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Scholarship Opportunities

The LEAP Program and Undergraduate Advancement accept scholarship applications annually beginning in January. Scholarship opportunities for the 2018-19 academic year are shown below.

Please review scholarship requirements carefully before beginning an online application. If you have questions regarding your application please contact Alison Flanders (regarding LEAP scholarships) or Dannielle Moriondo (regarding Undergraduate Advancement scholarships).

Please read the information below carefully before proceeding.

General Requirements

In order to be considered for LEAP and/or Undergraduate Advancement scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to or currently attending the University of Utah
  • Be a full-time student (15 credit hours) progressing satisfactorily toward their first undergraduate degree
  • Have graduated from a Utah high school OR be a US citizen OR legally present in the US.

In addition to the general requirements above, the scholarships listed below may have unique requirements, such as communities and/or academic programs you must be a part of, additional essays/personal statements, references, writing samples, or FAFSA applications. It is your responsibility to adhere to and/or provide any additional documentation that may be required.

Important Notice

The scholarship opportunities below are privately funded and are therefore exempt from the general state law that requires certification of U.S. citizen or lawfully present non-citizen status. If a student graduated from a high school within the state of Utah and is applying for only privately funded awards that are administered by the University of Utah, no certification is required.

Some of the opportunities below require proof of financial need. All applicants with a Social Security number are encouraged to complete a federal financial aid (FAFSA) application. DACA students may contact Dream Program Coordinator, Alonso R. Reyna Rivarola (alonso.reyna@utah.edu), with questions.

Students not able to file FAFSA online may complete a paper form and contact Timothy Despain (TDespain@sa.utah.edu) in the University Scholarship Office for more information.

  • The Norm Gibbons Memorial Scholarship- One $3,000 Award
    • The Norm Gibbons Memorial Scholarship provides one $3,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who has been impacted by the incarceration of a parent. 
  • The Barbara Hancock Snyder Endowed Scholarship - one $2,000 Award
    • The Barbara Hancock Snyder Endowed Scholarship provides one $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student attending the University of Utah full-time during the 2019/2020 academic year and affiliated with the Dream Center. 
  • The Lumarda Family Scholarship - One $1,200 Award
    • The Lumarda Family Scholarship provides one $1,200 scholarship to an undergraduate student in the entertainment Arts and Engineering program and attending the University of Utah full-time during the 2019/2020 academic year. Preference will be given to first generation students and/or to students participating in the LEAP program. 
  • Community Partners – New – Multiple $2,000 awards 
    • Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Selected recipients will be paired with a mentor from the community. 
  • Community Partners – Renewal – Multiple $2,000 awards
    • Application to continue participating in the Community Partners in the New U student Experience program. Applicants must be in good academic and program standing at the time of application.
  • Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience – Multiple $1,000 Awards
    • Students who apply will be eligible to receive a one $1,000 Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award, to be used specifically for your chosen project, activity or internship. Students are limited to one award. Projects should be completed in 2 consecutive semesters. Applicants must be a current sophomore, second-year student, non-continuous and/or returning sophomore student, or transfer student entering their sophomore year.
    • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 
  • Mohammed Alsolaiman Family Scholarship  One $2,000 Award
    • This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have current or recent demonstrated experience serving and working with the Muslim community and currently attend the University of Utah.
  • Asha Davenport Pi Beta Phi – One $2,000 Award
    • The Asha Davenport Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a current Pi Beta Phi Sorority member attending the University of Utah full-time.
  • Boyce C. Yanik For Sigma Nu Fraternity Members  One Full Tuition Award
    • The C. Boyce Yanik Scholarship covers full tuition (up to 13 credit hours per semester) for fall and spring semesters. Eligible applicants must be current Sigma Nu Fraternity members attending the University of Utah full-time.
  • Utah Community Action Scholarship  One Full Tuition and Housing Award
    • Provides tuition for 15 credit hours, room and board for one year; Fall and Spring semesters only. Both incoming and continuing University of Utah students who have participated in a Salt Lake or Tooele County Utah Community Action Head Start Program (formerly Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start) as a child are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Ghulam-Lauri Scholarship  One $2,000 Scholarship
    • Available to undergraduate students who have currently or recently demonstrated experience in serving and working with the Muslim community.
  • Hossain Family ScholarshipOne $2,000 Scholarship

  • Available to an undergraduate student with studies related to constitutional rights, civil liberties or diversity-related issues and demonstrate financial-need.

