About This Scholarship

Donor Biography

Emma Woodbury Warren was born on April 3, 1904 in Toquerville, Utah to Robert Parker Woodbury and Caroline Penelope Thompson. She received in education in Hurricane and St. George and attended one semester at BYU. In 1928, while working at Zion Lodge in Zion National Park, she met and married John Enos Warren. The couple made their home in Cedar City as employees of the Utah Parks Company. After John's death in 1951, she was employed as a purchasing agent for Utah Parks Company making annual trips to L.A. Albuquerque, and various Native American Reservations to purchase gifts, jewelry and curios for the Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon Lodges. She held this position for more than 20 years. Emma was always involved with music. She studied at BAC with William Manning and was a member of a musical group under his direction. She also sang in a trip and participated in the community-wide presentation of Handels Messiah for 15 years. In addition to music, she loved dancing, gardening and was good at flyfishing. She is the mother of two children, Emma Loue (Bob) Beecroft and Robert John (Lorraine) Warren. Her posterity include eight grandchildren and 15 grandchildren. She passed away August 30, 2004 at the age of 100. Emma's interest in music and singing influenced her daughter, Emma Lou who participated in music at BAC and sang the lead in several operas produced by Professor Manning. Emma Lou established this scholarship, in honor of her mother, in 2018.

Scholarship Criteria

Awarded to student with financial need that is a music major with vocal performance emphasis. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.


Performing and Visual Arts




Varied Dollars/yr


  • 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.