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Reed Lund and Cleone Rich Frischknecht and Family Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded that will pay $1000 for tuition or other school related expenses for the 2018 Spring Semester at Utah State University. The scholarship recipient will be notified in December 2017.

Application open: November 1, 2017. Deadline for application: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Who can apply:

The Reed Lund and Cleone Rich Frischknecht and Family Scholarship is for USU graduate or senior level undergraduate students, majoring in one of the subject areas in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the Department of Economics. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Preference in selection will be given to those who have an interest in a career in public service and are residents of the state of Utah.

How to apply:

Please submit the following:
1. Application Cover Sheet and Certification (Available November 1, 2017)
2. Response - (600 words or less) Reed and Cleone Frischknecht valued leadership and service throughout their lives (see short bios). Describe a time you have been able to assume a leadership role or demonstrate your commitment to public service. Your response should also discuss any future career plans in the area of public service, with a connection to the region known as the Mountain West and its people, and the issues facing the Mountain West.
3. Response - (300 words or less) Reflect on the value of your CHaSS education and how your chosen field of study will aid you in your future career plans.
4. Resume - a summary of academic recognition, GPA, leadership involvement, community service, and any other information relevant to this specific scholarship application.
5. References - Names and contact information for 3 references. Academic references are preferred (i.e., professors, internship supervisors, etc.). In any case, these people should not be related to you.
6. Current USU transcript - unofficial transcripts are acceptable or a transcript from previous colleges for transfer students.

Please submit your application simply stapled (not in a folder or binder). Be sure to include your contact information: mailing addresses (both school and permanent addresses), email, and phone number. Selection of recipient shall be made by the scholarship committee of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information, please email 
mwc@usu.edu, call 435-797-0299, or stop by Old Main Room 339. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, November 27, 2017, and recipients will be notified in December. Submit all application materials to:

Frischknecht Scholarship
Mountain West Center for Regional Studies
Utah State University
UMC 0735 - Old Main Room 339
Logan, UT 84322-0735

Applications may also be dropped off in Room 338 or 339 in Old Main on the USU campus.

Reed Lund and Cleone Rich Frischknecht

Reed Lund Frischknecht (1924 - 2013) and Cleone Rich Frischknecht (1925 - 2016) were both born in Logan, Utah. They were married in 1946. Reed served in World War II as a 2nd Lt and platoon leader of the 601st Tank Destroyer Corps in the U.S. Army. He received his academic training at Utah State University and the University of Utah, earning his Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Economics in 1952. He began his public service in the 1950s in Washington, D.C. during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower by serving as a legislative assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson. He then accepted a position as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Arthur V. Watkins (R-Utah, 1954-1958). He also served as visiting assistant professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University (1958-1961) before returning to Utah to teach Economics at Weber College and then the University of Utah until 1974. His scholarship included studies on farm income support programs, governmental financing of higher education in Utah, and the unionization of federal employees. At his retirement at the rank of full professor, the University of Utah chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, gave him a commendation for his high standards of scholarship, his personal interest in his students, and his willingness to serve as faculty advisor to the chapter. His public service also included appointment as a member of the Utah Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of State Government. His lifelong concern for the civil rights and equal opportunities for African-Americans and Hispanics led him to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Utah Citizens Organization for Civil Rights. Reed’s beloved wife Cleone also attended Utah State University, and was known throughout her life for her quiet and tender service in her neighborhood and LDS ward Relief Society.