Three SUU Multicultural Students to Receive UCAMHE Scholarships

Published: November 12, 2003 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Read Time: 1 minutes

Three Southern Utah University students have been chosen receive academic scholarships through the Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education (UCAMHE).

UCAMHE scholarships are cash awards offered to students-of-color who are U.S. citizens, and residents of Utah, recognized for their academic and vocational achievement, leadership and community service.

The recipients from SUU are Pamrose Finau, Justin Matagi and Valerie Taylor.

Finau is a Pacific Islander student who is a sophomore in nursing. She is from Orem, UT.

Matagi, a Pacific Islander student, is a junior Spanish and psychology education major from Sandy, UT.

Taylor, a senior sociology and theatre arts major from West Jordan, UT, is an Hispanic student.

There will be 33 scholarships awarded to students from the 11 public/private colleges and universities in Utah. Students are selected based on academic/vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities.

UCAMHE is a non-profit organization established to promote and advocate quality education for people of color and/or disadvantaged backgrounds in our state. The organization is a public/private collaboration established for the sole purpose of increasing post-secondary educational participation and success of individuals within the under represented Utah communities of color.

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