Five Yavapai College students have been honored with All-Arizona scholarships, providing them with full tuition to continue their studies at any Arizona state university.
Honorees are Megan Daubert and Taylor Haynes from the Prescott campus, Dorothy “Madison” Maher and Rebecca McCullough from the Verde Valley campus and Jayne Travers from the Prescott Valley campus.
Students must apply for these scholarships, which a Yavapai College committee awards based on academic achievement, leadership and community service.
The five are now in the running for All-USA ranking, which can earn them national recognition and additional scholarship monies.
A biology major with a 4.0 GPA, Daubert is involved in undergraduate research and a member of the College Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa. Her career goal is to become a research biologist in the field of terrestrial mammalian biology.
Haynes, who is in the College Honors Program, is majoring in comparative cultural studies, with an emphasis in Humanities. She plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University (NAU) when she graduates in May and wants to teach or work for a non-profit organization thereafter.
Maher, whose career goal is to be an inspirational public speaker, is majoring in communications and has a 4.0 GPA. She received the English Student of the Year Award in 2012 and is leaning towards attending NAU to work on her bachelor’s degree.
McCullough is an English major who is involved with the Central Arizona Food Bank and the Verde Valley Humane Society. A member of the College Honors Program, she plans to continue her education at NAU with the goal of teaching English, humanities and government at the high school level.
Travers, a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society, is majoring in office administration. She’s undecided about where she will continue her education, but she’s focused on her career goal of becoming a health care office manage/administrator.
Daubert is also a candidate for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, which is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. These scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
Yavapai College, which opened in 1969, provides quality higher learning, cultural resources and economic development support for the diverse populations of Yavapai County. The College offers a wide range of academic programs to students at the College’s centers in Prescott (main campus), Clarkdale (the Verde Valley Campus), Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Sedona, and the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) near the Prescott Airport.