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Elder Quest To Provide 18 Scholarships To Non-traditional UVU Students

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July 21, 2011
For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351

Elder Quest, a Utah Valley University-sponsored program, is pleased to announce that funds raised at its annual spring seminar in April will provide 18 scholarships to non-traditional students attending UVU starting fall semester.

“One of our most outstanding accomplishments is proving that private donations, both large and small, can make a difference,” said Rhoda Zobell, Elder Quest president. “The proceeds from the generosity of all those who participated in the seminar were far beyond expectations and all funds were matched by Elder Quest and other private donors.”

Elder Quest combines classroom learning, field studies and social opportunities for those 55 years old and over. Each year its spring seminar includes a fundraiser and silent auction to provide assistance to UVU students who are balancing university classes with work, family and other responsibilities.

Despite tuition increases, Zobell is pleased that the total number of scholarships offered this year exceeds the 15 scholarships presented last year. Elder Quest aimed to increase the number of scholarships this year, but was still pleasantly surprised by such a plentiful result.

Elder Quest operates as part of UVU’s Community & Continuing Education Department. For more information on Elder Quest, call 801-863-8490 or go to www.uvu.edu/ce/classes/elderquest/.

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