Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, Utah, is prepared to gift families of out-of-state alumni $48,000 in scholarship to pass on their Thunderbird legacy to the next generation.
Ever striving to enhance the value of an SUU diploma, the University offers both children and grandchildren of SUU graduates annual tuition breaks for undergraduate and graduate study. The university’s Alumni Legacy Scholarship is made possible through the Utah Legislature and allows non-resident students to pay resident tuition rates—a difference of nearly $12,000 each year for a full time student.
“We are thrilled to offer this as a benefit to all SUU students who have earned an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree at the University,” said Alumni Relations Executive Director Mindy Benson. “This really adds value to an SUU diploma, and our alumni are the best ambassadors for our school already, so we hope they take advantage of this great opportunity.”
The only requirement, aside from being related to an SUU alumnus: Alumni Legacy Scholarship students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and may not combine this award with other institutional awards.
The four-year award covers the out-of-state portion of tuition, meaning future students from all across the country can attend SUU on resident rates. Please note: time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Scholarship cannot count towards gaining residency.
“Now it doesn’t matter where our graduates live,” added Benson, “they can reap great rewards for their family’s educations simply by virtue of their college degree.”
To our SUU alumni: Please share your Thunderbird pride by sharing a great educational experience at Southern Utah University.