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SCHOLARSHIPS

Current Scholarship Opportunities

The Women’s Resource Center Alumni Completion Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the University of Utah Alumni Foundation. Its purpose is to assist undergraduates in their senior year to reduce loans and/or “unmet financial need” as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester 

Number of Awards: 25

Requirements:  

  1. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree 
  2. Senior status (72 or more credits completed as of Spring 2021)
  3. Able to establish financial need as determined by the University Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  4. Currently in good academic standing (2.5 or higher cumulative GPA) with the University.
  5. Maintain full-time enrollment (12 credit hours)

Students who wish to be considered should complete the FAFSA (Fafsa.gov) by the opportunity deadline.  If students aren’t able to complete the FAFSA online, they can submit a paper FAFSA to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Students will need to submit a personal statement that includes information about yourself, your life experiences, your goals and how those experiences have inspired you to apply for this scholarship. Please make sure that you address each of these items:

  • Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship.
  • Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
  • Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/ or activities.
  • Personal barriers and/or financial barriers you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals.
  • Any unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding your situation which you feels should be known in considering your application for a scholarship through the Women’s Resource Center.

This application is due November 1, 2021 and late submissions will not be accepted.

Priority is given to students who are NOT current WRC scholars.

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Annual Scholarships

Our general scholarship application for the Women's Resource Center closed on February 28th, 2021. Decisions are mailed on June 1st, 2021. This application is for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

Each WRC scholarship has its own requirements regarding enrollment, grade point average, and/or matriculation. Additionally, scholarships are only available to Utah Residents (see Policy 6-403), and most are based on financial need or overcoming barriers to an education. 

For those that wish to be considered for need-based opportunities, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application must be completed by the opportunity deadline. If students are unable to complete the FAFSA application online, they can submit a paper FAFSA to the University of Utah Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Applications without a letter of reference will not be considered.

If you have any questions about scholarships, please email wrcscholarships@sa.utah.edu.

General Requirements of all Women’s Resource Center Scholarships

  1. Create a profile and apply with all required materials in Academic Works.
  2. Submit one (1) Personal Statement.
  3. Submit one (1) Letter of Recommendation.
  4. Have and maintain a qualifying semester and cumulative overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
  5. Be a resident of the State of Utah per Policy 6-403.
  6. 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)
  7. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  8. Able to establish financial need

Paper applications and documents will not be accepted at the Women's Resource Center or via email. Late and incomplete (drafted) applications will not be accepted. Currently there is no funding available for Summer semesters.

Women's Resource Center Scholarships

This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the University of Utah Alumni Association. Its purpose is to assist undergraduates in their junior and senior year to reduce loans and/or “unmet financial need” as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester (eligible for Spring and Summer 2021)

Requirements:  

  1.   Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree 
  2.   Junior or Senior status (60) or more credits completed as of Spring 2021
  3.   Able to establish financial need as determined by the University Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  4.   Currently in good academic standing (2.5 or higher cumulative GPA) with the University.
  5.   Maintain full-time enrollment (12 credit hours)

 

Students who wish to be considered should complete the FAFSA (Fafsa.gov) by the opportunity deadline.  If students aren’t able to complete the FAFSA online, they can submit a paper FAFSA to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

This application is due December 04, 2020 and late submissions will not be accepted.

Students can apply at academicworks.utah.edu

The Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship was established to provide educational assistance through scholarships for students demonstrating academic achievement, financial need, and that are a qualified member of Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi or progeny of a member of Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi National Sorority. In the event there is no member or progeny of Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi.

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester
Number of Awards: 2

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  2. Applicant must be a qualified member of Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi or progeny of a member of Beta Gamma of Alpha Delta Pi National Sorority
  3. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by Policy 6-403
  4. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  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. Able to establish financial need.

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.
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 Policy 6-403
  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.

This scholarship was created to support students who are pursuing a career in medicine, and seek to  advance Women in Medicine or have indicated a desire to address the health needs of women. 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.

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 Policy 6-403
  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.

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.

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 Policy 6-403
  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.

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.  Graduate & undergraduate students may apply.

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain both a semester and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or greater.
  2. Belong to an ethnic minority group.
  3. Be a first generation college student.
  4. Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at this or another accredited institution of higher education.
  5. Must be matriculated with continual progression in your declared major toward earning a first Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.
  6. Maintain full-time enrollment as defined by the Registrar’s office at The University of Utah for all award semesters.
  7. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah.
  8. Provide documentation that establishes financial need.

The Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship was created to assist 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 Policy 6-403
  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.

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 Policy 6-403
  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.

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 both a semester and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater
  2. Must have a gap of at least five years in your education, the gap may be consecutive or cumulative.  Example: Attended high school in 1990 and didn’t attend college until 1996 AND/OR attended college in 1996, stopped attending in 1998, started attending in 2003.
  3. Must be matriculated with continual progression in your declared major toward earning your first Bachelor’s degree
  4. Maintain full-time or part-time enrollment as defined by the Registrar’s office at The University of Utah for all award semesters
  5. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by Policy 6-403
  6. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines
  7. Complete application and provide documentation.

The Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship Fund was created to assist non-traditional 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. Able to establish financial need.

This scholarship was created to assist single parents who are in working to complete their educational goals. Graduate and 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 a single parent who is the primary 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. Able to establish financial need.

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 adult learners and/or single parents 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 violence 
  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. Able to establish financial need.

 This scholarship was created to assist students whose parents have been or currently are incarcerated. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply.

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester

Number of Awards: 3

Requirements:

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree or be admitted to a graduate program
  3. Be working toward first Bachelor's degree or graduate degree
  4. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  5. 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)
  6. Able to establish financial need.

 

Last Updated: 10/1/21