Canyonlands Jeep Adventures and Moab Brewery are two of the most recent businesses to join forces with Utah State University-Moab to help make a college education more affordable for local students.

Each business has created scholarship funds to provide opportunities for students to pursue a USU degree in their hometown.

The Canyonlands Jeep Adventures scholarship is for students studying recreation resource management. The program prepares students for careers in managing outdoor recreation settings, such as public forests and rangelands, state and national parks, and wilderness areas; working in visitor centers or interpretive facilities; and working in related tourism and recreation businesses.

According to owners Jason Taylor and Steve Lawry, it seems like a natural course for Canyonlands Jeep Adventures to offer a scholarship in recreation resource management.

“We have a chance to help our community grow in this incredible part of Utah,” they said in a statement. “We see USU-Moab as a positive partner in helping individuals further their education and their livelihoods.”

The Moab Brewery scholarship was created to help two Grand County High School seniors looking to study business, accounting, or hospitality and tourism at USU-Moab.

“Through this scholarship to two local graduating students, we hope to present an opportunity for self improvement and enhance their employment options in the future,” Moab Brewery General Manager Michael Miller said. “The Moab Brewery feels strongly that advancing education can open the door through which goals can be achieved.”

Canyonlands Jeep Adventures and Moab Brewery join Rachel Moody, Jeff and Nicole Cornelius, and the families of Ruth James Dickerson and Lois Mae Sturman in providing scholarship opportunities for students at USU-Moab.

Detailed descriptions and requirements are available for students interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities at USU-Moab. To learn more and apply, go to: and select the scholarship tab under “Quick Links.” Scholarship applications will be accepted through Tuesday, June 30.

For more information about supporting USU-Moab by creating scholarship opportunities, contact Sam Sturman at 435-259-7432.

Two local businesses set up new funds