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Our donor spotlights feature remarkable individuals and families who were and are truly passionate about the College of Social and Behavioral Science, its students, and the communities we serve. The story behind each gift reveals why each donor has generously given to our college.

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Eda Parkinson Anderson Scholarship


Scholarship established in honor of Eda Parkinson Anderson.


About the Donor

The late A.J. Anderson contributed the funds for the scholarship in honor of his wife Eda Parkinson Anderson (1907-1991) reflecting her many years as a teacher of home economics.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Madelynn Tiller (2018-2019)
  • Breylin Blackner (2017-2018)
  • Jennifer Parker (2016-2017)
  • Kellie Huish (2010-2011)

 







Robert Anderson Endowed Fellowship


This award was funded by the family of the late Professor Robert Anderson


About the Donor

This award was funded by the family of the late Professor Robert Anderson, professor of anthropology and expert in native american studies,


Current & Past Recipients

  • Blanca Yague (2019-2020)
  • Angelina DeMarco (2018-2019)
  • Blanca Yague (2017-2018)
  • Michael Lewis (2010-2011)

 









Eugene Andreasen Scholarship


Eugene Andreasen is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Utah.



About the Donor

"Being a graduate of the University of Utah, I wanted to help with the mission of the University. The subject of Environmental Science was important to me as a hiker, traveler, and former leader for the Sierra Club. I wanted to pass on to students their role of taking care of the environment in addition to becoming good citizens."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Daniel Anderson (2020-2021)
  • Cameron Quackenbush (2018-2019)
  • Jaxo Roller (2018-2019)
  • Lily Wetterlin (2017-2018)
  • Kelley Best (2017-2018)

 







Elvin D. Asay Endowed Scholarship


Established by Kathleen Asay in honor of her late husband, Elvin D. Asay. 



About the Donor

Established by Kathleen Asay in honor of her late husband, Elvin D. Asay. Mr. Asay graduated in Economics and worked in Indian Health Affairs.


 

 

 

 

 




   


OLPIN-ASHTON TRUST AND FELLOWSHIP FUND


The fund was established in 1967 by Mary G. Lowe, Head of the Home Economics Department of the university (now Family and Consumer Studies).



About the Donor

The fund was established in 1967 by Mary G. Lowe, Head of the Home Economics Department of the university (now Family and Consumer Studies) to encourage excellence in pursuing graduate study in "areas related to home and family." The fund was created as a permanent tribute to the support of university president, A. Ray Olpin and Raymond J. Ashton to develop the Home Living Center on the campus of the university.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Rebecca Mabe (2020-2021)
  • Nicole Fisher (2019-2020)
  • Nicole Fisher (2017-2018)
  • Stephanie Zamora (2014-2015)
  • Amy Wadsworth (2013-2014)
  • Amanda Kirk (2010-2011)

 






Cynthia A. & Robert Berg
Endowed Scholarship


Created by psychology professor and Dean Cynthia Berg, and her husband Robert Berg.



About the Donor

"We both believe strongly in the value of higher education and have so benefitted from our own degrees (Cindy’s in psychology, Bob’s in economics). I (Cindy) conduct research to support the health and well-being of individuals across the life span and we want to support students who have this as their goal of their studies. It has been rewarding getting to know the students, to learn about their passions and be a small part of their educational journey."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Frances (Anna) Kennedy (2020-2021)
  • Haley Segura (2019-2020)
  • Alex Williams (2018-2019)
  • Carly Shields (2017-2018)

 

 

 







E. RICH BREWER SCHOLARSHIP


Annual Scholarship provided by Paul Slack


About the Donor

Annual Scholarship provided by Paul Slack


Current & Past Recipients

  • Matthew Spurrier (2019-2020)
  • Jack Markman (2019-2020)
  • Izabella Bourland (2019-2020)
  • Dashiell Anderson (2018-2019)
  • Jessica Valdes (2018-2019)
  • Thulasi Seshan (2017-2018)

 

 







J. RALPH BROWN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


A fund established by Lucille Brown in memory of her husband J. Ralph Brown.

About the Donor

Brown felt strongly that good citizens should contribute to their communities by being active and involved, but his first love was always his family. He was a kind, caring, and generous husband, father, and grandfather. One of his and Lucille's greatest concerns was to help provide for the education of their four grandchildren. Shortly after Brown's death, Lucille extended the family support of education even more by creating the J. Ralph Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Neida Munguia (2020-2021)
  • Annamarie Barnes (2019-2020)
  • Ian Adams (2018-2019)
  • Elizabeth Valle (2017-2018)
  • Hope Zittin (2016-2017)
  • Nicholas Vincent (2014-2015)
  • Nicholas Vincent (2013-2014)
  • Joseph Brinton (2012-2013)
  • Neena Pack (2011-2012)
  • Neena Pack (2010-2011)

 







David L. and Lori. G. Buhler Scholarship


Annually funded by David L. and Lori G. Buhler



About the Donor

"We both feel very fortunate to be alums of the College of Social Behavioral Science at the U and each of our five children are also U alums. We know how much difference the U has made in our lives and want to help other students have the same opportunities. We’re happy to sponsor scholarships each year for deserving CSBS students. We see it as an investment in the future of these students but also in all of our futures."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Zoe Philippides (2020-2021)
  • Jamie Goetz (2020-2021)
  • Cassidy Luker (2019-2020)
  • Abigail Gates (2018-2019)
  • Dominique Hansen (2017-2018)

 







Colleen Cluff Caputo Scholarship


Funded through an endowment created by Colleen Cluff Caputo


About the Donor

Funded through an endowment created by Colleen Cluff Caputo


Current & Past Recipients

  • Rossi Miranda (2020-2021)
  • Madeline Higginson (2020-2021)
  • Ashlyn Davis (2019-2020)
  • Jacob Stephan (2018-2019)
  • Mary Stoddar (2017-2018)
  • Noel Pollard (2016-2017)
  • Kasandra Rasmussen (2016-2017)
  • Kayleen Chen (2014-2015)
  • Mei-Dai Griffin (2013-2014)
  • Barbara Owen (2010-2011)

 







Richard A. Carter Scholarship


Annual fund provided by Rick Carter.



About the Donor

Annual fund provided by Rick Carter.


Current & Past Recipients

  • William Shadley (2020-2021)
  • Samuel Bey (2019-2020)
  • Sydney Boogaard (2018-2019)
  • Sierra Govett (2017-2018)

 

 

 

 







Barbara G. Christensen Scholarship


Established by Barbara G. Christensen in honor of her sister, Una Christensen.


About the Donor

Established by Barbara G. Christensen in honor of her sister, Una Christensen.


 

 







REED K. & IRENE L. CLEGG MEMORIAL FOUNDATION


Annual fund provided by the Jones Family.


