Bettering our campus

The scholarships awarded by staff to staff have been chosen for 2019. Recipients of the Tom Loveridge Memorial Scholarship of $1,250, exemplify service and dedication to the University of Utah. This academic scholarship can be used by staff to complete courses here at the U and provides funding for staff members focused on bettering our campus and surrounding community.

The Tom Loveridge Staff Scholarship Fund was established in 2012. The Staff Council awards this scholarship up to twice a year to eligible staff taking courses at the U and engaging in U community development activities.

Awardees for the $500 Staff Scholarships have also been chosen. These, more general and open-ended scholarships can be used towards professional trainings, symposia, conferences or workshops and their associated expenses on or off campus.


Laura Hamilton | College of Pharmacy
“My scholarship was utilized to pay for my spring tuition for a Conflict Resolution Management Graduate Certificate program here at the U. I engaged in the program as it will allow me to register as a court-rostered mediator so that I can help mediate foster care cases for DCFS and for the court system in Utah.”

Juliana Espinosa | Academic Advising Center
“As an instructor for Undergraduate Studies (UGS) 1050 Major Exploration, I applied for the Staff Council Scholarship in order to enroll in CTLE 6510, Cyber Pedagogy. I hope to apply the coursework towards exploring the creation of a future online version of UGS 1050 in order to increase availability to University of Utah students.”


Claire Leiser | Huntsman Cancer Institute
“I completed my Master’s degree in Public Health here at the U and now I work on research projects focusing on environmental exposures.  Thanks to this scholarship, I will be presenting my work on air pollution and pregnancy outcomes at a conference in April.  I will be going back to school in the Fall to pursue my Ph.D. in Epidemiology.  I am a Salt Lake City native and in my free time I enjoy hiking and camping.”

Ashley Glenn | College of Humanities
“Because of the Staff Council scholarship, I am able to both attend and present at the National Academic Advising Association’s Region 9 and 10 Conference this March in Hawaii. This will be my first time presenting at a regional advising conference and my first time collaborating with academic advisors outside of my own department. In our presentation, we will be sharing and discussing intentional data collection processes—both the processes used in International and Area Studies and by our colleagues in the Department of Communication. Additionally, attending the conference will allow me an opportunity to connect with colleagues at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, advisors who do similar work at the intersections of academic advising and international education.”

Kristin Mahoney Dahlin | Development Office
“Working in philanthropy on campus, I have the unique opportunity to see first-hand the power of giving. To be a recipient of such a gift, a tangible display of our campus values, I am truly honored and humbled. The Staff Council Scholarship has reduced my financial burden in the pursuit of my MBA, allowing me to focus more on the most important aspect of my education, learning. The generosity and fellowship of our campus community continually inspire me and motivates me towards success. Go Utes!”

Arianna Jensen | Huntsman Cancer Institute
“I plan to use this scholarship to help fund a certification examination to become a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator. I hope to pursue a career in the line of research management, the CCRC examination will help me take the next step in my career.”

C. Scott Balderson | S. J. Quinney College of Law
“I am ecstatic to have received a 2019 scholarship from the Selections and Communications Committee of the Staff Council and will use it to attend the annual conference of the 2019 National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) in April in Providence, RI.  NORDP comprises administrative professionals whose main function is to support the development of research activities, particularly by obtaining external funding.  This conference provides a unique opportunity for me to explore and work toward attaining both my personal and professional goals.”

Ginger Cannon | Sustainability Office
“This scholarship will provide needed tuition funding for my graduate degree, helping to support my pursuit of learning and professional development through higher education. I hope other University staff will consider giving (or continuing!) a financial contribution to the Staff Council scholarship fund so others have the opportunity to achieve their personal goals.”

Tony Pomicter | Huntsman Cancer Institute
“I have applied to the Workshop on Leadership in Bioscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York). The workshop will provide training in situations that require strong management and leadership skills, all in the context of laboratory research, researchers, and the goals and struggles that they experience. This workshop will foster my own growth and contribute to the success of my laboratory and staff. I am grateful to the Staff Council for their continued efforts in maintaining the Staff Scholarship.”