Suazo Community Scholarship

The Senator Pete Suazo Leadership Foundation was founded in November 2001, shortly after the tragic death of the late Senator Suazo. The Foundation was established at the University of Utah to honor the legacy and commitment of the Senator.


The Foundation provides one to three $1,000 scholarships and one $500 internship stipend (local internships only) per semester for ethnic minority students enrolled at the University of Utah who demonstrate a passion for community service.

For More Info:

If you have specific questions, contact the Hinckley Institute at 581-8501 for additional information.

Previous Recipients:

2019: Pedro Padilla-Martinez, Sylvia Salazar

2018: Not awarded

2017: Valeria Jimenez

2016: Elizabeth Valle

2015: Nisha Kavalam

2014: Leo Masic

2012: Maryam Ebrahimi, Whitney Benns

2009: Sayra Moran

2008: Alyson Alegre Velasco, Melissa M. Yuen

2007: Yvette Gonzalez, Rebecca Kerr, Juan Jose Rodriguez, Candelario De Jesus, Candice Meldrum

2005: Aminatu Yusuf, Katherine Rubalcava

2004: Gabrielle Martinez

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