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.
Elisa Loya Gill
Pima Community College,
Northern Arizona University
Elisa attended graduated from Tucson High with support from Youth on Their Own. She learned at a young age to set goals and work hard to achieve them. Despite her own challenges, Elisa helped her family and contributed to her community throughout high school.
Elisa earned her associates degree in nursing through Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. She continued her education, earning her BSN through Northern Arizona University.
Elisa is a registered nurse working at St Joseph's Hospital in Tucson. Patient care and the telemetry unit are her passions. Elisa plans to continue her education and become a nurse practitioner.
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.