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Sonora Grill, 2310 S. Kiesel Ave., will dish up Mexican cuisine with a side of scholarship fundraising for Weber State University students during the annual Dining for Dollars event.

OGDEN — Sonora Grill, 2310 S. Kiesel Ave., will dish up Mexican cuisine with a side of scholarship fundraising for Weber State University students during the annual Dining for Dollars event.

All sales between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, will go toward a WSU scholarship fund for first-generation or low-income students. Additionally, each year an anonymous donor matches funds from Sonora Grill up to $25,000. The restaurant and the donor have contributed $96,000 in scholarship money over the past four years.

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Money raised during Dining for Dollars helps some students in a way government can’t, since undocumented immigrants in Utah are ineligible for financial assistance. Without the support of federal student aid, loans or grants, many students are left without a path to pursue their dreams of higher education.

In the past four years, WSU has awarded 78 students the Oportunidad Scholarship, which is primarily funded by the Dining for Dollars event.

A special menu will be offered for $12 and includes a choice of entrée, salsa and a drink. Regular menu items will also be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 801-393-1999 or at thesonoragrill.com.