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2014 D-backs Helios Scholars Honored

Posted on: August 6, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched a partnership with Helios Education Foundation and the Arizona College Scholarship Foundation in 2012 to create the D-backs Helios Scholars program that will provide 40 Arizona High School seniors with four-year college scholarships. The D-backs Helios Scholarship program represents a $1 million commitment to education for Arizona students with $500,000 in charitable support from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and a $500,000 match from Helios Education Foundation.

The 2014 recipients are academically gifted students with incredible stories of personal triumph, leadership, strength, hope and perseverance. All of this year's recipients are first-generation college students.

The scholarships will be administered by the Arizona College Scholarship Foundation and targets students who have completed a college preparatory program, demonstrate academic strength and a compelling desire to attend college, with a priority given to students with limited financial resources. In addition to the scholarship funding, each student will have access to an Arizona College Scholarship Foundation mentor to support their education needs.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients: 

  • Tatianna Alvarado, Westwood High School
  • Eugenia Anane-Wae, South Mountain High School
  • Danielle Barrientes, Sunnyslope High School
  • Laura Bernier, Winslow High School
  • Miguel Chavira, Mesa High School
  • Jovanna Figueroa, Metro Tech High School
  • Kevin Nguyen, Amphitheater High School
  • Crystal Peralta, Westview High School

These are exceptional students who are making the commitment to pursue a four-year degree at an Arizona public university.  Congratulations to each scholar and thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks for their partnership.

Category: Postsecondary Completion

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