The Combs Education Foundation supports educational opportunities for students, staff, and families by funding the development and implementation of quality programs, establishing strong community partnerships, and supporting the goals of the J.O. Combs Unified School District.
We fulfill this mission by giving in three important areas:
- Student scholarships to Combs High School Seniors
- Classroom grants to J.O. Combs Unified School District Teachers
- Providing essential items to the J.O. Combs Food and Clothing Bank
However, we cannot maintain and extend these opportunities without your support. Helping our students reach their highest potential is of the utmost importance, and we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Combs Education Foundation.
Dr. Langer Scholarship
The Dr. Langer Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor former J.O. Combs Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Jan Langer. The scholarship is awarded to a Combs High School Senior who has met the following criteria and completed a series of essay questions. The application opens in March.
- Currently have a 3.0 or above Grade Point Average
- Be graduating from Combs High School in May 2017 and have attended CHS for more than 2 semester
- Be attending an in-state college or university
* Preference will be given to students indicating an interest in pursuing a degree in the field of education.
2018 Dr. Jan Langer Scholarship Awardee, Alexia Martinez
Tyler Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship
The Tyler Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Tyler Hedstrom. The scholarship is awarded to a Combs High School Senior who intends to pursue an advanced degree in Education or Music. The application opens in March.
2018 Tyler Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship Awardee, William Calvert
Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship
The Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship was established in 2018. This scholarship is awarded to a Combs High School Senior who has demonstrated leadership potential by holding leadership positions in school and/or community organizations and demonstrated a commitment to participating in community service. The application opens in March.
2018 Crossroads Future Community Leader Awardee, Kelly Brimhall
Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship
The Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Dr. Debra Jamison, a physician colleague, who had a passion for teaching medical students and who devoted her career to elevating the medical profession. The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in health care. The application opens in March.
2018 Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship Awardees, (L-R) Jaqueline Guillen, Kelly Brimhall,
Anastasia Vann, Tess Davenport
Sharon Lind, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banner Ironwood
Charles Newman, Vice President and Pastor of Crossroads Lutheran Church
Ed Boot, Secretary and Capital Manager with the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting
Karla Slovitsky, Treasurer and Director of Business Services J.O. Combs Unified School District
Gary Kemp, Member at Large and Governing Board Member of J.O. Combs Unified School District
Karissa Patefield, Member at Large and Campus Director for Student Services at Central Arizona College
Michelle Milton, Member at Large and Senior Appraiser of Pinal County
Shawn Gilleland, member at Large and Public Information Officer of Rural Metro
Gayle Blanchard, Superintendent
Mark Duplissis, Assistant Superintendent