Hearts of Gold Scholarship Program The Board of Directors is excited to bring back the Hearts of Gold Scholarship Program. This program exists to provide current Hearts of Gold Participants and their dependents with financial assistance for higher education. Applicants participate in a competitive selection process. They are selected based upon their submitted essay, financial need, awards, community service, volunteerism, GPA, and letters of recommendation. Congratulations 2020 Scholarship recipients!
Marisa Flores is a 19 year old Pima Community College student working toward an Associate of Arts degree in Administration of Justice. Once complete, she plans to transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration with a minor in American Sign Language. Marisa is a Captain with the Tucson Police Explorers where she has served since 2016 and has earned numerous accolades and awards. Her ultimate goal is to continue in the family tradition of law enforcement.
Natalee Humphries is a 19 year old Pima Community College student working on her pre-requisites to enter the nursing program. She has already begun preparation for this career path by completing all certifications to become a registered Emergency Medical Technician. Natalee has volunteered extensively in the fire and medical field in preparation for her ultimate career goal of becoming an emergency room nurse. Natalee has demonstrated self motivation and determination in all of her endeavors and will continue this mindset as she works toward her ultimate educational and career goals.
Melissa Kim is currently attending Arizona State University majoring in History and English with certificates in Asian Studies and Applied Business Data Analytics. She is taking advantage of the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines while working toward her next step of attending law school. Her ultimate goal is to become an Intellectual Property Attorney with a Juris Doctorate in Law, Science, and Technology.
After working in several positions at the Juvenile Court Detention Department for 19 years, Phenzy Lozoya is beginning a second career as a Special Education Educator. She already holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and has been accepted to the Pima Community College Teaching Certificate Program. Her ultimate goal is to secure a Special Education teaching position in the Marana Unified School District after completing her certificate program.
Julianna Sullivan is finishing out her senior year in high school with honors classes. Even though she comes from a long line of law enforcement, Julianna is inspired to become a pediatric heart surgeon. Her senior exit project confirmed that this was the right career field for her as she shadowed a Health Aide at an elementary school and volunteered at a local medical center. Julianna has been accepted to Arizona State University and will be majoring in biochemistry in the fall in preparation for medical school. She earned her certification as a Medical Assistant while attending high school so she plans to work at the campus medical clinic while attending classes.
Survey Responses and Communication Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey last July and more recently. The Board felt it important to respond to some of the questions and concerns raised and did so in the helpful FAQ below. If you have any questions, concerns, compliments, or suggestions for the Hearts of Gold Board, please take a moment to fill out the survey as it will remain open for the time being. All responses are anonymous and the Board reviews every response.