By Sally Marks
Kennedy Bishop, a senior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, received the Grand Canyon University Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship is for $10,000 a year and can be renewed annually as long as Kennedy maintains her unweighted grade point average of 3.93.
Kennedy plans to major in pre-med. Her long-term goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. During her time as a Prospector, Kennedy has been involved in Student Council, Site Council, National Honor Society and varsity sports.
“I am really happy that my hard work paid off – literally,” said Kennedy.
AJHS students have access to more than $1 million in scholarships. Students who make a written promise in 8th grade and agree to the following conditions: maintain a 2.75 GPA and participate in 20 hours of community service can qualify for tuition funding through a partnership between Central Arizona College and Pinal County schools, such as AJUSD. For complete guidelines visit https://centralaz.edu/community/foundation/promse-for-thefuture/.
For more information about AJUSD, call 480-982-1110; visit www.ajusd.org.
Photo above: Kennedy Bishop, GCU scholarship winner