  • Ivory Homes Scholarship – New – Multiple awards – Up to $2,000
    • 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.
  • Ivory Homes Scholarship – Renewal – Multiple awards – Up to $2,000
    • Renewal funds are available to past Ivory Homes Scholarship Recipients who are first generation and will be continuing students at the University of Utah. In order to be considered for renewed funding, students must demonstrate involvement in community service and/or leadership. 
    • Current Ivory Homes Scholars must have completed Diversity Scholars and at least one high school conference by March 12, 2019 in order to be considered.
  • June Mason Konrad Scholarship  One $1,000 Award
    • Preference will be given to entering freshmen students who have graduated from a high school in Box Elder County, Utah and demonstrate financial need.
  • Kergaye Qadar Scholarship  One $2,000 Award
    • Available to undergraduate students who have currently or recently demonstrated experience in serving and working with the Muslim community and currently attend the University of Utah or plan to enroll at the University of Utah full time.
  • Reynold T. Rice B.U.S. Scholarship  One $2,000 Award
    • Undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelors of University Studies (B.U.S.) degree at the University of Utah are eligible to apply for the Reynold T. Rice Scholarship.
  • Salt Lake Country Club Scholarship - Multiple $4,000 Awards
    • The Salt Lake Country Club Scholarship provides up to four $4,000 scholarships to a current Salt Lake Country Club employee. Applicant must also be an undergraduate student and attending the University of Utah full-time during the 2019/2020 academic year.
  • Student Success  One $7,000 Award
    • The Student Success Scholarship offers a $7,000 award to an entering freshman participating in a learning community. In their subsequent academic years, recipients are eligible to receive up to two $1,000 awards for participation in deeply engaged learning experiences as well as a $1,000 award for participation in a Capstone Initiatives project. Students with financial need will be given priority consideration. 
  • Student Success – Renewal  Multiple $1,000 Awards
    • To be eligible for the Student Success Renewal Scholarship you must:
    • Have received the Student Success Scholarship in the past
    • Plan to participate in Deeply Engaged Learning Experience or Capstone Project next year
    • Attend full time during the semesters in which you are awarded renewal
    • Maintain a 3.3 GPA
    • Be pursuing your first undergraduate degree
  • Travis Rigby Scholarship  Multiple $5,000 Awards
    • Available to Daily Utah Chronicle staff members with preference given to staff writers. These scholarships are available to full-time (15 credit hours or more) students at the University of Utah.
  • Zahir Family Scholarship  One $2,000 Award
    • This scholarship gives preference to undergraduate students from the Muslim faith who currently attend the University of Utah, are transferring to the University, or plan to enroll at the University full-time Fall 2019.
  • Zumbro Family Scholarship  Two $5,000 Awards
    • Awards are available to individuals from a federally-recognized American Indian Tribe, with a preference for students who are enrolled members of or have at least one parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of one of Utah’s Tribes.

LEAP Asha Davenport Memorial Scholarship - Two $2,000 Awards

  • Asha was a freshman at the University of Utah at the time of her accidental death. She loved University life and all it had to offer. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and also a devoted member of the MUSS. She especially enjoyed her Service Learning LEAP class. Asha loved community service and helping others. The Davenport family is giving two $2,000 scholarships to LEAP students. 

 

  • Additional Scholarship Requirements: minimum 2.5 GPA.   For LEAP students only.  Students must have completed two semesters of LEAP by May 2019.
  • Required Documents: Please provide a typed statement of about 500 words written by the student addressing the topic: "How my LEAP experience has advanced my understanding of community service on campus or in my local community"  Help with writing strong personal statements can be obtained at the Writing Center, the Career Center, and from Student Success Advocates.  Funding Provided by the Asha Davenport Family.

LEAP Diversity-Need Scholarship - $2,000 Awards

  • This scholarship is for LEAP students who have demonstrated financial need, belong to or have demonstrated experience serving and working with traditionally marginalized and/or diverse communities, and demonstrate involvement in University and/or community activities with an emphasis on leadership and service. Several $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Funding provided by Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation and Goudie Trust.

 

  • Additional Scholarship Requirements:  minimum 2.0 GPA.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA.  If you have questions on whether you can apply for federal student aid, please review the website:  studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/non-us-citizens.  If you don't feel you are eligible for FAFSA, please contact Timothy Despain at TDespain@sa.utah.edu or the U's Dream Center at (801)213-3697 or dream@utah.eduStudents must have completed two semesters of LEAP by May 2019. 
  • Required Documents:  Typed personal statement of about 500 words written by the student addressing one of the following two topics: 1) "How my LEAP experience has advanced my understanding of community" or 2) "How I have worked with or been a part of marginalized and/or diverse communities and in what way this has impacted my life and university experience."  Help with writing strong personal statements can be obtained at the Writing Center, the Career Center, and from Student Success Advocates.

 

LEAP Multi-Year LEAP Scholarship 

  • This scholarship is for LEAP students who are enrolled in the LEAP multi-year courses, which include Health Science and Pre-Law. Funding provided by Henry W. & Leslie M Eskuche Foundation and Goudie Trust.
  • Additional Scholarship Requirements:  minimum 2.0 GPA.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing FAFSA.  If you have questions on whether you can apply for federal student aid, please review the website:  studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/non-us-citizens.  If you don't feel you are eligible for FAFSA, please contact Timothy Despain at TDespain@sa.utah.edu or the U's Dream Center at (801)213-3697 or dream@utah.eduMust have completed two semesters of LEAP by May 2019.  
  • Required Documents:  Typed personal statement of 500 words written by the student addressing the topic: "How my experience in my Multi-Year LEAP course(s) has impacted my university experience."  Help with writing strong personal statements can be obtained at the Writing Center, the Career Center, and from Student Success Advocates.

Scholarship Contacts

LEAP

personLiz Taylor
emailliz.taylor@utah.edu
phone(801) 581-8920

personMarissa Diener
emailmarissa.diener@fcs.utah.edu
phone(801) 581-3283

Undergraduate Advancement

personDannielle Moriondo
dannielle.moriondo@utah.edu
phone(801) 581-3106

Resources

Additional Contacts

Dream Program

personAlonso R. Reyna Rivarola
emailalonso.reyna@utah.edu

Scholarship Office

personTimothy Despain
emailTDespain@sa.utah.edu
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Last Updated: 9/26/19