Welcome To Caballeros de Yuma Website
The Caballeros de Yuma were formed in 1962 by a group of 20 businessmen for the purpose of greeting groups and VIPs who visited Yuma (AZ) County. A second purpose was to sponsor special events, which publicized and attracted visitors to the City and County of Yuma. From those humble beginnings, the Caballeros have grown to almost a hundred strong – all local businessmen who work voluntarily without pay. and Our events also have grown in number, size and stature, making them among the most popular activities in the Southwest.
Proceeds from the events directly benefit community organizations, many of which volunteer their time and energy to assisting the Caballeros in producing top quality events. Youth organizations, local high schools, youth athletic teams, service clubs and other non-profits contribute numerous hours of labor to make events such as Midnight at the Oasis a success. Since its creation the Caballeros de Yuma have contributed through its events in excess of $3 million to the Yuma community.
Caballeros de Yuma Scholarship Program
The Caballeros de Yuma are offering two (2) $5,000 – Caballeros de Yuma Presidential Memorial Scholarships and eight (8) - $2,000 Caballeros de Yuma Memorial Scholarships to high school seniors graduating from Yuma County high schools.The Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to; one (1) graduating senior from; Antelope HS, Kofa HS, Cibola HS, Yuma HS, Gila Ridge HS, San Luis HS, Yuma Catholic HS, plus, one graduating senior selected from applications submitted from Yuma County Charter Schools (Carpe Diem Collegiate High School, Aztec High School, PPEP TEC, Harvest Preparatory Academy and Educational Opportunity Center Charter School – YPIC, and Vista Alternative School). The Presidential Scholarships will be awarded to the two (2) highest scoring high school graduating seniors from all eight high schools. The Caballeros de Yuma will also be offering one (1) - $2,000 Military/Law Enforcement Appreciation Scholarship to a senior high school student graduating from any above listed Yuma County High School, who has a parent(s) that are active duty/retired U.S. Military member or a sworn Public Safety Officer/Firefighter within Yuma County.
In addition, the Caballeros de Yuma are \ offering two (2) $5,000 – Caballeros de Yuma Presidential Continuing Education Scholarships and three (3) - $2,000 Caballeros de Yuma Continuing Education Scholarships to matriculated students in bachelor degree programs at; Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
The Caballeros de Yuma are also offering two (2) $1,000 Caballeros de Yuma Continuing Education Scholarships to matriculated students in Associate degree programs at; Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ.