Education Elevates Everyone

The mission of the Aspire Arizona Foundation is to create higher education opportunities in Payson, Arizona and the surrounding Rim Country. We believe education elevates everyone.

Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Aspire Arizona Foundation provides scholarship funding for local students to take college courses while still attending high school. Give your kids a head start on their college education! Read More >

I Aspire…

AAF congratulates all of our Aspire students! Since inception, 359 Payson Unified School District pupils have enrolled in college classes while in high school. Read More >

The challenge

Shape the Future

Your contribution can shape the future by helping a student get a head start on their college education.  Invest in the next generation and in the future of Payson. Read More >

Randall Adcock received dual degrees from Gila Community College and Payson High School in May 2018.  Currently enrolled at ASU in Barrett’s Honor College, Randall is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.  Randall’s story…

Kajal Daya was 2019 valedictorian of Payson High School, graduating with a 4.2 grade point average.  She took full advantage of Aspire’s scholarship and earned a record number of dual-credit classes while in high school.  She is currently attending ASU and majoring in chemical engineering.  Kajal’s story …

Michael Cline, the fifth-generation Tonto Basin student was the 2020 Payson High School valedictorian and an Aspire Arizona Foundation dual-credit student, he has risen above the challenges. Michael’s story …

We’ve Paid

$200,865

We’ll Need

$50,000

Students Impacted

359

Thank You to Our Benefactors

Our Community