In September of 1985 leaders of the Summer Citizens Program initiated a scholarship endowment fund at Utah State University. The purpose of this fund is to provide an enduring expression of gratitude to USU and to the people of Cache Valley for their hospitality. The Fund is a symbol of the satisfying relationships among those persons who make their summer homes in Cache Valley, the university, and the community. Recipients of awards from this Fund are known as Summer Citizens Scholars. Summer Citizens Scholars typically are those students who demonstrate financial need, personal integrity and academic achievement.

Recipients are graduates of a Cache County or City of Logan high school, legal residents of the county and citizens of the United States. Special consideration is given to recipients who would be unable to pursue a higher education without financial assistance. Thanks to the Summer Citizens, in 2016 two students were awarded the Summer Citizens Scholarship to pursue an education at Utah State University.

You can donate to the scholarship fund at the time of registration. When you register online, there is an option to add a donation to your registration. If you mail, fax or call in your registration, just indicate that you want to make a donation and the amount. This will be charged to you at the time of registration. You can also donate throughout the summer at the Summer Citizens Office in the lower level of the Eccles Conference Center, room 103.


A 2016 Summer Citizens scholarship was awarded to Teri Marie Stivers during the 2016 End of Summer Closing Social Luncheon. Teri graduated from Mountain Crest High school with a GPA of 3.852. Teri is an excellent student and is dedicated to her love of art. She demonstrated tremendous effort and growth and has a positive attitude, is ambitious, teachable and eager to learn. Teri's artwork was accepted into the Utah State High School Art show in the Springville museum of Art. This is an achievement and honor that very few students obtain. Teri will be the first generation in her family to go to college and she is very excited and grateful for the assistance of the Summer Citizens Endowment Scholarship to aid her in achieving her goal of an art degree.

A 2016 Summer Citizens Scholarship was also awarded to Alexis Ruiz Mendoza during the 2016 End of Summer Closing Social Luncheon. Alexis graduated from Logan High School with a GPA of 3.738. Alexis was a valued member of the Logan High broadcast team which highlighted the daily live newscast of events for Logan High. He participated in all aspects of the production from an anchor, camera operator, teleprompter, to filming and editing news stories. Alexis is a conscientious, hard worker who overcame obstacles to have academic success. He is proud to be Latino that is bilingual. His dream is to become a pilot and excited that with the assistance from the Summer Citizens Endowment Scholarship his dream can become a reality. Alexis is also the first in his family to attend college. Alexis works hard towards his education by having self-discipline, motivation, and overcomes difficult trials that come his way. He is the most grateful for the generous donations which make this scholarship opportunity possible.