About the Donor

Annual fund provided by the Jones Family.


 




  


STEPHEN S. & CYNTHIA CLINGER SCHOLARSHIP


Annual scholarship fund established by Steve and Cindy Clinger.



About the Donor

Annual scholarship fund established by Steve and Cindy Clinger.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Elizabeth Porter (2020-2021)
  • Ryleigh Szoke (2020-2021)
  • Diana Ramirez (2019-2020)
  • Joshua Krahulec (2019-2020)
  • Jordan Scarr (2018-2019)
  • Nelson Lotz (2018-2019)
  • Noellia Juarez (2018-2019)
  • Abby Bengtzen (2017-2018)

 

 







VIRGINIA F. CUTLER FAMILY FELLOWSHIP AWARD


Annual scholarship fund established by the family of Virginia F. Cutler. 



About the Donor

Virginia Farrer Cutler was a noted educator, author, lecturer, philanthropist, and advocate. She was the dean of the home economics department at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. She worked for the United States Point Four Program in Southeast Asia, established a home science degree at the University of Ghana, and served on the White House Consumer Committee.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Marin Christensen (2020-2021)
  • Prem Narayanan (2019-2020)
  • Carly Shields (2018-2019)
  • Sandra Whipple (2017-2018)
  • James Christopher Finch (2016-2017)

 







ROB & JONI DAHLE SCHOLARSHIP


Annual scholarship established by Rob and Joni Dahle. 


About the Donor

Annual scholarship established by Rob and Joni Dahle.


Current & Past Recipients

  • William Hartig (2020-2021)
  • Luke Gayer (2020-2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 






Katherine W. and Ezekiel R.
Dumke Scholarship


A fund established in honor of Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke.


About the Donor

A fund established in honor of Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke. Zeke was one of the founders and president of Western States Management, the University of Utah Hospital Foundation, the Salt Lake Rotary Foundation, Dumke Insurance Agency, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah and several mining companies. He served as past president of the Museum of Natural History, Red Butte Gardens, the Alta Club, Salt Lake Rotary Club, and the Salt Lake Art Center Kay was past chair and board member for many years of the Neighborhood House, a program that provides affordable day care and support services to children and adults. They have both received numerous honors from the University of Utah and in the greater community for their service. Zeke and Kay have four children, Betsy (Scott) Thornton, Claire (Steve) Ryberg, Zeke (Angela) Dumke III, and Andrea (Mike) Manship, who are their greatest source of pride.


 







G. Homer Durham Scholarship


A scholarship fund established in 1998 by Garth N. and Marie Jones in the name of G. Homer Durham.


About the Donor

A scholarship fund established in 1998 by Garth N. and Marie Jones in the name of G. Homer Durham for graduate students enrolled in the MPA program with high academic achievement. G. Homer Durham was a distinguished teacher, scholar, and administrator in higher education. He was an administrative pioneer to an extraordinary extent. Among other things, he was first Chair of the Political Science Department and first Academic Vice President at the University of Utah; President of Arizona State University, soon after its transition from a college to a university; and first commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Utah. He also served a term as President of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA).


Current & Past Recipients

  • Hannah Gorski (2020-2021)
  • Alexa Roberts (2019-2020)
  • Alex Peacock (2018-2019)
  • Rocio Torres Mora (2017-2018)
  • Caitlin McDonald (2017-2018)
  • Dinah Busico (2016-2017)
  • William Scott Wolford (2014-2015)
  • Travis James McMullin (2013-2014)
  • Lacey Holmes (2012-2013)
  • Stephanie Davis (2011-2012)
  • Elizabeth Olivares (2010-2011)

 

 

 

 

 






Spencer F. & Cleone P. Eccles Family
Foundation Scholarship


This award is funded by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.



About the Donor

This award, funded by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, is given to a current MPA student who demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership, and community engagement.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Kimberly Hampton (2020-2021)
  • Christopher Whipple (2019-2020)
  • Wisam Khudhair (2018-2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Daniel E. and Janet G. England Scholarship


Annual Scholarship funded by Dan and Jan England.



About the Donor

“Jan and I are honored to help students with their education. Our lives have been enriched by our family, our faith and the opportunities made available by our education. I will never forget the classes I took from J.D. Williams and other wonderful professors, who helped me look at life through a lens of good citizenship, good will and good character. I hope that those who receive these scholarships will be similarly blessed.”


Current & Past Recipients

  • Woo Sean (Susan) Park (2020-2021)
  • Abel Chavez (2020-2021)
  • Grace Mason (2020-2021)
  • Eryn Warburton (2020-2021)
  • Sinndy Rios (2020-2021)
  • Annamarie Barnes (2019-2020)
  • Claire Dinehart (2019-2020)
  • Veronica Vaughn (2019-2020)
  • Angelic Lemmon (2018-2019)
  • Diana Olmedo Alfaro (2018-2019)
  • Emily Buhler (2018-2019)
  • Jayden Moss (2017-2018)
  • Kaul Lee (2017-2018)
  • Autumn Barney (2017-2018)

 







B.F. Farr Award in Political Science


Scholarship created in honor of B. F. Farr. 


About the Donor

Scholarship created in honor of B. F. Farr. 


 

 

 

 

 

 









Florian Hernandez & Brian Parcell Scholarship


Annual scholarship provided by Florian Hernandez and Brian Parcell.


About the Donor

"I found my graduate studies for my Master in Public Policy (MPP) at the University of Utah to be very valuable, important, fulfilling and enjoyable. At the time, there really weren't specific scholarships for an MPP student. I not only wanted others to have an opportunity, but for them to also have a similar experience as I had. An MPP graduate has so much to offer and contribute to any agency or organization they join after their studies. My husband, Brian, who got his economics major from the U, and I wanted to remain involved with the college and be able to pay it forward, hoping our scholarship recipients can do the same in the future. Last year, we had the pleasure of meeting our recipient at the CSBS Scholars Dinner. We greatly enjoyed hearing his story and learning of his future plans and vision. It made us feel good to know our scholarship helped to ease someone's burden a little so they could spend more time focusing on their academics and important work. We trust that our previous, current, and future scholarship recipients will utilize his/her MPP education to play a major role in securing sound policies that will serve people/the public well and equitably."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Cara Lindsley (2020-2021)
  • Joshua Meyers (2019-2020)







Bright Futures Foundation Scholarship


Provided by Kris Liu and Phoebe Cho



About the Donor

Bright Futures Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that we can work together to provide meaningful change for people living in far less abundant circumstances.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Jasmine Garcia (2020-2021)
  • Juliemar Medina (2020-2021)
  • Enkhjin Ganbaatar (2019-2020)
  • Sydnee Sartor (2019-2020)
  • Kennedy Flabin (2018-2019)
  • Lucy Holland (2018-2019)
  • Logan Hastings (2017-2018)
  • Jihyun Noh (2017-2018)
  • Jaxon Roller (2017-2018)







Marie Gaby Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Scholarship funded by the estate of Marie Gaby. 


