Arizona Regional Scholarship
J. Steven Beck and John M. Eagleston established the Arizona Regional Scholarship in 2016 to benefit Utah Valley University students from Arizona, with a preference for students from the greater Phoenix Area, who demonstrate need and merit. The Arizona Chapter of the UVU Alumni & Friends Society raise funds for this scholarship on an annual basis.
In 2017, John Eagleston and Steve Beck received UVU’s Distinguished Service Award for furthering the purposes and mission of the University. In addition to establishing this scholarship for current UVU students from Arizona, at the request of UVU President Matthew S. Holland, they created the first out-of-state alumni chapter for UVU alumni who are Arizona residents.
Eagleston and Beck have led the chapter in sponsoring events to bring former UVU students closer together, including tailgating events at UVU basketball and baseball games in the area, movie nights, and send-off events for Arizona students headed to UVU.