Monday, 16 April 2018 18:38

Canyons Education Foundation to Award Unprecedented $10,000 in Student Scholarships

Join us for a night under the Big Top where we’ll be celebrating students who have pulled off fantastic feats of perseverance to surmount obstacles and reach new academic heights. The Canyons District Education Foundation is proud to announce that a record $10,000 in college scholarships will be awarded to eight deserving students at the Foundation's seventh annual Spring Gala on Thursday, April 19.

At the gala, which is being held to generate funding for future scholarships, the Foundation also will launch a new campaign to raise money to subsidize the cost of tuition for Canyons District teachers who are furthering their own education by enrolling in master’s and doctoral degree programs.

“The Foundation works with community leaders and businesses to secure resources to fuel innovation in the classroom and help students realize their dreams. An important piece of the equation is supporting teachers in their efforts to grow professionally and improve their teaching practice,” says Foundation Officer Laura Barlow. “Many factors contribute to student success, but nothing matters more than having a passionate and highly-skilled teacher in the classroom.”

There’s still time to purchase seats for the Gala, which kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. at Midvale Middle School. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment provided by student performers from Alta and Jordan high schools and a silent auction. All proceeds will fund student scholarships, Teacher Innovation Grants, and other educational initiatives.

Can’t make it to the Gala? Anyone can contribute at any time to one or more of the Foundation’s initiatives online. Every penny matters and is used to support the welfare and success of students. For, in the words of the “Greatest Showman” P.T. Barnum, “the noblest art is that of making others happy,” and “the best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.”
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