College Connect Tempe



The City of Tempe has partnered with Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College, Tempe Elementary School District, Tempe Union High School District and the University for Advancing Technology to create College Connect. The community-based program has been specifically designed to assist our youth in fulfilling their dreams of obtaining a post-secondary education.

College Connect Workshops provide guidance on many topics including the college application process, essay writing, test preparation, and education about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and more. 

Upcoming College Connect Workshops - 
Be sure to Save the Date and join us!


Saturday, Aug. 15
Saturday, Sept. 26
Saturday, Oct. 10
Saturday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Jan. 30

Workshop Resources 
Below we've included links to invaluable college-related information, tips and resources. 

- Personal Statements for Scholarships
- Scholarship Resources

Grand Canyon University
GCU Scholarships
- Scholarship Essay Writing

Mesa Community College
- Brochure
- Career Pathways (Front) (Back)
- Financial Aid Services
Steps Towards Enrollment

Financial Aid
2014-15 FAFSA Example Application
Financial Aid Resources

Resources and Websites
2014-15 College Test Prep and Test Dates
College Vocabulary
Resource Websites
University and College Websites

Dollars for Scholars
Native American Scholarships
- Personal Statements for Scholarships
- Scholarship Resources
- Scholarship Websites

Partner Contacts
Additionally, a list of College Connect partner contacts is featured below. Please feel free t reah out to any one of them with your questions.

Arizona State University 
Ashley Sherman
Grand Canyon University 
Janelle Danley

Mesa Community College 
Cesar Bacerra 

Rio Salado Community College 
Robyn Sheppard 

University of Advancing Technology
Bron Stadheim

Questions? Contact Marie Raymond at 480-858-7818 or

College Connect Partners: 

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Thank you to everyone who attended College Connect Tempe's FREE workshops! The program is off to a great start and we look forward to continuing to help high school students prepare for their post-secondary education. 

College Connect will be back with a new workshops throughout the year, so stay-tuned for more information including dates, times and locations. In the meantime, you'll find a list of College Connect partner contacts below for students who have additional questions or need assistance with the college preparation process.

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