients have been selected, funds are transferred by EDEF to MCCF. MCCF then transfers the student’s awarded scholarship money directly to the community college or the Arizona university which the student has chosen to attend.

Scholarship Criteria Considered

  • A demonstration of student leadership including active participation in school clubs
  • Regular participation in community outreach activities
  • Mentoring others including fellow students and elementary school students
  • A minimum of a “C” grade point average
  • School attendance that equals or exceeds expectations based on school attendance policy

Nurturing Hope

A Tolleson scholarship committee assists the Foundation in evaluating scholarship applications each spring. It is composed of Foundation officers and counselors from the Tolleson Union High School. This committee is very “hands on” in working with students to help them see their potential and their opportunities as well as mentoring them in the completion of their applications. The Foundation has nurtured the blossoming of student hope in this community. The number of applicants has grown over recent years as students see siblings and friends pursue higher education and realize that they themselves have the same potential and the same opportunities.

Please note that the completion and submission of the standard Maricopa Community College Foundation on-line scholarship application means that it will be considered for the EDEF scholarships as well as other scholarships that are available through the MCCF.

Need More Information?

If you need additional assistance or have questions about the application process please contact your high school counselor, your community college counseling department or the Maricopa Community College Foundation Fund Scholarship Administrator, Joy Klein at 480-731-8406.

Ready to apply for your scholarship?

Follow these steps to complete your application here.

Go to https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/opportunities

Navigate to Page 3 and locate the Eloisa Diaz Educational Foundation application.

3. Review the information, sign in and complete an application.


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