S C H O L A R S H I P S FO R T H E T- B I R D T R U E Alumni Legacy Scholarships for SUU Descendants As the University’s student population continues to grow and diversify, so too does our base of proud alumni who know first-hand the value of the SUU experience. With high hopes to pass that tradition on, many alumni unfortunately find that out-of-state tuition rates are challenging to bear. Fortunately, SUU’s Alumni Legacy Scholarships give nonresident students who are the children of an SUU, SUSC, CSU or BAC alumnus a scholarship to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, making the Thunderbird tradition more affordable for the children of proud alumni everywhere. After recently increasing funding for these legacy scholarships, the University is excited to offer more of its own this special perk. To qualify, students must: • Be admitted and enrolled as a first-time, nonresident student, • Have at least one parent who graduated with an associate’s degree or higher from SUU (SUSC, CSU, etc.). Alumni Legacy Scholarship awards are, however, limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with two levels of funding: Tier 1: Four-year renewable scholarship of $10,500/year Tier 2: Four-year renewable scholarship of $7,000/year. Please note: Students who accept an Alumni Legacy Scholarship will not be eligible to gain Utah Residency. For more information as you plan for the future, please
Keeping it in the Family In
what his future would hold as
Galen and Regina Rose, when they first met (inset) and surrounded by their current allThunderbird family (above).
and biology major at Southern Utah State College. His Thunderbird allegiance grew, however, and the 1976 student body president left school with a diploma and, soon after, a wife in SUSC’s 1979 Homecoming Queen Regina Peterson (’81). Today, 33 years since they first met during the Homecoming Queen competition, the couple has established a loyal brood of Thunderbirds in The Dalles, Oregon. All three of their children have now attended SUU, and the latest Rose on campus, Lindsey, is currently studying exercise science as a senior on an Alumni Legacy Scholarship.
contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 435-
“We, of course, had a great experience at SUU and knew
586-7735. Scholarship information is also available online
it would be a great fit for our children. But with all three
kids in school [their older two have moved on to graduate school], our options were somewhat limited. The Alumni
Legacy Scholarship gave us a way to get Lindsey where she really wanted to go.”
The 2013 Legislative Session included the passage of Senate
Galen and Regina come from a long line of SUU true.
Bill 51, the “Higher Education Tuition Waivers” bill, which will
Most of Galen’s 13 siblings went to SUU, as did all four
extend alumni legacy nonresident scholarships to grandchildren of
of Regina’s siblings. “SUU is our school, that’s where our
alumni. Spread the word to inspire the next generation of SUU true.
roots are, that’s where our love is. We’re just so happy we have been able to pass that experience on.”
Published on Apr 18, 2013