Get Away Today Vacations is very generous to the Foundation and provides monetary support as well as hotel visits for our events.


Blake Norvell 'Smile' Scholarship

The family and friends of Blake Norvell established this $1,000 scholarship in honor of Blake’s passionate, fun-loving spirit and his infectious smile. Click here to apply for the scholarship.


Steve Johnson Memorial Scholarship

The “Stephen Johnson Career Development Scholarship” was established by family and friends of Stephen Johnson, a devoted family man, good neighbor and friend. His enthusiasm, humor, hard work, generosity and loyalty always inspired others. Click here to apply for the scholarship. Deadline is March 19, 2014, 3:30 p.m.


Zita M. Johnson Beat the Odds Scholarship

This annual scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduating Compadre Academy student who has successfully faced the challenges of teen pregnancy and who is now moving on into higher education. Click here to apply for the scholarship. Deadline is March 19, 2014, 3:30 p.m.


 “Anything is Possible Scholarship”

The Scholarship Committee is looking for a female student who exhibits service to the community, participation in extra-curricular activities, demonstrates financial need and is in the “academic middle” with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better. One scholarship will be awarded thanks to the partnership of TUHSEF and EVWL. Scholarship will be in the amount of $4,000. Click here to apply for the scholarship. Deadline is April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

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The Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation is a broadly based 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to solicit and receive gifts and donations and to provide enhanced educational opportunities to the students and citizens who reside in the Tempe Union High School District and to build positive school-community cooperation and inter- relationships.

Our Mission is to enhance educational experiences for all district students through supplemental resources that broaden personal achievement, promote future workplace success, establish positive links to the greater community and reflect the district’s diversity and unity of spirit.

Our Goals are to support programs which encourage individual student and staff excellence, encourage and support the diversity of its students, staff and community and secure resources (both people and funds) to fulfill the Foundation’s mission by forming partnerships and alliances with the community.

Programs are designed to enhance student achievement for the basics and beyond. It takes extra effort to provide what some kids need to succeed, from a tutor or a mentor to a mini-grant. But District, Foundation and family resources are limited, so individual and business partners who care about kids are a must.

There are lots of ways you can make a difference. Please check out the rest of our site to see how you can help a great school District and a great bunch of kids.

Message from Foundation Board President – Eric Emmert

A quality education system is the foundation for success in any community. For years the Tempe Union High School District Education Foundation Board of Directors has supported the students and staff of the Tempe Union High School District through fundraising, grants and program support. The high quality of our schools is reflective of the outstanding teachers, administrators, governing board members and residents that work and reside within the district. However, with increasing educational demands chasing limited resources, the volunteers of the Tempe Union High School District Education Foundation work tirelessly to supplement quality programs for students and faculty alike. The Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation, serving the District since 1993, is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization. We welcome you to become involved, by either providing your time, talents, contributions or in-kind resources.

Please take a moment to learn more about our Foundation, and become engaged in the wonderful work of supporting quality education in our area.

Thank you,

Eric Emmert