Baylee Barradas Scholarship Fund

A celebration of Baylee’s life and enduring spirit.

Honoring Baylee's strength, courage & character.

Baylee was one of the first Transition Academy students. She filled our world with music, smiles, animated conversations, and a fervent desire to live more independently. Baylee was a trusted and thoughtful friend and neighbor to many, often inviting others to join her for live music or to prepare and enjoy community meals—along with many celebrations. Guided by Baylee’s big- heartedness and the cheerleader rooted in her DNA, this scholarship offers others the chance to succeed.

We thank donors for making the Baylee Barradas Scholarship Fund possible and the privilege to honor Baylee’s strength, courage and character.

Award Criteria

Scholarships are available to eligible applicants to cover a portion of the private-pay cost of the Transition Academy program. Scholarships awarded are applied as a credit to the cost of the program.

Eligibility requirements

  • Complete initial program application.
  • Complete SARRC program interview.
  • Meet admission requirements.
  • Receive program acceptance letter.
  • Verify financial need.

Each student accepted into the Transition Academy who meets financial need will receive a scholarship application link via email with a due date for completion.

Eligibility requirements

Panelists from First Place AZ and SARRC will individually review student responses and score each answer with the scale below, tallying a total for each applicant. The highest possible score is 16 (4 points per question).

  • As a group: tallying total scores per student.
  • Discussion of student motivation exhibited in a SARRC interview (rated 1–minimal to 4–strong).
  • Discussion of overall scores for each student, including a motivation score from the SARRC interview before arrival at consensus for scholarship awards.

Rating scale

No evidence supporting a want or need for a program focus area
Evidence of a minimal interest in and motivation for a program focus area
Evidence of motivation for personal achievement in a program focus area
Evidence of strong understanding and strong motivation to achieve personal goals in a program focus area

Annual Review & Reporting

Student statement

  • Paragraph highlighting favorite Transition Academy activities and new skills the student has learned throughout the year.
  • Paragraph explaining personal goals for next steps in the program or after graduation.

Parent statement

  • Paragraph recapping Transition Academy learning experiences during the year and the impact on the student and family.
  • Paragraph describing skills learned throughout the year.
  • Paragraph explaining the next steps for the student and family specific to employment and independence.

Staff statement

Information from the end of spring semester report.

Baylee Barradas
Scholarship Application

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Student Application Questions

Describe why you would like to attend the Transition Academy by answering the following questions.
(Example: music–attend live music events; gaming–host and/or attend gaming events; etc.)
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