SIOR ​Utah Chapter and SIOR Foundation Announce Scholarship Program ​at ​the University of Utah's Eccles School of Business

The SIOR Utah Chapter is pleased to announce the establishment of the SIOR Utah Scholarship Award. Thanks to a partnership between the chapter, the SIOR Foundation, the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center, and the University of Utah's Eccles School of business, a $10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development Program at the University of Utah.  


The first recipient was chosen just this month.  George Twaha is in his first semester of the MRED program at the Eccles School of Business. George was born and raised in the African country of Tanzania and came to the United States to obtain an education. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Financial Economics at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2014, prior to joining Goldman Sachs as an analyst. From there he obtained a position as a Trading/Service Representative at Wells Fargo Advisors. George is grateful and excited to have received the first SIOR Utah Scholarship - 

"I want to use this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help. Because of this scholarship, I will be able to accomplish my dream of going to graduate school. I gr​ew up in ​a village near a small city called Kigoma in the western part of Tanzania. My family is very poor. I am the only one in my family with a college-level education. I was raised by my mother who doesn’t have any kind of education. Growing up, we didn’t have enough food to eat; we didn’t have electricity or clean water. I didn’t see a car until I was 14 years old!  It is through people like you that my dream of attaining a higher education is possible.  ​My education is going to help me get what I need to be able to contribute to building my family, my community, Tanzania, Africa and the World in general. It will help me become productive, and an asset to my community. This couldn’t be possible without your help. Once again thank you."


For more information on how your chapter can participating in this exciting program, please contact the SIOR Foundation at 202.449.8208 or e-mail