Mexican Consulate and the AWC Foundation Join Efforts with the IME-Becas Scholarship Program

Yuma, AZ (June 4, 2018)-A strong collaboration between the Arizona Western College Foundation and the Consulate of Mexico in Yuma, Arizona continues as the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding is signed with an objective of increasing the educational level of Mexicans or Mexican origin living in the United States through the program “IME-Becas”.

This is a program of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad that seeks to expand educational opportunities for low-income Mexicans and Mexican origin students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at Arizona Western College.

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition earns national achievement award for Yuma County

Call for submissions to begin in August for 2018 exhibit

Yuma, AZ (May 29, 2018) – Yuma County received a national achievement award for the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition “Origins” put on by the San Luis Library and Arizona Western College San Luis Learning Center. The exhibit is held annually at the San Luis Library in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Yuma County with the award, which honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

High school students to participate in five-week TRIO Upward Bound Camp

Yuma, AZ (May 23, 2018) – Fifty students from Yuma and La Paz high schools will be residing in Arizona Western College’s Residence Halls for five weeks as part of the TRIO Upward Bound Summer Camp.

Participants will attend classes such as math, English, science, foreign language, and electives in addition to evening activities to help them prepare for the upcoming academic year and become familiar with the college environment.
The camp will begin on May 29 and end on June 29. The students will stay on campus Sunday through Friday each week.