Elden and Karen Olsen Annual Scholarship

Karen Olsen joined the staff at UVU in 1991 as assistant to the vice president for academic affairs and moved to the Office of the President in 2003. She had previously worked as an administrative assistant at Snow College, Utah State Hospital, and the State of Idaho. She received the Executive Division Award of Excellence and has been a presenter at office professionals conferences as well as at Summer University. She enjoys working with people who are committed to student success and believes in the value of education and the difference it can make in people’s lives

Karen and her husband, Elden (an environmental scientist in the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Drinking Water), established the Elden and Karen Olsen Annual Scholarship in 2012 to benefit financially needy Utah Valley University students, with preference given to non-traditional students, including single parents, displaced homemakers, and/or displaced workers.