Endowment Donation


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.

Since the fund began in 1992, we have raised over $55,000!

How to Donate

You can donate to the scholarship fund when you register online. You can donate any amount you choose from a few dollars to larger donations. The amount of your donation will be charged with your registration fees. You can also donate throughout the summer at the Summer Citizens Office in the lower level of the Eccles Conference Center, room 103.

If every Summer Citizen donated just $10 each, we could add at least $6,000 to the endowment every year! Please donate what you can this year!


Amanda Mansell
Growing up, Amanda always wanted to be an English teacher. Throughout school, she excelled in English and became passionate about it. High school wasn't just great because she continued to learn about something she loved, that was just part of it. She loved being a part of various clubs such as Hope Squad, FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America), and even the Harry Potter club. She was involved in choir and orchestra, peer tutor, and peer court. However, she made English a priority because she was always craving more. She is pretty sure she took every English class offered at her school. She is grateful to the teachers and school counselor who helped her get where she is today. She hopes to make an impact on her students as her teachers have done for her. Even if some classes were hard, she was pushed, she grew, and she was taught to strive to make the world a better place.

Dylan Olson
Dylan Olson recently graduated from Ridgeline High School and will attend Utah State this fall. He plans to major in accounting and has a love for business. He loves being outdoors and having fun. In high school, he was on the baseball team and also enjoyed playing basketball and any other sport with his friends in his free time. He loves camping and spending time with his friends in the outdoors.

Some of his goals for the future are to graduate college with a degree in accounting and start his own business. He would like to complete his master's degree in accounting and perhaps human resources. He would like to start a family after he graduates from college and become a father one day. He is excited to receive the Summer Citizens' Scholarship and appreciates everyone who contributed to the program.


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.