The very first Jaxon Landfair Humanitarian Scholarship was awarded May 21, 2020 to graduating Basha High student Dylan Easton who will enter classes at Chandler Gilbert Community College this fall.
Jessica Landfair, Vice President of the foundation and parent of Jaxon, says “We will be forever grateful to Make-A-Wish Arizona and to all of the attending officers for the special day that we all shared with Jaxon. This first scholarship is a rewarding milestone for our family and the Jaxon Foundation. We are dedicated to honoring Jaxon’s Wish by awarding scholarships for years to come to students who want to pursue careers in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.”
David Loutzenheiser, Principal Basha High School, said “On behalf of Chandler Public Schools and Basha High School, we would like to thank the Jaxon Foundation for providing Dylan Easton with this scholarship. Jaxon’s request to establish a scholarship to support a fellow Basha Bear on their path toward law enforcement is the true essence of benevolence, honor, and scholarship. Jaxon’s selfless act will allow his legacy to continue through others and reminds all of us to look outside our own concerns while helping in our community.”
Jaxon’s Wish for a scholarship for a Basha High School student has become the cornerstone to programs that will open doors for students from schools across Arizona who want to pursue careers in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. In addition to financial support, scholarship recipients will be connected to Law Enforcement professionals who will serve as Mentors during their academic year.
The Jaxon Landfair Humanitarian Scholarships honor former Basha High School student Jaxon Landfair. During Jaxon’s attendance at Basha High School he was involved in Marching Band, Concert Band, and Multimedia Film. In November 2018 he was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) and finished out that school year off campus. His battle with cancer did not deter him from fully enjoying life and his intent was to pursue a career in Law Enforcement after college. He never lost hope and always maintained a positive outlook on life. When Make-A-Wish Arizona® asked Jaxon to share his one true wish, he told volunteers he wished for “something that would last”. His decision? To create a college scholarship for his fellow Basha High School students was something Make-A-Wish Arizona® was excited to help launch by funding the first scholarship.
The 2021 Jaxon Landfair Humanitarian Scholarships are payable to the participating College, University, or Academy. All students who are enrolled in their 2021 Senior year at an accredited Arizona High School are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Every scholarship recipient will be connected with a Jaxon Mentor who will provide guidance throughout the scholarship period including scheduling opportunities for the recipient to visit with other Jaxon Mentors in a variety of Law Enforcement fields.
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As important as providing financial support is to our scholarship recipients, the Jaxon Mentors provide support and guidance throughout their scholarship year and beyond. Every Jaxon Scholar is paired with a Law Enforcement professional.
Jaxon Foundation Mentors are select Law Enforcement professionals with a wide range of experience and expertise. All are committed to supporting the success of scholarship recipients as they pursue their career path. The Jaxon Mentors will also schedule unique learning opportunities for the Jaxon Scholars to participate in a range of workplace environments alongside other Law Enforcement professionals.