Apache Junction High School student Bishop receives $10,000 Presidential Scholarship

Kennedy Bishop

Kennedy Bishop, a senior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, received the Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship is for $10,000 a year and can be renewed annually as long as she maintains an unweighted grade point average of 3.93.

She plans to attend Grand Canyon University and major in pre-med. Her long-term goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. During her time as a Prospector, Ms. Kennedy has been involved in Student Council, Site Council, National Honor Society and varsity sports, according to a release.

“I am really happy that my hard work paid off – literally,” Ms. Kennedy said.

AJHS students have access to more than $1 million in scholarships. Students who make a written promise in 8th grade and agree to the following conditions — maintain a 2.75 GPA and participate in 20 hours of community service — can qualify for tuition funding through a partnership between Central Arizona College and Pinal County schools such as AJUSD. For complete guidelines visit https://centralaz.edu/community/foundation/promise-for-the-future/.

For more information about AJUSD, call 480-982-1110, visit ajusd.org or follow on facebook.com/ajusd43.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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