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.
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
The mission of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. (TRVFA) is to partner with Rotary Clubs to provide assistance to Qualified Candidates in obtaining education, training, and skill development so they may, in turn, attain career oriented employment and financial stability and contribute to their communities.
Our vision is for students go on to become productive citizens in our state. The education they obtain will help them earn a living and raise their families. Because of their increased earning potential they help grow the economy of the state of Arizona.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:   Due to an increased volume of grant application activity, effective June 18, 2018, to ensure available funding for grants currently in process, TRVFA implemented a pause in new grant request processing.  We will be unable to process new requests for programs with start dates prior to September 30, 2018.  We have also implemented, a reduction to $2,000 in the maximum grant available for applications currently in process.  For students with a program start date after October 1, 2018, we will be glad to accept applications.  The TRVFA board is dedicated to expanding our funding resources to meet this increase in grant requests going forward.
Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club made a $5,000 donation to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) at their July 19, 2018 regular club meeting.
Shown in the photo (l-r) are Bill Adams, of the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation, Lee Dueringer, TRVFA President, and Jake Duffy, Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club President.
TRVFA Grant Recipient Stories
Efrain is an active member of the National Guard and was employed in the housekeeping department of Banner Health for over two years.  After graduating from Easts Valley Medical College, Efrain was hired as a Phlebotomist by Theranos, a blood testing service operation in Walgreen Pharmacy Clinics throughout the Valley.  He was sponsored for his TRVFA grant by the Phoenix East Rotary Club.  We are extremely proud of Efrain for not only his dedication to our country, but also for his determination to be successful in his education and career.
As a wife, and mother of two boys, I always wanted to work in the medical field, but never felt I had the educational requirements.  A friend was taking classes at East Valley Medical College to become a phlebotomist, and suggested I contact them.  The administrator at East Valley Medical College suggested I should check with The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona to see if I qualified for their grant program.  I applied to TRVFA and was directed to find a Rotary Club to sponsor me.
The Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club invited me to a meeting for an interview.  We had breakfast where I shared my history, and why I wanted to work in the medical field.  Following my interview, they recommended me for a TRVFA grant for my phlebotomy classes at East Valley Medical College, where I graduated.  Now I say I'm a wife, a mommy of two boys, and a hard working woman.  Thanks to TRVFA and Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club for helping to change my life.
As a recipient of the TRVFA scholarship, I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the program and for all those who made it possible.  Considering my financial situation as a single mother of five children, I knew I needed to go back to school to further my education and improve my job skills in order to support them.  
I applied for sponsorship from the Mesa East Rotary and their President invited me to a lunch meeting and interview.
I am pleased to report that I graduated as Valedictorian from the East Valley Institute of Technology's Licensed Practical Nursing program.  I passed the state LPN board exam and am now a licensed LPN.
Board Officers & Directors
Chairman of the Board
President (5495)
Secretary (5495)
Treasurer (5495)
Director (5495)
Director (5495)
Director (5495)
Director (5500)
Director (5500)
Director (5500)
Director (5500)
Advisors to the Board
Roger Bonngard, PDG 5510
Bill Fee, 5495
Art Harrington, E.A., Ph.D, PDG 5510
Honora Norton, DD 5495
Jim Patmos, 5495
Greg Podd, PRIVP, PDG 5510
Craig Wilson, PDG 5490
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