Mike DeBernardo, Deseret News
The Northeastern Counseling Center has donated $25,000 toward a scholarship endowment for master of social work students at Utah State University-Uinta Basin.

ROOSEVELT — The Northeastern Counseling Center has donated $25,000 toward a scholarship endowment for master of social work students at Utah State University-Uinta Basin.

When USU President Noelle Cockett announced the “Aggie Family Matching Scholarship Initiative,” a limited-time program that matches 100 percent of a scholarship donation, the counseling center jumped at the opportunity. Its donation was matched, creating a total endowment of $50,000.

“For years, we have donated thousands of dollars to USU for scholarships to help alleviate the financial burden for social work students,” said Kyle Snow, CEO of Northeastern Counseling Center, which offers counseling, therapy, addiction treatment, prevention training to area residents.

“When President Cockett announced this new initiative, we knew it would be a no-brainer for us. With this endowment, we can provide qualifying students scholarships indefinitely.”

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Endowments are different from one-time scholarship donations. Endowments are larger amounts of money that are invested and provide scholarships from the growth of the investment. Northeastern Counseling Center contributed $30,000 in December 2019 with $25,000 going toward the endowment and $5,000 for current scholarships, It has committed to donate $10,000 for the next two years for a total value of $50,000.

To qualify for the scholarship, master of social work students in the Uintah Basin must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits and be a resident of Duchesne County, Uintah County or Daggett County.