We just celebrated our 20th graduate — Regina Austin from NAU — last week! Regina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies. She came to NAU from Tucson as one of our first Blavin Scholars at NAU. She is getting married next month and is then off to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Washington. Regina’s passion is to help current foster youth who are in the same position she was in. Congratulations, Regina! You’re an inspiration and we couldn’t be more proud of you!
The Blavin Scholars Fund was established in 2010 by Paul and Amy Blavin to provide assistance to Northern Arizona University undergraduate students who have been a part of the foster care system. This video explains the need for and importance of Blavin Scholars through the stories of some of our scholarship recipients.
Contact NAU for more specific information on supporting the program and about the program itself.
Listen to Joseph’s story about how the Blavin Scholars program at U-M impacted his life…
Blavin Scholars Class of 2014 discuss their experience with the program and its impact on their education and lives.
Paul and Amy Blavin were recipients of an honorary degree at North Arizona University’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 9, 2014. The Blavins were honored for contributing significantly to others through their Blavin Scholar Programs. View Paul’s commencement speech in the video below.