Fred and Eunice Wuertz Endowment
The Wuertz family established the Fred and Eunice Wuertz endowment scholarship in 2005 to honor their parents. The scholarship supports the Promise for the Future program which encourages students to prepare for and pursue an education at CAC. (pictured to the right, family members Joan & Wilbur Wuertz)
Richard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship
The Richard G. O’Brien Science Scholarship was established in memory and honor of Dick by his wife, Judy, and family in 2016. The recipient must be a Casa Grande high school graduate and pursuing a degree or certificate in the science program. (pictured to the left, Allan Morton & Richard O’Brien, Harry Schmidt, in the foreground)
Carlotta S. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship
Carlotta was determined to be teach. She worked her way through college in the 1930’s without financial help. She taught before she was married, privately tutored homebound children, tutored in the literacy program and guided her daughters, Carol, Nada, and Miriam, toward higher education.
Carlotta mentored others by providing encouragement and opportunities. She loved to travel and considered seeing the United States and other countries as an educational journey. Besides family, friends and teaching, her love was music. She helped bring music and dance enrichment to Casa Grande with the first community concert series.
For many years Carlotta was a member of the Central Arizona College Foundation Board of Directors and served as Secretary.
The Carlotta S. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship endowment fund was established in 2019 by Carol Gilbert Cox, Nada Jagerson and Miriam Patrick, daughters of Carlotta and Guy Gilbert. The scholarship provides tuition and/or book awards for students enrolled in the education program.