The purpose for which this non-profit corporation is organized is to support and promote the advancement of education, award annual scholarships, keep Bobcat Pride alive and communicate current and historical events to Benson Bobcat Alumni.
In our first year as the Benson Bobcat Alumni Association, we awarded $2,750 to three of the 2016 seniors, in 2017 we awarded $3,100 to four students and this past year three seniors received a total of $3500 plus an additional fourth “The Ultimate Bobcat” scholarship for $1,000 funded by the Maldonado family in honor of Chic. Making the 2018 total four students receiving $4,500. So, in three years of the Alumni Association’s existence we have been able to raise enough money to provide $10,350 to 11 BHS graduates to help further their education.
$6500 Scholarships awarded in 2020
We were able to award five scholarships this year. Thanks to donations and also the concession stand for football,soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and baseball before the school had to close down due to Covid 19. We did not hold the Jerry Lee Track meet as well. We hope that we will be able to open this year for all events. We also made money on the Alumni Dinner in October. We will be giving you a date later. We had a great auction- especially want to thank Ellis& Kim East for helping get that together.
Scholarship Awards went to:
Vanesa Romero: $2000 Attending U of A Honors College,
Major Biomedical Engineering
Amanda Nelson: $1500 Attending ASU. Major Business Law
Kaylee, Amick: $1000 U of A, Major Psychological Science
Lacie Duerinck: $1000 U of A, Major, Medical Science
Chloe Reynolds: $1000 Awesome Bobcat Scholarship
Cochise College, Nursing Degree
We hope we are able to continue to raise the amount we are able to give in scholarships each year, which will only be possible with your help and support. Thank you to those who continue to give and those who can see a way to donate for our future scholarships as well.
We want the Alumni Association to continue to thrive not only for our students, our school but also in Chic’s memory as he wanted this group to continue to grow and give back to the school that gave so much to us.
Anyone wishing to give to the scholarship, general fund, or pay your dues please mail to P.O. Box 1, Benson, AZ 85602
And remember ONCE A BOBCAT, ALWAYS A BOBCAT!!!!