Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation George Evans Minority Male Initiative Transfer Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Helios Education Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE – APRIL 1, 2018
- The purpose of the George Evans Minority Male Initiative Transfer Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to active Male Empowerment Network (MEN) scholars who are transferring from one of the Maricopa Community Colleges to Arizona State University (ASU). Students can attend any of the ASU campuses.
- Scholarship awards are for $1000. Up to three scholarships will be awarded each fall.
- The scholarships funds may be used for tuition, books, or technology needs.
- Funds will be forwarded from the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to ASU as a scholarship award.
The applicant must be
- Be an active member of a Maricopa Community Colleges MEN Chapter through direct participation in meetings, workshops, events, community service, and conferences (minimum of five activities per academic year)
- Be working toward their first bachelor’s degree with intent to seek degree completion at ASU.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.•Be accepted at ASU.
The Male Empowerment Network (MEN) is designed to improve the retention and degree completion rates of its minority male students. You can join
Primary Goals of the Male Empowerment Network
- Increase the access, persistence, and graduation rate of minority male students
- Connect minority male students with academic and professional support resources/services
- Create a culture of success and empowerment among minority male students
What Students Say About the Program
- Male students describe their MEN chapter as a “brotherhood,” a “united front,” a “supportive group,” and a “family."
- Outside of the classroom, MEN is the only connection to the college for many minority male students.
- Students articulate a sense of pride in themselves and their leadership abilities.
- Students value successful role models.
- Students feel part of their college community when they are actively involved and have a voice that is heard.
- Chapters are a safe environment for students to articulate the challenges they experience.
- Students feel that they have a place to go for help.
MEN has engaged more than 500 male students through MEN events. The colleges each provide learning and networking opportunities for their MEN Chapters. Examples include learning sessions on financial aid, scholarships, careers, leadership, communication, and study skills. The college MEN chapters have also hosted guest speakers and organized various student led events. The MEN advisers meet on a monthly basis to share best practices and to program plan.
Examples of MEN Chapter activities and events include:
- MMI/MEN Adviser/Student Summer Retreat
- MEN Making the Grade, Student Success Mini-Conference
- MEN Communication Careers and the D-Backs Game
- Speaker & MEN Luncheon
- AACC Men of Color Student Leadership Institute
- MEN Day @ Arizona State University
- MEN Induction Ceremony
- MEN Leadership Conference
- MEN Graduation and Awards Luncheon, May 2, 2014
- MEN Dialogue Day
- College Success Events
- Community Service Projects
MEN Chapter Advisors
The roles of MEN Program Advisers have been defined to assist in supporting college MEN Chapters. Roles include:
- Provide overall guidance to the MEN Chapter
- Empower the members of the MEN Chapter
- Conduct information sessions promoting the MEN Program
- Collaborate with Academic and Student Affairs divisions and departments to support the MEN Chapter students
- Facilitate and coordinate MEN campus meetings and events
- Track MEN Chapter student academic progress
- Collaborate with other MEN Chapter advisers
|MEN Chapter Advisors|
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Michael Greene (480) 732‐7146
Gloria Lucas (480) 732-7330
Paradise Valley Community College
Cranston Forte (602)787-7224
Estrella Mountain Community College
Daniel Meador (623) 935-8905
Vonzell Cash (602) 285-7172
Ralph Thompson II (602) 285-7592
Michael Wainscott (602) 285-7427
GateWay Community College
Dr. Jake Rivera (602) 286-8216
Andrew Stuck (602) 286-8188
Rio Salado College
Michael Ross (480) 517‐8566
Glendale Community College
Connie Greenwell (623) 845-4474
Ricardo Moran (623) 570-2864
Scottsdale Community College
Aaron L. Taliaferro (480) 425-6403
Mesa Community College
Luis Ellis (480) 461-7397
Maurice Smith (480) 461‐7344
South Mountain Community College
Tony de’Shay (602) 243- 8166
Christopher Erran (602) 243-8346
Armando Chavez (602) 872‐7991