Fostering Education: Scholarships 2016-17

The Alumni Association is proud to foster education and recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of students by offering a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates. The Alumni Association currently awards upwards of 80 scholarships each year totaling more than $550,000. If you would like to participate in this initiative, you may donate to the scholarships of your choice.


Most of the scholarships listed here have deadlines in February. The chapter scholarships have more varied deadlines, and UNP is due each April. See the last column of each scholarship for any current deadlines.


Scholarships that are active (click on the + for printable application)



Open to current U students who have overcome challenges and have served the U community in a positive way.


Open to all Founders Day scholarship applicants.


Undergraduate Scholarships

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
  Campus Involvement
Fifteen,
$5,000 each

Available to students who have completed at least two full years at the U and have been extensively involved in activities and organizations on campus. Minimum GPA required is 3.3.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Young Alumni Multiple,
$3,500

Available to students who will be University of Utah seniors beginning in Fall 2016, and who have an excellent academic record and commitment to fellow students. Minimum GPA required is 3.0.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Emeritus Alumni Board Two,
$4,000 each

Available to former University of Utah students who have had their education interrupted because of an unusual and difficult circumstance. Student must be returning as an undergraduate and require financial assistance in order to pursue further education. Minimum GPA required is 3.0.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Beehive Honor Society One, $2,000 
Available to undergraduate students who will graduate from the University of Utah in spring 2017 who have displayed leadership and service to the school and community. Minimum cumulative GPA required is 3.5. 
Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed 
  Founders Day One, $8,000
Open to current U students who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges and have served the U and the community in a positive way.


Application due
Nov. 4, 2016
 
  Alumni Association
  Achievement
Multiple,
$5,000
Open to all Founders Day scholarship applicants


Application due 
Nov. 4, 2016
 


Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
  Alumni Legacy Fifteen,
$5,000 each

Available to undergraduate, graduate, transfer, and incoming freshmen who have at least one parent who graduated from the University of Utah and whose parent or grandparent holds a current dues-paying membership in the Alumni Association.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Beehive Honor
  Society Legacy
One,
$2,000

Available to a Beehive Honor Society member, or a member's child or grandchild, who is an incoming freshman, transfer, undergraduate or graduate student.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Alumni Association
  University
  Neighborhood Partners
One $5,000 scholarship;
Two $3,000 scholarships
Open to current U students and admitted prospective students served by University Neighborhood Partners. Application not available; please check back later



Graduate Scholarship

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
  Young Alumni
  Board Graduate
Varying number,
$4,000 each

Available to students who are currently enrolled in a University of Utah graduate program.
Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed



Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
  Alumni Association
  Nonresident
  - Incoming Freshmen
Six,
$6,200 each

Available to high school seniors who are nonresidents of Utah and who are children or grandchildren of a University of Utah graduate.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Alumni Nonresident U
  Tradition Award
  & Heritage Program
Scholarships and awards vary, from $3,000 to $9,000
Available to high school seniors who will
be first-year entering freshmen and nonresident transfer students who are seeking an undergraduate degree; at
least one parent must hold a degree from the University of Utah.

For more information
about this scholarship, visit the U's Office of
Financial Aid and Scholarships
  Steve and Angie Smith
  Young Alumni
One,
$6,000

Open to incoming freshman who are first-generation college students or represent at-risk and underrepresented student populations.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Alumni
  Association/University
  Neighborhood Partners
One $5,000 scholarship;
Two $3,000 scholarships
Open to current U students and admitted prospective students served by University Neighborhood Partners. Application not available; please check back late



Chapter or Other Scholarships

Throughout the year, alumni from across the country raise funds at various events and fund drives so that they can award chapter scholarships to students in their areas who attend the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to all students from a given area, not just children of alumni. The number of scholarships and their amounts will vary by chapter and are dependent on the success of the chapter’s fundraising efforts throughout the year. Application availability and deadlines for each chapter vary, please check back often to see if your local chapter will be offering a scholarship for the upcoming year.

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
  Arizona Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from an Arizona high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Bay Area Chapter Three,
up to $3,500 each

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Bay Area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Boise Alumni Chapter Three,
$500 each

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Boise-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Chicago Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Chicago high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Dallas/Fort Worth Alumni  
  Chapter
Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Texas Lone Star-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Denver Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Denver-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Houston Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Houston high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Las Vegas Alumni
  Chapter
Three,
$2,000 each

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Las Vegas-area high school.

Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed
  Los Angeles
  Alumni Chapter
Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Los Angeles-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  New England Chapter One to three,
$500 each

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a New England-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  New York Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a New York-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Orange County Alumni
  Chapter
Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from an Orange County high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Portland Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Portland-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  San Diego Alumni
  Chapter
One,
up to $1,500

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a San Diego-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Seattle Alumni Chapter Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Seattle-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Southern Utah Alumni
  Chapter
Varies
Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Southern Utah-area high school.

Application not available; please check back later
  Washington, D.C. Chapter Two $5,000,
One $1,000

Available to current students and incoming freshmen who graduated from a Washington, D.C.-area high school.
Application not available; please check back later



International Alumni Club Scholarship

 TITLE  AMOUNT  CRITERIA  DETAILS/APPLY
International Alumni Clubs: Brazil, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam

Varying number, 
$1,000 each

International Alumni Clubs of the University
of Utah Alumni Association is proud to award various scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at
least one semester at the University of Utah
by December 2015 (the applicant’s country of origin has to match the country’s club).
Application deadline for 2016-17 has passed


Students who receive a scholarship, fellowship, or other financial aid administered by the University of Utah are required by state law to certify that they are eligible to receive the scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present in the U.S. If students do not know whether they are in the U.S. lawfully, they should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before filing a scholarship/financial aid application.

Prior to the disbursement of any scholarship/financial aid, the University of Utah is required by law to verify the recipient’s citizenship status or lawful presence in the U.S. with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Once the University submits a student’s information to DHS for verification, this federal agency may have the legal right to share the information with other government agencies.







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