It’s our mission to help educators, students, and whole classrooms succeed.


Who will receive a transition stipend?

Aspiring teachers who want to make a difference, be part of an amazing school district and community. Teachers looking to build a long term relationship by committing to a 4-year relationship with a school in our community. Teachers looking to lower their student debt and improve their financial prospects.

Selection Criteria for a transition stipend?

The Scholarship Selection Committee bases its selection on grade point average, financial need, an essay, references and the future long term prospects of a candidate at the school.

Who will benefit?

Everyone does. The teacher, the foundation, the school and most importantly the student. The transition stipend is an investment in the West Valley of Phoenix and the Pendergast community. The transition stipend is awarded to help West Valley education students complete their degree program and transition into our community. The program is designed to lower the debt burden of Teachers as they transition into their new exciting roles and by doing so the foundation can increase the likelihood of the teacher staying a long time in the community.