Onward2Success: A Community Scholarship Fund

Thanks to all who provided generous assistance to the deserving students we served.


   Very Important:  As of 7:00 p.m. on 06/13/18,  we awarded the last scholarship for the fall 2018 school term. 

There are NO more O2S scholarships available. All awards for fall have been made and all available funds are now committed.  We are no

longer accepting applications. There are other scholarships to investigate. We invite you to go to: https://www.uen.org/k12student/college.   


Special News and Notification:

On June 13, 2018, Onward2Success awarded its last scholarship. By this fall of 2018 we will have been in operation for five years. We have had so many gratifying opportunities to assist deserving college students across the Salt Lake City metro area. To date, we have awarded 174 scholarships to 130  deserving students. Some of them received a second (renewal) award.

Onward2Success was created in the fall of 2013 by Darby and Sharon Checketts as a 501(c)(3) "public charity" and we have operated under the regulations of the State of Utah. Our purpose has always been to support the educational aspirations of qualified students with special financial needs. We have served as unpaid volunteers to accomplish a wide range of creative, administrative, and student service tasks. Our rewards have been the successes of our scholarship recipients along with their heartfelt expressions of appreciation. They have proven to be both delightful and dedicated.

As of this coming September of 2018, O2S will cease its operations. 


​​With Our Deepest Appreciation...

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the following individuals and institutions. 

Our Donors and Contributors: Many individuals and several charitable institutions have provided the funds that make a scholarship fund possible. Thank you for your generosity and for your belief in the students who came our way.

Our Board of Directors: Seven individuals came forward five years ago to encourage us and to be there for counsel and support as needed. We thank them for lending us their good names and goodwill to add to the credibility of our scholarship fund.

Our Students: They have become just that, "our students." We so admire these students who set clear goals and worked diligently to obtain higher education that they might fulfill their dreams, provide for their families, and create the basis for a lifetime of service to our communities.

Utah's Outstanding Colleges and Universities: Those of us who live in and love the Great State of Utah are blessed to have such fine educational institutions at our doorsteps. Their educational programs are not only world-class, but the cost of education in Utah is affordable. Our students receive exceptional value in return for their dedication.

Sharon Checketts: Finally, as President of Onward2Success, I wish to give special thanks to Sharon as my co-founder and Vice President of our fund. She has served so many students in the most conscientious and compassionate manner. She has provided personalized assistance to each one as they met our qualification requirements. She has worked closely with college and university administrative staffs to be sure each dollar reliably found its way into the correct student account. She left no stone unturned and the students know it.

Darby Checketts, President