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Graduates from Utah State University leave with so much more than a college degree. Our students leave having experienced the thrill of winning a national student competition, the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty in research labs, and internships throughout Utah, across the US, and around the world. These are the experiences that prepare students like Emily Cottam to become leaders in their field.

Many Aggies don't realize how critical their financial gifts are to Utah State. Private support for higher education is more important than ever and it's the reason USU is able to deliver exceptional education and keep tuition affordable. Gifts to the university provide scholarships to more than 5,000 students per year.

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Emily Cottam


Caine College of the Arts Valedictorian


Kaysville, UT


Vocal Performance, with a Minor in Theatre Arts

Graduation year



CCA Caine Scholar for Excellence, Honors Student, CCA Valedictorian, USU Valedictorian Commencement Speaker

Favorite thing about USU

The care and guidance that I have received from the faculty has been invaluable; they have helped and encouraged me to take advantage of the many opportunities that are available to enrich my university education.

What Scholarships have done for me

The aid that I have received from scholarships has provided me with the ability to focus on my studies and take full advantage of what USU has to offer. I would not have had the chance to work with a number of performing ensembles, study across art disciplines, or even have the means apply to graduate schools without financial aid. I will be forever grateful to those who choose to help and invest in the dreams of students like me.


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The Annual Fund at Utah State University
1521 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1521

Alumni Development Director
Ryan Baldwin, 435-797-2143,

Annual Fund and Alumni Development Director
Sian Smith, 435-797-0863,

Giving questions? Please contact:

Wendy Oliverson
Assistant Director of Gift Management