Nina Scholar applications available; submittal deadline 4/1

March 10, 2007

By hammersmith

The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program in Arizona and Indiana is accepting applications for the seventh Nina Scholar cohort. In 2001 the Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program to open doors of opportunity and education for men and women who do not qualify for “traditional” college financial aid.

The Trust is sponsoring eight students at Arizona State University, 15 students at Maricopa Community Colleges, seven students at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and 12 students at Ivy Tech State College Central Indiana Campus. Since the program began, it has touched the lives of more than 240 men and women, and several have already completed their studies. “Nina Scholars is a program that is there to help. It is not a program that wants to cut students who are having a difficult time, but will find resources and be supportive when times are tough,” according to Nina Scholar Nichole Townsend who graduated from ASU with a 3.98 and is now working at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix as an emergency room nurse. “Our Nina Scholars coordinator was like having a social worker to help us navigate our way. It made a true difference.”

Application deadline is April 1, 2007. For further information about applying to the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program, contact:

  • ASU, e-mail or call Cory Gonzales at 480-727-6561
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, e-mail or call Susan Taffer at 480-731-8619