Scholarships We Offer

Adrian L. Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice

 

Cody Ray Odekirk Humanitarian Scholarship

 

Ronald M. & Nora A. Axton Scholarship

Adrian Maxson

Adrian Leigh Maxson was passionate about people, social injustice, humanitarian movements, art, and learning.  A senior at the DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden and an early college freshman at Weber State University, Adrian was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident after attending a benefit concert for Amnesty International at University Village.

In honor of his life and his activism, the Adrian Maxson Scholarship has been established at Weber State University for students who are engaged politically, socially and creatively in the community.

 

More information about the Adrian Maxson Scholarship

 
Cody Odekirk

Cody Ray Odekirk was committed to the spirit of community engagement.  From a young age, Cody was an active volunteer at a myriad of nonprofit organizations in the community such as Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club and Youth Impact. Cody was a sophomore student at Weber State University when he was killed in an airplane accident on his way to build a school in Guatemala with Choice Humanitarian. 

In honor of his life and humanitarian heart, the Cody Ray Odekirk Scholarship has been established at Weber State University for students who are engaged in the spirit of engagement locally and internationally

 

Ronald M. Axton “When Nora and I first got married, we struggled so hard. It took 11 years to go through school, including a two-year stint in the Navy. We did everything we could to make ends meet,” he said.

Mr. Axton graduated from then-Weber State College with a degree in political science, the only member of his family ever to earn a college degree. He does not regret the hard work it took to receive his education but knows how much a scholarship could have helped him.

Mr. Axton summed up his philosophy of giving with a quote from Yogi Berra, “‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’ Fortunately for us, we’re very happy with the forks we took. Life has been good to us, and maybe we can help someone else.”

 

Application Requirements

 

Application Requirements

 

Application Requirements

  • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
  • Applicants must be full-time students (12-18 credits).
  • Recipients of previous Adrian Maxson Scholarships are eligible to re-apply each year.
  • Students who graduated from the Da Vinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden are encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to social justice through, but not limited to, advocacy and political activism either locally, nationally or globally.
  • Applicants must also identify plans for continued efforts to create peace, justice and humanitarian treatment of all people.
 
  • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
  • Applicants must be full-time students (12-18 credits) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. This will be assessed through the results of the FAFSA.
  • Recipients of previous Cody Odekirk Scholarships are eligible to re-apply each year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a history of participation in local, national or global humanitarian projects and active community engagement.
  • Applicants must also identify plans for continued community engagement.
 
  • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
  • Applicants may be full- or part-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate financial need. This will be assessed through the results of the FAFSA.
  • Recipients of the Axton Scholarship may be awarded for multiple years, as long as the recipient continues to meet the required criteria.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, moderate political ideals, and a lifestyle of non-violence and peace.

 

Application Instructions

To be considered for Weber State University scholarships, applicants will need to submit the online scholarship application.  Log in to your student portal, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click the "Scholarship Application" link on the left side of the page.

After submitting the online WSU scholarship application, submit the following to the Center For Community Engaged Learning:

  • Resume with the applicant's educational background and community engagement
  • Brief essay describing the applicant's qualifications for the award as stated in the Application Requirements above

Applicants must identify for which of the three scholarships above he/she is applying. Applicants who wish to be considered for all three scholarships, must indicate this in his/her essay. Applicants must address the scholarship criteria (listed above) for each scholarship for which they are applying in the essay.  Applicants need only submit one set of documents, even when applying for all three scholarships. 

Application Deadline: February 20

Submit all documents to:
Center For Community Engaged Learning
SU 327
801-626-7737
ccel@weber.edu

Scholarship Committee

  • Helping HandsShelby Bachelor
  • Kasey Call
  • Teresa Holt
  • Brenda Kowalewski
  • Carrie Maxson
  • Mark Maxson
  • Mike Moon (Chair)
  • Brent Nelson
  • Lee Odekirk
  • Jordan Smith
  • Denise Thielfoldt