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Women's Resource Center Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Deadline for all scholarships has been extended to Midnight, March 31, 2017 

We are excited to announce that the Women's Resource Center scholarship application is now completely digital.  If you need assistance accessing the online application or do not have a computer available to use please contact the Women's Resource Center and we can help you over the phone or you can make an appointment to utilize one of our computers.  Applications are due by March 31, 2017 at Midnight.

We are aware of an issue with the email address wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu  for letters of recommendation and are working to resolve it, if you receive an error, please send an email and the letter of recommendation to nwobbe-espinoza@sa.utah.edu.


General Qualifications for all Women’s Resource Center Scholarships:

Please review each of the scholarships available to identify any specific qualifications for each scholarship.  Criteria includes:

  1. Submit a complete application.  Each scholarship has specific criteria, review the individual requirements closely.  You only submit one application regardless of the number of Women's Resource Center scholarships you are applying for.  All scholarships require a personal statement, two (2) current letters of recommendation (written within the last 60 days), official transcripts and 2017-2018 FAFSA student aid report (or other annual income documentation).  For more information visit our FAQs.
  2. Have and maintain a qualifying semester and cumulative overall Grade Point Average (GPA)
  3. Be a resident of the state of Utah
  4. Be admitted to The University of Utah and working toward a Bachelor's degree (for undergraduate students) or be admitted to a graduate program and working toward a Master's or PhD degree (for graduate students)
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Able to establish financial need

Applications for all Women's Resource Center Scholarships must be submitted to the Women's Resource Center.    Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Currently, we do not have any funding available for Summer semesters.

Specific Scholarships

 

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship 

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports non-traditional students of all gender identities, who recognize the value of an education in creating a better life for themselves and their families.  The scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  It is intended for highly-motivated students seeking the next level of achievement in their lives, regardless of their life path.  The award amount ranges between $500 - $1000 per semester and can only be used for expenses directly related to your education.

Award Amount: Varies per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: Varies

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Must be one or more: returning military, non-traditional student, single parent, have dependent children, and/or work full-time
  3. Must be over the age of 25
  4. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  5. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree 
  6. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  7. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree
  8. Maintain a minimum of part-time enrollment of 6 or more credit hours at The University of Utah
  9. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines

 

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Chevron Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Chevron Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields is a new scholarship for the Women's Resource Center.  This scholarship was created to support self-identified women who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.  The scholarship award amount is $500 per semester.

Award Amount: $500 per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 5

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Declared Major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
  3. Must have completed Freshman year (minimum of 24 credit hours)
  4. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  5. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  6. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  7. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  8. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (12 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  9. Self-identify as a woman
  10. Able to establish financial need

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Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael’s Foundation

The Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael’s Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence was created to support the Women’s Resource Center’s goal of the recruitment and retention of first generation, ethnic minority self-identified women at The University Of Utah.  

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 5

Requirements:

  1. Must be a self-identified woman belonging to an ethnic minority group
  2. Be a first generation college student
  3. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.2 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  4. Must have completed freshman year (minimum of 24 credit hours)
  5. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  6. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  7. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  8. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  9. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (12 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  10. Able to establish financial need

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IME Becas Scholarship - Application Period is now closed.  Check back in Spring 2018.                                    

The IME Becas Scholarship is offered with the intent to foster the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented and first generation college students.  The scholarship supports qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have experience with or commitment to working with Mexican immigrant communities.  This opportunity is open to all genders.  The scholarship amount ranges between $500 and $2000 for Spring 2017 semester.

Award Amount: Varies                                                                                            Number of Awards: Varies

Requirements:

  1. Must have and maintain a semester and cumulative 3.0 GPA
  2. Be a resident of the state of Utah
  3. Must have graduated from a Utah high school
  4. Must be an admitted, undergraduate or graduate, degree seeking student at The University of Utah.
  5. Be able to demonstrate experience with, a commitment to, and leadership or service within Mexican immigrant communities
  6. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  7. Must maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum 12 credit hours undergraduate or 9 credit hours graduate) at the University of Utah
  8. Preference will be given to first generation college students

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Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship

The Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship was created to assist self-identified women students who are pursuing a post-bachelor’s degree.  This scholarship is for Graduate students only. The scholarship is $750 per semester.

Award Amount: $750 per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 4

Requirements:

  1. Be admitted to a graduate program at The University of Utah
  2. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  3. Preference will be given to non-traditional students or single parents
  4. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  7. Able to establish financial need
  8. Self-identify as a woman

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Nick and Helen Papanikolas Scholarship

The Nick and Helen Papanikolas scholarship is offered with the intent to foster the recruitment and retention of students of all gender identities from underrepresented populations.  The scholarship supports qualified undergraduate students who are members of a Native American Tribe recognized by the United States Government, OR undergraduate students who demonstrate experience or commitment to working with the Asian American, Pacific Islander, or African American communities.  

Award Amount: Varies per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: Varies

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a semester and cumulative overall GPA of 2.7 
  2. Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at The University of Utah
  3. Be a member of a Native American Tribe recognized by the U.S. Government, OR students who demonstrate experience with or a commitment to working with the Asian American, Pacific Islander, or African American communities
  4. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  5. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree 
  6. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  7. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree 
  8. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (minimum 12 credit hours undergraduate)
  9. Able to establish financial need

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The Osher Re-entry Scholarship 

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher to assist adult learners, of all gender identities, at The University of Utah who are persuing their first undergraduate degree. The scholarship amount ranges between $500-$1000 per semester and must be used for tuition only. 

Award Amount: Varies per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: Varies

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Must be between 25-50 years of age
  3. Must have a gap of at least five years in your high school to college or in your college education, this gap can be consecutive or cumulative
  4. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  5. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree 
  6. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  7. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree
  8. Maintain a minimum of part-time enrollment of 6 or more credit hours at The University of Utah
  9. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines

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Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship Fund 

The Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship Fund was created to assist non-traditional self-identified women students with families in their educational pursuits.  The award amount varies from year to year but is usually around $1,500 - $2,000 per semester.   Graduate & undergraduate students may apply.

Award Amount: Varies per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 10

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Must be a non-traditional student and/or single parent
  3. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program, preference is given to those completing an undergraduate degree
  4. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (12 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  7. Self-identify as a woman
  8. Able to establish financial need

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Simmons Family Foundation

The Simmons Family Foundation was created to assist self-identified women who are single-parents who are seeking a degree at The University of Utah.  The scholarship is $1,000 per semester.  Graduate & undergraduate students may apply. 

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 5-10

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Must be either a single parent who is the sole provider for the child(ren) 
  3. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  4. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (12 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  7. Self-identify as a woman
  8. Able to establish financial need

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Sorenson Legacy Foundation

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation is a non-profit corporation established by the James LeVoy Sorenson family for the exclusive purpose of promoting charitable, religious, educational, literary and scientific endeavors.  This scholarship was created to assist self-identified women who are adult learners and/or single moms attain their educational goals.  Graduate & traditional students may apply.   

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester                                                                       Number of Awards: 5-10

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Must be one or more of the following: a single parent who is the sole provider for the child(ren), non-traditional student and/or a survivor of domestic voilence 
  3. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  4. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah (12 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 9 credit hours for graduate degree)
  7. Self-identify as a woman
  8. Able to establish financial need 

CLICK TO APPLY

 

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