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Scholarship fund honors member of Ute tribe who attended law school at U of U

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Posted at 8:16 PM, May 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-30 22:16:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A scholarship has been created in honor of a man who is believed to be the first member of the Ute tribe to attend law school at the University of Utah.

David Arapene Cuch was 28 when he died unexpectedly in 2007, and his family and friends have created a scholarship to celebrate his life and honor his memory as well as support other Ute tribe members who follow in his footsteps.

“He really wanted to help his fellow man, especially American Indian people, Indian youth in particular,” Forrest S. Cuch, David’s father, said. “And so we’re here today to commemorate this event, to set up a scholarship to inspire more American Indian youth.”

Cameron Cuch, David’s brother, also spoke about the scholarship.

“I think his work, his services will be remembered and certainly this is a way to continue to honor his life and achievement,” he said.

The David Arapene Cuch Endowed Scholarship Fund is funded by the man’s family and friends.