Welcome to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization which meets Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.
Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions. and/or Rotarians and their clubs.
Mailing Address:   TRVFA, P O Box 14412, Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to ensure a revenue stream which will continuously fund vocational education grants requested by struggling Arizona residents who demonstrate the desire and will to enable themselves to thrive.
Together, we create lasting change by allowing individuals to
lift themselves out of poverty and contribute to their communities.
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Rotary Club of Sun Lakes Partners with TRVFA to Award $2,000 Scholarship to EVIT Student - Submitted by Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Chair
The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) has partnered with The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) to sponsor a $2,000 vocational scholarship to Omar Federico. Through partnering with TRVFA, RCSL is creating a lasting change by allowing individuals, like Omar, to get a step up and contribute to his/her community.
RCSL Rotarians Gary Kay and Jon Lyons interviewed Omar and their findings were: Omar was born in Yuma, AZ, and moved to Mesa AZ at an early age.  Omar lives with his mother, unfortunately, his father passed away two years ago.  Omar is employed at a small company where he is helping the owner on small jobs that involve welding and applicable job setups.  Omar will be starting a one-year welding program at East Valley Institute of Technology - EVIT. 
Photo: 8/2/21 TRVFA scholarship winner Omar Federico attending day “1” of the EVIT welding program. 
Per a statement from RCSL Club President, Jon Lyons: Omar’s current passion is welding and learning the business from his boss.  He is a very dedicated young man who has a great work ethic and wants to ‘earn his way to success.’   The RCSL is honored to sponsor Omar.  He will be invited to join future RCSL meetings - so members can hear how Omar is doing in the EVIT welding program.
The following report compares TRVFA grant application funding for our 2020-21 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 with our current fiscal year-to-date.  
As you can see, we have already funded nearly half as many grants in the first two months and 8 days of the current fiscal year.  With this kind of funding activity, we need our donors to become advocates for giving to support what we do. 
Our donations are typically very seasonal, but we hope this level of funding activity will inspire some of our donors to send their support early.  We also hope they will brag about their support of TRVFA in order to inspire new donors to support the life-changing vocational education grants their donations will support.  CLICK HERE to go to our on-line donation page.  CLICK HERE for a downloadable mail-in donation form.
Tammy is studying to be a Medical Assistant at Carrington College.  Her grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona was sponsored by the Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Club.
She recently sent us this photo of her and her teacher, along with a note saying:
"I am enjoying school immensely.  I have been on the President's list since my first term and hope to stay on it throughout my time at Carrington.  My teacher asked me to be a mentor, as well, which is not only nice, but I am told it will look good on my resumé.
"I cannot express my gratitude enough to TRVFA and The Goodyear PebbleCreek Club."
Giselle's grant was to study dental assisting.  She will benefit from the skills gained, but her two-year-old daughter will also benefit.
Each of our applicants has a special and unique story motivating them to move from where they are to a better life.  In many cases, their motivation is what they want to provide and do for those they love.
We have the power to enable forever change, and most of the time, the net cost to our donors is zero because of the tax credit benefits.   We are fortunate to live in a state where individual tax payers are allowed to decide where they want some of their tax obligation to be spent.
If you can put beautiful smiles on two beautiful faces like Giselle and her daughter, and it won't cost you anything in the long run, why would anyone not do it?
You are very likely receiving this newsletter because you received a vocational education grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  
The funds we use to provide grants like the one you benefitted from all come from donations.  Donors like to see the results of their investment in your education.  When they see good results, they are motivated to donate again and again.
Please send us a current photo of yourself, including your family if you like.  Please tell us your story about how your vocational education grant has changed your quality of life.  CLICK HERE to send your name, a brief story, and a photo.  We know you did not study creative writing with our grant, so don't worry about putting together a perfectly written story.  Our editorial team should be able to fix spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
The donations your story will inspire will help others receive vocational education grants from TRVFA.
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