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Big Blue Scholarship Fund

General Scholarship Support:

The single-greatest need within an athletics department is the resource to provide tuition, room and board, books and academic support to student-athletes. All general scholarship gifts to Aggies Unlimited impact each and every Aggie student-athlete and are included in a member’s annual giving level.

General Ticketing Information:

Purchasing season tickets in certain locations at Maverik Stadium and inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum is a benefit of making an annual unrestricted contribution to Aggies Unlimited.

The Big Blue Scholarship Fund seating program consists of per-seat annual donation requirements in addition to the price of the season ticket. Donation requirements vary depending on the desired seat location.

All annual donations generated from the program are considered unrestricted gifts to Aggies Unlimited and are included in a member’s annual giving level.

Blue A Society

The Blue A Society (BAS) provides the philanthropic leadership for Utah State Athletics. The purpose of the BAS is to increase philanthropic revenues for USU Athletics, supporting operational needs and capital priorities.

A minimum pledge of $25,000 over a five-year period or donating an annual cash gift of $25,000 or more qualifies one as a Blue A Society member. USU Athletics will establish its top priorities, but Blue A Society donors have the opportunity to invest in the fund(s) of their choice, including Aggies Unlimited, Merlin Olsen Fund, capital funds, endowments, sport gift accounts, etc. The BAS will position Aggie student-athletes for greater success in the classroom, in competition, and in life after graduation.

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Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle of Aggies Unlimited is an exclusive recognition program for Utah State’s top level of annual donors to athletics. In appreciation for their impact on the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, Leadership Circle members are recognized with Coach’s Circle, Athletic Director's Circle, President’s Circle or Champions Circle, and they receive special benefits accordingly.

General Ticketing Information

  • All previously determined Aggies Unlimited benefits
  • Annual Leadership Circle dinner hosted by President Noelle and John Cockett
  • Annual Leadership Circle gift
  • Leadership Circle member lapel pin (first year only)
  • All previously determined Aggies Unlimited Benefits and Leadership Circle benefits.
  • Invitation to VIP suite reception at a Men’s Basketball game.
  • All previously determined Aggies Unlimited and Leadership Circle benefits.
  • VIP reserved seating at football signing day and post-season sports banquets.
  • Pre-game sideline passes to one football home game.
  • All previously determined Aggies Unlimited and Leadership Circle benefits.
  • Exclusive gift from Utah State Athletics

Endowments

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Scholarship Endowments:

Establishing an endowment for Utah State Athletics through Aggies Unlimited affords a donor the unique opportunity to provide scholarship support in perpetuity. A minimum commitment of $25,000 must be made to start an endowment. Donors can also opt to make a contribution to various existing endowments.

Merlin Olsen Fund

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Merlin Olsen Fund for Football Competitive Excellence:

Gifts to the Merlin Olsen Fund are restricted gifts that are specifically used to enhance the position of Utah State Football by providing resources for recruiting, coaches’ salaries and operational support. Gifts to the Olsen Fund are reflected in a donor’s annual giving level, but cannot be used for scholarship seating benefits.

Sport Specific Giving

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Scholarship Endowments:

This is a great way to support a specific Aggie sport program. These gifts enable coaches to supplement their operational budgets for recruiting, equipment and various other items that help our student-athletes reach their full potential on the playing fields.

Legacy Society

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Planned Giving:

By including Utah State Athletics in your estate plan, you can have an impact on the future generations of Aggie student-athletes. Priority Points will be given to donors who establish irrevocable planned gifts.

A-Club

The A-Club is an organization for former student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainer, team managers, and Spirit Squad members to stay in touch through reunions, pre-game activities, unique events and social interactions hosted by Utah State Athletics. Benefits include items like discounted tickets, restaurant discount, Aggie apparel discounts and invitations to A-Club events.

In an effort to expand opportunities for former student-athlete engagement, the A-Club will now recognize all former student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, team managers and Spirit Squad member who contribute $50 or more to any of the philanthropic funds of Aggies Unlimited. These funds include the Big Blue Scholarship Fund (does not include contributions made for priority seating purposes), Merlin Olsen Fund, Wayne Estes Fund, sport gift accounts, endowments, and other philanthropic giving funds. Also, contributing to the A-Club fund is still an option and will help support the program’s operations.

Click here for more information and to become an A-Club member. For questions, please contact Sarah Landes at sarah.landes@usu.edu.

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