Rosemont Copper awards scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year | Families
Twenty lucky students will get to further their education in college, thanks to scholarships they received from Rosemont Copper.
Eighteen of those scholarships, totaling $28,000, were awarded to students attending Pima Community College for the 2012-2013 school year, and two scholarships totaling $4,000 were awarded to students attending the University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University. These scholarships were given to students whose educational focus is science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). The recipients were from nearly every school district in Tucson: Amphitheater, Flowing Wells, Sahuarita, Sunnyside, Tucson and Vail.
In addition to these district scholarships, Rosemont Copper has established scholarships for military veterans and has also made direct gifts to school district foundations. Rosemont Copper also contributes to the University of Arizona's Assurance Program, Sunnyside Alumni Foundation (SAF), Pueblo High Magnet Alumni Foundation (PAF) and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber Foundation (THCF).
“We are proud to support the education of these outstanding students in Pima County,” said Rod Pace, Rosemont Copper president and chief executive officer. “Supporting the development of tomorrow’s leaders is the corner stone of building a stronger community.”
Pictured in the above photo are 16 of the 20 recipients. They are from left to right: Edgar Duran (SAF), Jorge Castro Maldonado (Amphitheater school district), Bryon Nunes (military veteran), James Love (Sahuarita school district), Tasia Garcia (Flowing Wells school district), Lucero Pesqueria (THCF), Karen Cooper (Vail school district), Jacqueline Gudanowski (military veteran), Jacqueline Scheidt (Vail school district), Dakota Schorzman (Vail school district), Kendall Hoback (Sahuarita school district), Eric Cumberland (military veteran), Andrea Vasquez (Tucson school district), Jason Herrlich (military veteran), Manual Lopez (PAF) and Saul Soto (Sunnyside school district).
Four recipients were not available for the photo: Lauren Rayner (Sahuarita school district), Tameela Acosta (Vail school district), Hoang Le (Vail school district) and Stephen Lee (Vail school district).