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Pima Foundation & Newest Scholarship Partner, TB2, Award Inaugural PCC Recipient

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Aviation Student, Julian Tapia, Receives $2,500 in Recognition of Excellence in Aviation Study

Pima Community College Foundation and Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc Aviation Scholarship Program (TB2), announce Pim Community College’s first scholarship recipient, Julian Tapia. PCC is the only higher education institution in Pima County partnered with the Scottsdale-based organization.

The rigor of our program makes it extremely difficult (for students) to retain employment while attending…Scholarships such as this one help to mitigate those potential hardships, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the support Thunderbird Field II has offered our students as they pursue their career aspirations of becoming an Aviation Maintenance Technician.

– Jason Bowersock, Director, Aviation Technology, Pima CC

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc Aviation Scholarship Program is designed to provide scholarships for Arizona students attending Arizona colleges, universities and technical schools. These scholarships are financial awards that are not based on financial need. For more information on TB2 and its mission please visit

Pima Foundation, established over 40 years ago, is committed to championing Pima Community College by cultivating relationships for lasting positive impact. The Foundation oversees a variety of endowments and funds for PCC, its programs and students. Community enterprises, families and individuals interested in investing in PCC student success should contact the Foundation for details on donating now and for the future.