VERNAL--UBTech has been gifted $75,000 by the Stella H. Oaks Foundation to distribute to single mothers who are pursing an education while serving as full time care takers of their young children.
Oaks had ties to the Uintah Basin as a young professional, “She married a physician, who passed away, leaving her a young widow and Vernal is where she began her teaching degree and where she started to thrive after becoming a widow” said Shannon Woodward, Vice President of Development for the Stella H. Oaks Foundation.
The contribution will be $15,000 a year for the next five years. The funds will be used to cover both hard and soft costs of attending school, including tuition, books, scrubs, equipment, and laptops, as needed by the students.
More information on the Stella. H. Oaks Foundation can be found here: https://www.stellahoaks.org/