Kasser Family Scholarship

The Kasser Family wanted to specifically recognize the Eagle Scouts of Catalina Council and reward motivated young men and women to achieve their educational and/or training goals.

Goals of the Scholarship

Unlike many other scholarships, this is not limited to university or college attendees but includes those attending a technical or trade school.

Special consideration will be provided for youth who have demonstrated an aptitude for business, artistic, or entrepreneurial spirit.  The scholarships are $1,000 each.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Carson Di Maria - Troop 186
Cory Tompkins - Troop 270

Project: To prevent and reverse the effects of erosion in the upper Sabino Creek on Mount Lemmon.

My name is Carson Di Maria, I am currently a Senior at Tanque Verde High School.  Scouting has been a major part of my life.  It has taught me leadership, outdoor skills and life lessons I would not have had the opportunity to learn anywhere else. I earned my Eagle Scout as a part of Troop 186 in Tucson, AZ.  I am so honored to accept the Kasser Family Scholarship.  I will be studying engineering at University of Arizona Honors College this Fall.

Project: Dismantled and disposed of existing backpack rack and built a new one at Casas Christian School.

Hi, my name is Cory Tompkins and I am from a family of five which includes my mom, dad, and two brothers. I am a member of Troop 270 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout alongside my two brothers, ages 19 and 15, who are also Eagle Scouts. Currently, I am a senior at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy looking forward to attending Northern Arizona University in the fall. There, I plan to study Environmental and Sustainability Studies to learn how to develop solutions in the areas of climate change, environmental justice, biodiversity, and preserving finite resources.