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Cache Valley Daily Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
Utah State University’s class of 2020 has created, as its senior gift, the “Aggies First” scholarship named for the school’s first female president — Noelle Cockett — and the first Ethiopian student body president Sami Ahmed. Tony Ahlstrom of the Student Alumni Association said the idea for the scholarship came from Jonathan Young of the Alumni Association. “He suggested we go a different route for a scholarship that would be able to be something that’s more meaningful,” Ahlstrom explained, “reaches more students and has a direct impact on more people than a physical gift would. That’s how the idea for a scholarship came to be.” The goal is to raise $25,000 by encouraging students to donate $20.20 over the course of a year and then the donations will be matched by eight different USU colleges.