Wells Fargo Foundation Awards $25,000 to SUU

Published: August 02, 2019 | Author: Kierstin Pitcher-Holloway | Read Time: 2 minutes

A long-standing supporter of Southern Utah University, Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to three SUU programs. The funding will be split equally among the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning, the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Latinx Business Scholarship and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion internship program. 

“Wells Fargo has been part of the SUU family of donors for more than 20 years,” said Janet Borg, Director of Development at SUU. “The company has a long-standing history of strengthening communities by supporting students, advancing diversity and providing funding for programs that prepare students for the workforce.”

group of students with teacherThrough the STEM Center, the grant from Wells Fargo will benefit the local tutoring centers for K-12 students, as well as a number of other programs offered through the STEM Center such as Girls Go Digital, Cedar Mountain Science Camp, Science Olympiad, and Southern Utah Robotics Coalition. The STEM Center’s vision is to ultimately improve the developing economy in southern Utah, while their short term goal is to motivate students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

Within the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business, the funding from Wells Fargo will allow for three low-income students to receive the Latinx Business Scholarship. These students are high-achievers, with a minimum 3.00 grade point average and demonstrate a desire for academic excellence. This ultimately benefits the community as graduates create successful businesses and support the local economy.  

SUU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion will utilize the funding to continue placing up to eight students per year in high profile positions throughout campus. These positions allow students to gain hands-on experience to further their preparation for future careers. 

Funding and support from the community has helped SUU to provide the quality experiential learning it is known for. The University is grateful for the contributions Wells Fargo has made and plans to continue using the generous support it has received to benefit not only students but the community as a whole. 

Through a combination of strategic relationships with local and national nonprofits, grants, volunteer activities, and other community investments, Wells Fargo seeks to create solutions that help strengthen the communities in which they operate and grow local economies around the world.

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