Weber State University and Sonora Grill are uniting to give low-income, first generation immigrant students in Utah aid to complete their higher education. Patrons can support the Sonora Grill Scholarship Fund at the Dining for Dollars fundraiser at Sonora Grill on Thursday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year. Only 5 to 10 percent will attend college because of cost or eligibility requirements. Many immigrant students graduate at the top of their class.
Sonora Grill has teamed up with Weber State’s Development Office, John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics, and Multi-Cultural Student Office to award a two-year, full-ride scholarship to one college sophomore. The recipient must be the first family member to attend college and be a Utah high school graduate. The scholarship is effective fall 2013. It includes tuition, books and fees.
One hundred percent of all sales proceeds will be donated to Weber State University Foundation to fund the scholarship program. An anonymous donor will match Sonora Grill’s contribution up to $25,000. The program goal is to develop a dowry and grant annual scholarship allotments.
For additional information visit www.thesonoragrill.com or call (801) 393-1999.
About Sonora Grill
Sonora Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant. Sonora Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant. They have a passion for Mexican cuisine and believe in creating menu items from scratch. From the smoky morita salsa to their authentic cheeses, you’ve never had Mexican like this before! Sonora Grill is located at 2310 Kiesel Ave. in Ogden. For additional information visit www.thesonoragrill.com