Making a Difference

Your contribution helps make possible the many programs that support students in their academic career and opens doors for realizing their dreams and goals.

In spring 2015, due to generous parent support, the Parent Fund awarded over $80,000 in funding for student based programming, such as:

Office of Engagement

  • Beacon Scholars Program - Scholarship funding for program participants
  • Support of new programming - designed to educate first generation, underrepresented students regarding the pursuit of a graduate education 

BEACON 2012-13 Group Shot

Career Services

  • Suit Up Work Attire Program - providing interview appropriate clothing to low income students 

Suit Up Winners 2015

Counseling Center

  • Providing Alternative Fall Break opportunities for first generation students

LEAP Program

  • Scholarship funding for LEAP Program participants

LEAP Group

Women's Resource Center

  • Emergency Funds - supporting students who encounter financial emergencies impacting their ability to continue pursuit of their education

Women's Resource Center

View a fill list of the programs that received support here.

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Erica Marken, Director
Erica.marken@utah edu

Kirstyn Lofshult, Development Specialist