WGU Advancement and FJ Management, a Utah-based private holding company that manages a diverse portfolio of petroleum, healthcare, and hospitality companies, have partnered to advance education and strengthen the workforce in the Northwest.
FJ Management launched their Impact Fund in 2016 to give back to their communities and has since donated over $6 million to support scholarship and education programs with several of Utah’s higher education institutions. The company encourages its workforce to pursue a post-secondary education at one of the colleges or universities they support. It is inspiring to note that FJ Management also funds other causes their employees care about.
Crystal Maggelet, President & CEO of FJ Management, recently shared why they choose to invest in education. “We started the Impact Fund because we believe that a great education is fundamental to our country’s future. We wanted to help in a small way by assisting college-bound kids and nontraditional adult students with scholarship support as they continue their education post high school.”
WGU students in Utah have benefitted from the company’s generosity since 2018. Through WGU Advancement’s partnership with FJ Management, scholarship funding has been expanded beyond the state of Utah to include WGU students in Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming. All WGU students living in these states who are pursuing any of the university’s bachelor's degree programs in IT, teaching, business, or healthcare may apply.
"Tears came to my eyes when I learned I had been selected as an FJ Management Impact Fund scholarship recipient,” said Sherri Hulet, a Teachers College student in the Elementary Education program. “Words really cannot express how much I appreciate your generosity. Thank you for this tremendous blessing in my life right now!"
FJ Management has made the dream of a college education a reality for so many, and WGU Advancement is incredibly grateful for their support. New WGU undergraduate students demonstrating academic merit and financial need are eligible for the FJ Management Impact Fund Scholarship. A total of ten scholarships, worth up to $14,000 will be awarded in 2021.
The application deadline is April 30th, 2021. Learn more about applying for the FJ Management Impact Fund Scholarship.