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Scholarship applications are available the beginning of February each year.  The deadline for submission is 3:00pm on the last business day of March.  Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the scholarship committee.  Everything must be received by the deadline time and date in order to be considered complete. 

Award notifications are made by the end of July each year.  All notifications are made to your umail account.

  1. completed WRC Scholarship application. You only need to complete the online application once regardless of the number of Women's Resource Center scholarships you are applying for. 
  2. Write a brief personal statement answering the five questions below on a separate sheet of paper and include in your application. Be concise and limit your responses to a total of two double spaced pages. Please type your response to the following questions in one essay: 
      1. Academic, professional, and personal goals
      2. Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship
      3. Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
      4. Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/ or activities
      5. Personal barriers you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals such as domestic violence.
      6. Any unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding your situation which you feels should be known in considering your application for a scholarship
  3.  Official transcripts should be uploaded with the application.  You must provide transcripts for all colleges, universities or institutions attended. If you have attended The University of Utah for two full years, you may submit your "Summary of Transfer Credit" in addition to the official University of Utah transcripts, in lieu of providing official transcripts from all other institutions.  All documents should be uploaded with the scholarship application.
  4. Copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report for 2017-2018. This can be obtained from https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation from people in positions of authority (professors, employment supervisors, volunteer supervisors). Letters of recommendation cannot be from friends or family members.  Letters of recommendations must be emailed directly to wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu. Letters of recommendation should include: 
      1. How long and in what capacity do you know the applicant?
      2. What are the academic strengths and challenges of the applicant?
      3. Why do you consider the applicant particularly qualified for this scholarship? 

No, you only need to have two current letters of recommendation.  

  1. Two Letters of Recommendation from people in positions of authority (professors, employment supervisors, volunteer supervisors) written within 60 days of application. Letters of recommendation cannot be from friends or family members.  Letters of recommendations must be emailed directly to wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu. Letters of recommendation should include: 
      1. How long and in what capacity do you know the applicant?
      2. What are the academic strengths and challenges of the applicant?
      3. Why do you consider the applicant particularly qualified for this scholarship? 

If there is a problem with the wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu email address, please email the recommendation letters to nwobbe-espinoza@sa.utah.edu.

 It is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report.  If you need help completing the FAFSA or have questions about FAFSA, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at The University of Utah. 
Three of the scholarships available through the Women's Resource Center are open to all gender identities - Osher Re-entry Scholarship, Boundless Opportunity Scholarship and the Nick and Helen Papanikolas Scholarship.

No, scholarship applications are now completely online.  If you need assistance completing the application please contact the Women's Resource Center and they will schedule an appointment for you to utilize one of the computers located in the office.  All applications must be received by 3:00pm on the last business day in March.

You must be able to provide documentation of annual income for yourself, parents, and/or anyone else living in the house with you.  You may supply a complete copy of your tax returns for the previous year.

Yes, all of our scholarships meet the qualifications under SB 253, which means that any student who graduates from a Utah High School (regardless of high school graduation year) is eligible to apply and receive funds from the Women's Resource Center.

Please send an email to wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu and someone will respond within 2 business days.

The deadline for the Women's Resource Center annual scholarships is March 31, 2017 at 3:00pm.  All documents and letters of recommendation must be received by this date and time in order for the application to be considered complete.  

Write a brief personal statement answering the five questions below on a separate sheet of paper and include in your application. Be concise and limit your responses to a total of two double spaced pages. Please type your response to the following questions in one essay: 

  1. Academic, professional, and personal goals
  2. Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship
  3. Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
  4. Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/ or activities
  5. Personal barriers you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals such as domestic violence.
  6. Any unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding your situation which you feels should be known in considering your application for a scholarship
All WRC scholarships require official transcripts that must be uploaded at the time of application.  You must provide transcripts for all colleges, universities or higher education institutions attended. If you have attended The University of Utah for two full years, you may submit your "Summary of Transfer Credit" in addition to the official University of Utah transcripts, in lieu of providing official transcripts from all other institutions.  All documents should be uploaded with the scholarship application.
If there are issues with application submittals or letters of recommendation please send an email to nwobbe-espinoza@sa.utah.edu and include the error messages received.  We will do our best to get any issue resolved as soon as possible.
Try printing it to an Abobe pdf printer.  This should allow you to save the complete file so that you can upload it with your scholarship application.
The Department of History has a great guide available at https://history.utah.edu/undergraduate/letters-of-recommendation.php that applies to all areas of study.  We aren't the experts and would prefer to direct you to those who have much more experience in the subject.

 

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