Scholarships for CISA students
Burton S. Barr Memorial Scholarship
The Burton S. Barr Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 and provides annual cash awards to eligible students who are degree-seeking working adults enrolled at ASU on a part-time basis (undergraduates enrolled in 9 hours or less, graduates enrolled in 6 hours or less). Eligible students must continue to enroll on a part-time basis and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Financial need is a consideration for awards and scholarships are renewable, but previous award recipients must reapply for future consideration.
Alan Brunacini Memorial Scholarship
Alan Brunacini was the Fire Chief of the Phoenix Fire Department for 28 years from March 1978 until his retirement in 2006. "Bruno" as he was known by one and all not only changed the Phoenix Fire Department, he changed the Fire Service overall; he truly was the "Father of the Modern Day Fire Service." Most fire departments had changed little from World War I until the early 70s. Bruno had the idea that by providing a municipal resource geographically located throughout the community and staffed 24/7 you could become the foundation for safety and security in a customer-friendly way. Starting with Emergency Medical Service in 1972, through a higher level of training combined with greater technology, the Phoenix Fire Department brought many aspects of the hospital Emergency Room to your living room. Thus was the birth of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. Brunacini earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration, both from Arizona State University. His family includes wife Rita, sons Nick and John, daughter Candi (all three retired fire officers) and seven grandchildren. Bruno had the touch of a common man, the mind of a PhD, and the compassion and empathy for his fellow man of a Gandhi. He made everyone he came into contact with just a little bit better. A gentle-hearted philosopher with a keen wit and kind disposition, his leadership creed was sincere, smart and simple: Prevent harm. Survive. Be nice.
Feather-DeGraw Endowed Scholarship for Working Adults
The Margaret M. Feather, Augustus S. Feather, Jr. and Bette F. DeGraw Endowed Scholarship for Working Adults was established in 2004 and provides annual cash awards to eligible students who are degree-seeking working adults enrolled at ASU on a part-time basis (undergraduates enrolled in 9 hours or less; graduates enrolled in 6 hours or less). Eligible students must continue to enroll on a part-time basis and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Financial need is a consideration for awards and scholarships are renewable, but previous award recipients must reapply for future consideration.
Todd Fickle Pre-Veterinary Scholarship
The Todd Fickle Pre-Veterinary scholarship was established by Mr. Walter Fickle or Tucson, Arizona in honor of his late son Todd. The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association entrusted ASU with oversight and endowment of this award in 2004, and following the donor’s intent, established the criteria below for one deserving pre-veterinary student.
- Student must be an Arizona resident who has been accepted into an accredited veterinary school.
- Student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
- Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and must be applied to tuition at an accredited veterinary school.
- ASU will remit the award directly to the applicable veterinary school on behalf of the entering student.
Arthur John Fitzgerald Scholarship
The Arthur John Fitzgerald Fellowship provides support in the amount of $1,000 to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Mr. Fitzgerald earned his Master of Counseling degree from ASU in 1984 and strongly believed in the value of higher education. It was his wish to support graduate students as they work toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology. During his life, Mr. Fitzgerald served as pastor in many congregations throughout the United States and preached many meaningful sermons fostering ecumenicity, promotion of opportunities for youth, and advancement of housing for the poor.
The Marley Foundation Scholarship for Veterinary Practice
The late Kemper and Ethyl Marley were prominent Arizona ranchers, business people and philanthropists. They established the multi-million dollar Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation to assist area charities that support children’s issues and education, the arts, historical societies, and medical services. Their special interest in farming, ranching, agriculture and related issues lead to their strong support for this scholarship and the ASU Polytechnic campus. Eligible students must meet the following criteria for consideration.
- Must be pursuing a degree in Applied Biological Sciences (ABS)
- Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average
- Must have completed at least 24 hours of credit at ASU.
- Must be interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.
Harley and Doris Roen Scholarship
With a deep commitment to supporting access to higher education and student success and an understanding of the difference that scholarships make in helping students complete their degrees, Duane and Maureen Roen established the Harley and Doris Roen Scholarship at ASU in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, where they are faculty/staff members.
Growing up in rural Wisconsin in the 1920s-1930s, Harley and Doris Roen, Duane's parents, developed strong character traits of independence, stick-to-itiveness, resilience, as well as a concern for others in their community.
The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Harley first learned English as a second language when he began elementary school. Although he chose to end his formal schooling after eighth grade to turn his focus to farming with his brothers, he has had a lifelong curiosity about the world, a love of learning, and an appreciation for the payoff of an investment in education.
When a barn fire destroyed his livelihood mid-career, he took a job selling Ford cars and, before long, he and Doris bought the dealership, launching an entrepreneurial family business that changed the future course of the Roen family.
Doris, who endured hard times as a child and lost her father to cancer early in her 20s, displayed a lifelong empathy and concern for children facing difficult challenges. She devoted her career to working with children and adults with special needs.
Priority for this award is a student participating in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts early-start program for former foster youth who is enrolled in any academic degree program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and who has demonstrated academic stability by maintaining a GPA of at least 2.7.