Three SUU Multicultural Students Chosen for UCAMHE Scholarships

Published: December 05, 2005 | Author: Lynne Brown, Director of Student Support Services | Read Time: 1 minutes

Three Southern Utah University students have been chosen to 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.

Thirty students from the 11 public/private colleges and universities in Utah were awarded this scholarship. Students are selected based on academic/vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities.

After an intensive application and interview process, the three recipients from SUU are Monique Pili-Otufanguvalu, Pamrose Finau, and Viliami Vakautakakala.

Pili-Otufanguvalu is a Pacific Islander student who is a senor Physical Education major from Salt Lake City.

Finau is a Pacific Islander student who is a junior and a first-year nursing student. She is from Orem, UT.

Vakautakakala is a Pacific Islander student who is a senior Biology/Zoology major from Richfield, Utah.

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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