Kids' Chance of Arizona

Kids' Chance of Arizona provides scholarships to the children of Arizona's injured workers…

Our mission is to fulfill the dreams of many children who cannot reach their potential without help.

A legitimate on-the-job accident is devastating not only to the individual employee but to the employee's children.

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As of February 2017 Kids' Chance of Arizona has provided 276 scholarships totaling over $640,000.00
What is Kids' Chance of Arizona, Inc.?
Kids' Chance of Arizona, Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides college, vocational school and high school grants to children of Arizona workers who have been fatally or seriously injured in a valid work-related accident resulting in financial need to complete their education.
A non-profit organization founded in Arizona in 1996 by Worker's Compensation professionals, Kids' Chance of Arizona, Inc. shares its mission with over 36 other independent Kids' Chance organizations throughout the United States. In fact, these independent state organizations have formed a national organization in 2007.
Kids' Chance of Arizona, Inc. awards scholarships to qualified applicants based upon academic qualifications and demonstrated financial need. They are renewable if the applicant continues to demonstrate continued academic performance and financial need.
Mission Statement
Every year, over 3 million people are disabled by on the job injuries. Another 5,000 lose their lives. It is the families, and in particular, the children, who are victimized by the parent's injury. Heroes are workers who go to work daily and provide for their family and have education aspirations for their children. When a worker is seriously or fatally injured, the child becomes the innocent victim and is often unable to continue these educational goals. The benefits provided by Arizona Workers' Compensation replaces today's wages to some degree but many times are insufficient to help the family with their most important responsibility, their children's education.

Kids' Chance of Arizona provides an opportunity for these children to pursue their education, reach their goals and fulfill their dreams for the future.
Kids' Chance of Arizona provides scholarships for many types of continuing full-time education. The majority of these scholarships are awarded for traditional college and university programs. Scholarships are also awarded for high school, vocational and technical education. These scholarships are provided through generous donations from the Arizona Workers' Compensation Claims Association (AWCCA), its individual members, insurance companies, rehabilitation companies, doctors and other healthcare professionals, investigation companies, lawyers and law firms, workers' compensation professionals, private donations and other corporate entities. With donations, successful fundraising programs and many volunteers, we can continue to make kids' dreams come true.

PLEASE NOTE: Many employers offer a matching program for donation, be sure to check with your employer on their matching power!
E.G. CopperPoint employees have match donations per their company guidelines

Address: PO Box 36753
Phoenix, AZ 85067-6753
AZ State Tax Credit Info: No Arizona Tax Credit
Alliance Member?: Yes
Service Areas: Yuma, Yavapai, Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, Navajo, Mohave, Maricopa, La Paz, Greenlee, Graham, Gila, Coconino, Cochise, Apache
Every yesterday is a memory of dreams. Every tomorrow is vision of hope. With Great Joy and Pride Mr. Samuel Benjamin Lee Jr. & Mrs. Loletta Marie Lee Announce that their daughter Miss Constance Vera Lee is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lake Forest College Saturday, the Ninth of May Two Thousand and fifteen Constance Vera will be continuing her education this Fall at Lake Forest College Master's Program in Music Education. We extend a sincere expression of gratitude to the Kids' Chance Scholarship Foundation Your kindness and Provision has gone Unmatched. I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me. Philippians 4:18

Erin & Rich
This brother and sister from Tucson are both doing very well as previous Kids' Chance recipients. At the present time, Rick is working on a Master's degree in Architecture at MIT in Boston. He will be done in the spring of 2008 but will return to Tucson prior to completing his degree in order to work. Erin has just accepted a job at White Mountain Pediatrics in Pinetop, AZ. She has just passed her medical certification and will take the pediatric specialty certification exam in November.

Kelsey, Kami and Stehpanie
UPDATE May 16, 2011: Three sisters, three scholarships. This family suffered a blow when their father was permanently disabled in the line of duty as a Tucson police officer. These girls have not let that get in their way. With the help of Kids' Chance of Arizona each is making her mark. The oldest, Kelsey, graduated in December 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico. Her sister Kami graduated Summer 2008 from the University of Arizona and Stephanie graduated in May 2011 from the University of Northern Iowa and will continue her education finishing her RN over the next two years. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of KIDS' CHANCE of Arizona. Another dream has come true!

Amanda & Tyler
We would like to thank you for your continued support in helping us to achieve our goals. Tyler graduated in May 2008 from Arizona State University Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Management Technology, Magna Cum Laude. He is currently working at Mesa Pilot Development as a flight instructor and hopes to soon become a commercial airline pilot. Amanda is currently enrolled in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and works there as well. Thank you so much for all you do!

Tonee and Estrella
Dear Gala,
We want to start off by letting you all know it is an honor and a pleasure to be considered for this amazing event. Our names are Tonee Paige Gonzalez and Estrella Gonzalez and we send our deepest apologies for not being able to attend this event. We understand the what an important event this is and how hard you've worked to make this gathering happen. We have been through a lot of obstacles and emotional pain throughout our lives after our father, Luis Antonio Gonzalez J.r., passed away. He worked for the company Northern Pipeline and sadly lost his life in a vehicle accident. He was honored to have worked for this company and dedicated his life to working and his family. It was a struggle for my mother to raise three children on her own financially and emotionally. Losing our father really turned our lives upside down and we experienced great, emotional trauma that we had to learn to deal with.

Although we experienced so many obstacles, we overcame them with the support of our mother and family. They pushed us to become so much more than what the world was offering us at the time. I, Tonee Paige, am now going to school for my bachelor's degree in nursing because I truly want to save lives and provide hope for those out there who feel like they have nothing left. All the hurt and pain that we've been through has made me thrive to become someone who can make a difference is someone else's life. My sister, Estrella, is also influenced and motivated to get involved in the health field as an occupational therapist because she has the same beliefs as I and has worked extremely hard to get where she is as well. My younger brother, Noah Gonzalez, has grown to be an amazing, talented, young man who will achieve great things in the near future and will soon be going back to school. Lastly, my mother Stephanie, is the most wonderful woman we will ever know. She is a woman with true strength who experienced the worst of us all, but got back on her feet and showed no more weakness. She has now found her happiness after all these years and remarried an amazing man that we love dearly.

We are extremely blessed that we have come this far and couldn't be more thankful for the help of Kid's Chance Scholarship for financially helping us achieve our dreams. Kathy Oster has been a terrific representative of the company and has helped us receive as much help as we can get. Once again it is a true blessing to be a part of this event and hope to be considered and attend in the near future.
Tonee and Estrella

Link to Erika's Thank you to Kids' Chance