19-year-old Carlos Borunda has been awarded $10,000 as the 2022 Arizona Barro’s Pizza Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway winner. The prize money was available to one local resident to help pay for college tuition or any related educational expenses.

Borunda currently works as a Marketing Assistant at Simply Bookkeeping & Taxes. He took some time off school to pick up a second job and then learned about Barro’s Pizza offering prize money to a local student and decided to enter the contest. As a result of winning the $10,000, he will be able to go back to school at Pima Community College where he is studying Marketing and Computer Information Systems.

“I can’t believe I won,” said Borunda. “I am looking forward to going back to school as hopefully this will allow me to get the resources and education I need to further my knowledge in web development. After gaining experience in marketing, I’ve decided after college, I would like to open a digital marketing agency in Tucson.”

The Barro family prides itself on finding ways to support and improve the communities they serve. “We love being able to help students find their passion and offer hope for a bright future,” said Bruce Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Just knowing we are helping young adults get an education and pursue a career is what it’s all about for us. We are happy that through our continued partnership with Dr Pepper, we have been able to help many students throughout Arizona.”

The Barro’s Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has awarded $95,000 to students in Arizona since 2012. Submissions were open to all Arizona residents 18 years or older, and a winner was chosen at random out of over 13,000 entries.  The winner can use the money to pay for current expenses such as tuition and books or to pay off outstanding student loans. For more information about the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, visit www.drpeppertuition.com.