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The Noelle Cockett and Sami Ahmed "First To..." Scholarship

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The Noelle Cockett and Sami Ahmed "First To..." Scholarship

Class of 2020 Senior Gift

This year we wanted to be the first to do something new. The Class of 2020 has launched its all-campuses student body-wide giving campaign to endow a scholarship to support courageous USU students. We invite every student, especially seniors of the Class of 2020, to contribute to this gift. The scholarship will act as a catalyst for future students who are the “first to…”, including those who may be the first to graduate from college, the first to leave their home country, the first to pursue a certain career path, or other unique and exciting ways students may bravely be “the first.” Donate $20.20 in 2020 and generous donors from each college will match your gift.

Meet the Team:

Tony Ahlstrom


Jacob Cannon Alder


McKlayne Marshall


First To



The Noelle Cockett and Sami Ahmed First To...Scholarship has started!

Most Recent Gifts

$20.00 (Supporter)


Thank You Email

$20.20 (Class of 2020)

Thank You Event

$50 (Influential)

Annual Brochure about Scholarship Recipient

$202.00 (Distinguished)

Ticket to VIP Event and Previous gifts

$2020.00 (Presidential)

Recognition in Scholarship Endowment and Ticket to VIP Event and previous gifts

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Additional Details

  • Your gift will be used only for the above-stated purpose if the required minimum endowment level of $25,000 is met by December 31, 2025. If not met, the gift will be considered expendable towards the stated purpose.
  • The Endowment will exist in perpetuity. If circumstances arise that render the stated purpose of the Endowment (as set forth herein) illegal, impractical, impossible, or wasteful (e.g., a change in law, the elimination of a USU program, position, or course of study, the persistent unavailability of scholarship recipients that meet the criteria, etc.); then, as set forth in this Solicitation, under such circumstances and in keeping with Utah Code 51-8-501(1), USU may designate a new purpose and/or scholarship selection criteria for the Endowment. Any such new purpose shall be defined by USU’s President and Vice President of Academic and Instructional Services.
  • The Endowment shall be deposited and invested by the Board of Trustees of USU, through the USU Investment Advisory Committee in accordance with USU’s investment policy. The USU Foundation is the legal entity designated by USU to receive charitable gifts in support of its academic mission.
  • Distributions from the Endowment shall be governed by USU’s Endowment Spending Policy. The spending policy calls for an annual distribution up to 5% (currently set at 4%) of the value of the endowment account to be expended per the gift agreement. An additional 1.5% of the endowment value shall be used to fund the administration of the endowment and USU advancement efforts. All additional gains shall be retained as appreciation and invested along with the corpus to grow the value of the Endowment over time.
  • By letter dated May 21, 2008, the Internal Revenue Service has declared the USU Foundation (federal tax identification number 87-0627128), to be a duly qualified charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) and also an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is a duly chartered active Utah nonprofit corporation, under the provision of Utah Code, Title 16, Chapter 6a.