TWOQC Expands High School Scholarship Program

Kayla Christiansen

Carly Frieders

Peggy McGee

In 2016, The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) started a scholarship program for high school seniors at both Sahuarita and Walden Grove High Schools. That first year, Kayla Christiansen, Sahuarita High School, and Carly Frieders, Walden Grove High School, were the two awardees in the newly formed scholarship program. Both young women have since graduated from college. Kayla, a graduate of the University of Arizona, majored in nutritional sciences with a dietetics emphasis. When she graduated, she was selected for a dietetics internship with the Carondelet Health Network. Carly, who graduated from Rice University, is currently working as a client advocate at the Delaware Office of Defense Services through the Partners for Justice program. Their academic successes prove that the selection process for the scholarship winners is sound in that it helps ensure that only students who will excel academically are awarded the money.

For the 2022 school year, in addition to the two high schools in the Sahuarita Unified School District, students from Rio Rico High School in the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District will be eligible to apply for a scholarship. The applications will be available in the guidance offices at the three schools and also on TWOQC’s website in January. Deadline to apply will be March 28.

Please make sure your granddaughters who will be graduating from high school in 2022 and who attend one of the three schools are aware of this program. Or, tell your landscaper, nail technician, and others who provide you services about the program if they have daughters in the schools. This year, TWOQC plans to award scholarships totaling $9,000 to the three high schools.

TWOQC wishes to thank the many people in Quail Creek who support the club’s fundraising efforts throughout the year. It is only through your help that they are able to award so many scholarships.