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Scholarship applications are available starting January 1 of each year. 

Application Deadlines

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on the last day of February.  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. 

  1. completed Academic Works application. 
  2. Write a brief personal statemen. Be concise and limit your responses to a total of 500 words. (see below)
  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 2018-2019. This can be obtained from https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  5. One Letter 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 recommendation must be uploaded through the AcademicWorks program. 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? 

Write a brief personal statement answering the questions below and include in your application. Be concise and limit your responses to a total of 500 words. Your statement should address the following: 

  • Your academic, professional, and personal goals
  • 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, including leadership positions and/ or activities

You only need to have one current letter of recommendation, regardless of how many WRC scholarships you apply to. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that the letter of recommendation is uploaded into Academic Works. 

The letter of recommendation must be written by someone who can speak to your academic and/or professional work/strengths (e.g., professors, employment supervisors, volunteer supervisors). Letters of recommendation cannot be from friends or family members. Letters of recommendation should include: 

  • How long and in what capacity do you know the applicant?
  • What are the academic strengths and challenges of the applicant?
  • Why do you consider the applicant particularly qualified for this scholarship? 

 FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid Report.  If you need help completing the FAFSA or have questions about FAFSA, please contact the University's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

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.

The Department of History has a great guide available here that applies to all areas of study.  

No, the scholarships offered throught the Women's Resource Center can only be used at the University of Utah.

Award notifications are generally made by June 1 each year.  All notifications are made through Academic Works and all communications are directed to your Umail account (UID@utah.edu).

Please send an email towrcscholarships@sa.utah.eduand a WRC staff member will respond within 2 business days.

 

 

Last Updated: 10/10/22