The Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship is available to qualified applicants who plan to teach in a K-12 position in Yavapai County. Several $1,500+ scholarships are awarded each year to help offset tuition and textbook expenses at accredited colleges and universities offering education programs.
The scholarship is open to high school students, undergraduates enrolled in a teaching program as well as to displaced teachers who need additional coursework to stay in their positions.  A person’s potential to be a highly successful classroom teacher is the primary consideration when awarding this scholarship. Financial need may also be considered.

Application & Deadline

Applications for the Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship are available online during the application period. Successful applications will include letters of recommendation and answers to two essay questions.

The 2017 deadline has passed.

Awards Reception

Scholarship awards are made at a reception on April 27, 2018 at 3:30pm, and the winners will be introduced at the Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet on April 27, 2018 at 5:00pm, compliments of the Endowment.

For questions, contact Nick Boroughf at
nick.boroughf@yavapai.us or (928) 442-5139.

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Board of Directors

From L to R: Dr. Ron Minnich, Cory Gardner, Tara O’Neill, Danny Brown, Nancy Baker, Paul Zienka (former member), Robert St. Clair and Ray Newton
Not Pictured: Tim Carter and Margaret Savoini

Board
Officers

Founder: The late Gladys Gardner
Retired Arizona State Legislature

President: Robert St. Clair
Vice President, BMO Harris Bank – Prescott Valley

Vice President: Cory Gardner
Paramedic

Secretary: Tim Carter
Yavapai County School Superintendent

Treasurer: Ray Newton
Professor Emeritus, NAU

Board
Members

Nancy Baker
Program Coordinator, NAU – Prescott

Danny Brown
Superintendent Clarkdale- Jerome Elementary School District

Dr. Ron Minnich
Retired, Yavapai College

Tara O’Neill
Professor, Yavapai College

Margaret Savoini
Retired Teacher, CVUSD

2016 Gardner Scholarship Winners

 

Past Scholarship Winners, 2001-2016

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin

History of the Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship

Gladys Gardner

The scholarship was founded by the late Gladys Gardner with an initial gift of $100,000 by the Gardner Family Trust. Mrs. Gardner led a distinguished career that began as a teacher in a one-room school in Texas.  She also served in several elected positions, including as a State Representative in the Arizona State Legislature (1965-1974) and was the first woman elected to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors (1981-1988). In all of her roles, education was her primary focus.

Today, the scholarship is administered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission, as ever, is to support quality education in Yavapai County with a number of scholarships awarded annually to students in Yavapai County who wish to pursue teaching degrees. The scholarships are intended for tuition and textbook expenses at accredited colleges and universities offering education programs. The Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship also supports programs intended to promote the teaching profession and improve the quality of teaching in Yavapai County.

Contact Us

The Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship
2970 Centerpointe East Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3326

Mingus Union School
District No. 4

 

Mandy Worth

 

Robb Williams

 

Lori Drake

 

Beaver Creek Elementary
School District No. 26

 

Perry Krowne

Chino Valley Unified School
District No. 51

 

Peter Atonna

 

Sherry Brown

Prescott Unified School District No. 1

 

Tina Seeley

 

Dwight Jaeger

 

Scott Hicks

 

Dave Klever

 

 

 

Sedona-Oak Creek Joint
Unified School District No. 9

 

Randy Hawley

 

Heather Hermen

 

Hillary Hirche

Yavapai College: District #2

 

Deb McCasland

 

Walter Nagy

The Committee for Good Schools

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Clarkdale-Jerome School Override Committee

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Just Say No to PUSD Bond & Override

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Partners in Education

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Chino Valley School Bond Committee

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YES for Sedona Schools

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YES for Humboldt Schools

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2015 Campaign Finance Report November Post-Election Report
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2015 Campaign Finance Report August Post-Primary Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Primary Report
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2015 Campaign Finance Report Pre-May Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Post -March Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Pre-March Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report November Post-General Report
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2014 Campaign Finance Report September Post-Primary Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Primary Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report June 30th
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