September 15, 2022

USU Uintah Basin Raises nearly $16,000 for Local Scholarships


Utah State University Uintah Basin hosted its annual Perfect Swing for Scholarships event on Sept. 9, raising nearly $16,000 to go toward local scholarships. The event took place at the Roosevelt Golf Course.

All of the money raised from the event will go toward scholarships to help grow the region’s workforce and aid leaders in earning their college degrees. The round of golf, hosted by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, raised money to be used in the form of scholarships, internships, and the USU Uintah Basin Entrepreneurship program.

"We appreciate all of our participants, partners, and sponsors for helping support our local business students," said Bob Peterson, associate director and director of students for USU Uintah Basin. "It's our goal to support the Uintah Basin community and the impact these scholarship funds have in students' lives translates into our local workforce."

USU partnered with the Center for Entrepreneurship to hold the tournament. There were 24 teams in the 18-hole scramble. STRATA took first place in the tournament, followed by Don Busenbark’s Team and Uintah Basin Medical Center.

USU appreciates all participants and donors, including Mountain American Credit Union, Ute Energy, STRATA Networks, Spectra, Northeastern Counseling, Ovintiv, Integrated Water Management, Uintah Basin Health Care, Rhett’s Trucking, Jones Catering, Utah State University Extension, and Uintah Basin Technical College.

Operating campuses in Vernal and Roosevelt for more than 50 years, Utah State University Uintah Basin gives students the personalized attention and small class sizes of a small-town college with the resources of a large university, all in the backdrop of the outdoor oasis that is the Uinta Mountains and Ashley National Forest. With degree options ranging from associate to doctorate degrees and more than 125 programs available, as well as access to the renowned Bingham Research Center, USU Uintah Basin offers programs that help fuel local economies and empower individuals and their communities. Learn more at

Volunteers pose for a photo behind tables full of prizes on Sept. 9, 2022, at the USU Uintah Basin Perfect Swing for Scholarships event. The event raised $15,735 to go toward local scholarships. (Photo Credit: USU Uintah Basin)

Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing & Communications  

Bob Peterson
Associate Director and Director of Students
USU Uintah Basin
(435) 722-1749 

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