The cost of a four-year undergraduate degree rises every year, and yet a college degree is almost becoming a requirement in our global economy. At a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet, it is our belief that a commitment to education is the greatest gift we can give to the next generation.
This past year, Jill Aoki and Anthony Lemon from the Huntsman School were two of just 39 students, out of 92,000 test takers, to receive the 2013 Elijah Watt Sells Award for top scores on the CPA Exam. Over the past few years, our students have been named as Boren Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, national champions in an MIS competition, and recipients of the Elijah Watt Sells Award. Closer to campus, accolades include USU Man of the Year for the past three years in a row, USU Woman of the Year, the Bill Robbins Memorial Award, and the Whitesides Scholar Athlete of the Year.
These students are just like you – energetic, passionate, and full of ideas and optimism. But they need your help because while public funding for higher education has decreased dramatically, costs have not.
I hope you will join me and make a gift to the Huntsman School Scholarship Fund so that we can build on the success of our current scholarship awards and provide more students with scholarship support.