The Student Alumni Board (SAB) initiated the “Giving of the Green” campaign in response to state budgetary cuts, which previously provided tuition scholarship aid to UVU students.
The campaign raised approximately $1,400. DigiCert, a local website security company in Lindon, offered to match the student donations. This will bring the total to about $2,800, which is enough money to provide two students with financial scholarships.
The campaign theme, “Scholar-shipping You Through School,” suggested students could unite together by each donating a little, and financially support a few of their struggling classmates who’s scholarships were affected by the cut backs.
Around 200 students attended the St. Patrick’s Day benefit concert featuring local bands. Ticket sale proceeds, in addition to donations made at hallway campaign tables and online, all contributed to the scholarship fund.