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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) scholarships open on January 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 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.

Applications are due February 29th, 2020

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 applications will not be accepted. Currently there is no funding available for Summer semesters.

Specific Scholarships

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, preference will be given to qualified self-identified women students.

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. Self-identify as a woman
  8. 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.

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.  

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 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 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
  8. Self-identify as a woman.

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 be between 25 and 50 years of age
  3. 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.
  4. Must be matriculated with continual progression in your declared major toward earning your first Bachelor’s degree
  5. Maintain full-time or part-time enrollment as defined by the Registrar’s office at The University of Utah for all award semesters
  6. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by Policy 6-403
  7. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines
  8. Complete application and provide documentation.

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.

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 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 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. Self-identify as a woman
  8. Able to establish financial need.

 

Last Updated: 1/2/20