Scholarships

University credit union scholarship

The University Credit Union Housing Scholarship provides three incoming students (first-year or transfer) the opportunity to receive financial support towards the cost of on-campus housing within Housing & Residential Education facilities. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate an interest in actively participating in the on-campus housing experience, and articulate how this experience will support their success at the University of Utah.

This scholarship, sponsored by the University of Utah Credit Union, is a one-year award providing $3,000 in financial support to be applied towards a student’s housing costs. The scholarship can be applied toward any HRE housing location/room type based on the room selected by the student at the time of reservation. Students are responsible for reserving their own room via Housing & Residential Education’s housing sign-up process. If the room type you choose is more expensive than what is covered, the student is expected to pay the difference in cost. Three total scholarships are available each academic year.

Scholarship Eligibility
1. Applicant must be either an incoming fist-year student or a transfer student
2. Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Utah as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
3. Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the University of Utah 

The following will also be taken into consideration when awarding the scholarship:
1. First-generation college student status
2. Demonstrated financial need
3. Identities underrepresented at the University of Utah including ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities, LGBTQ students, and women.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Scholarship Decision Announced: April 5, 2019 

To Apply: 
1. Fill out the form below
2. Submit a one-page essay describing why you believe living on campus will help support your success here at the University of Utah

University credit union housing scholarship

The application for the University Credit Union scholarship is now closed.


Community in Action Scholarship

The Housing & Residential Education Community in Action Scholarship provides emerging leaders with the opportunity to live on campus their first year of college with their room and board expenses covered. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate leadership potential through previous engagement in community service and leadership experiences in high school, on a university campus or in the community. The scholarship is funded through a partnership between University Dining Services and Housing & Residential Education.
During the year they receive the scholarship, recipients are expected to actively continue engaging in their leadership development. This may be done by becoming involved with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), the Residence Halls Association (RHA), or by continuing involvement within the community.

Scholarship Award & Availability
Housing & Residential Education’s Community in Action Scholarship is a one-year scholarship covering the cost of a double room in Heritage Commons, meal plan 18, RHA dues, and the housing application fee. This scholarship is valued at approximately $10,400 for the academic year. The scholarship can be applied toward various other housing types and locations within Housing & Residential Education. If the room type or meal plan you choose is more expensive than what is covered, you are expected to pay the difference in cost. The scholarship will be awarded on a semester basis to incoming first-year students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Two scholarships are available each academic year.

Scholarship Eligibility
1. Applicant must be an incoming first-year student.
2. Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Utah as a full-time student for (at least 12 credit hours per semester).
3. Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the University of Utah.

The following will also be taken into consideration when awarding the scholarship:
1. First-generation college student status.
2. Demonstrated financial need.
3. Identities under represented at the University of Utah, including ethnic and cultural minorities, LGBTQ students, and women.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Scholarship Decision Announced: March 29, 2019 

To apply : Please submit the following through the online application:
1) A resume outlining your community service and leadership experience.
2) A one page-essay detailing how receiving the Community in Action Scholarship will support your success at the University of Utah.
3) A letter of recommendation from someone within the community that can attest to your leadership or involvement work.

Apply for the Community in Action Scholarship below.

Please note that if you are selected to receive the scholarship, you are responsible for consulting with the Financial Aid Office to determine what impact the scholarship may have on any financial aid you will be awarded.

Community in Action Scholarship Application

The application for the community in action scholarship is now closed.