Harold B. & Fay K. Jones Endowed Scholarship
Harold and Fay Jones established the Harold B. & Fay K. Jones Endowed Scholarship in 2005 support Utah Valley University students who graduated from Monticello High School. The scholarship is awarded to a student for four successive years if they maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
The Beginning of a Legacy
Harold Baker Jones was born in Monticello, Utah, in 1914. His grandparents, Frederick and Mary Jones, were among the first pioneers to arrive in Monticello in 1887. As a result of the difficulties in settling this pristine land, a family tradition of hard work, frugality, self-reliance, and service to others was born, attributes which were passed down from generation to generation.
Fay Knight Jones was also descended from early Utah pioneers. Also born in 1914, she attended Henager Business College in Salt Lake City. She married Harold in 1934. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including Ward Relief Society president and 25 years in the Primary. She and Harold had four children.
In 1938, as a young entrepreneur, Harold borrowed $300 from his parents and began selling windows out of the back of his Ford pickup truck. To come up with the money, Harold’s parents had to mortgage their furniture. He established Jones Paint and Glass in Provo and grew the business into a manufacturing plant with six retail outlets and more than 300 employees across the state.
The Joneses established the endowed scholarship to honor their family and to provide educational opportunities to students from the hometown where they developed their roots.