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This year, the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter awarded 14 college students with scholarships for their future college and career goals. The scholarship program helps those students selected connect with others that are impacted by MS and also gives them the opportunity to volunteer and connect with the Utah-Southern Idaho chapter and its programs.

Congratulations to all of our scholars!

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Enrollment for the 2015 scholarship program is open from October 1, 2014 to January 15 2015. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, click here.

Jarom Barnes

Jarom is the recipient of the 4th annual Val and Edith Green scholarship. Jarom plans to attend Brigham Young University in August to study Business.

Savannah Gelhard

Savannah is the recipient of the Willie Blocker award.  She has plans to attend the University of Utah in in August to study Medicine. 

Alexis Gundersen

Alexis is the recipient of the Hilti Legacy Cup award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers from last year-Jim Carpenter.  She has plans to attend University of Utah in the August to study pre-med

Cade Higbee

Cade is the recipient of the Don Ipson award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers from last year. He has plans to attend Dixie State College.

Erica Mooy

Erica is the recipient of the Mark Purcell award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers from last year.  She has plans to attend Salt Lake Community College in the fall to study physical therapy.

Daylene Paskett

Daylene is the recipient of the Mark Jensen award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers.  She has plans to attend Utah State University in August to study social work.

Anja Peterson

Anja is the recipient of the Linda Blocker award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers from last year.  She has plans to attend Utah State University in the fall, studying neurobiology.

Dylan Scott

Dylan is the recipient of the Greg Spencer award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers. He will be studying mechanical engineering at Utah State University in the fall.

Alisa Twede

Alisa is the recipient of the Frank Lundquist award, named for one of our Chapter's top fundraisers. She has plans to attend Utah State University in the fall to study business.

Rachael Wainwright

Rachel is the recipient of the Laurel Spencer award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers. She has plans to attend Westminster to study psychology.

Elijah Anderson

Elijah is the recipient of a National MS Scholarship. Elijah will be attending University of Oregon this fall to study music and film. Elijah’s motto/favorite quote of his states: “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” Elijah said he likes to apply it to his life.

Tristan Jacobi

Tristan is the recipient of the Kevin Bauer award, named for one of our Chapter’s top fundraisers from last year. He has plans to attend Brigham Young University, studying business management.  When asked if he had a favorite motto or quote he said, “Fear is not real; the only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts for the future. It is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist- that is near insanity. Fear is a choice.” Tristan said he likes this quote because with MS we fear and worry, but we shouldn’t let it hold us back from life.

Justin Lewis

Justin is the recipient of a National MS Scholarship. Justin will be attending Wilmette in August with plans to study biology.  When asked how Justin hopes to make a difference in the lives of those living with MS. He said; “He plans on becoming a doctor, if he doesn’t become a Neurologist then he hopes to become a family practitioner and help those with MS and others incorporate their strengths and weakness for a better life.”

Robbie Varner

Robbie is the recipient of a National MS Scholarship. She plans to study health at the University of Idaho in August. When asked how MS has made a difference in her life. She said “It has made me strong and not take things for granted. It makes me think differently about life.”

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