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Yuma Catholic High School                                                                 For Immediate Release

Bobbi Ukura, Advancement Director                                                 April 10, 2018



The Pasquinelli Foundation Announces Scholarships for 18-19


Yuma Catholic High School, in partnership with the Pasquinelli Foundation, announces that five (5) scholarships are available for incoming freshmen enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year.   Based on the remarkable success of the 22 students currently receiving support, the Pasquinelli Foundation felt strongly that the opportunity should be offered again to incoming freshmen.  Scholarships will be made available to students from the following schools:  Immaculate Conception, St. Francis, Southwestern Christian, Yuma Lutheran and Yuma’s public/charter schools.  


Gary Pasquinelli, Foundation Chair, believes investing in Catholic education creates strong families, dedicated students and builds a lifelong foundation for service.  Gary has made the following statement about offering more scholarships for the upcoming school year, “I am convinced, and the experience of our graduates has proven that a Yuma Catholic High School education will put a young man or woman on a direct path to high achievement in college and in life.”  The Pasquinelli Foundation is helping sow the seeds for a future full of promise for these young people. 


Each of the five scholarships will fund $5,000 per year towards tuition for each of four years to attend Yuma Catholic High School.  The support will be made available to those select students for all four years of their secondary education as long as they meet both the scholarship’s yearly 3.0 grade point average and good conduct requirement.   There are scholarships available for the upcoming school year based on financial need and on academic merit.   Information for the scholarships and applications can be found on the Yuma Catholic High School website: or by calling Josie Smith, Finance Director, at 928-317-7914.   The deadline to apply is Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm.


We are celebrating the steadfast commitment of the Pasquinelli Foundation to grow students in their faith and preparation for life.  We are grateful,” shared Bobbi Ukura, advancement director.     Six of the Pasquinelli Scholars are graduating this year.  These students are the first to receive the Foundation support and are finishing their high school careers strong!   We congratulate Erick Cordova, Kylie Escalante, Nikki Ramirez, Margaret Riek, Mia Thelander and Nathan Whinnery.  Your YC family is proud of you. 


Rhett Stallworth, principal, shared, “Deacon Gary Pasquinelli and the Pasquinelli Foundation continually demonstrate their faith in Yuma Catholic High School and our students.  These scholarships enable us to serve the entire community and provide tools to help families choose YC.  Exciting things are happening at Yuma Catholic with new programs like FFA.  We are looking forward to a great year ahead thanks to supporters like the Pasquinelli Foundation.”


Yuma Catholic High School has small class sizes, a 100% college acceptance rate, a strong scholar athlete program, Catholic Christian religious education, and dual enrollment classes that count towards college credit.  The faculty and staff at Yuma Catholic High School maintain a learning environment that fosters the development of morally responsible leaders who volunteer to serve many local organizations.  Those who are interested in becoming part of the Yuma Catholic community or want to learn more about our campus and curriculum are welcome to call 317-7902 to schedule a tour.    ###


The Pasquinelli Foundation Scholarship Recipients for 2017-2018