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