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Due: 01 May 2015
Categories: Financial Need-Based, Underrepresented Students
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The Alberta Henry Education Foundation exists for one purpose: To open doors to higher education for economically disadvantaged students in Utah, without regard to race, color, religion, creed or national origin.  

Applicants must be Utah residents and attend one of the state's institutions of higher educaiton.  High school seniors and graduates, as well as students already attending an institution of higher education, are encouraged to apply.  

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Due: 10 Apr 2015
Categories: Community Service, Financial Need-Based, First Generation
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The Alumni Association/UNP Scholarship is for current and admitted incoming University of Utah students for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The application deadline for this scholarship is Friday April 10th at 5 p.m. 

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Due: 30 Mar 2015
Categories: Financial Need-Based, First Generation, Undocumented
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The Becas Univision Scholarship Program awards 34 scholarships to Latina/o students living in the United States. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), have minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students, community college transfers and current college students. Be of Latina/o or Hispanic heritage. Must be 1st Generation to attend college (neither your mother nor your father has attended college). And demonstrate financial need; this is determined based on your family income, number of people that reside in your household and the number of college students in your home. In order to apply student must complete FAFSA application online.

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Due: 31 Jan 2015
Categories: Community Service, Financial Need-Based
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In 1973, in honor of the ideals and principles of equal opportunity and social justice in education, a group of Chicana/os comprised of members from the community and University of Utah students, staff, and faculty initiated the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah. Committed to all students of diversity who promote the cultural pride and tradition of the Chicana/o-Latina/o community, the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund recognizes and assists students in their undergraduate and/or graduate education endeavors. The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund awards a number of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year at the University of Utah and undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah.       

 

Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection.

 

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be:

 

         Admitted to the University of Utah as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student,

         Eligible to receive federal financial aid, and

         A resident of the state of Utah (minimum of 5 years).

 

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit:

  •  The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Application
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
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Due: 01 Jul 2013
Categories: Departmental
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Established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca.  The scholarship honors Danielle, a student majoring in Gender Studies.  her life was ended too soon as a result of a drunk driver.

General Parameters:

  • Student must be a junior or senior majoring in Gender Studies.
  • In the event that there are not applicants in this major second priority will be given to students majoring in Psychology.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Applicants must intend to enroll full time during the scholarship period.
  • No Utah state residency requirement; however, the recipient will sign a document verifying citizenship or legal resident status.
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Due: 26 Jan 2015
Categories: Community Service, First Generation
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Ivory Homes will offer 8 $2,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year for the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. Applicants must be entering freshmen or SLCC transfer students with preference given to first generation students. Students transferring from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah must (1) have completed 30 credit hours or more at the time of their application, (2) have lived in Utah for three or more years, and (3) graduated from a Utah high school.

All applications must be submitted by 5PM January 9, 2015 to: Attn: Feleti Matagi, University of Utah, Olpin Union Building 200 S. Central Campus Drive #235, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Additional scholarship applications can be found at: http://www.diversity.utah.edu/scholarships

 

THIS SCHOLARSHIP'S DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 26, 2015.

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Due: 26 Jan 2015
Categories: Community Service, Leadership
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Renewal funds are available to 2015-2016 Ivory Homes Scholarship Recipients who are first generation continuing students at the University of Utah during the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to be considered for renewed funding, students must demonstrate involvement in community service and/or leadership.  Current Ivory Homes Renewal Scholars must complete at least 15 hours of service by December 6, 2014 in order to be considered.    

 

These scholarships are only valid at the University of Utah and will be paid out in two installments—one at the start of the fall semester and one at the start of the following spring semester.  Students must be registered as full-time students (12 credit hours or more) to receive this scholarship.

 

THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 26, 2015.

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Categories: Financial Need-Based, First Generation
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The University of Utah strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment.  We recognize that a diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculty and staff.  Thus the U strives to attract students who have the ability to contribute to and benefit from a culturally and intellectually diverse learning community.  Our goal is to make every attempt to support the student’s academic and personal success while enrolled at the U.

