The Ripple Effect
Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to remember the good that people do. The ways we help each other and give back. Alisa's Angels supports students who make their communities better through their own selfless giving.
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Alisa's Angels is dedicated to creating a ripple effect of caring throughout our communities. Inspired by Alisa who was committed to helping others, we support and empower students who are serving others. The youth we select are an inspiration for their selfless giving.
A Community, not just a Scholarship
Scholarship recipients become part of the Alisa’s Angels family, where they are empowered, encouraged and supported.
We do this through:
Applicants go through a rigorous selection process. The most important criteria is what applicants have done in service to others. Other selection criteria are financial need, grades and other activities. Graduating high school seniors in Arizona and the Colorado Springs area are eligible. Check out the Scholarship page and Application for details on eligibility and how to apply.
When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Learning how to manage my disease wasn’t the hard part. What was hard was accepting that Type 1 Diabetes was now part of me, forever. The hospital was wonderful bringing me back to health, but they weren’t so great at making me feel…okay.
This experience inspired me to join a group of teens at the University of Arizona Medical Center (now Banner) who wanted to make the hospital a more friendly and comfortable place.
I have continued this passion through a PhD program at the University of Michigan Medical School where I work full-time on research. As I continue down this path, I am more confident each day that
this is how I can make the biggest impact in my community and in the world.
Alisa's Angels scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Arizona and the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Read more about our Colorado Springs eligibility here.
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.