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20 Dorrance scholars to attend ASU


2022 ASU Dorrance Scholars

2022 ASU Dorrance Scholars. Photo by: Kylee Hoffman

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July 08, 2022

This fall, 20 first-generation college students from around the state will attend Arizona State University, courtesy of the Dorrance Foundation for Education.

Created in 1999 by Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance, the Dorrance Scholarship awards students with $100,000 each, over four years, to attend ASU, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona. 

Dorrance Scholars must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average, live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years, attend monthly meetings with fellow scholars and perform volunteer service. 

Before arriving at ASU this fall, Dorrance Scholars are also invited to participate in a variety of summer programs that include international study and travel, an innovative entrepreneurship experience, and mentoring and tutoring.

The 2022 class of Dorrance Scholars is the foundation's largest cohort to date and represents 52 high schools in cities across Arizona, including Mohave Valley, Payson, Prescott Valley, Rio Rico, San Luis, Tonopah, Yuma, Tucson and Phoenix.

“We are thrilled to welcome our largest class of Dorrance Scholars. In 1999, the Dorrance family established the program with a relatively small gift supporting 10 high school graduates,” said James Hensley, executive director of the Dorrance Foundation for Education. “It has been an incredible honor to shepherd the growth of this program, which has awarded over 560 scholarships to date.”

The 20 scholars who will be attending Arizona State University, and the high schools from which they graduated, are as follows: 

  • Diamond Avila, Cibola High School, Yuma.

  • Francisco Carranza, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix.

  • Jasmyn Delgado, Washington High School, Phoenix.

  • Nina Goetz, Dobson High School, Mesa.

  • Macy Gonzalez Fuentes, Alhambra High School, Phoenix.

  • Alait Isaac, Raymond S. Kellis High School, Glendale.

  • Anthony Jaimes Flores, Coronado High School, Scottsdale.

  • Omar Lopez, Rio Rico High School, Rio Rico.

  • Dominique Luna, Sandra Day O'Connor, Phoenix.

  • Daisy Martinez, Carl Hayden Community High School, Phoenix.

  • Sarah Martinez, Yuma Catholic High School, Yuma.

  • Danna Melendrez, San Luis High School, San Luis.

  • Maryan Robledo, Bioscience High School, Phoenix.

  • Yazmin Rodriguez, Metro Tech High School, Phoenix.

  • Diana Rodriguez Jimenez, Tonopah Valley High School, Tonopah.

  • Emily Sotelo Estrada, Bradshaw Mountain High School, Prescott Valley.

  • Hank Stoddard, Mesa High School, Mesa.

  • Sally Tan, Trivium Preparatory Academy, Goodyear.

  • Ricardo Tapia, Chandler High School, Chandler.

  • Genesis Zamora, Cortez High School, Glendale. 

To learn more about the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, visit www.dorrancescholarship.org.

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