Rocky Mountain Power Foundation continues to support Southern Utah University by dedicating thousands of dollars in scholarship money tailored for first-generation college students, the Center for STEM Teaching and Learning, and the SUU FIRST Tech Robotics program.

Over the past 13 years, more than 100 students have received financial support from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to help them become the first in their families to earn a college degree. Two SUU students shared firsthand accounts of how scholarship funds from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation impacted their college experience and helped them achieve their academic goals.

“Because of this scholarship, I am able to attend college and get an education that would otherwise be impossible. I am so grateful for your generosity,” said Lehi Moran, music major.

Another music major, Nancy Johnson, also offered her thoughts on how the scholarship aided her college experience.

“You don't know how much it means to have this opportunity to help make my education easier to afford. It helps ease the financial burden on my family and also myself since I try to pay for as much of my schooling as I can on my own. Thank you for helping me out.”

Eligibility requires a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and first-generation student status from rural communities within PacifiCorp's six service regions.

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. Created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, there are now 2.1 million customers being served by the electric utility company in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington, and California). Fueled by their company motto–“support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power through charitable investments”–the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has been providing scholarship funds to SUU students for over a decade.

Thanks to the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and dozens of other prestigious donors, students of all backgrounds are able to fund their education through generously provided scholarship money. To learn more about how to submit an application for the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation scholarships, as well as other scholarships, visit the SUU Scholarship website.

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