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Assistance League of Salt Lake City awards 12 local students with higher education scholarships

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Assistance League of Salt Lake City (ALSLC) announced the awarding of 12 scholarships to support students at the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. These scholarships were part of the Assistance League’s new Educational Scholarships program, created this year to alleviate financial barriers and empower students with demonstrated financial need.

Preference is given to non-traditional students which include students who are single parents, children of a single parent, those who have experienced homelessness, refugee/migrants, or those who are among the first-generation in their family to attend college.

“We are so excited to be able to provide support and invest in students pursuing higher education in Utah,” said Diane Mackin, ALSLC President. “We extend our sincere appreciation to the community and donors who made this scholarship program possible. The Assistance League remains committed to our mission of improving the lives of children and adults in our community through hands-on philanthropic programs.”

The Assistance League’s Educational Scholarships program collaborates through agreements with Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. This fall, seven students from Salt Lake Community College and five from the University of Utah were given scholarships. The scholarships included full in-state tuition, fees, and books for the fall and spring semesters of 2023-2024.

The scholarship recipients from the University of Utah expressed their gratitude for the support, emphasizing how the financial assistance will enable them to focus on their studies and achieve their academic and career aspirations.

“Thank you for granting me the opportunity to finish my studies at the University of Utah… Thank you for changing my life and the lives of those related to me,” said Henrique, a senior in Communications at the University of Utah. Henrique was born in Brazil and came to Utah to attain a higher education.

“To say I am thankful is an understatement, I am extremely grateful for your belief and support, and I would like to thank you for choosing me to receive this life changing Scholarship,” said Dennise, a freshman at the University of Utah from West Valley. Dennise’s goal is to attend medical school.

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Last Updated: 12/12/23