Miranda Yousif

“I am getting so much more out of Earn to Learn than a scholarship. Earn to Learn taught me to consider the impact of my decisions, whether that’s financial or what classes I’m taking.”

College Depot

One of Earn to Learn’s principal community partnerships in the Central Region is with College Depot, a City of Phoenix program offered through the Phoenix Public Library.

Celestine Taieb

Earn to Learn has enabled Celestine Taieb to worry less about her finances and spend more of her energy on campus activities that are preparing her for life after college.

Antonio Acuña

As a kid, Antonio Acuña dreamed of exploring space. Enrolling in Earn to Learn showed Antonio that saving and financing his college experience wasn’t rocket science.

Campus Discovery Scavenger Hunts

In July, incoming Earn to Learn savers at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University got together to explore their new campuses, They found helpful resources and locations they will [...]

Statewide Graduation 2017

“This has been a dream of mine – to see this day come. You guys are part of the original crew of Earn to Learn. I can’t tell you how I proud I am of you. You made it across the finish line and [...]

Daniela Ibarra

Daniela Ibarra spent the summer of 2017 as one of Hexagon Mining’s talented interns. She held a software support intern position in Tucson and assisted in company efforts around the globe while [...]

Christian Hernandez

Have you ever wondered why people select a certain major? For some the answer may be simple, and for others there are more twists and turns in their academic journey. Knowing this was an [...]

Internship Program Kickoff

Earn to Learn values student's efforts to gain experience in the workplace through internships. Students from the University of Arizona participated in a 90-minute workshop with the goal of [...]

Katrina Verduzco

“One bad grade doesn’t define me as a student. I told myself that I deserved to be here at college and one class as an incoming freshman wouldn’t determine my future.” It is easy to see that [...]

Southern Credit Workshop

The Southern AZ office hosted their 2nd personal finance workshop with Vantage West Credit Union. This semester the topic was credit. Students learned about the importance of credit, what affects [...]

Evening of Saver Appreciation

For this Valentine’s season, the NAU Earn to Learn team hosted an evening of saver appreciation. Students competed for prizes, shared their goals and worries for the semester, and had the [...]

UA Finals Study Break

Earn to Learn Savers in Southern Arizona came together before finals week to build gingerbread figures, enjoy tamales, and share study tips at our 1st annual holiday party. Students in high [...]

Maisha Kamalebo

Maisha Kamalebo, a freshman at the University of Arizona, recently learned that by the year 2025 most jobs will require post-secondary education. He knows that by being the first in his family to [...]

Isabel Rojas

As a freshman at Northern Arizona University, Isabel Rojas has mixed feelings about her new surroundings. “There have been happy and sad moments being away from home for the first time.” [...]

Lizbeth Encinas

Lizbeth Encinas believes in maximizing her options to ensure a bright future while minimizing uncertainty. “When I started at UA I finished the prerequisites for both nursing and Eller. Either a [...]

Michaela Starkey

“This program was perfect for me. I’ve been saving for college since I was three years old.” Michaela Starkey, a junior at Arizona State University, is not only a natural-born saver but also a [...]

Jazzmina Redondo

The world is changing fast, and if there’s one person who can fill you in on all the updates it’s Jazzmina Redondo. She has a passion for learning about new cultures through international [...]

Genesis Matthew Florendo

“We can all be helpful and contribute to society in a meaningful way.” Genesis Matthew Florendo inspired us with this idea and more at the recent Evening of Honors held in the Southern Arizona [...]

Viridiana Morales

Viridiana Morales is on track to graduate early pre-nursing from the University of Arizona and also will complete a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in sociology. All of this and she works [...]

UA 2016 Evening of Honors

Our 4th annual Evening of Honors at the University of Arizona was a touching ceremony that celebrated our current student savers, their families, and our generous donors and sponsors. Earn to [...]

Analyssa Sanchez

Learning how to save was just the beginning for Analyssa Sanchez. “It has been an education in empathy and mentorship that I learned from the way my Earn to Learn success coach listened and [...]

Ryan Bravin

As a freshman in high school, Ryan Bravin discovered he wanted to be an architect. “I knew I would need to save and many scholarships only apply to four-year college programs, the University of [...]

