Past Scholarship Sponsors
We want to thank every 2017 sponsor! We couldn’t support our students without you.
University Credit Union
The University Federal Credit Union has been a sponsor of the Union Scholarship Celebration from the start and has been a vital contributor to the growth of the Union Scholarship Fund. The A. Ray Olpin University Union is thankful for the relationship that has formed between the Union and the University Federal Credit Union and the Credit Union’s commitment to serving our students. We are excited for an expansion of our partnership with the UCU that includes an addition of a Credit Union branch in the Union. Thank you to the University Federal Credit Union for their generous and unwavering support of the Union Scholarship Celebration.
University of Utah Dining Services
University of Utah Dining Services plays an instrumental role in the day-to-day operations of the Union. Additionally, they have been and continue to be a vital component of the Union Scholarship Celebration. Their continuing commitment throughout the years has allowed us to include meal plans in our silent auction and offer scholarships for their student employees. Dining Services is also the sole provider of the delectable food and refreshments offered at the Union Scholarship Celebration’s VIP, main, and after events. Working with the remarkable staff at University of Utah Dining Services has been a pleasure. The A. Ray Olpin University Union staff looks forward to future collaboration with University of Utah Dining Services.
As the number of scholarships provided to our students has grown, so too has the support from Salt Lake City community partners, and particularly from West High School. The 2017 Union Scholarship Celebration kicked off our partnership with West High School and their support allowed us to provide four-year scholarships to two terrific West High students who will begin their college careers at The U in the fall. This is the first year scholarships of this magnitude have been award through the Union Scholarship Fund, and it would not be possible without West High School. The student recipients have displayed a plethora of leadership throughout their high school experience, and we are looking forward to their continued growth as leaders in the A. Ray Olpin University Union.
Great food, cheerful people, and generous support are all qualities that make Cupbop extraordinary partners of the Union Scholarship Celebration. University employees and students alike have thoroughly enjoyed the Cupbop food trucked parked near the Union, which serves the best Korean BBQ in a cup! Cupbop contributes a portion of each bowl sold to the Union Scholarship Fund, and their total contribution to date is upwards of $10,000. We are thankful for the relationship built with Cupbop throughout the year and for their generous support of Union scholarships. Thank you, Cupbop, for keeping both the Union Scholarship Fund and our stomachs full!
The University of Utah Alumni Association has been a faithful supporter of the Union Scholarship Fund, and in 2017 the Alumni Association contributed more than ever before. Our annual Union Scholarship Celebration would not be possible without the continuing support of campus partners, including the Alumni Association, and we look forward to the continued growth of the collaboration between the Alumni Association and the A. Ray Olpin University Union. It is always a pleasure to work with the delightful staff of the Alumni Association, and we feel fortunate to work with these individuals to provide scholarships to University of Utah students who will surely make exceptional alumni, as well.
College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah strives to create community through various forms of art. In concert with the Union’s mission to create community on campus, a wonderful partnership has formed. The College of Fine Arts began supporting the Union Scholarship Fund in 2014, and their generosity has remained consistent since that time. The Union Scholarship Fund would not be where it is today without the support of generous campus partners including the College of Fine Arts, and for their support, we are extremely grateful.
The A. Ray Olpin University Union is home to the Associated Students (ASUU) of the University of Utah. ASUU, the student government for the campus, continuously demonstrates a desire to serve the university student body as well as its student leaders. ASUU’s unwavering support of the Union Scholarship Fund has not gone unnoticed, and we are extremely appreciative of their generosity. Partnerships between ASUU and the University Union are ongoing not only through the Union Scholarship Fund but in their collaborations with the Union Programming Council, too. Thank you, ASUU, for your long-lasting dedication to the growth of the Union Scholarship Fund.
