Nature’s Sunshine, in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, announced a new scholarship fund that will support diverse students as they pursue their education.
Through a $200,000 pledge over four years, Nature’s Sunshine will partner with the Opportunity Scholars program to provide full-ride scholarships for underrepresented students who would be first-generation college graduates. Through this partnership, Nature’s Sunshine scholars will have access to mentors, tutors, academic advising and networking opportunities.
“As a leader in health and wellness, we’re committed to helping people reach their potential,” said Terrence Moorehead, Nature’s Sunshine CEO. “Supporting individuals’ efforts to improve their lives through education, particularly within disadvantaged communities, was a natural outgrowth of that goal. We’re excited to partner with the University of Utah to help build a more inclusive community and empower others to make a positive difference through their own success and accomplishments.”
This scholarship program was born out of the company’s Stronger Together series, which focused on fostering conversations regarding diversity, equality and inclusivity, and the company’s efforts to take active roles in supporting and promoting people from diverse backgrounds.
“We here at the Eccles School are firm believers in the transformative power of education,” said Taylor Randall, Dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “This fantastic partnership with Nature’s Sunshine will allow us to provide multiple scholarships to diverse first-generation students, but the impact will certainly transform more than these individuals’ lives. Their families and communities will benefit from their education for years to come, as will the business world.”
The Nature’s Sunshine Scholarship will be managed by the Eccles School and will be awarded beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Funds for the program are committed through the 2024-2025 academic year.