Scott and Jennifer Alden, Father and Daughter Scholarship Fund


Financial Aid D01171


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Jennifer Ann Alden was born in Riverside, California, in 1980. As a teen she became an accomplished swimmer competing for the Victoria Club in Riverside, the Aquatics Association and the Redlands California Swim Team. By age fourteen she entered the Junior Olympics and Junior National rankings. Jennifer graduated from Poly High School in Riverside in 1998 and began her college education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She transferred to the University of California, Riverside, and joined Pi Beta Phi. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in business. Jennifer followed her father's footsteps, joining Empire Oil Company, a family business.

In loving memory her mother and grandparents establish this scholarship fund. She is remembered as one who lived life to the fullest - laughing, giving and caring.

Scott Alden was born in Pasadena, California in 1953 and graduated from Poly High School in 1971. Scott attended Arizona State University and proudly became an outstanding football player for the Sun Devils which won 51 games, 4 Western Athletic Conference Championships and 4 Fiesta Bowls. He graduated with a degree in Business in 1975.

Scott committed himself to Christ in 1975, a decision that would form and shape every aspect of his personal and professional life. He married his beloved wife Ann in 1976 and was the father of three children. Scott was known for the deep friendships he formed and his business acumen as the President of Empire Oil Company.

In memory of a loving husband, father and son, this fund is established by his wife and parents.

Selection and Guidelines:

This fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students who are graduates of Riverside Poly High School, Riverside, California, who chose to attend the University of California, Riverside.

The Scott and Jennifer Alden, Father and Daughter Scholarship will be awarded annually beginning 2009-10 to an incoming freshman, transfer student or currently enrolled UCR undergraduate who graduated from Riverside Poly High School who maintained a 3.5 GPA in high school or community college. It is the donors' preference that the student be a U.S. citizen. Selection will be made by UCR's Financial Aid Office. In years when there is no candidate who meets the criteria, awards will be held until the following year.

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