 Eligible students are those with demonstrated financial need.  Whenever possible, students will be selected from applicants whose ethnic background is under-represented in higher education in Utah or those who are first generation college students.  In the event that no students qualify for the award on that basis, the scholarship may be awarded to other students whose cultural background or life experiences demonstrate an affiliation with or an understanding of a diverse background, and who will contribute to an educationally diverse environment at the University of Utah.  A primary goal of the scholarship is to integrate students with campus life through volunteer community/leadership service

The Miller Enrichment Scholarship award may include any or all of the following benefits:

  •     Full Tuition and Fees (for undergraduate Utah residents)

 

  •  On-Campus Room and Board (equivalent to a double occupancy room and 18 meals per week)

 

  • Textbook Allowance ($300 per semester)

 

 

 This scholarship is renewable for up to ten semesters for new freshmen; eight semesters for sophomores; six semesters for juniors; and four semesters for seniors. To renew this award, students must qualify annually by maintaining satisfactory academic achievement and make acceptable progress toward a Bachelor’s degree and abide by the University of Utah Student Code of Conduct.

 

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Admitted to the University of Utah as a matriculated undergraduate student
  • Eligible for Utah residency status for the academic year for which they are applying
  • Eligible to receive federal financial aid

NOTE:  State law prevents the University from awarding this scholarship to undocumented students.

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Due: 10 Apr 2014
Categories: Departmental, First Year Incoming Freshman, Leadership
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The Housing & Residential Education Leadership in Action Scholarship provides emerging leaders with the opportunity to live on campus their first year of college with their room and board expenses covered. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate leadership potential through previous engagement in community service and leadership experiences in high school, on a university campus or in the community.  The scholarship is funded through University Dining Services.

During the year they receive the scholarship, recipients are expected to actively continue engaging in their leadership development. This may be done by becoming involved with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), the Residence Halls Association (RHA), or by continuing involvement within the community.

 

Scholarship Award & Availability

Housing & Residential Education's Leadership in Action Scholarship is a one-year scholarship covering the cost of a double room in Heritage Commons, meal plan 19, RHA dues, and the housing application fee. This scholarship is valued at approximately $8,000 for the academic year. The scholarship will be awarded on a semester basis to incoming first-year students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Two scholarships are available each academic year.

Please note that if you are selected to receive the scholarship, you are responsible for consulting with the Financial Aid Office to determine what impact the scholarship may have on any financial aid you will be awarded.

Scholarship Eligibility

1.    Applicant must be an incoming first-year student.

2.    Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Utah as a full-time student for (at least 12 credit hours per semester).

3.    Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the University of Utah.

 

Application Deadline: April 10, 2014

To apply

Please be prepared to submit a resume outlining your community service experience in addition to a one page essay detailing what receiving the Leadership in Action Scholarship would mean to you.

Please apply online: http://housing.utah.edu/parents/leadership-in-action-scholarship.php

 

This scholarship is reported to the Scholarships Office and may impact a student’s financial aid package.

 

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Categories: Departmental
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General Qualifications:

 

1. Submit a complete application by 5:00 pm, Monday March 31 , 2015

2. Must have and maintain a cumulative 2.7 GPA

3. Be a resident of the state of Utah

4. Be admitted to the University of Utah working on an undergraduate or graduate degree

5. Be a matriculated student at the University of Utah

6. Must have already completed 1 semester of coursework at the University of Utah at time of application

7. May not be employed in the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center at time of application or be scheduled to begin a graduate assistantship the following Fall semester

8. First-time applicants will be considered first

9. Undergraduate focused, maximum of 1 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student 

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Due: 01 May 2015
Categories: American Indian Scholarships
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Native American Scholarship

 

For consideration for the Ute Indian Scholarship please complete and submit application form and all required documentation: Personal statement, proof of enrollment in Ute Indian Tribe by either tribal enrollment card or letter from official tribal membership officer and two letters of support from either academic faculty or staff and tribal leaders. Please see linked application.

