Mountain America Foundation Launches 2nd Annual Elevate Scholarship Program for Youth

Mountain America Credit Union, based in Sandy, Utah, and the Mountain America Foundation recently announced the launch of its annual Elevate Scholarship program for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The foundation is set to award $300,000, distributed as 120 scholarships of $2,500 each, to graduating high school students enrolling in higher education institutions in the fall of 2024. Other eligible candidates include students who are starting higher education in the fall of 2024 for the first time and meet other specific criteria. Candidates are assessed by factors like scholastic records, character, core values, work ethic, experience, community involvement, and leadership in action.

“Mountain America has dedicated itself to helping people achieve their financial dreams for over 80 years,” said President and CEO Sterling Nielsen. “We actively seek opportunities to enhance the well-being of the communities where our members reside, and the Elevate Scholarships play a pivotal role in amplifying that impact.”

In the program’s inaugural year, Mountain America collected more than 1,300 scholarship applications from six states. These applicants aimed for diverse educational goals, ranging from pursuits in the medical profession, law, engineering, elementary education, fine arts, science, information technology, and business, to trades such as HV/AC, welding, and culinary arts.

“We understand the pivotal role education plays in the lives of our youth and the financial stress it can impose on students and their families,” said Suzanne Oliver, executive director of the Mountain America Foundation. “We take pride in supporting these students, aiming for our scholarships to provide access to higher education that can significantly improve their quality of life.”

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