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Scholarship applications are now open
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces the availability of up to three Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarships for students from Mohave County, Arizona. Two scholarships of approximately $10,000 each will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year at Arizona State University, with half of the total amount awarded each semester. The scholarship may be renewable if the recipient continues to meet the criteria and makes progress toward degree completion.
Scholarship applications for 2017-18 are now available. Applications will close on February 28, 2017.
Students must complete and submit an application through ASU's Scholarship Portal.
General criteria for the Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarship
Recipients must meet the following:
Eligibility – Students who are currently enrolled at ASU, transfer students from a college, university or community college and incoming students from high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
First-generation students – Preference will be given to students who are first-generation college students, defined as the student’s parents did not graduate from a four-year college or university.
Renewal – Recipients may be considered for renewal for additional years subject to academic progress.
About Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax
Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax enrolled in college in 1925, coming to Tempe, Arizona, from Kingman, Arizona. Faire’s loyalty to where she grew up led her to create scholarships for first-generation college students from Mohave County, Arizona to enroll and graduate from college. Faire graduated from Arizona State Teacher’s College with a two-year degree in education in 1927, and she started her career as a teacher.
Faire taught until she was 75 years old, always had a passion for helping children learn and was devoted to making a difference in her community. She passed away at the age of 100 in June 2008. With the help of Ed and Olive Kennedy and Florence Sax, Faire established the Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarship Endowment for first-generation college students studying any undergraduate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on ASU's Tempe campus.