Darcee Ann Crouch Endowed Scholarship
Donna Crouch came to know Utah Valley University through Elder Quest, a group of active seniors who organize classes, social events, and excursions and who support an annual UVU scholarship. With no heirs, Donna left her estate to Utah Valley University with instructions to set up two endowed UVU scholarships.
Having raised a daughter on her own, Crouch valued education and wished to leave a legacy that would help others—particularly single parents—to get an education. The Darcee Ann Crouch Endowed Scholarship, named for Crouch’s daughter, supports single parents with dependent children, and it covers tuition, fees, books, and stipends for childcare. The recipient must exhibit financial need as well as high moral character and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Crouch also established the Donna B. Crouch Endowed Scholarship for non-traditional students, including displaced homemakers and displaced workers.
Other parts of Crouch’s estate were donated to the community. Her van, equipped with a lift and hand controls, was refurbished by the UVU automotive program and donated to a handicapped veteran, household items were donated to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, and other belongings were sold to benefit Wasatch House, which serves adults with mental illness.