In 2007, AAUW Prescott established an endowed scholarship through the Yavapai College Foundation to be used for childcare tuition for the children of enrolled students at Yavapai College. Each year several scholarships are awarded which provide tuition assistance to women students so that they can have childcare on campus while they are pursuing their education at Yavapai College. The scholarship is named for Mary Alice Moulton, a former AAUW Prescott President. Mary Alice died suddenly in 2004. From the time she joined AAUW in 1994, she was a tireless advocate for a Childcare course at Yavapai College and for the creation of an early childhood center, which eventually resulted in the building of the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center, which opened in 2007. Because of her passion for the center and hard work in helping plan the center, the Prescott Branch of AAUW decided to name the scholarship in her honor.
Contributions to the fund are tax deductible. The Yavapai College Foundation provides a secure website for online donations to named scholarship funds, including the Mary Alice Moulton Childcare Assistance Scholarship.
www.yc.edu Choose GIVING from the top menu Click on DONATE NOW I want to designate my gift to…> Student Scholarships > Named Scholarship Funds > Select one > Mary Alice Moulton Childcare Assistance Scholarship
Thank You Notes from a Student Recipient
Three students were awarded $500 each during 2011-2012 for assistance in Family Enrichment Center childcare expenses. Comments from one of the women follow:
Pressing onward has not been easy for my family, but with the support of my husband I know I can be successful. It is blessings like the Mary Alice Moulton Childcare Scholarship that give us the extra nudge to keep pursuing the dream for our growing family. That being said, I would like to thank you again; words cannot describe how we are for this scholarship.