As a donor you might want to know that to date, we have funded 111 grants since July 1 totaling $204,697.00.  Three additional grants have recently been approved for funding at $2,000 each and three (3) more applicants will soon participate in Rotary Club sponsorship screening interviews.  A group of six (6) applicants is in various stages of processing.  
Ninety-one percent (91%) of the grants awarded so far this year have been for vocations in the medical field.


TRVFA donors put out a reminder to your friends, family members, and coworkers who may have waited until the last minute to file their tax returns.  If they are Arizona residents, they can get a bigger refund or make a smaller payment to the state by directing a portion of their Arizona State tax obligation to TRVFA - up to $400 for individual filers or $800 for those who are filing joint returns. See our link below: QCO code, which is 20698.
TRVFA President Jeanie Morgan
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  • Those who receive an education have higher incomes, more opportunities in their lives, and have a tendency to be healthier.

  • Communities benefit as well. Communities with high rates of education completion have lower crime, better overall health, and civic involvement.

  • Lack of access to education is considered the root of poverty.

 Pima Community College
Aircraft General Mechanics  Certificate

Pima’s Aviation Technology Program is one of the most respected and dynamic in the country and is poised to expand to meet the skyrocketing job growth in Southern Arizona’s aviation industry.
The program’s Airframe and Powerplant courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and run year-round. It is one of a handful of programs where students conduct hands-on learning on commercial transport aircraft. 
The aviation sector of Southern Arizona’s economy offers high-paying jobs with dozens of local, national, and international maintenance, repair, and overhaul companies based in Tucson, including Bombardier, Ascent Aviation Services, and Aerovation. Nationwide aviation industry growth is fueled by increased demand for new aircraft and new aviation technologies.
Accreditation: The Airframe and Powerplant courses are taught per the FAA’s Federal Aviation Regulations Part 147 for FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician schools. This allows students to be qualified for FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification.

The Experience in the Classroom

We’re all feeling the pressure from the federal, state, district, and building levels: college, college, college. We’re supposed to get our kids accepted to college at all costs (and in the end, theirs). Our school depends on it. And yet, the general idea that there are no jobs out there for young people without a college education is clearly not true! You need a plan, certainly. A desire for lifelong learning, absolutely. But there are multiple routes to learning new things these days. It isn’t magically contained solely within the walls of a multi-million-dollar state institution. “But data shows that those with college degrees generally make more money,“ you retort. We’ve all heard that data is the “end all, be all” for the defense of a college education. But have we thought about the implications of that conclusion? What variables add to this outcome? Well, at the current price tag, who can afford college? Those, generally, already come from financially-stable families. If you can afford an extra $28,000 a year for education, statistically, you’re not doing so bad. 
In this climate, kids who might be passionate about a particular craft or vocation are often discouraged from pursuing it. Sure, it is fair to say we don’t wish to pigeonhole a student at such a young age. We don’t want to limit a student’s ability to expand and explore new interests and fields. And yet, who’s to say we can’t do both? Why shouldn’t my student be allowed to pursue a current passion in automotive repair, potentially putting her in a position for an apprenticeship post-high school that would allow her to choose whether or not saving money for higher education is a part of her life goals? There’s a reason why dropout rates are lower at vocational education schools. They made the choice to be there! Why isn’t this sort of realistic, long-term career planning a celebrated part of our curricula? Because we’ve decided to embrace the portrait of an “American Dream” job market that is simply no longer the only path to success. And worst of all, we’ve institutionalized that belief.
We have an opportunity to better help our students to be prepared for - as well as navigate - their own future. Our obsession with college readiness is grasping an idealized world that might never have existed in the first place. It makes promises to our students that we can’t always deliver on. It’s leading to unpayable debts. It’s even leading some students away from reaching their actual potential. It’s time to embrace the present. Vocational education programs give our students so much more than a skill - it gives them an option. A choice in how their future could unfold from here. We need to redefine “success” in our government and education systems, at all levels. Without a drastic shift in perception, the institution we value so much runs the very real risk of becoming a future resentment of our nation’s young professionals.
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*The majority of TRFVA applicants are adults who always had a passion for vocational.

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The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization that meets Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.
Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions, and/or Rotarians and their clubs.
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