Cleo Nuttall Ream Endowed Scholarship
The Cleo Nuttall Ream Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 to benefit financially needy students enrolled in Utah Valley University’s Nursing program. First priority is given to single parents with dependent children.
Cleo Nuttall Ream was born to Charles Griffith Nuttall and Nellie Kathleen Griffith in Provo, Utah, on August 31, 1917. She grew up in Lakeview and attended Lincoln High School. She loved to play the piano and organ and had a beautiful singing voice. When she was young, she sang on the KOVO radio station. Although they later divorced, she married Paul Ream in 1936 and they founded the Ream’s Grocery Store chain in 1944.
Cleo was president of the Ladies Retail Grocers Association and served on the governing board at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She served in numerous organizations in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She donated to numerous foundations, charities, and organizations throughout her life. She died May 5, 2010.
The Cleo Nuttall Ream Endowed Scholarship was created to benefit Utah Valley University students who have a similar love for giving, nursing, and parenting. Throughout the years the scholarship has provided financial assistance for many well deserving students and will continue to do so for years to come.