Dan Jones Future Leaders Scholarship


The Dan E. Jones Future Leaders Scholarship honors the public service and wisdom of Dr. Dan E. Jones. For more than 50 years, Dan Jones has played a prominent role in Utah politics as a teacher, pollster, mentor, and political guru. Thousands of Utahns have been inspired while listening to his passionate lectures on U.S. government.  Many of Utah's leaders - in business and politics - trace their careers back to a class and/or early mentoring by Dr. Jones. The scholarship will be awarded to local interns who are committed to public service and demonstrate outstanding academic accomplishment and leadership potential.

Previous Recipients:

2017: Emily Estheimer, Deborah Masterson

2016: Luke Herrmann, Kevin Furukawa, Anthony Scoma, Brock Sine, Vlada Yaramenko

2015: Katherine Koplow, Milena Margyan, Joseph Sorenson, Richard Buck, Emily Stephens, Gina Eastes, Zech Haws

2014: Jeremy Cordon, Zach Stevens, Colton Gardner, Angela Steadham, Aaron Rutledge, Ben Mordini, Brooke Honican, Daniel Sloan, Jake Warden, Jenica Jessen, Stephanie Winn

2013: Emilee Gorham, Austin Cox, Clint Williams, Nick Nash, Kaitlin Jowers, Hendrick Burns, Ben Seastrand, Justin Palmer, Caitlin McKelvie, William Miller, Vickie Furhiman, Angela Steadham, Trent Glove

2012: Cody Jenkins

2011: Antonio Brazao, Ellen Goldberg, Jinguan Zhu, Rosie Staes, Whitney Benns

2010: Peter Stamos, Kallie Clark, Ashley Jolin, Stephen Skokos, Scott Morris, Tim Schmidt, Chris Robinson

2009: Jeremiah Hansen, Lauren Hansen, Timothy Marti, Mark Pittman, Collin Hafen, Josh Irvine, Autumn Orme, Daniel Smart

2008: Aaron Rennaker, Zach Rusk, Erin Wilson, Tori Ballif, Robert Costa, Katherine Pasker, Anna Thompson

Scholarship Sponsors

Political Guru $10,000+
AT&T
Zions Bank
Doug Foxley
Senator Orrin Hatch
Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (In name of Abby Huntsman) 
Frank Pignanelli
Energy Solutions
North Star Video - James Nelson

Professor $5,000
Bonneville International
Randy Horiuchi
Intermountain Health Care
Regence BlueCross BlueShield
Thomas Arts & Christensen Research
Attorney General Mark and M'Liss Shurtleff
Workers Compensation Fund

Teacher $1,000+
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Beehive Credit Union
Comcast
Dan Jones & Associates
Deseret Morning News
Randy & Kathy Dryer
Gold Cross Ambulance
Jim & Lyn Hinckley
Diane King
Love Communications
Ray Quinney & Nebeker
Dean J. Steven and Pat Ott
Questar
R & R Partners
Rocky Mountain Power
Salt Lake Board of Realtors
SJ Quinney & Jesse E Quinney Foundation
Rocky Mountain Power
Alan & Marsha Rogers
Spencer Stokes
The Tetris Group
Dave Thomas
University of Utah
Utah Education Association
Utah League of Cities and Towns
Utah League of Credit Unions
Utah State University

Mentor $500+
Dave Buhler
Ferrari Color
Peter & Heather Cooke
Mayor Tom Dolan
Jerry and Kristin Howe
Kirk and Kristen Jowers
Mark May
Preston & Betty Nibley
Dick Richards
Utah Mechanical Contractors Association

Teaching Assistant $499 and below
Jeff Adams
Tyler Allen
Mark J. & Karen Allred
Doug & Elaine Anderson
Patrice Arent
Governor Norm & Colleen Bangerter
President & Mrs. Michael Benson
Ron & Melanie Bowen
Congressman Chris Cannon
Lauren Carpenter
Dr. Tim & Cathy Chambless
Frank & Patricia Child
Hal Christensen
Susan Cobb
Amy Code
Brian & Carolyn Crandall
Councilman Luke Garrott
Congressman & Mrs. James Hansen
Von Hill
Dr. Bob & Dixie Huefner
Dr. Ronald J. Hrebenar
The Honorable Bruce S. Jenkins
Ed & Valerie Johnson
David Jordan
Kennecott
Stanley Lloyd
William Loos
Nancy Lyon
Scott & Robyn Matheson
J. Michael Mattsson
James & Rosalind Mayfield
Steve Mecham
Courtney & Mitch McBeth
Bryson & Kristin Morgan
Representative Karen W. Morgan
Mike & Elizabeth Mower
Jerry & Jayne Nelson
Angie & Dan Nelson
John Norman
Amy Oliver
Dr. William David Patton
Adam & Andrea Reeder
Barney Rice
Amie Richards
Michael & Joyce Sibbett
David Spatafore
Roger Tew
Bea Williams

Give Back to the Hinckley Institute

The Hinckley Institute of Politics has opened doors to successful careers in the public and private sectors for over 7,500 former interns and scholarship winners. Help provide opportunities to current students by giving back to the Hinckley Institute.