Sponsor:  University Scholarship Office

Eligibility:  Entering Freshmen, Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, Transferring Student

Requirements:  No State Residency Requirement

Contact Information:  University Scholarship Office 801-581-6211

 

Deadline:  Fall 2015:  May 1, 2015

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Due: 17 Apr 2015
Categories: Community Service, Financial Need-Based
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Scholarship awards will be based on the following:

 

  1. Recipient must be a resident of Utah and eligible to attend or be enrolled at a higher education institution in Utah.
  2. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.5 at the time of application of the scholarship. Recipients are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative average for each semester the scholarship is awarded.
  3. The recipient must enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours fall and spring semesters respectively.
  4. Applicant must provide an autobiography (not to exceed four typed double spaced pages) that include the following:
    1. Information regarding your academic and professional goals.
    2. Description of the influences i.e. family member’s religious leaders,  educators, community leaders etc… that have motivated you academically and assisted in the development of the values you deem important in your life.
    3. How will your educational and career goals contribute to the advancement of the African American community?
    4. A list of your past and current community activities.
  5. Applicant must provide three letters of recommendation from: educators, employers, counselors, business professionals, or community leaders who can provide information on your academic abilities, character and potential to contribute to humankind.

 

Deadline for submitting a complete application to the address below is April 17, 2015.  Materials must be postmarked no later than April 17th.  Only complete applications will be considered.

 

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Categories: Financial Need-Based
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As part of its mission of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to high-need Latino youth, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) to help promote the RMHC/HACER scholarship program to qualifying high school seniors across the U.S.

RMHC/HACER is one of the largest scholarships in the country assisting Hispanic high school students pursuing a college education. Since its inception in 1985, more than $24 million has been awarded in scholarships to Hispanic students to support their college education dreams. The program expanded in 2008 to include four RMHC/HACER National Scholarships of $100,000 to be awarded annually to deserving high school graduates. Scholarships are awarded on a national and regional level. Applications for the 2013-2014 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship will be accepted from October 1st through January 21st, 2014. For more details, please visit www.rmhc.org or www.MeEncanta.com.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic/ Latino heritage
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical  with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic

 

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Categories: Community Based, Community Service, Leadership, Undocumented
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The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/ Latino students and professionals.  The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need.

 

Qualifications

The applicant must:

  • Submit a complete application packet by October 1, 2013
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student's program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate)
  • Be a student enrolled in high school, college or university or vocational school in the state of Utah or has been recently admitted to an institution in Utah
  • Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity
  • Be living in Utah and of Hispanic/ Latino descent
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The Nick and Helen Papanikolas Scholarships are offered with the intent to foster the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations.  The scholarship supports qualified undergraduate students who are members of a Native American Tribe recognized by the United States Government, undergraduate students who demonstrate experience or commitment to working with the Asian American, Pacific Islander, or African American communities. The scholarship funds for 2014-2015 will be divided into two equal amounts Fall and Spring semester.  Recipients must be registered as a full-time student (12 credits) each semester to receive the award.  Supporting documentation is required.

 

Submit the following to Professor Ronald G. Coleman, Department of History, Room 310 Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building or mail to: University of Utah, 215 South Central Campus Dr. Room 310, Attention: Ronald Coleman SLC, UT 84112-0310 by April 28, 2014.

 

1.                   One completed and signed application, preferably typed.

2.                   Supplementary sheets for the “Additional Information” requested.

3.                   University of Utah transcript, including fall semester 2013 applicant must have at least 24 U of U credit hours.

4.                   If you have transfer work, you must also include your “Summary if Transfer Credit.”  This is available from the Transcripts office, 250 SSB.

 

Students are not eligible for a scholarship unless they are matriculated at the University of Utah and plan to complete at least 12 hours for each (two) semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Due: 01 Feb 2014
Categories: Financial Need-Based, Underrepresented Students
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The U-S2TEM program, funded through the National Science Foundation, is a partnership of the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the Center for Science and Math Education (CSME) to provide academically talented, financially challenged, and diverse undergraduate students with unique educational and research opportunities. By using a comprehensive approach to undergraduate education, the U-S2TEM program will provide scholarships for up to 4 years to students in the Colleges of Science, Mines and Earth Sciences, and Engineering. This program is targeted at incoming freshman who are interested in being a part of this program for all four years of their undergraduate career. However, qualified continuing undergraduates can apply, and may be considered for the program.

