Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Celebrate Constitution Day Live, Sept 17!

Illustrated poster with Americana stars and stripes and Constitution imagery.  Text: Celebrate US Constitution Day

Join Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges as we celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who will host a discussion about the Constitution via Facebook live at 11 a.m.  Set a reminder now.

Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution and also serves as a day to recognize those taking steps towards U.S. citizenship. We take pause each year to honor and reflect upon the importance and meaning of the Constitution and to encourage students and the communities we serve to join us. Learn more now at

Remembering 9/11

Image of New York skyline, with memorial lights in place of Twin Towers

We encourage you to join us in a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11— to honor the fallen victims and heroes— and the countless acts of compassion that united us during this tragedy.
“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11.” —President George W. Bush 

As a reminder, American flags should be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Learn more about this day:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It Pays to Apply for MCCCDF Scholarships!

Poster featuring past scholars.  Mariocpa Community Colleges Foundation logo.  Text: Apply now for 2019-2020 scholarships.  Deadline to apply, Oct. 13, 2019

Who will be the next Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholar? It could be you! 

Spring 2020 applications are being accepted until Oct. 13.

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities for students-- and a streamlined process that only requires one general application!

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: 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: 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
Check out this accompanying information sheet for valuable tips on what to consider when completing your application.

There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees. Type “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

There are also exclusive opportunities for veterans, single moms and other adult learners.

It literally pays to apply.

Submit your application now!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cupcake Decorating Workshop, Oct. 10!

Poster for Cupcake Decorating Workshop, featuring someone holding a platter of colorful cupcakes.

Yum! Explore the art of cupcake decorating, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. with Rio Salado College's Café @ Rio team in Tempe.  

Register now!
Singles $34.99
Couples $59.99

Learn about different types of buttercreams, gels and food coloring options along with tools and artistic techniques to decorate your cupcakes.

This is a non-credit class designed for beginners who want to have fun!

Poster for Soap Making 101 class featuring colorful bars of soap
This workshop is one of several offerings from the Café at Rio team this fall.

Check out other workshops, including our Sept. 5 Soap Making class. We still have a few more openings!