Scholarships help put local youth on NAU path

Seventy-four Northern Arizona University students are each receiving $1,500 scholarships from the Raymond Educational Foundation of Flagstaff.

Out of the 74 scholarships, 58 scholarships will go to Coconino County high school seniors who plan on attending NAU. The foundation also awarded 16 scholarships to NAU freshmen who will become sophomores in the fall.

“Scholarships from the Raymond Educational Foundation provide students an opportunity to realize their academic goals,” saidĀ Karin Von Kay, a project coordinator for University Advancement. “Contributions like this exhibit the importance of philanthropy and the impact it can make on students’ lives.”

A celebration breakfast for the scholarship recipients will be April 11 in NAU’s Ashurst Auditorium. It will include students from NAU, Northland Preparatory Academy, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, Sinagua High School, Grand Canyon High School, Grey Hills Academy, Tuba City High School, Page High School and Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy.

R.O. Raymond, a physician, stockman, humanitarian and philanthropist established the Flagstaff Educational Foundation in 1952 to provide financial aid for Flagstaff and Coconino County residents in need of further education.

Since 1963, the Raymond Educational Foundation has given more than $3.4 million to support Coconino County high school students attending NAU.

For information about the scholarship award process, contact NAU’s Office of Student Financial Aid at (928) 523-4951. Information about the Raymond Educational Foundation isĀ online.