College students can accumulate a significant burden of debt through student loans. Alisa's Angels Foundation helps our scholarship recipients by providing them low interest loans.
The goal of this program is to help students complete their education by providing access to additional funds without the accompanying financial burden often associated with student loans. The terms of the loan are simple - 1% a year, beginning after the scheduled graduation date.
With this "pay it forward" approach, we provide support throughout their education. Repayments from the loans are then used to help the next generation.
University of Arizona
Mariana graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and minor in Spanish and Retail Sciences. She is the station manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Tucson International Airport and the event coordinator at Borderlands Brewing. She recently purchased a house, and lives with her rescue dog, Brando.
Mari still loves community service. She is applying to be "Big Sis" with Big Brothers Big Sisters, assists with the League of Mexican American Women’s Tucson chapter and is the Alumna Adviser for Kappa Delta Chi. Mariana also helps with Alisa's Angels. She explains, "Alisa’s Angels has meant the world to me. I want to do everything I can to bring Alisa’s Angels into the home of more students looking for financial assistance for school, and help change their life the way it has changed mine."
Graduating high school seniors from across Arizona are eligible for the scholarships.
Alisa’s Angels scholarship recipients are working and attending school throughout the nation, from Washington state to Washington DC, Maine to Michigan, Oregon to Orlando.