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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.

RISE Scholar Vivian Pelayo has received the Leadership Scholarship from Arizona State University. Because of her academic standing and community service, Vivian is one of 25 students who has received the scholarship valued at $50,000. It includes four years tuition and fees. Vivian joined the College Bound AZ RISE Scholars in 2020 for help in putting her admissions and financial aid applications together. She will study Architecture in college in the Fall of 2021. Vivian also received a laptop scholarship from College Bound AZ and a summer internship to work with a local architectural firm. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Luz Zepeda who joined College Bound AZ in 7th grade with the dream of being the first in her family to go to college. Our Jr RISE Scholars teaches the 6-Step Critical Path to College, a program developed by College Bound AZ. Luz is the first RISE Scholar to receive TheDream scholarship, four years tuition, fees, books and more, awarded to deserving students born outside the United States. Luz graduated with her BS in Forensic Science from ASU in May 2021.

And every RISE Scholar that graduates college builds our local workforce. Only 14% of low income students graduates from college. College Bound AZ provides the support needed for a successful transition to college and college completion.

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