Reed Lund Frischknecht and Cleone Rich Frischknecht and Family Scholarship

The Reed Lund Frischknecht and Cleone Rich Frischknecht and Family Scholarship can be used for tuition or other school related expenses. Amount varies based on available funds. The scholarship funds will be awarded each Spring for use in the next academic school year at Utah State University.  

Deadline for application: February 15th

Who Can Apply

The Reed Lund Frischknecht and Cleone Rich Frischknecht and Family Scholarship is for Utah State University graduate or senior level undergraduate students, majoring in one of the subject areas in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the Department of Economics. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement. Preference in selection will be given to those who have an interest in a career in public/community service and are residents of the state of Utah.

Apply Now with USU General Scholarship Application

About Reed Lund Frischknecht and Cleone Rich Frischknecht

Reed Lund Frischknecht (1924 - 2013) and Cleone Rich Frischknecht (1925 - 2016) were both born in Logan, Utah. They were married in 1946. Reed served in World War II as a 2nd Lt and platoon leader of the 601st Tank Destroyer Corps in the U.S. Army. He received his academic training at Utah State University and the University of Utah, earning his Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Economics in 1952. He began his public service in the 1950s in Washington, D.C. during the Eisenhower administration. He by served as a legislative assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, and later he accepted a position as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Arthur V. Watkins (R-Utah, 1954-1958). He also served as visiting assistant professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University (1958-1961) before returning to Utah to teach Economics at Weber College and then the University of Utah until 1974. His publications included studies on farm income support programs, governmental financing of higher education in Utah, and the unionization of federal employees. At his retirement at the rank of full professor, the University of Utah chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, gave him a commendation for his high standards of research, his personal interest in his students, and his willingness to serve as faculty advisor to the chapter. His public service also included appointment as a member of the Utah Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of State Government. His life-long concern for the civil rights and equal opportunities for African-Americans and Hispanics led him to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Utah Citizens Organization for Civil Rights. Reed’s beloved wife Cleone also attended Utah State University, and was known throughout her life for her quiet and tender service in her neighborhood and LDS ward Relief Society.