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The Arthur John Fitzgerald Fellowship was created to support doctoral students pursing their PhD in counseling Psychology. Mr. Fitzgerald earned his Masters 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.
Fellowships are awarded in the amount of $1,000. Students are eligible for only one award.
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.
Scholarship Amount: up to $3,000
This scholarship award is in honor of Cloves Campbell, Sr. and his honored contributions to the community. Mr. Campbell served in the Arizona legislature for 10 years in both the house and senate, and was the first African American to serve in the senate. While in office, Mr. Campbell sponsored many groundbreaking pieces of legislation serving the diverse communities of Arizona, including a proposal to establish a Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in the state. During his public life, Mr. Campbell also ran for Secretary of State, and was head of the Phoenix chapter of the NAACP. Cloves Campbell and his brother Charles Campbell owned and operated the Arizona Informant newspaper, which is currently one of the longest running and most widely circulated weeklies in Arizona. The scholarship is intended to assist qualified students in undergraduate or graduate studies in ethnicity and race, justice studies, civil and human rights, and African and African American studies.
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.
Scholarship Amount: $1,250
The Master of Counseling Outstanding Student Fellowship was created to support students pursing their Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.
The award is issued in the amount of $1,000. Students are eligible for only one award.
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.
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.