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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women.  Honoring the complexities of women’s identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.  

New Scholarships

The WRC extends a sincere "Thank You," to the generous donors of The Colleen Harker, M.D. Women in Medicine Scholarship and the Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarship.

 

The Colleen Harker, M.D. Women in Medicine Scholarship

The Colleen Harker, M.D. Women in Medicine Scholarship is a new scholarship for the Women's Resource Center.  This scholarship was created to support self-identified women and femmes who are pursuing a career in medicine. Students must have a declared major and also show they are pursuing Premedical Requirements in the pursuit of attending their chosen School of Medicine. Additionally, this scholarship is open to current University of Utah medical students. Scholarship monies apply to (but are not limited to) tuition costs, course supplies, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and admissions application fees. This scholarship does not include the College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, College of Nursing, or other areas of the medical field.  

Pick up application from the wrc during business hours

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Matriculated student at the University of Utah who meets at least one of the following requirements (a, b or c): 
    1. Regardless of Major, demonstrated pursuit or completion of Premedical Prerequisite Requirements
    2. Able to demonstrate pursuit or completion of Premedical Requirements in the pursuit of their chosen School of Medicine. 
    3. Currently enrolled at the University of Utah School of Medicine pursuing a MD degree
  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 Admissions Office
  5. Maintain full-time enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters at The University of Utah. Please note that non-credit courses do not count as meeting full-time enrollment and all courses must be at a 1000 level or greater.
  6. Able to demonstrate financial need

 

Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarship Apply Now

Established in 2000, the Crankstart Foundation is based in Palo Alto, California and is the foundation of Michael and Harriet Mortiz. The goal of the foundation is to support the forgotten, disposed, oppressed, and others where some help makes all the difference, The Crankstart Scholarship is to assist adult learners, of all gender identities, at The University of Utah who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The scholarship must be used for tuition only.

The Application is available via utah.academicworks.com. Due April 20th. 

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 depending on enrollment 
Number of Awards: 10

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. 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
  3. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah's Registrar's Office
  4. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree
  5. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  6. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree
  7. Preference will be given to those who maintain a full-time enrollment at The University of Utah, however you must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to be considered.  Courses that are non-credit do not count toward enrollment, additionally all courses must be at a level 1000 or greater to be considered.
  8. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines

From scholarship recipients

"Words cannot express how thankful I am for the generous donations you have made on my behalf.  The financial situation I found myself in this semester was intimidating, and I felt very alone.  But thanks to you, some of that financial burden has been lifted, along with an immense amount of stress off my shoulders.  Thank you again for all that you do, you are key in helping women and students across the University Campus, and I have benefited immensely from your dedication to student success."

 

Thank You!

"I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart , for granting me with an emergency scholarship. In all honesty, I would not be graduating this Spring without your assistance. You were all so kind and helpful throughout the entire process and your generosity has helped me in more ways than you can know. Thanks to you I will soon be the first college graduate in my family!"

Last Updated: 5/2/19