About This Scholarship

Donor Biography

Robert D. Houston grew up in Kanab UT, after high school he attended Southern Utah University and Majored in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration. Robert move back to Kanab where he started his business Houston's Trail's End Restaurant & Mobile Catering. His business has remained open for over 45 years. The mobile catering has worked with the Federal government feeding Fire Fighters at remote sites all over the west. Robert has been Kane County Commissioner, County Planning Commission, City Power Board Chairman, Director of Western Legends Round-UP, South Central Communications Board Member, and Kane County Travel Council Board Member. Robert became the Mayor of Kanab in 2013 and is still the Mayor today. Robert is married to Daylean has four children and many grandchildren.

Scholarship Criteria

Will be awarded to outstanding students form Kane County, Utah who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need.


Varied Dollars/yr


  • Opening: November 1
  • Final: March 1

If you any questions about your financial aid or need help applying for a scholarship you can contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@suu.edu or call (435) 586-7735.