About Us

Our Vision:
Students, in all sectors of society, will have the means to achieve a higher education.

Our Mission:
The Isac Amaya Foundation was created to guide and provide financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status, to achieve a higher education.

Sal Macias Scholarship

How We Carry Out Our Mission:

Scholarships: On an annual basis, we provide 1-2 scholarships for undergraduate students, the Isac Amaya Memorial Scholarship to a graduate student and matching scholarships to pay for DACA application fees since DACA greatly increases students’ chances of achieving a higher education. We have provided more than $40,000 in scholarships to Arizona students.

#IAmInformed Education Forum: Every February we bring community organizations together to inform parents and students about everything related to getting to and through college. Our partners provide workshops on the college admissions process, where to find scholarships regardless of immigration status, how to apply for financial aid, how to fundraise to pay for higher education and other topics.

Scholarship Workshops: Upon request from community organizations or schools, we offer workshops to teach parents and students where to find scholarships open to everyone regardless of their immigration status, as well as what it takes to be a successful scholarship applicant.

Scholarship Fundraisers: Every year we organize three key fundraisers that allow us to carry out our mission to provide financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status to achieve a higher education. These events are our Scholarship Fundraising Dinner, the Drive for the Future Scholarship Golf Tournament in partnership with Univision’s Felipe Corral and Stylos Awards, an annual awards ceremony that recognizes and showcases local talent.