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.
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Anthem hosted a successful golf tournament this year.  The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona Treasurer Steve DeMar is a member of the Anthem club, and recently had the privilege of depositing a very nice donation from his own club to TRVFA.  Their successful tournament made their very generous donation possible.
Shown in the check presentation photo (l-r) are Club President John Salem, TRVFA Treasurer Steve DeMar, and Past Club President and current District 5495 AG Krista Solomon.
TRVFA is very appreciative of this generous level of club support in a year where the first quarter of the current fiscal year has already seen more than half as many vocational education grants funded by The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona as were funded in the entire 2020-21 fiscal year.  
We are experiencing historically high demand for our grants.  We hope we can count on our readers to reach out to their circle of influence so we can bring in enough new streams of revenue to keep up with meeting the needs we have the opportunity to serve.  CLICK HERE if you'd like to help by making an online donation now or - if you prefer - send a check with our mail-in donation form
Last March, we heard this from Mariah: 
"I just wanted to give you an update on how things are going with school. I’m finishing my career prep courses, we’re at the end with CPR it finishes on Monday. I ended with A’s on my other courses math, anatomy and study skills. Starting next week will be the actual dental courses that I begin and I'm excited for it."
More recently, we received this from her:
"I just wanted to notify you and the Rotary club that I did graduate last week though we didn’t really get a formal graduation. But I maintained my 4.0. I also got hired with Dr. Koussa’s office so I’m now his dental assistant. Last week was my first official week and it’s been going great."

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.
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?
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