Small Town, Big Dreams!

Our “Big Dream” is that any student graduating from Willcox High School can go on to advanced education!

Small Town, Big Dreams is a multi-level scholarship program designed to help Willcox students learn and grow. We offer scholarships to Junior Scholars for educational opportunities, Graduating Scholars for success in college or vocational school and Teaching Scholars for programs to enhance their classroom.

The Junior Scholars program gives youth (ages 10-18) support for unique learning opportunities (i.e. educational trips, camps, seminars.) The Graduating Scholars programs selects students with a good vision for success in post-secondary education and ensures they have what they need to succeed. The Teaching Scholars program grants classroom teachers funds to be used for equipment, programs, or classroom adventures.

Small Town, Big Dreams was founded in 2009 in honor of Matthew W. Peterson.

Our Scholarships

Scholar Stories

“The Small Town ~ Big Dreams Scholarship helped me financially, but the support they provided was even more valuable. The scholarship did not only allow me to grow academically, but it also allowed me to grow as a person during my college experience.”
- Sortero Guzman