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Utah Jazz players surprise scholarship recipients with FaceTime calls

All season long, the Utah Jazz have pledged a full-ride, four-year scholarship to a Utah student from an underrepresented group with every win. On Wednesday, Jazz players called the recipients to share the life-changing news.

Utah Jazz players surprise scholarship recipients with FaceTime calls. The team donated a scholarship for every win this season.
Utah Jazz players surprise scholarship recipients with FaceTime calls. The team donated a scholarship for every win this season.
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All season long, the Utah Jazz have pledged a full-ride, four-year scholarship to a Utah student from an underrepresented group with every win. With 55 preseason and regular season wins, that means 55 four-year scholarships will be given out.

The Jazz recently posted a video in which players called scholarship recipients and delivered the good news (the first 30 were given out for the 2021-2022 school year, and the remaining ones will be distributed for the 2022-2023 year). Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, Georges Niang, Royce O’Neale and Mike Conley called the students and delivered the life-changing news.

The scholarship will cover pretty much everything — tuition, books, fees and room and board.

Each recipient needed financial support to go to college, and 90% of the recipients will be the first person to attend college in their family, according to the Jazz. All recipients have been accepted by and will attend Utah colleges — Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Utah Valley University and Southern Utah University.