About the Donor

Funded by the estate of Marie Gaby. Rhoda Marie Gaby received a BS in Science from the University of Utah.


 

 

 








Christopher P. 
Gamvroulas Scholarship


Scholarship funded by the Gamvroulas Family.



About the Donor

Scholarship funded by the Gamvroulas Family.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Gabriella Rebol (2020-2021)
  • Iris McCulloch (2020-2021)
  • Sabrina Castellanos (2019-2020)
  • Taylor York (2018-2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 






Hulda Van Steeter Garrett Memorial Family Strengths Scholarship


To recognize and honor the memory of Hulda Van Steeter Garrett, a University of Utah teaching legend. The scholarship was established by Barbara Vance, a U Home Economics graduate.

About the Donor

Barbara Vance said of Hulda Van Steeter Garrett, "Not only did she love teaching and therapy, but also she loved her students and clients individually as well as collectively. Often her students thought of her as a good friend, as well as a fine teacher, and her insights and abiliy to handle group dynamics were extraordinary." The scholarship was named "the family strengths scholarship" because Mrs. Garrett always focused on the importance of developing strong families--families that produced citizens of free character, the scholarship also recognizes Mrs. Garret's mantra that a strong family is the basis of any moral culture and society.


 







Oakley J. Gordon Endowed Scholarship


Oakley J. Gordon, Ph.D., was an important figure at the University of Utah for over 40 years; well-respected for his intellect and integrity, and well-liked for his common sense and humanity.

About the Donor

Known for his pipe and untied bowtie, Oakley J. Gordon, Ph.D., was an important figure at the University of Utah for over 40 years; well-respected for his intellect and integrity, and well-liked for his common sense and humanity. As Dean of the Division of Continuing Education for 18 years, he worked to insure that the university of Utah would welcome and support nontraditional students. Throughout his career at the University he never lost his focus on, and compassion for, students who had to struggle to get a college education. This scholarship was established by those who loved and respected him to continue this focus and compassion in his name.

"We want non-traditional students to feel that the university cares about you, and that there is an appreciation for your pursuit of a higher education, despite the challenges you may face. We believe you belong in school and are worth investing in."

 


 






Herbert W. Gustafson Endowed
Graduate Fellowship


The scholarship is a gift from the Herbert W. Gustafson Estate.


About the Donor

The scholarship is a gift from the Herbert W. Gustafson Estate.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Kelsey Carlston (2020-2021)
  • Robyn Kilshaw (2020-2021)
  • Casey Mullen (2020-2021)
  • Aaron Flores (2019-2020)
  • Ian Adams (2019-2020)
  • Gaelle Perrier (2019-2020)
  • Danielle Geerling (2018-2019)
  • Ian Adams (2018-2019)
  • Peter Yaworksy (2018-2019)
  • Soumava Basu (2017-2018)
  • Spencer Castro (2017-2018)
  • Erin Kaufman (2016-2017)
  • Jacqueline Strenio (2016-2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







Richard and Leslie Haskell Fellowship


Annual scholarship funded by Richard and Leslie Haskell.



About the Donor

“I created the scholarship primarily out of gratitude for the experience I had in earning and MS and PhD in Economics at the University of Utah. I was in graduate school at the U during my 50’s after having enjoyed a modestly successful career in business. I knew the experience would be worthwhile, but I had no idea just how personally enriching it would be--not from a monetary standpoint, of course, but from the perspective of one who has had an entirely new world opened before their eyes. The generosity and professionalism of my instructors, peers, and department and college-level leaders inspires me to this day. As a somewhat secondary motivation, I didn’t have any tuition or scholarship support until the second year of my doctoral program. I know from personal experience how helpful even a couple of thousand dollars might be.”


Current & Past Recipients

  • Márcio Santetti (2020-2021)
  • Ngwinui Azenui (2019-2020)
  • Sokuntheavy Chea (2017-2018)

 







Brian L. & Michelle J. Haslam Fellowship


Annual scholarship funded by Brian Haslam.



About the Donor

"We decided to create the scholarship as a way to give back to the College of Social and Behavioral Science and Department of Geography for the opportunities given to us that lead to the creation of our software business Cityworks."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Chelsea Achroyd (2019-2020)
  • Luis Garcia (2019-2020)
  • Daniel Quintanilla (2019-2020)
  • Andrea Davis (2018-2019)
  • Armita Kar (2018-2019)
  • Chelsea Ackroyd (2018-2019)
  • Joey Kruegar (2018-2019)
  • Joshua Heyer (2018-2019)
  • Shawna Nadybal (2018-2019)
  • Thomas Brussel (2018-2019)
  • Vannessa Bailey (2018-2019)
  • Weiye Xiao (2018-2019)
  • Yangyi Wu (2018-2019)
  • Chelsea Ackroyd (2017-2018)
  • Nathaniel Devries (2020-2021)
  • Kalee Bonner (2020-2021)
  • Skyler Chase (2020-2021)
  • Haley Morris (2019-2020)
  • Geoffrey Kroll (2019-2020)
  • Colby Child (2019-2020)
  • Haley Segura (2018-2019)
  • Shaylynn Trego (2018-2019)
  • Bjorn Nicolaison (2018-2019)
  • Haley Segura (2018-2019)
  • Shaylynn Trego (2018-2019)
  • Troy Hagermeyer (2017-2018)
  • Kinley Millett (2017-2018)
  • Connor Peterson (2017-2018)






Vico E. & Patricia A. Henriques Endowed
Honor Roll Scholarship


In honor of Vico & Patricia Henriques.


About the Donor

After a number of years providing a CSBS Honor Roll Scholarship, they endowed the scholarship and delight in getting to know the student recipients each year.

"My education was interrupted by the Korean War and I didn’t get to do some of the things I wanted to do. When I came back from the war and was able to finish my degree at the University of Utah. My mother was a math professor at the University of Utah and was my inspiration. I was always very impressed with the entire faculty at the University. I created this scholarship because I felt like it was something that would make it a little easier for students down the line to be able to afford school.”


 







Martin Harris Hiatt Endowed Fellowship


Fellowship donated by the estate of Martin H. Hiatt.


About the Donor

Fellowship donated by the estate of Martin H. Hiatt.


 

 

 

 

 










Scott R. Holman Scholarship


Scholarship established in honor of Scott R. Holman.


