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The Workers Compensation Fund of Utah is again offering scholarships to children and spouses of workers insured by the fund who lost their lives in compensable industrial accidents.

Lane Summerhays, fund chief executive officer, said applications should be submitted to the fund office, 392 E. 6400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, before July 7. More information can be obtained by calling Pam Allen at 538-8006."While nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one in an industrial accident, we at the fund believe this program can take a tragic situation and provide motivation and reward to deserving individuals," said Summerhays. Last year the fund awarded $35,000 in scholarships.

Each scholarship consists of the payment of tuition and fees of up to $1,500 at a Utah college, university or vocational school.

Recipients will be selected by a panel consisting of Ed Mayne, president of the Utah AFL-CIO; Cecelia Foxley, commissioner of Utah System of Higher Education; and Dennis Lloyd, fund counsel.

Mayne conceived of the idea and said he has seen lives change because of the scholarships. "This program not only displays the willingness of the fund to be a good community partner, it's truly an opportunity for people who might not otherwise be able to pursue an education to attend college and make something of themselves," he said.