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Salt River Project Awards Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation $270,000 to Support Student Success

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2014

Salt River Project (SRP) will create a Scholars Fund at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to recognize and assist outstanding Maricopa students who are studying a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related programs. SRP is making a $250,000 contribution that will be provided to the Foundation over the next six years; it will grant renewable scholarships to qualifying students.

SRP will also donate an additional $20,000 - $10,000 each to Chandler-Gilbert and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges – for a total of $270,000. These donations will establish a Get into Energy fund for students pursuing an energy-related career at each school.

"We support students and programs at the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges," said Dr. Steven R. Helfgot, CEO of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. "With the generosity of supporters like the Salt River Project, we are truly able to offer more resources and opportunities to our students."

"SRP's mission when evaluating any scholarship opportunity is to enhance the value added to our community and provide financial assistance to outstanding students. We look forward to this opportunity to partner with Maricopa Community Colleges and hope to, in turn, generate a pipeline of highly skilled potential employees," said Kellee Zavala, SRP Manager of Talent Acquisition.

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About SRP
SRP is the third-largest public power utility in the nation, serving about 985,000 electric customers in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP is the metropolitan area's largest supplier of water, delivering about 1 million acre-feet annually to agricultural, urban and municipal water users.

About the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, with its donors and partners, supports the Maricopa County Community College District, its students, faculty and staff, through scholarships, programs, equipment, and financial and human capital.

Contacts: Mary O'Connor/Samantha Sanchez. (480) 731-8575; (480) 295-1965.

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