The Globe High School Alumni Scholarship fund was created under the auspices of the Arizona Community Foundation. The latter is designed to meet the charitable needs of Arizona's communities through grants, technical assistance, and other services to non-profit organizations. The first scholarship was awarded during the joint reunion of the classes of 1949, 1950, and 1951 in April 2000.
The scholarship idea was the brainchild of the late Chuck O. Lee, Class of 1949, who entered the Globe public school system in 1939 as a 9-year-old immigrant from China, and who did not speak a word of English. Upon graduation from high school, Chuck received a full scholarship to the University of Arizona, subsequently graduating from the College of Business. He considered the scholarship a pivotal event in his life, and was determined to help other Globe High students achieve their dreams of attending college. Chuck, an entrepreneur and former CPA, passed away at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona in April 2001.
Other founding members of the scholarship committee were Connie Nelson Haines and Earl "Jukie" Carnell of the GHS Class of 1949; Virginia Brooks Ericson, Carolea Hensley McGowen, Fred Barela, Carmen Lucero Barela, and Vivian Shaw Hannon of the class of 1950.
The scholarship was carried to fruition with the support and counsel of former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford, an alumna of the Globe High School Class of 1940.
Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made by writing your check out to the ACF/Globe High Alumni Scholarship Fund, and mailing it to the Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 East Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Telephone: 602-381-1400 or 800-222-8221, FAX 602-381-1575. www.azfoundation.org.
Globe High School Alumni Scholarship Guidelines
Award: One-time, up to $2,000
Current graduating senior of Globe High School
Financial need as indicated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Report (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
Admitted to an Arizona university, community college, or vocational/technical school
High School cumulative grade point average range of 2.5 to 3.5
Demonstrated evidence of high motivation, determination to succeed, and potential leadership
Complete the GHS Alumni Scholarship application available in your guidance counselor's office Be sure to include:
Two letters of recommendation, one from your guidance counselor and one from a high school academic teacher, attesting to your academic strengths and determination to succeed at the univeristy level. Use the Letter of Recommendation Form, found attached to the application received from your guidance counselor. An official high school transcript through the seventh semester. A signed application cover sheet and checklist, found attached to the application. See application for further instructions and essay topics.
Postmark Deadline: March 31st
Mail to: *Contact information pending*
In addition to any other terms and conditions, the number and amount of all Arizona Community Foundation scholarship awards and renewals is contingent upon the avalability of funding.
Award: One time, up to $5,000
1. To honor Milt Laflen, a GHS Alumnus from the class of 1956 who passed away in June of 2017.
Milt was instrumental in the development of the GHS Alumni Association and the GHS Hall of Fame. He was involved in the creation of the Hall of Fame Museum on campus, served on the Hall of Fame board, assisted in holding and organizing class reunions and alumni picnics and loved taking family and visitors on tours of Globe. His love of Globe and Globe High School was an inspiration to all and he gave much back to his hometown throughout the years.
Milt receied a degree in Electrical Engineering at the Univesity of Arizona and then a Masters in Business degree from Arizona State University. He had a successful career primarily at Motorola and was involved in the development of semi conductors and the launch of computers.
Milt was devoted to serving others whether it was in the community at large or friends in need. He led numerous organizations including as the Arizona State President of Sister Cities and was on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He was a longtime member of the civic Rotary. He was involved in the City of Mesa government as well. Milt receied numerous honors and awards due to his "Service above Self," including the prestigious Mesa Man of the Year award. His greatest satisfaction in life was giving to others.
2. To honor a Globe High School graduate who exemplifies the qualities of Milt Laflen and exhibits the values of service and volunteerism in school and the community as well as leadership and academic achievement.