Our Donors

Adrienne W. Larson

Adrienne W. Larson

This endowment was established in 1983 by Emerson C. Willey in honor of his wife, Blanche Scowcroft Willey. Adrienne Willey Larson is the family representative.

Alicia and Becky Suazo

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.

Allen and LuJean Proctor

Allen and LuJean Proctor

Allen Proctor, a Clinical Instructor in the College of Social Work practicum program for more than 25 years, was instrumental in establishing this scholarship through a distribution of assets from Salt Lake Metropolitan Services for the Aging.

Amanda Barusch

Amanda Barusch

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 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...

Brad Lundahl

Brad Lundahl

Christine Pugmire Skidmore & Family

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

Chris Wellington

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 Brown

Colin Brown

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

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.

CSW Alumni

CSW Alumni

Dan J. Swindle

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

Dean Randy Peterson

Debra Daniels

Debra Daniels

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,...

Dena Ned

Dena Ned

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

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. John W. Mauger

Dr. and Mrs. Stanislav O'Jack

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. Hamid Ghandehari

Dr. James Herron

Dr. James Herron

Dr. Kristen Keefe

Dr. Kristen Keefe

Dr. Laura Shane-McWhorter

Dr. Laura Shane-McWhorter

Dr. Lou Ann & Mr. Howard Jorgensen

Dr. Lou Ann & Mr. Howard Jorgensen

Dr. Jorgensen is a former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Social Work. She has long advocated for funding support for doctoral students, particularly those coming from out of state.

Dr. Reed P. Larson

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

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. Dan and Marge Edwards

Drs. Hand and Gail Liese

Drs. Hand and Gail Liese

Elise Kasteler Hutchings

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...

ERDC Members

ERDC Members

Gene and Pat Ninomiya

Gene and Pat Ninomiya