Who Are The 2021 La Posada Scholarship Recipients?

2021 La Posada Scholarship Award Winners

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

In 2000, La Posada resident Wendell Bowers shared an idea with others at La Posada…

“Wouldn’t be great if we could launch a scholarship program here at La Posada for the employees.”

No one at the time realized what a terrific idea this was. His vision was to have a scholarship program that supported employees of La Posada in an array of educational areas to unleash their full potential.

The first scholarship was granted in 2000 in the amount of $500 to one individual. Wendell Bowers didn’t give up. He continued to sell the program to La Posada residents and continued to raise funds to support it. Today, the La Posada Scholarship program gives La Posada employees financial assistance to pursue educational opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

In 2021, the La Posada Scholarship program awarded 51 employees a total of $118,779 in educational assistance toward earning a college degree, professional development certifications or continuing education, English as a Second Language class, GED Training, US Citizenship testing, and Certified Nursing Assistance training.

The La Posada Scholarship Committee operates this program with assistance from the Posada Life Foundation staff members. The La Posada Scholarship Program offers three types of scholarship assistance to employees: regular scholarships, high school scholarships for teenage employees, and endowment scholarships.

Thank you to all past and present La Posada residents who have given financial and volunteer support to this scholarship program. This program thrives because of your generosity and dedication with helping others achieve prosperity.

Congratulations to all 2021 regular, high school, and endowment scholarship recipients!

To be eligible for the La Posada scholarship program, an employee must have worked at La Posada for 6 months, be in good standing and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for continued financial support.

Want to know who received a scholarship this year, or learn further about the La Posada Scholarship Program?

Find the digital version of the 2021 La Posada Scholarship Program Yearbook here.

Or, click here to watch the 2021 Virtual La Posada Scholarship Awards Program on La Posada’s YouTube channel.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

La Posada is a 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. 

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La Posada Inducted Into Sahuarita Unified School District Hall of Fame!

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the La Posada at Park Centre retirement community was inducted into the Sahuarita Unified School District Hall of Fame.

This distinguished honor was bestowed upon La Posada because we provide opportunities for Sahuarita students to have meaningful employment while working around student schedules to support academic success.

Also, as part of employment on our campus, La Posada residents intentionally invest in local students by providing them with significant scholarship support for their college education after high school graduation.

The La Posada organization is receptive and eager to assist with new education programs such as the first National Math and Science Initiative in Arizona and provides internship opportunities in a variety of fields to local students: nursing, culinary arts, health/wellness, and hospitality.

Dr. Manuel Valenzuela (Left), Superintendent of Schools at Sahuarita Unified School District presents La Posada CEO Lisa Israel (right) with the Hall of Fame Induction award.

Finally, La Posada at Park Centre leadership and staff work collaboratively with other local organizations to create positive outcomes for all students and the Green Valley – Sahuarita community.

First, thank you to all present and past La Posada residents for their dedication in continuing to support the employee scholarship fund at La Posada.

Second, thank you to all past and present Board of Directors, managers, and employees who planned and assisted with our community outreach initiatives in Southern Arizona.

Third, thank you to the Sahuarita Unified School District Board members for honoring our continuing care retirement community with this distinguished honor.

If your a Green Valley – Sahuarita student looking for a full or part-time job, please visit our careers page.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita , AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes. La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Posada Life at Home, Community Connect, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.