Conway B. and Elaine W. Sonne Scholarship

The Conway B. and Elaine W. Sonne Scholarship is for students who will be incoming freshmen at Utah State University. 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 Conway B. and Elaine W. Sonne Scholarship is for students who are graduating high school seniors and are U.S. citizens. Applicants need to have demonstrated leadership in their high schools and in their communities and show special talent and potential for continued leadership.

Apply Now with USU General Scholarship Application

Selection of recipient shall be made by the scholarship committee of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

About Conway B. and Elaine W. Sonne

Conway Ballantyne Sonne was born on December 28, 1917, in Logan, Utah, second son of Geneva Ballantyne and Alma Sonne. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940. He was a member of the varsity debate team at Utah State and demonstrated his capacity for leadership with his election to the Student Council and his service as president of three fraternal and honor societies. Conway fulfilled an LDS mission in the New England states and served three years in World War II in the Army Quartermaster Corps, rising to the rank of 1st lieutenant. In 1946, he graduated with an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and began his business career with Standard Oil Company of California. His civic activities included directorships in the professional business organization, museum and library organizations, and association assisting the disadvantaged. He authored numerous articles and six books on family and maritime history. Conway Sonne passed away in July of 1995.

Elaine Wintch Sonne was born on November 2, 1918, a daughter of Mary Evelyn Andersen and Wilford Jacob Wintch of Manti, Utah. She attended public school and was the valedictorian of her high school. She attended Utah State University on a scholarship, where she met her future husband. On campus she served as vice president of the student body, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. She received the College Citizenship Award given annually to an outstanding woman student, and after graduation she taught English for two years. Her life was an example of commitment to community service. While her husband was in the Army during World War II, she was serving on the home front with the American Red Cross, and afterward continued to serve through church and community organizations. Elaine Sonne passed away in January of 2003. The Sonnes have four sons: Alan, Carl, Marc, and Scott.