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CSD Foundation To Give $8,500 In Scholarships at Gala

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  • Post last modified:April 14, 2015

The Canyons District Education Foundation is proud to announce that $8,500 in college scholarships will be awarded to seven Canyons students at the Foundation’s Spring Gala on Thursday, April 30.

The gala, which is being held to raise money for future scholarships, as well as other academic initiatives, will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway. The title sponsor of the by-reservations-only event is Savage, Canyons District’s 2015 Apex Award winner for Business Partner of the Year.

“For the first time in the history of the Foundation, we are providing financial assistance to students who have worked so hard in high school to pursue their dream of a college education,” said Brad Snow, President of the governing board of the Canyons Education Foundation. “The District’s aim is to ensure that every child who attends a Canyons school becomes college- and career-ready by the time they graduate – and one of the roles of the Foundation is to support that mission by providing the means to help students get their feet inside the campus doors.” 

At the event, the Foundation will announce six $1,000 “Bright Star” Foundation scholarship winners – one each from Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Hillcrest, Jordan and Entrada high schools.

The Foundation also will award its inaugural “Rising Star” scholarship award – a $2,500 scholarship for one deserving graduate who has been identified by counselors, teachers, and administrators as a student who has overcome unique and various challenges to graduate from high school.

The keynote speaker for the event is Utah native Sealver Siliga, a New England Patriot and Super Bowl champion. He was a starting player at Super Bowl XLIX, which was watched by a record-breaking 114.4 million people.

Emily Clark, the morning anchor of ABC4’s “Good Morning Utah,” will serve as the evening’s emcee. Award-winning CSD high school students are scheduled to perform musical numbers, as well. 

Call the Foundation at 801-826-5178 for ticket information or to donate an item to the live and silent auctions.