The Tempe Ariz.-based Garcia Family Foundation has made a $3.6 million contribution to Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. The generous gift will continue to fund the already established Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship through 2028. 

The Garcia Scholarship was established on the philosophy of inclusion and caring about the local community, addressing the needs of the vulnerable and making a difference in the world. First-year and transfer Barrett Honors College students, with demonstrated financial need and who are Arizona residents, are eligible to apply. Students may apply to renew the scholarship each year that they are enrolled at the Honors College. 

“The Garcia Family Foundation has a strong interest in high-performing students from underserved communities who have obstacles in their path but who are intent on succeeding,” said Jon Ehlinger, Garcia Family Foundation President. “It is our belief that these students will make significant and positive societal change happen. We are pleased to be working with the honors college to lay the foundation for them to be difference makers in their communities.”

Last year, 19 Barrett students received the Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship including Chloe Scott, a Barrett West campus psychology student. Scott said that with the scholarship she was afforded the ability to stay in school and make the most of her ASU experience and her development. 

“The support from the Garcia Family Foundation will be the difference between (students) being able to navigate the honors experience at Barrett successfully and struggling with jobs interfering with their studies,” said Mark Jacobs, dean of Barrett, The Honors College.

To learn more about supporting Barrett philanthropically through Campaign ASU 2020, contact Chelsie Bruggeman, Barrett Honors College senior associate director of development, at 480-727-2410.