Allred’s scholarship opens doors for single moms at UBTech

Submitted by UBTech

Allred’s Landscaping and Construction was honored recently by Uintah Basin Technical College with their Connectivity Award for making it easier for single mothers in the tri-county area to obtain an education.

The award – presented to the company at the UBTech Board meeting – is given to companies and individuals for their “industry connectivity and engagement with students and programs at UBTech.”

Allred’s Landscaping and Construction was honored recently by UBTech with their Connectivity Award for making it easier for single mothers in the tri-county area to obtain an education. UBTech President, Aaron K. Weight, awarded Ben Allred, co-owner of Allred’s Landscaping, with the award.

In 2018, Allred’s Landscaping and Construction joined UBTech to offer a scholarship aimed at helping single mothers with the cost of obtaining an education.

Last school year, UBTech Allred’s Landscaping Annuity Scholarship benefited 24 single mothers.

The $10,000 scholarship is offered annually to single mothers who reside in Duchesne, Uintah, and Daggett counties. It covers 100 percent of the student’s tuition.

“The Uintah Basin has been great to us and this is something we are very happy to share and hopefully give back,” said Ben Allred, co-owner of Allred’s Landscaping.

“Their contribution has benefited so many lives,” said Aaron K. Weight, UBTech president. “It’s wonderful that so many have taken this opportunity.”

Courtney Burch graduated with an Office Professional certificate thanks to the Allred scholarship and wanted to share her story as one of the recipients.

“Furthering my education has opened many doors for me. I can honestly say I would not be where I am without the Allred’s Scholarship,” Burch said. “I have a stable career and I am able to provide so many things for my son while being involved in his life. I could not be more grateful.”

Burch wants to let single mothers and others who struggle with the decision to attend college know that education will make their future brighter.

“I want to encourage single moms all over our community to view this as a wonderful opportunity and know that education is attainable. Put your efforts into an investment for the future and you will go places you never thought possible,” she said.

“If you’re trying,” said Allred, “we want to help you. We are excited to provide this scholarship.”

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