Brian Perez

Ever since the summer before his senior year in high school, the marshmallow rule has guided Brian Perez’s decision-making for the future. “I was talking to a professor from the University of [...]

NAU 2016 Evening of Honors

Our first NAU Evening of Honors was a huge success! On September 13, 2016 we all joined together as a community in the beautiful Native American Cultural Center on NAU’s campus. We had a [...]

Rachel Rogowski

Meet Rachel Rogowski, a saver who does her homework to know how to best plan for the future. “When I was 18 I decided to move out and get my own apartment. This wouldn’t have been possible if I [...]

Delijah Little

Why does Delijah Little save? So that he can experience on-campus college life. Without the Earn to Learn scholarship, living on campus would not be possible. “There are a lot of people from all [...]

UA 2015 Evening of Honors

Our 3rd UA Evening of Honors was a success! On November 2, 2015 Earn to Learn and the University of Arizona celebrated our student savers, families, community partners, and sponsors!

ASU 2016 Evening of Honors

On March 22, 2016, Earn to Learn and Arizona State University hosted the 1st Annual Evening of Honors. Earn to Learn was joined by sponsors Western Alliance Bank, Helios Education Foundation, [...]

UA Student Q&A Panel

To kick off the fall semester, Earn to Learn’s Southern Team hosted a First Year Q&A Night, where incoming freshmen had the chance to hear from UA sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Our [...]

Jacqueline Noriega

In our Why I Save series, we are meeting some of the amazing young people in the Earn to Learn program. Let’s meet Jacqueline Noriega, a senior at the Northern Arizona University working toward a [...]

Anthony Danza

As we continue our Why I Save series, meet Anthony Danza, an incoming freshman at NAU who has been saving $42 for college every month since October 2015. With matches received through Earn to [...]

Alexus Austin

In our new series Why I Save, we are exploring the stories of young Arizonans who are choosing to save for college. They are amazing and determined young people who, with the help of Earn to [...]


Earlier this month Earn to Learn hosted Arizona State University’s Campus Discovery Instagram Challenge. Incoming ASU students were teamed up with returning ASU students and competed to find [...]

Anna Khuong

This summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica for five weeks. I am currently a sophomore majoring in physiology and chemistry with a minor in Spanish at the University of [...]

UA Campus Discovery Scavenger Hunt

Our 1st annual University of Arizona Campus Discovery Instagram Challenge was a big success! Four teams made up of incoming freshmen and returning students explored the UA to find as many campus [...]

Candelaria Newell

Candelaria attends Rincon High School, where she maintains a 3.67 GPA while balancing her time studying, working and playing soccer and basketball. She has been saving for college by working [...]


We are happy to announce that Judicael, a Northern Arizona Saver from Winslow High School, is a Gates Millennium Scholar! He has taken advantage of every opportunity. Not only is he an Earn to [...]

Evening of Honors

Evening of Honors is a celebration of Earn to Learn student savers and their families. Each student receives a certificate of participation, and several students and parents share their stories [...]

Earn to Learn Student Success Story

Flor, an Earn to Learn Success Coach, stopped by her local Starbucks one Saturday morning. As she stood waiting for her latte, she noticed a young Hispanic man nervously shifting from foot to [...]

To All Earn to Learn Staff

To All Earn to Learn Staff, Coming from a middle class family that was split apart into a lower class family, I never thought I’d be able to pay for college. My sophomore year of high school I [...]

Frank Meza

Frank Meza grew up in Tucson, Arizona. The oldest of 4 children, Frank was the first person in his family to attend college. He registered at Pima Community College right out of high school and [...]

Michelle Sharifi

Michelle Sharifi has been an Earn to Learn saver since November 2013. She began her college career at Arizona State University in the fall 2014. Michelle is currently a sophomore and is majoring [...]

Wendy Mullen

Wendy Mullen has been an Earn to Learn Saver since 2014. This spring she is graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in applied science in human services. She leaves us [...]

Career Café

Throughout the month of April Earn to Learn partnered with Lead Local and Starbucks to bring Career Café to our Savers. Career Café is a free, 3-hour workshop that gives young people the chance [...]