Friday, August 30, 2019

MCCCDF Scholarships + You = Success!

Flier for Scholarships featuring a young female student smiling at camera.    Text: Apply now for 2019-2020 Scholarships! Application Deadline October 13, 2019.   Step 1 Navigate to: https://mcccdf.academicworks.com application.  Step 2 Click on the SIGN IN box.  Step 3 Sign in with your MEID and Password.  If you do not know or need to reset your MEID or Password visit: https://admissions.maricopa.edu/ID/Reactivate Step 4 Fill out the application and click the finish and submit button Step 5 Sign in weekly to complete follow-ups if prompted. Step 6 Award notifications will be sent to your student Gmail account. HELPFUL TIPS: • Use the Save and Keep Editing button while completing the application to save your work. • If you do not have a GPA with a Maricopa College yet, list your High School GPA. • Hundreds of scholarships, one application! Applications are applied to scholarships based on student answers.  ESSAY WRITING TIPS: • Be positive- Be truthful- Be descriptive. • Reflect on your life goals and career aspirations. • Share your unique story. • Use Word to check for spelling errors. • Have a friend or family member proofread your paragraph for grammatical errors. • Take advantage of your College writing center.  For more information, contact the  Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation at foundation.scholarships@domail.maricopa.edu

Make your educational journey happen as a Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholar! The prize-- more than $2.5 million in scholarships


Apply now before the October 13 deadline: mcccdf.academicworks.com.

Look for exclusive opportunities for Rio Waves like the James P. Hornburg Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections and the Dr. Linda M. Thor Scholarship, which is geared toward helping single moms. Veterans, there are also exclusive scholarships for you.

Do the Math! The streamlined process, which only requires one general application, will make it well worth your time! Don't discount those small scholarships. The few hours you spend on a scholarship application will be a good investment. At the very least, you'll gain valuable practice in mastering the application process.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Labor Day Closure, Sept 2



Our offices will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2.

Here's to all the hard-working people who make Queen Creek a great place to live!

Enjoy your day off!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Soap Making for Beginners 101, Sept. 5

Poster for work shop. Colorful bars of packaged soap.  Text: Fall Culinary Workshop Soap Making 101 for Beginners

Explore the world of sustainability through soap making with Rio Salado College and its Cafe @ Rio team, Thursday, Sept 5! Register now.

You’ll learn how to create beautiful handmade, cold-processed soaps to take home-- along with recipes you can make on your own.

Soap Making for Beginners Workshop
Thu, Sep 5, 2019 6-8 p.m. 
Cafe @ Rio
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Singles $42.99. Couples $69.99

Workshops are designed for life-long learners-- who find joy in learning something new and meeting new people. No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion fun!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Find the Hero in You Blood Drive at Rio Salado Tempe Headquarters, Aug. 26

Poster featuring Rio Salado and Maricopa Community Colleges logos.  Text: Give Blood Save Life.  Aug. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Image of Find the Hero in you bus

Join Rio Salado in donating blood, Monday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the college Tempe headquarters!

Look for the big, red Wellness @ Rio Bloodmobile near the Conference Center.

To make an appointment, visit www.BloodHero.com and use sponsor code: RioSalado

Thank you for taking part in this life-saving effort!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Queen Creek Casting Call for Rio Salado College Make It Happen Video & Photos!

Poster for campaign.  Text: you could be the next Make it Happen Rio Wave ambassador.  Image of a laptop featuring a snapshot of riosalado.edu web home page, and a "Make it Happen ad, with a black silhouette of a student with a question mark

Picture yourself in this space? Take part in Rio Salado College's fall 2019 Make it Happen campaign! 

We’re looking for current, local Arizona students majoring in these Rio Salado College programs to take part in a photo and video shoot on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019:
  • Behavioral Health - Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
  • Public Administration
  • Dental
  • Computer Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Accounting
  • Nanotechnology
  • Educator Prep
Selected candidates will be featured in videos, social media, print ads, billboards and other types of media to help encourage other students to begin or resume their educational journey with Rio Salado College.
Poster featuring a student wearing a tee-shirt that reads Make it Happen.  Text: Register for Fall.  Make it Happen at Rio Salado
Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? 
Please complete this Student Entry Form and instructions by the Sept. 1 deadline. Selected students will be contacted for scheduling and provided details by Sept 4.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to reviewing your entry!

Earn College Credits for What you Already Know!

still frame from video with text: We give credit where credit is due


At Rio Salado, Chandler-Gilbert and the Maricopa Community Colleges, we can help you earn college credit for learning you acquired outside of the classroom.

Check out this video to find out what types of learning qualify and how you can demonstrate your proficiency-- and then visit a Rio Salado College or Chandler-Gilbert Community College advisor to help you get started!

Save Time & Money

With our credit for prior learning program, you can complete your certificate or degree in less time!


Apply for Food, Medical & Cash Assistance!

Poster for services.  Text in blog.  Images of someone shopping, seeing a doctor and holding an empty wallet.

Do you need help with food, medical or financial aid services? You're not alone!  The Maricopa Community Colleges and the Arizona Department of Economic Security are partnering to help students, August 12-15 and August 19-22, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Meeting Arizona's Workforce Develpment Needs

snapshot of Chamber story with headline: Maricopa Community Colleges lead the charge of workforce development in Arizona

This Chamber Business News story by Graham Bosch looks at how the Maricopa Community Colleges are making an impact on Arizona's workforce development.

Chandler Gilbert and Rio Salado College are proud to join in the effort to help Queen Creek students prepare for the workforce and fill high-need jobs by offering an ever-expanding option of certificate and degree programs!

Check out the program options available to you:

“The success of our students is reflected in the health and economic vitality of our community,” said Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, MCCCD chancellor. “We are proud of the progress we have made in the past year to deliver on our promise of high quality, affordable education for almost 200,000 students throughout our system.”