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Fundación México Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith Immigrant Endowment

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Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Ph.D. was a Founding Professor of Pima Community College; the original group of 30 Faculty members charged with developing PCC’s curriculum, including a budding Bilingual Program. She was instrumental in establishing the first ethnic studies courses at PCC. One of the courses she designed, is still taught today—it is considered a legacy course and a bedrock for students learning about the history and culture of the Mexican Americans in the US Southwest Region. After retiring from PCC, she taught at the University of Arizona where she was the founding Co-Director of the Binational Migration Institute in the Department of Mexican American Studies. Professor Rubio-Goldsmith was also a Founding Member of Fundación México and is an active member of the Coalición de Derechos Humanos. She was the Co-editor of the book Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert and the author of other published articles.

This endowment honors her and the students that meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants shall be immigrant students born in Mexico (proof required)
  • Have completed high school in the U.S.
  • Enrolled as full-time students at Pima Community College
  • Must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the field of study of their choice

If you are a student wishing to make an application to this Scholarship Endowment, please visit in your MyPima Portal.

Endowment gifts provide a stable source of long-term funding that supports Pima Community College students and programs. Your investment is generating ongoing earnings. Thank you for your generosity through Pima Community College Foundation to the Fundación México Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith Immigrant Endowment has been established to award full-time PCC students, who have an immigrant status of Mexican descent. To electronically contribute to this fund, click on the orange “Invest Now” button.  If you prefer to make your contribution via personal check, please make check(s) payable to Pima Foundation, and in the memo line add  Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith Immigrant Endowment.

The mailing address for Pima Foundation is:

4905C E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 252, Tucson, AZ  85709.

If you are interested in learning how to establish a scholarship or endowment, please contact a member of the Foundation Team.