Alicia and Becky Suazo
Alicia Suazo, the late wife of Pete Suazo, and Becky Suazo, sister to the late senator, are dear friends of the College of Social Work who continue to cheer on students following in Pete Suazo’s footsteps on matters of social justice.
Dr. Amanda Barusch, College of Social Work professor and director of the MSW program, established this scholarship in honor of her father, Gilbert Teemley Smith. She is interested in supporting first-generation students.
Ann E. Henderson
Ann Henderson was born and raised in Salt Lake City. After teaching in a small Southwestern Colorado school district for six years, Henderson moved to Brigham City, Utah in 1983 to teach non-credit family and consumer science programs for the Utah State University...
Christine Pugmire Skidmore & Family
Christine Pugmire Skidmore, along with supportive family and friends, established this scholarship in 2016 after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, Lee. The couple had been longtime supporters of social work students and big Ute fans. Lee’s father was...
Chris Wellington established this endowed scholarship in memory of her friend, Beryl Peters. The two shared an appreciation for those who worked in the mental health field. Thus, the scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s...
Colin W. Brown established this scholarship in honor of his childhood friend, Hank Liese. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time BSW, MSW, or PhD students studying within the College of Social Work who are in good academic standing and have financial need. ...
College of Social Work Community Advisory Board Members
The College of Social Work Community Advisory Board created and funded this scholarship, which is specifically designated for BSW students. The Board is composed of community leaders and philanthropists who support social work.
Dan J. Swindle
A scholarship fund was established in 1992 by friends and family of Dan J. and Viella C. Swindle to support students in dentistry. Scholarship support shall be awarded to deserving students based on financial need and academic excellence. Priority shall be given to...
Dean Randy Peterson
Debra Daniels, LCSW, is the Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the 2010 recipient of the Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women of the University of Utah. A native of Ogden,...
Dr. Dena Ned, a professor in the College of Social Work, is the representative for these College scholarships awarded to students of American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry.
Don and Sylvia Schmid
The Don and Sylvia Schmid American Indian Child Welfare Leadership Scholarship in the College of Social Work was initiated by the Schmids in 2001. Of this honor, Don says, “My wife and I believe very strongly in the value of education. My life’s work in social work...
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Mauger
Dr. and Mrs. Stanislav O'Jack
Dr. Stanislav O’ Jack established this scholarship in memory of his first wife, Jamal, who was pursuing a doctorate at the College of Social Work at the time of her death and would have graduated with the class of 1993. As a PhD student in social work, Jamal was...
Dr. Hamid Ghandehari
Dr. James Herron
Dr. Kristen Keefe
Dr. Laura Shane-McWhorter
Dr. Reed P. Larson
A scholarship fund was established in 2001 by Lennox A. Larson in honor of Dr. Reed P. Larson for students within the School of Medicine’s joint program with Creighton University School of Dentistry, and as of 2012, the University of Utah School of Dentistry....
Dr. Richard D. & Terina Newman Martinez
A scholarship fund was established in 2016 by Richard and Terina Martinez to support students in their 2nd or 3rd year in the School of Dentistry, carry a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate an interest in general dentistry, and demonstrate involvement in school and...
Drs. Dan and Marge Edwards
Drs. Hank and Gail Liese
Elise Kasteler Hutchings
Elise Kasteler Hutchings established this endowed scholarship in 2011. As a former President of the NASW Utah Chapter and a graduate of the MSW program, she was keen to recognize an outstanding social work student who has demonstrated knowledge of the value of the...
Gene and Pat Ninomiya
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
The legacy of George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles will forever be linked with the vitality of the State of Utah. For nearly half a century, through their community leadership and remarkable philanthropy, this dynamic couple made a lasting impact that has continued to...
Gloria and Robert Johnson
Jeannine Bordenave, a 1981 MSW graduate of the College of Social Work, established this scholarship in memory of her mother, Lucille Bordenave.