Alta Endowed Scholarship

The Alta Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism whose focus is related to commercial recreation or sustainable tourism. The recipient will have experience in the field, and be actively involved in a professional parks, recreation, tourism and/or leisure organization at the local, state, regional and/or national level. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in sustainable tourism, a commitment to the natural environment and a concern for those living nearby, and be in financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applications must include a personal statement.
About the award:
The Alta Endowed Scholarship was created in 1998 by Mr. Peter Quinney Lawson in honor of his grandfather, Mr. S. J. (Joe) Quinney, whose philosophy is embodied in the Alta Ski Resort today. Mr. Lawson graduated from the Department in 1980 with an emphasis in Commercial Recreation. Mr. Lawson wore many hats at Alta: He drove snow cats, worked ski patrol, accumulated and preserved 40 years of avalanche research, worked in marketing and served as Assistant General Manager. Mr. Lawson has served on the Alta City Council, on the Advisory Council for the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University and on the National Native American Seed Board. He continues to serve the cause of conservation through philanthropic work in Utah.