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Shelton and Sharon Wakefield Endowed Scholarship

Shelton and Sharon Wakefield have a long-treasured connection to education and to Carbon and Emery Counties. Shelton was born in Huntington, Utah, and graduated from Carbon College (now Utah State University Eastern) in 1959 with an associate’s degree in education. After completing his degree at the University of Utah, Shelton taught in the public-school system for five years. Shelton’s career, however, found its permanent home in the business world, with Conoco Oil, where he worked in corporate training and development until his retirement. Shelton’s entire family shares his passion for education, and one brother, Gregg, was a teacher coach, and principal at East Carbon High School.

Sharon was born in Idaho and moved to Price, Utah, as a young girl. She met Shelton at Carbon College where both were very active in music. Their relationship quickly developed during long bus rides to band events and performances. Sharon also studied at the University of Idaho and earned her teaching degree at Brigham Young University. Her family’s rich educational heritage lead Sharon, as it had her sister and mother, to devote herself to teaching. Sharon retired after a remarkable 30 years in the classroom.

The Wakefield’s deeply value the opportunities they were afforded as students. Their endowment recognizes and honors those donors who funded the scholarships that came to them in their time of need. Shelton and Sharon return those good investments here with interest. It is their wish to help USU Eastern (forever Carbon College to them) and its young students, who like them, simply need an opportunity to realize their educational dreams.

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To be considered for this scholarship a student must:

  • have a 2.0 GPA
  • be admitted to USU Eastern
  • intend to enroll or currently enrolled as a full-time student

 Deadline - May 1, 2019