U-S2TEM Scholars work as a multidisciplinary cohort to explore how various scientific and engineering fields interact, thus preparing them to face significant global challenges related to the environment and sustainability. The U-S2TEM Scholars will have opportunities to interact with faculty who study the impacts of global changes on the dynamics and sustainability of natural and human built systems through mentoring, seminars, courses designed to build an intellectual learning community that enhances the scholars’ educational development, and research opportunities. 

The goal of this project is to increase the number of diverse high-need students entering the University of Utah and obtaining B.S. degrees in environmental science and engineering.  This goal will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • Provide scholarships, academic scaffolding, mentoring, professional development, and internship opportunities to academically talented and financially challenged undergraduates to support them throughout their undergraduate training and help launch careers and training beyond graduation.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary learning community of students, faculty and professionals that will synergistically engage and support the Scholars as they move through their academic training and provide a model for similar programs in the future.
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Due: 08 May 2015
Categories: Community Service, Financial Need-Based, First Generation
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The UNP-Wolf/Meritus Scholarship is for students who are pursuing any post-secondary education opportunity (i.e. university, technical school, certificate program, etc) for the upcoming academic year. See the application for additional eligibility requirements.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, May 8th at 5 p.m.

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Due: 13 Feb 2015
Categories: Community Service, Financial Need-Based, First Generation, First Year Incoming Freshman, Leadership
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The University of Utah recognizes that a racially/ethnically diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculty, and staff. Thus, we strive to recruit students who will further enrich this diversity, and make every attempt to support their academic and personal success while they are here.  In support of this goal, the Utah Opportunity Scholarship (UOS) will be offered to entering freshmen who reside in the Greater Salt Lake City area. Eligible students are first-generation college students and/or those with demonstrated financial need. Whenever possible, scholars will be selected from applicants whose ethnic background is under-represented in higher education in Utah.

 

To Qualify for this Scholarship:

  1. Graduating from High School June 2015.
  2. Admitted to the University of Utah.
  3. Eligible for Utah residency status for the academic year for which they are applying.
  4. Eligible to receive federal financial aid.

The deadline for receipt of UOS applications is February 13, 2015.  

Please return the following materials to Feleti Matagi, Utah Opportunity Scholarship, University of Utah, Union Building, Central Campus Drive room #235 Salt Lake City UT  84112.

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Due: 19 Mar 2014
Categories: Community Based, Community Service
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Dear partners in Utah service: It’s that time of year again when Youthlinc is accepting applications for the Utah Young Humanitarian Award, $5,000 college scholarship. All Utah high school junior, seniors, and undergraduate college students who excel at giving back to their communities are eligible. There are three $1,000 runner-up awards.

Qualified students should visit the website www.youthlinc.org and click on the Young Humanitarian Award for more information.  Applications are due (notpostmarked by) March 19, 2014.

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Due: 01 May 2015
Categories: American Indian Scholarships
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Ute Indian Tribe Scholarship

 

For consideration for the Ute Indian Scholarship please complete and submit application form and all required documentation: Personal statement, proof of enrollment in Ute Indian Tribe by either tribal enrollment card or letter from official tribal membership officer and two letters of support from either academic faculty or staff and tribal leaders. Please see linked application.

Sponsor:  University Scholarship Office

Eligibility:  Entering Freshmen, Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, Transferring Student

Requirements:  No State Residency Requirement

Contact Information:  University Scholarship Office 801-581-6211

 

Deadline:  Fall 2015:  May 1, 2015

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Due: 18 Mar 2015
Categories: Community Based, Community Service, First Generation, Underrepresented Students, Undocumented
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Requirements: The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award is a $5,000 college scholarship rewarded to an altruistic young person who strives to serve the local and global community each year. One runner-up will receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Three runner-ups will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Youthlinc recognizes young people for their accomplishments in sports and academics, this is an award that celebrates outstanding humanitarian service among youth. Promoting humanitarian service among youth is the reason behind this annual tribute, sponsored in its tenth year by the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or have DACA beneficiaries; a Junior or Senior in a Utah high school or must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college or University program in the state of Utah.

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