On a beautiful March 1, at Brighton Ski Resort, with fresh powder calling, the College of Humanities held its first annual Skiing for Scholarships Day. It was a smashing success! Skiers gathered to schuss down the mountain with Swoop and Dianne Harris, dean of the college; members of the 2016 national championship-winning U Ski Team; and humanities faculty and staff, who came together to ski for a great cause. The nearly $10,000 raised from the event will fund scholarships for underrepresented humanities students. The first award winner is Jose Soto, a first-generation college student and a Venezuelan immigrant who is studying communication. Thrilled to experience skiing for the first time, he received a $2,500 scholarship, and a one-year ski pass and season of ski lessons at Brighton.
In addition to the exceptional generosity of Brighton Resort, host of the event, additional sponsors included University of Utah Athletics, Millcreek Gardens, Stuff n’ Junk, Twin Peaks Wealth Management, Knead a Massage, and Goal Zero.
The College of Humanities will host its next Skiing for Scholarships fundraising event in early 2018 and looks forward to the support and participation by all interested fellow Utes.