Stories & Impact


College Bound AZ has helped 3,000+ low-income students with college completion.

Economic Impact

Every 20 students who go to college

as RISE Scholars add $1,000,000 in scholarship dollars to our local economy.

Work Force

Graduates fill critical needs in high demand careers.  80% of RISE Scholars are placed within 90 days.

Updated: Mar 28, 2020

RISE Scholar Daniella Peinado has received the Obama Scholars award from Arizona State University. Because of her academic standing and Pell-eligibility, Daniella has received a scholarship valued at $100,000 that includes four years tuition and fees, room and board, and books. Daniella joined the College Bound AZ RISE Scholars for help in putting her admissions and financial aid applications together. She will study Psychology in college in the Fall of 2019. Congratulations!

Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Congratulations to Jasmin Smith (2nd from right) who joined College Bound AZ in 7th grade with the dream of being the first in her family to go to college. Our Jr High Academy teaches the 6-Step Critical Path to College, a program developed by College Bound AZ. Jasmin is the second of our 2019 RISE Scholars cohort to share the distinction of being an Obama Scholar at Arizona State University. She started her studies in Engineering in 2019. Her exceptional academic performance and her Pell-eligibility earned her four years of paid tuition, books, fees, room and board valued at $100,000.

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