Save the date for 2021 President's Scholarship Ball

OCTOBER 16, 2021

The President's Scholarship Ball has a rich legacy and tradition of excellence. For more than 30 years, this annual event has brought together supporters to provide full-tuition scholarships for high-performing students who are awarded the Presidential Scholarship.


To view photos from the 2020 President's Drive-In Scholarship Ball, click HERE and use the gallery password: UVUDriveIn2020!

To view the 2020 President's Drive-In Scholarship Ball, click HERE

Presidential Scholarship Highlight – Akaydeh Livingston

Utah Valley University (UVU) freshman Akaydeh Livingston ’24 is one of nearly 2,000 UVU Presidential Scholars. Livingston traces her roots to the Navajo Nation and is the youngest of nine siblings. She was drawn to UVU for the opportunity it would give her to pursue a degree in architecture. She plans to leverage her degree to help the Navajo reservation where her grandmother lives.

Livingston’s peers in high school rigorously studied to maintain good grades in the pursuit of a college scholarship. She recognized that it may be the only option for those who financially struggle. The only other alternative would be taking out a student loan – which she notes can place students in “debt for years.” The overwhelming stress of loans can drive students to leave their degrees unfinished.

“When we receive scholarships like this, it helps us know someone believes in us,” said Livingston. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to prospective UVU students who achieve at least a 3.9 grade point average and an ACT score of 30 or greater. The grant awards its recipients with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.

The Presidential Scholarship empowered Livingston to help those around her. She looks to help those who doubt they belong in higher education find their purpose. By using the opportunity the scholarship provides her, Livingston strives to make the lives of her peers better and let them know she’s looking out for them.

“Even though they weren’t able to have the same opportunities I had, I am committed to making all lives better,” said Livingston.

Determination, support, and opportunities are all words Livingston used to describe the impact of the UVU Presidential Scholarship.

Akaydeh Livingston 

Presidential Scholarship Highlight – Truman Brown

The Utah Valley University (UVU) Presidential Scholarship allows Truman Brown ’24, a point guard for the UVU men’s basketball team, an opportunity to pursue both of his passions – education and athletics. Brown is a pre-medical major with a notable basketball record. As an all-state player, he led Layton High School to the state championship game.

Brown was attracted to UVU’s nationally ranked academic programs. He earned college credits in high school that easily transferred to UVU. This helped ease the transition from high school to college and provided him with an opportunity to jumpstart his academic career.

When Brown entered his first semester of school, he didn’t anticipate the financial cost. The price alone for one semester was daunting.

“The financial burden that has lifted from me has been eye-opening. I will not forget the way the [UVU] Presidential Scholarship transformed my life,” said Brown.

Brown is “humbled” to have the financial stress taken off him. He recognizes that finding a means to pay for school is a financial hardship for many students. He is grateful for the opportunity to not have to go in debt for school and focus on his future career.

Brown hopes to pay it forward with the “blessings” he has received in his life. This mentality influenced him to enter the medical field. He wants to be able to help people in his own way just as the UVU Presidential Scholarship helped him. Truman

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

 

TITLE & MATCHING GIFT SPONSOR

 
 

PRESIDENT'S DANCE SPONSOR

ROGER & GWEN CONNORS

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR

SCOTT & KAREN KELLER

 

DINNER SPONSOR

 

DESSERT SPONSOR

 

GIFT IN CAR SPONSOR

 

CLASSIC CAR SPONSOR

 

PARKING SECTION SPONSORS

         
 

ROGER & GWEN CONNERS

PAUL & JEANETTE CLYDE

RYAN & JENNIFER NAPIERSKI

IN MEMORY OF BILL J. ANDERSON

 

OTHER SPONSORS


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