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25 years of grantmaking in education: Nina Legacy Scholars Program

This year, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is celebrating 25 years of community grantmaking in Arizona. To honor Mrs. Pulliam’s legacy, the Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program to provide educational opportunities for individuals who may not otherwise have the chance. Mrs. Pulliam felt that education is the great equalizer and she firmly believed education is essential to reaching one’s full potential.

Nina Scholars are the epitome of resilience, dedication, and success, oftentimes outperforming their peer groups in GPA and graduation rates.
Average GPA: 3.05
First-year retention rate: 94%
Graduation overall rate: 77%
Total Nina Scholars graduated: 372
Total awarded in scholarships: $30.5 million

Full scholarships are available to those who qualify at Arizona State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College and Maricopa Community Colleges.