About the Donor

Scott R. Holman passed away in 2007. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his Master's degree from Central Missouri State University. Scott served in the U.S. Air Force both as a rotary wing and fixed wing pilot. One year ago he retired from Delta Air Lines as a 767 Captain. He was thrilled to currently be flying an EMS ambulance helicopter in Tucson, Arizona. He was proud of his 32 years accident free career. Scott will always be remembered for his ever present humor. His love of the outdoors kept in hiking, biking, camping, skiing and golfing. Animals always found a friend in him.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Juliette Parke (2018-2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 







Christopher A. and Katherine Howells


Annual Scholarship funded by Chris and Katherine Howells

About the Donor

"We are big fans and supporters of the U as a family and as an Organization. Katherine’s father, Chuck Horman who is the founder of our company, Terramerica Corporation, is also a big fan and supporter and has instilled in his kids and their spouses a love for education as well as a recognition of how much we have been blessed and the importance of giving back to others. Providing this scholarship allows us to give others an education that may not be possible without the scholarship being provided."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Isabell Fuller (2020-2021)
  • Lauren Thurgood (2020-2021)
  • Stephanie Christensen (2020-2021)
  • Zachary Clausen (2020-2021)
  • Cole Barkey (2019-2020)
  • Kaylee Martin (2019-2020)
  • Thaiss Del Rio Sanchez (2019-2020)
  • Elizabeth Valle (2018-2019)
  • Emily Uchida (2018-2019)
  • Melissa Swedin (2018-2019)
  • Sheamarie Turner (2018-2019)
  • Gina Eastes (2017-2018)
  • Dana Crowther (2017-2018)






Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen
Endowed Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship funded by Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen.


About the Donor

Funded by Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen as a way to help defray educational costs for students.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







JAMESON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarship funded by donations from the Jameson Family. 


About the Donor

The Jameson Family Scholarship grew out of our long involvement with Latin America; time spent in various countries through the Peace Corps, Fulbright, Mexican Friends or Monteverde Institute created indelible marks on us and deep friendships for us. By 2006 we were aware that Latin America was here in Utah, notably in young persons who had been brought by undocumented parents who came to Utah to better their lives. So we decided to initiate a scholarship as a way of returning the gifts that our Latin American experiences gave us. Over these years we have been gratified to be able to support many of these (now DACA) young Latinxs who are not only excellent students, but are creative and amazingly resourceful, and who are committed to their families and to their, and our, communities. They have overcome many barriers to get to the University of Utah. We have been struck by their strong work ethic and desire to be of service in Utah. Their paths are very difficult as a result of their undocumented status, which limits access to financial aid. Helping them confront this economic hurdle has been a pleasure, as has been being able to witness their outstanding successes and strong characters.


Current & Past Recipients

  • 2020-2021
    • Paola Cervantes 
    • Andrea Jimenez Flores 
    • Alejandro Sanchez 
    • Estefenia Aguilar 
    • Isabel Perez-Vega 
    • Alfredo Reyes 
    • Barbara Sierra Moran 
    • Jordy Larrea Rodriguez 
  • 2019-2020
    • Thaiss Del Rio Sanchez 
    • Melissa Regalado 
    • Pablo Ayala 
    • Gerardo Hernandez-Perez 
    • Andrea Jimenez Flores Luis Trejo 
  • 2018-2019
    • Andrea Jimenez Flores 
    • Dinorah Sedgovia Galicia 
    • Gerardo Hernandez-Perez 
    • Itzel Nava
    • Luis Rodriguez 
    • Maria Torres Contreras 
    • Thaiss Del Rio Sanchez 
  • 2017-2018
    • Carlo Cardozo 
    • Yaritza Villagomez 
    • Patricio Panuncio 
  • 2016-2017
    • Cesar Huidobro 
    • Christian Camarillo
    • Yisarai Valbuena 
    • Jorge Zetina
  • 2015-2016
    • Daniela Zuniga 
    • Marisol Perez 
  • 2014-2015
    • Ciriac Alvarez
    • Cecilia Cardozo 
    • Francisco Juarez 
  • 2013-2014
    • Marcos Valdez 
    • Gabriela Zamora 
    • Angela Chozo-Gonzalez
    • Estefenia Sicard 
  • 2012-2013
    • Jessica Mejia 
    • Estefania Arevalo 
  • 2011-2012
    • Alonso Reyna 
    • Yajanesty Ruano 
  • 2010-2011
    • Lisette Sierra 
    • Jose Hernandez
  • 2009-2010
    • Patricia Diaz 
    • Maria Juarez
  • 2008-2009
    • Andrea Medina 
    • Claudia Tetelpa 
  • 2007-2008
    • Stephanie Murgia 
    • Juan Jose Rodriguez 
  • 2006-2007
    • Karina Palestina
    • Yiserai Valbuena 







Bruce S. & Margaret W. Jenkins Scholarship


Scholarship annually funded by Bruce S. & Margaret W. Jenkins.



About the Donor

Scholarship annually funded by Bruce S. & Margaret W. Jenkins.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Drew McNulty (2020-2021)
  • Kayla Turbyfill (2019-2020)

 

 

 

 

 






Garth N. Jones & Dalmas H. Nelson
Writing Award


The Dr. Garth N. Jones Writing Award was established by G. Kevin Jones to honor the career of his father.


About the Donor

The Dr. Garth N. Jones Writing Award was established by G. Kevin Jones to honor the career of his father. Dr. Jones is a prolific author and has published over 200 articles, monographs, and books covering topics in public policy and comparative administration with focus on Pakistan and Indonesia, as well as numerous articles on Mormon history and culture.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Johanna Goss (2020-2021)
  • Sarah Ballard (2020-2021)
  • Erik Hansen (2019-2020)
  • Zoe Heins (2019-2020)
  • Ian Adams (2017-2018)
  • Andrew Hyder (2017-2018)






Garth Jones & Marie Clegg-Jones and Family Endowed Fellowship


This fellowship is given in honor of Garth Jones, a graduate of the University of Utah and Professor Emeritus of the University of Alaska.

About the Donor

This fellowship is given in honor of Garth Jones, a graduate of the University of Utah and Professor Emeritus of the University of Alaska. He holds a B.S. (1947) from Utah State University, and M.S. (1948) and Ph.D. (1954) degrees, including a graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Utah.

Dr. Jones has devoted nearly his entire career of some five decades as a practitioner-academe in the area of public policy and international development. He has spent considerable time in the Pacific Basin, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. For over twenty-five years Dr. Jones was privileged to call the state of Alaska his home. He was the founding Dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, worked closely with the municipality of Anchorage on management and budget issues, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Council of World Affairs.

Dr. Jones has held positions on several university faculties in the United States including Brigham Young University, University of Southern California where he was Professor of the Year of the School of Public Administration, Colorado State University, and the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Outside the United States Dr. Jones held faculty positions at University of Gadjah Mada in Jogjakarta, Indonesia; University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan; and National Chengchi University in Mucha, Taipei, Taiwan, where he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar. He was a visiting fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, and Senior Scholar at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Jones received a $100 scholarship from Sears and Roebuck which provided the opportunity to attend Utah State. Scholarship funds enabled Dr. Jones' education, laying a successful professional career and providing an escape from rural poverty. Dr. Jones has established scholarships at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and writing awards at University of Alaska at Anchorage, and University of Utah. Dr. Jones has been a long-time supporter of the U's MPA Program. Dr. Jones helped raise significant funding for other scholarships available to MPA students as well.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Tiffany Shapiro (2019-2020)
  • Sarah Anderson (2018-2019)
  • Rebecca Pipken (2017-2018)







Howard-Karsten Fellowship


Established in 1999 by Siegfried G. and Ellen G. Karsten as the Howard-Karsten Endowed Fellowship Fund in the Department of Economics in memory of Mary and Aubrey Howard.

About the Donor

In 1999, Siegfried and Ellen Karsten established the Howard-Karsten Graduate Fellowship in Economics to honor their dear friends, Mary and Aubrey Howard. After having experienced the horrors of World War II and fleeing East Prussia, Germany, Siegfried fled to Utah in 1951. Ellen, living in Saxony, Easy Germany, fled to West Germany in 1950. Siegfried and Ellen met through a mutual friend, Mary Howard. Siegfried and Ellen were married in 1967 and enjoyed a 40-year friendship with Mary and Aubrey Howard.


 







Siegfried G. and Ellen G. Karsten Scholarship


With no children of their own, it has meant a great deal for the Karsten’s to provide this level of support to selected undergraduate students throughout their academic career at the U.

About the Donor

2001 University of Utah Emeriti Professor Siegfried Karsten and his wife Ellen read a story in the Salt Lake Tribute about foster-care children in Utah, which mentioned that resources for these children ceased after the age of 18. It wasn’t long afterward that the Karsten’s set up a scholarship to support college students who aged out of the foster-care system. They worked closely with Dean Steve Ott to formalize this scholarship, which is available to students campus-wide.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Natalie Clark (2020-2021)
  • Cole Fordham (2019-2020)
  • Cole Fordham (2018-2019)
  • Cole Fordham (2017-2018)







AIMEE LAPINE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


Established in 1993 by John P. and Kathryn G LaPine in remembrance of Aimee LaPine.



About the Donor

Aimee Lapine wanted to improve health care. She hoped to push for better understanding of different cultures, alternative medicine, and improved relations between donors, patients, and staff. She was working on her master's degree in anthropology and health services administration at the University of Utah in hope of becoming a hospital administrator. Those dreams ended abruptly and tragically in 1994 when LaPine was killed in an automobile accident. She was driving on I-15, coming home from an assignment for the Utah Department of Health where she was working in the Bureau of Managed Health Care and Community Health Services. LaPine slowed down for some construction work, but the truck behind her did not, slamming her car into a semi-tractor trailer. The death of the 22-year old, who was plannong to marry her high school sweethear in three months was difficult for her parents, Kathy and Jack, friends, professors and co-workers. But they wanted some contuination of the goals LaPine had set. So they started the Aimee LaPine Memorial Endowment Fund to benenfit students with similar aspirations in the career field LaPine had chosen.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Maia Southwick (2020-2021)
  • Mary Grimshaw (2020-2021)
  • Katherine Remington (2019-2020)
  • Samira Gholami (2018-2019)
  • Mili Langi (2017-2018)
  • Austin Waters (2016-2017)
  • Jade Jaques (2014-2015) 
  • Amanda Z. Warren (2013-2014)
  • Julianne M. Switzler (2012-2013)
  • Vanessa Schaefer (2011-2012)
  • Vanessa Schaefer (2010-2011)







Donald A. & Susan P. Lewon Scholarship


Scholarship funded by Donald & Susan Lewon.



About the Donor

"I was a founding member of the Social & Behavioral Board under Donna Gel fund. Many things were dealt with but we knew our scholarship program in the college was lacking seriously. Steve Ott came on the scene when Donna retired. He and I had lunch at the Soup Kitchen all of those years ago. He laid out what he felt we needed to do, Sue and I took it very much to heart and went ahead with a program we felt we could make happen."


Current & Past Recipients

  • 2020-2021
    • Adasa Jorgenson 
    • Danika Rogers
    • Anthony Santi 
    • Carolyn Dennis 
    • Bryce Fairbanks 
    • Samantha Beatty
    • Samantha Bagge
    • Emma Jones 
    • Maisoon Huwieh
    • Shawna Nadybal  
  • 2019-2020
    • Ronak Intwala 
    • Juliet Reynolds
    • Julia Case 
    • Rory Weeks 
    • Zachary Ray 
    • Emma McFee 
    • Anqi (Angela) Deng 
    • Elizabeth Porter
    • Thomas Brussel 
  • 2018-2019
    • Abbey Rasmussen 
    • Anthony Palumbo 
    • Baylee Olds 
    • Breylin Blackner 
    • Hailey Nearman
    • Jacob McShane
    • Natalie Chamberlain 
    • Sierra Holmes 
    • Steven Lizotte 
  • 2017-2018
    • Jaxon Roller 
    • Valeria Jimenez 






ENSIGN DAVID J. MARTZ ENDOWED 
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Established in remembrance of Ensign David J. Martz.



About the Donor

Established in remembrance of Ensign David J. Martz.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Jacob Collins (2019-2020)
  • Kyle Cole (2019-2020)
  • Ensign Samantha Filipovich (2013-2014)






DANIEL C. MCCOOL AND JAN WINNIFORD SCHOLARSHIP


Contributed by professor Dan McCool and his partner Jan Winniford.



About the Donor

Contributed by professor Dan McCool and his partner Jan Winniford.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Claudia Wiese (2020-2021)
  • Natalie Fillerup (2019-2020)
  • Hailey Keller (2018-2019)
  • Madison Skinner (2017-2018)






ROGER M. MCCOY STUDENT ASSISTANCE
ENDOWMENT AWARD


Established in remembrance of Roger M. McCoy.



About the Donor

Established in remembrance of Roger M. McCoy.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Connor Witucki (2020-2021)
  • Colby Child (2020-2021)
  • Logan Hastings (2019-2020)






GILES W. AND ELISE G. MEAD 
FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


Established by Parry Mead-Murray and the Giles and Elise Mead Foundation.


About the Donor

Established by Parry Mead-Murray and the Giles and Elise Mead Foundation.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Jaina Lee (2020-2021)
  • Rachel Coy (2019-2020)
  • Ronak Intwala (2018-2019)
  • April Keene (2017-2018)
  • Justin Sciarin (2016-2017)
  • Jessica Chamorro (2014-2015)
  • laoluwa Omotowa (2014-2015)
  • Jacob Chamberlain (2013-2014)
  • Aaron Summers (2012-2013)
  • Polina Vyazovkina (2011-2012)
  • Nicole Herzog (2010-2011)







THOMAS H. AND CHIYO MORITA FELLOWSHIP


In appreciation for the extraordinary commitment and efforts of her parents, Renee Morita has endowed this fellowship in their name and memory.

About the Donor

In appreciation for the extraordinary commitment and efforts of her parents, Renee Morita has endowed this fellowship in their name and memory. Her parents were forcibly removed from their homes and relocated to concentration camps in Delta, Utah, and Minidoka, Idaho. The internment precluded them from obtaining a college education. This injustice did not make them bitter, but inspired them to educate their child that justice and freedom are protected by the Constitution.


 







LT. DANIEL ORR CHARITABLE SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP


The Lt. Daniel L. Orr ROTC Charitable Service Scholarship was established in 2016 by Lt. Orr's Son, Dr. Daniel L Orr. 

About the Donor

Dan Orr was born in Williams, AZ and his family subsequently settled in Whittier, CA. As a teenager, Dan was an Eagle Scout and an All-CIF water polo player for Whittier High's CIF Championship team, graduating in 1944. He finished USAF Flight School in June 1945 and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal. Dan married Loletta Mary Bacon in January 1946 and enrolled at the University of Southern California, earning a B.S. in Engineering in June 1950. Reactivated for the Korean War, he joined the 731st Bomb Squadron LNA (Light-Night Attack) as a navigator/bombardier in the Douglas B-26 Invader. After completing 78 mission, he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and Air Medal with 7Oak Leaf Clusters flying out of Iwakuni, Japan before being honorably discharged. As a hydraulic engineer he placed many of the first subterranean water well pumps in the western states for the Layne & Bowler Company, ultimately managing all such operations west of the Mississippi River. Dan retired to Cody, WY and was elected 24-2 Precinct Committeeman and earned certification from the WY State Department of Education as a teacher while also serving as a United States Forest Service Ranger in the Wind River District of the Shoshone National Forest. He moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1991.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Thomas J Marron (2019-2020)
  • Thomas J Marron (2018-2019)






J. STEVEN AND PATRICIA M. OTT 
NONPROFIT FELLOWSHIP


This fellowship is given in honor of former Dean and professor J. Steven Ott for his scholarly contributions and leadership in the nonprofit field.

About the Donor

This fellowship is given in honor of former Dean and professor J. Steven Ott for his scholarly contributions and leadership in the nonprofit field. The fellowship is in recognition of the large number of nonprofit students enrolled in the MPA program and of the growing significance of nonprofits in public affairs generally.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Emily Howland (2020-2021)
  • Mishael Garz (2020-2021)
  • Melia Dayley (2019-2020)
  • Maria Schwarz (2019-2020)
  • Jeanmarie Meas (2018-2019)
  • Stephany Murguia (2018-2019)
  • Brianne Aglaure (2017-2018)
  • Emily Truesdell (2017-2018)
  • Deidre Schoenfeld (2017-2018)
  • Amy Stocks (2017-2018)
  • Margoth Tello (2017-2018)







JEAN M. OVERFELT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarship established in honor of Jean M. Overfelt.



About the Donor

As a proud University of Utah graduate, Jean remained true to her school. She supported the social and behavioral science programs and UTE athletics teams. Jean and Gene were season ticket holders, tailgaters and Crimson Club members for many years and recognized as "Super Fans" at half time on the field at Rice Eccles Stadium. The University of Utah Alumni Association presented Jean with a Merit of Honor Award in 1999. She was very pleased that her children and grandchildren are all U graduates.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Stephany Cortez (2020-2021)
  • Kylie Lo (2019-2020)







ESTHER PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP


A scholarship fund established in 1992 by various donations to create the Esther Peterson Scholarship to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.

About the Donor

When asked what advice she would offer young people, Peterson commented, "I'm not one who feels that you have to be brave and be a star, but your life can be satisfying and happy if you work to make a difference. Maybe the difference will be just a little tiny piece and not a big difference. But the point is to make a difference by the way you live your life."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Xiangong Qiao (2020-2021)
  • Marin Christensen (2019-2020)
  • Melina Robinson (2018-2019)
  • Ariel Ulloa Gonzalez (2017-2018)
  • Kehaolani Pati (2017-2018)
  • Izabella Roper (2016-2017)






JEWELL J. AND LARUE J. RASMUSSEN 
ENDOWMENT FUND


This endowment was established years before Dr. Jewell J. Rasmussen died (1908-2004). He wanted to give back to the University for all the years he had been associated with it. He was the first in his family of ten children to seek higher education.

About the Donor

Dr. and Mrs. Rasmussen instilled within their children and grandchildren the value of a university education. Dr. Rasmussen was grateful he had the opportunity to help others gain an education and also to give students in the department of economics a broader experience by funding additional programs. His family now enjoys the opportunity to meet these recipients.


Current & Past Recipients

  • 2020-2021
    • Malea Bauer 
    • Serena Aeschilman 
    • Justin Ramirez 
    • Braxton Reed 
    • Mario Ramirez-Arrazola 
  • 2019-2020
    • McKay Jensen 
  • 2018-2019
    • Brandi Chase 
  • 2017-2018
    • Porjai Chalermsook 
    • Ali Jalali
    • Up Sira Nukulkit 
    • Jeanette Pack 
  • 2016-2017
    • Soumava Basa 
    • Belinda Azenui 
  • 2014-2015
    • Nqinui Azenui 
  • 2013-2014
    • Grant Curtis Miller 
    • Shai Gorski 
    • Richard Haskell 
  • 2012-2013
    • Shawn Bodily 
    • Jean Arment 
    • Richard Haskell 
    • Diksha Arora 






STEPHEN E. REYNOLDS ENDOWED 
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


A fund established in honor of Professor Stephen Reynolds.



About the Donor

Professor Stephen Reynolds held a PhD in Economics and taught at the University of Utah for 47 years. He loved teaching and he loved his family. Steve was known and admired throughout the world, and he impacted thousands of lives both through his teaching and his stoic goodness. He taught in Europe, Central America and Asia. He came to love Asia and Thailand in particular where he left a lasting legacy.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Aashima Sinha (2020-2021)
  • Christopher Fried-Ochoa (2019-2020)
  • Edward (Lee) Winkleman (2019-2020)
  • Junfu Zhao (2018-2019)
  • Caleb Larkin (2017-2018)
  • Claire Peterson (2017-2018)
  • Projai Chalmersook (2017-2018)
  • Mikidadu Mohammed (2016-2017)
  • Jordan Green (2016-2017)
  • Andrea Soleta (2016-2017)







MERRILL K. RIDD SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarship funded by Merrill K. Ridd.


About the Donor

Scholarship funded by Merrill K. Ridd.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Avery Durham (2020-2021)
  • Connor Peterson (2019-2020)
  • Paige Sidwell (2018-2019)
  • Shiona Howard (2017-2018)







GERALD AND SHARON SEINER SCHOLARSHIP


Annual scholarship provided by Shari Seiner. 


About the Donor

As an alumnus of the College of Social and Behavioral Science, my late husband and I just wanted to support the U and the department. That said, we both believe(d) in education and felt that the rising costs of tuition, housing and book have made it unattainable for some students. So, when we initially sent a donation to the college and were contacted by Dean Berg about putting it toward a scholarship, we were happy to do so. It has been fun to receive the statements from the scholarship recipients at the end of each year. It makes me feel that the money is being put to good use.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Emily Wickens (2020-2021)
  • Joshua Mars (2020-2021)







STERLING W. SILL HOME ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIP


A scholarship fund established in 1955 by Sterling W. Sill for the highest ranked junior student in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

About the Donor

A scholarship fund established in 1955 by Sterling W. Sill for the highest ranked junior student in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Olivia Harradine (2020-2021)
  • Alexander McFarlin (2018-2019)
  • Carly Shields (2017-2018)
  • Joel Gardner (2016-2017)







D. BRENT SCOTT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


D. Brent Scott was a CSBS grad, distinguished alum recipient, and the First Chair of the CSBS Advisory Board. He endowed the scholarship before he died and the family has continued to add to it. 

About the Donor

D. Brent Scott felt it was very important to give back to the University of Utah and the College of Social and Behavioral Science through the scholarship program and provide an the same opportunity for students to get a college education. D. Brent Scott and his family have had many great experiences with scholarship recipients over the years and very proud of them and their accomplishments.


 




 


Earl and Elies Skidmore Endowed Scholarship


Scholarship funded by Earl and Elies Skidmore.



About the Donor

"I got so much out of the U. That's why Elies and I decided to give back," said Skidmore. "If just one recipient gets themselves prepared for this old life, we'll be happy. Hopefully they'll come to love the school like I do."


Current & Past Recipients

  • 2020-2021
    • Zachary Stickney 
    • Emily Howland
    • Krisha Shakya 
    • Casey Mullen 
  • 2019-2020
    • Grayson Hull 
    • Lauren Thurgood 
    • Kenneth Vernon
    • Annie Frazier 
    • Sierra Cronan
    • Brian Curtis 
  • 2018-2019
    • Alexis Varanakis 
    • Olivia Mauchley 
    • Chimedlkham Zorigtbaarar 
    • Kristina Oldroyd
    • Stephen Christian
  • 2017-2018
    • Alyssa Castor
    • Monica Scott 
  • 2016-2017
    • Samantha Mold 
    • Morgan Cassidy 
  • 2017-2018
    • Alyssa Castor
    • Monica Scott 
    • Zachary Stickney 
    • Nicolas Perry 
    • Nicole Torosin 
    • Nicole Cline 
  • 2016-2017
    • Samantha Mold 
    • Morgan Cassidy 
  • 2014-2015
    • Sylvie Batchelor 
    • Lauren Beckett 
    • Sarah Joos 
    • Jacqueline Strenio 
    • Daniel Auerbach 
    • Lisa Little
    • David Hoffman 
  • 2013-2014
    • Olaoluwa Omotowa 
    • Sean Smith 
    • Camille Thornley 
    • Jenny Cundiff 
    • Jacqueline Strenio 






Elva Acklam Stark and Arvil L. Stark
Endowed Scholarship


Established in 1997 in honor of Elva Acklam Stark and Arvil L. Stark, Ph.D.


About the Donor

Elva believed that "we must all do what we can, individually and collectively to make our communities, state and world a cleaner, safer, healthier, more moral, beautiful and law abiding place for all children now and in the future"


 







Tiffany Bell Stock Memorial Fellowship


This fellowship is in memory of Tiffany Stock, student of the Executive MPA Program, who passed away in 2017.


About the Donor

Tiffany was an exceptional student. She was talented musically and loved cats and peacocks. Her friends and family developed this fellowship to recognize students who have made significant contributions to the enrichment of the community through public service with their involvement in music, arts, and ethical treatment of people and animals.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Alissa Rubin (2020-2021)
  • Jeffrey Johnson (2019-2020)
  • Andrea Naugle (2018-2019)







Major Brent R. Taylor Endowed Scholarship


Jennie Taylor created the Major Brent R. Taylor Endowed Scholarship to continue Brent’s commitment to service.


About the Donor

“It is our desire, as a family, to carry on Brent’s legacy of service, sacrifice and statesmanship in a way that inspires future students to likewise focus on the same. Our cities, communities, state and nation need more of the kind of service-leadership that Brent exemplified. There are many things Brent might have gone on to do with his professional and public-service life, had he had more years of life on earth. Now that he is no longer here to fulfill any such future roles of leadership, that torch must be passed on to the next generation.”


Current & Past Recipients

  • Russell Facer (2020-2021)
  • Sean (Nick) Blas (2020-2021)






Trudi Thomas Memorial
Endowed Scholarship


The fund was established by Mike and Valerie Thomas in memory of their daughter, Trudi Thomas (1976-2007) who was killed while jogging.


About the Donor

The fund was established by Mike and Valerie Thomas in memory of their daughter, Trudi Thomas (1976-2007) who was killed while jogging. She was a student of Early Childhood and Middle East Studies. Funds were donated by her parents and raised through a series of public events in the community.


 







Elbert D. Thomas Award in Political Science


Established in honor of Elbert D. Thomas (1883-1953), a U.S. Senator from Utah (1933-1951) and former political science and history professor at the University of Utah.

About the Donor

Established in honor of Elbert D. Thomas (1883-1953), a U.S. Senator from Utah (1933-1951) and former political science and history professor at the University of Utah.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Wyatt Hudgens (2020-2021)
  • Beau Maimer (2019-2020)
  • Michael Mickelsen (2018-2019)
  • Katherine Leibold (2017-2018)
  • Ghada Shehab (2017-2018)
  • Maria Olsen (2016-2017)





Utah Correctional Association Scholarship


Founded In 1970, the Utah Correctional Association’s purpose was to advance the general acceptance of correctional work.


About the Donor

Founded In 1970, the Utah Correctional Association’s purpose was to advance the general acceptance of correctional work by advocating for sound public policy, strengthening the professional status of correctional workers, and disseminating both training and information that would promote understanding of the field of corrections. It became increasingly difficult to maintain the involvement of professional staff in the governance of the Association. In 2019, the membership of the Utah Correctional Association voted to dissolve the organization. But, the Association had resources that they wanted to put to good use. Members began to talk about their desire to create a legacy for UCA and their desire to “leave behind” a way to support students who were pursuing a career in the Utah criminal justice system.

What a perfect legacy to create a UCA Scholarship with the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Utah! The hope is that this scholarship will financially support students who are pursuing a criminal justice career in this state, because we have observed an exodus of talented and bright students who move to another state to pursue their criminal justice career. But those who are awarded the scholarship get more than financial aid; they get an opportunity to connect with mentors who are working or have worked in the Utah Criminal Justice system. These former members of UCA give of their time and expertise to meet with the scholarship winners, share their experiences, and provide opportunities for the student to observe how the Utah system operates. It is the hope of UCA that this legacy will make a difference in keeping talented students right here in Utah where they will start their careers and begin to make contributions to the field of criminal justice.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Samantha Wyatt (2020-2021)
  • Roarke Cullenbine (2019-2020)







Danielle Vacca Memorial Scholarship


The Danielle Vacca scholarship was established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca.


About the Donor

The Danielle Vacca scholarship was established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca. Danielle was a University of Utah student killed in an auto accident by a drunk and impaired driver.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Allison Schuh (2020-2021)
  • Sara Wilcox (2019-2020)
  • Dylan Gavin (2018-2019)
  • Mary Hynes (2017-2018)
  • Spencer Cook (2017)
  • Preston Connor (2016-2017)
  • Sylvia Vowles (2016)
  • Audrey Hancock (2015)







Dorothy B. Watkiss Scholarship


Established in 2012 by a gift from the estate of Dorothy Watkiss for students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.


About the Donor

Dorothy, fondly known by her friends as “Dot”, was a real powerhouse and liberal feminist. Dot loved animals, particularly dogs. She was a U graduate, served on the board of the University, was for many years a director of the Western Interstate Association of Universities (WITCHE), and knew and really liked several of the professors at the College of Social & Behavioral Science. As one of her sons, I know that my brothers and I (and our families) find it very rewarding to receive thank-you letters from the beneficiaries of Dot's scholarship. We hope that they all are prospering.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Frances (Anna) Kennedy (2020-2021)
  • Alejandro Aguado (2020-2021)
  • Taylor Peppalaar (2020-2021)
  • Sarah Mateer (2020-2021)
  • Aaron Brown (2019-2020)
  • Emily Nachtweih (2019-2020)
  • Melissa Brewster (2019-2020)
  • Ana Ascencio (2019-2020)
  • Rebecca Jensen (2018-2019)
  • Rogelio Brambila (2018-2019)
  • Anne Marie Bitter (2017-2018)







SARA BAUM WELKE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


Established in 1996 by Ida Mae Hanks in honor of Sara Baum Welke.



About the Donor

Established in 1996 by Ida Mae Hanks in honor of Sara Baum Welke.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Hyunsu Bong (2020-2021)
  • Olivia Harradine (2020-2021)
  • Kyleigh Hatch (2020-2021)
  • Brianna Skaggs (2020-2021)
  • Maisoon Huwieh (2019-2020)
  • Alexander McFarlin (2019-2020)
  • Alex Leger (2018-2019)
  • Allison Buhler (2018-2019)
  • Brady Thorne (2018-2019)
  • Emily Grigg (2018-2019)
  • Giovanna Adamovich (2018-2019)
  • Howard Eyre (2018-2019)
  • Erin Feeley (2017-2018)
  • Hadley Hege (2017-2018)
  • Kaylene Russell (2017-2018)
  • Kaylene Russell (2016-2017)
  • Kiana Rust (2016-2017)






Richard and Kelly Whitlock
Endowed Scholarship


Established by the estate of Richard and Kelly Whitlock.


About the Donor

Established by the estate of Richard and Kelly Whitlock.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Andrea Jimenez-Flores (2020-2021)
  • Sinndy Rios (2020-2021)
  • Melissa Regalado (2019-2020)
  • Nelson Lotz (2019-2020)
  • Andrew Owens (2018-2019)
  • Kennedie Starr (2018-2019)
  • Carolyn Love (2017-2018)
  • Danielle McLaughlin (2017-2018)
  • Beth Warner (2016-2017)
  • Kevin Roeder (2016-2017)







Caroleen S. Williams Scholarship


Scholarship annually funded by Caroleen Williams.



About the Donor

Scholarship annually funded by Caroleen Williams.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Michael Judson (2020-2021)
  • Rahma Ahmed (2019-2020)
  • Grace Mason (2018-2019)
  • Elizabeth Valle (2017-2018)







David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship


The David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship was established by David’s wife, Dr. Kathleen B. Hom.


About the Donor

David lived his entire life in service to God, his family, and the principles of stewardship. He was an incredible man, an important factor in many peoples' lives. These fellowships are an opportunity for his work to continue. We must encourage the next generation to think of both responsibility and authority when they look at our natural resources and environment. Thanks to our arrogance, self-centeredness, and inability to see beyond our own desires, humans are rapidly discovering the natural world is not infinite nor forgiving. My hope is that the recipients of David's fellowship will help turn this around.


Current & Past Recipients

  • Kenneth (Blake) Vernon (2020-2021)
  • Peter Yaworsky (2020-2021)
  • Savannah Bommarito (2020-2021)
  • Matthew Podolinsky (2020-2021)
  • Kenneth Vernon (2019-2020)
  • Peter Yaworksy (2019-2020)
  • Sean Bridgegam (2019-2020)
  • Kenneth Vernon (2018-2019)
  • N. Qwyinne Lackey (2018-2019)
  • Peter Yaworksy (2018-2019)
  • Kaylee Barket (2017-2018)







J.D. Williams Scholarship


Established in honor of professor J.D. Williams upon his retirement from the University of Utah.


About the Donor

J.D. Williams wife, Barbara Wright, said, "Dr. Williams was noted for his personal interactions with the students who came under his purview. He loved his students and went out of his way to help them. Those who lagged behind in class were invited to personal sessions, where he mentored them individually to avoid having to fail them. He had many grateful students."


Current & Past Recipients

  • Sierra Marty (2020-2021)
  • Brianna Jones-Whelan (2020-2021)
  • Jacqueline Mumford (2019-2020)
  • Melissa Regalado (2019-2020)
  • Addison Lewis (2018-2019)
  • Damon Ngo (2018-2019)
  • Karolyn Campbell (2017-2018)
  • Danika Li (2017-2018)
  • Chase Peterson (2017-2018)
  • Kennedie Starr (2016-2017)





DOWDLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarship provided by Gayla and Michael Dowdle.

About the Donor

In addition, given my personal journey toward my degree, we wanted to help women who are trying to achieve the same goal under similar circumstances and hoped this would give them the help they need. There are those who see a degree as unachievable because they don't have the resources. Hopefully this scholarship will be a way for others to accomplish their goals.


 

 

Last Updated: 4/7/21