Matador Ambassadors

The Matador Ambassador Program is a diverse and dynamic team of leaders dedicated to representing, promoting, and serving Arizona Western College. We strive to uphold the integrity of AWC by creating a positive first and lasting impression. As part of the Admissions, Recruitment, and Outreach team, we help to encourage prospective students to make AWC their school of choice.

Visit us at the Welcome Center in the lobby of the 3C! We can assist with admission applications, account activation, registration, drop-in tours, campus maps, and general questions.

What We Do

Matador Ambassadors receive the training and guidance to help develop skills that are used to attract and prospective students and provide encouragement for new students. We participate in events and activities that help promote AWC including:

  • Campus Tours
  • College Fairs
  • School Visits and Classroom Presentations
  • Campus and Community Events
  • Ground-Breaking and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies
  • Welcome Center Assistance

Matador Ambassadors are given various opportunities to develop and demonstrate their unique leadership skills. In order to further develop these skills and build a strong sense of communication and teamwork, we:

  • Participate in an elementary school mentorship program
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Attend week-long Ambassador training prior to each semester
  • Participate in campus-wide leadership training and activities
  • Maintain high academic standards
  • Uphold the AWC Code of Conduct
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of AWC

Be an Ambassador

So you want to be an Ambassador? Great! We accept application in the spring (March/April) of each year for the following academic year.

Training Training is conducted through a week-long summer program along with a 3-credit Leadership Exploration course. Training will empower and enable you to help promote the values of AWC, understand the programs and services offered, successfully conduct campus tours, answer general questions about AWC, and lots more!
Benefits You determine what your results will be from this experience. The best results can be accomplished with a positive attitude and active involvement. Be prepared to build your self-esteem and self-confidence, become part of a team, network with campus administrators and community members, develop outstanding presentation and leadership skills, and be recognized because of your work!
Eligibility To be eligible for the program, you must:
  • Be a current AWC student or current high school senior (incoming AWC student) with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Plan to enroll in at least 6 credit hours (12 to be eligible for a scholarship) each semester during the school year
  • Be available for pre-semester training in August and weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 3:30pm
Process The selection process takes place in the spring of each year for the following year. To apply for the program you will need to:
  • Complete the Matador Ambassador Program Application Packet
  • Attach an updated resume, two reference forms (included in the packet), and an unofficial transcript (high school transcript for incoming students, AWC transcript for current students)
  • Submit the completed application to the Ask-an-Ambassador desk (3C) by the stated deadline
  • Participate in an in-person interview
Compensation You MAY be eligible to receive the Matador Ambassador Scholarship. The number and amounts of scholarships are contingent upon funding and may vary by year. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:
  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Not receive any other institutional scholarships (Presidential, Honors)

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7550
Fax: (928) 344-7543
Location: 3C - Top Floor

Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm