The Jessica De La Cruz Scholarship Foundation Formed by Rose Harris

On February 18, 2017 my daughter, Jessica De La Cruz passed away. Jessica was kind, a friend to anyone who would let her into their lives. She was beautiful, intelligent, and shy, but full of love.

Jessica graduated the Class of 2004 from Cienega High School. She became an EMT because she had a passion to care for people. Due to her epilepsy, she could not work on an ambulance as the flashing lights could trigger a seizure. She was accepted into the nursing program at Pima Community College, but Jessica became ill and couldn’t attend.

In an effort to keep Jessica’s memory alive, we are forming the Jessica De La Cruz Scholarship Foundation.  This foundation will fund scholarships each May for a Cienega High School senior who is aspiring to attend nursing school or EMT training. An annual “fun run” and golf tournament will help to fund these scholarships. The first fun run will be held at Cienega this coming November, 2017. Our first scholarship award will be presented on May 17, 2017 at Cienega High School Honors Night.

If you are interested in helping with the fundraising efforts, a business who would like to sponsor the Jessica De La Cruz Scholarship Foundation, or would like to contribute, please contact us at


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