According to Mary Gloria, Pan de Vida’s founder, the scholarship program is one of the most important works the non profit does in the community. “These scholarships will help these students pursue their college education. There is so much more to life than just good grades. These students have shown that they care and believe in making a difference for others and that is very important not only for their future, but for our future communities.” Rebecca Garcia was chose from the JO Combs School District in San Tan Valley and Evelyn Alvidrez was chosen from Poston Butte in the Florence Unified School District.
Pan De Vida will award the students during a ceremony on Friday, June 15th at 7pm at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. The park is located at 6533 West Phillips Road in Queen Creek.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Dr. Amy Fuller -- Florence Unified School District
- Dr. Gayle Blanchard -- J O Combs Unified School District
- Mary Gloria -- The Pan de Vida Foundation
- Jack Malpass -- The San Tan Valley Think Tank
- David Jordan -- The San Tan Mountain Regional Park
All community service organizations are invited to send representatives to attend the ceremony in appreciation for these students’ passion for community service. Light refreshments will be served.
Pan de Vida Foundation started the “College Scholarship 4 Girls” Program in 2007 and has been presenting two, two year scholarships to local high Schools students for over five years. The scholarships are awarded to qualifying young ladies, high school graduate, with a “C” grade or better, who are involved in community work.
About Pan de Vida
Pan de Vida is a nonprofit organization that works to better the lives and the quality of life in the community through active outreach events including free medical clinics, food pantry, senior programs, Adopt a Christmas Child and College Scholarships for Girls. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. To learn more visit http://www.pandevida.tv or call 480.987.0819.