Personal Money Management Center
Ann House and her team at the Personal Money Management Center (PMMC) are charged with educating students on and promoting fiscal responsibility. Each year, they take their commitment one step further by participating as major donors to the Union Scholarship Fund. This year, the PMMC and Jennifer Hillam contributed the funds Hillam earned through the Zion’s Bank Ultimate Cheapster contest. They are excited about the growth their initial donation will experience through the endowment of the Union’s scholarships. We are extremely grateful to the Personal Money Management Center and Jennifer Hillam for their support.
MHTN strives to make their client’s vision a reality by using the concepts of modern architectural principles intertwined with the past and future. Their visions and designs can be seen throughout the University of Utah campus, at Weber State University, Westminster College, and Southern Utah University. A leader in collegiate architecture, MHTN has won numerous awards for their work; their most recent award-winning design is the Boise State University Student Union. The A. Ray Olpin University Union staff has had the pleasure of working with MHTN on a variety of projects, and we look forward to any opportunity to collaborate with their innovative team. We extend our most sincere appreciation to MHTN Architects for their support of the 2017 Union Scholarship Celebration.
Adobe is excited and honored to partner with the University of Utah, the Union & UPC. Adobe is committed to student success and to helping to transform the lives of students through digital experiences. Adobe believes that the Union Scholarship Fund aligns with their efforts.
University Guest House
The University Guest House and Conference Center serves as a premier hotel and conference location for university entities and visitors. In 2017, the University Guest House once again contributed generously to the Union Scholarship Celebration by not only purchasing a sponsorship package but through their considerable contributions to our silent auction, as well. The University Guest House and Conference Center goes above and beyond for each of their guests, as well as for the students at the University of Utah. Thank you to the University Guest House and Conference Center for all that they do for our campus community!
Educational Leadership & Policy
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education contributed to the Union Scholarship Fund for a second time this year by purchasing a Bronze Level sponsorship. The A. Ray Olpin University Union is privileged to employ several students from the ELP department, all of whom bring a new perspective and insight from their ELP background. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is not only an instrumental component of the University Union and the Union Scholarship Fund but of the entirety of the Division of Student Affairs. We extend our sincere appreciation to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy for their investment in the Union Scholarship Fund and the growth of student leaders at the University of Utah.
Knead a Massage
For the past several years, Knead a Massage has been a generous donor to the silent auction at the Union Scholarship Celebration. This year, however, Knead a Massage furthered their contribution and purchased a Bronze Level Sponsorship, as well. With locations in Foothill Village and just off of Main Street in Park City, this locally owned company prides itself on generously supporting the Salt Lake City community, Park City, and the University of Utah. Knead a Massage offers a plethora of services including therapeutic massages, hot stone massage, sports massage, and even Thai massage. Thank you to Knead a Massage for their support of the Union Scholarship Celebration. As their owner, a proud Utah alumna would say, “Go Utah!”
Weber State University
This year, Weber State University purchased a Bronze level sponsorship for the Union Scholarship Celebration. The staff at the A. Ray Olpin University Union considers it an honor to earn the support of a neighboring university, and we thank the staff of the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State for their generosity. With more than 25 degree and certificate programs, Weber State boasts a student population largely comprised of Utah residents. Weber State’s vision is “to be the national model for a dual-mission university that integrates learning, scholarship, and community.” It is a privilege to consider the individuals from Weber State University colleagues, and we thank them for their support.
Textbooks, technology, apparel, academic supplies, and freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and tea – what else could you ask for in a campus store? The University Campus Store continues to generously support the Union Scholarship Celebration through their contributions to the event’s silent auction alongside their purchase of a Bronze Level Sponsorship.
Perkins + Will
With 20 office locations and more than 2,000 employees, Perkins+Will is a research-based design firm established in 1935. Perkins+Will’s work can be found on many university campuses, as well as in medical centers, technology firms, luxurious living spaces, and more. Perkins+Will’s influence may be identified around the globe. Their 10 research labs have received numerous awards for their work, and their forward thinking is inspiring. We are grateful for the support this tremendous company has demonstrated toward the Union Scholarship Fund.