2016-2017 Scholarships

Please visit back for more information on 2016-2017 deadlines.

 *Please note: If you are looking for departmental scholarships, please contact the department of your major or visit the links below.

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Family and Consumer Studies
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Health, Society and Policy

Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

Olaoluwa Omotowa
Health, Society & Policy

"Receiving the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Scholarship has had a significant impact on my education. This award has provided me with the peace of mind that comes with financial security and has allowed me to concentrate on school and stay involved on campus. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the generous donors within the College of Social and Behavioral Science."

Vivian Nguyen
Political Science, International Studies, Asian Studies

"I am a second-generation Asian-American student and receiving the Dan and Jan England Scholarship has permitted me to participate in the University of Utah exchange program in Taiwan. Thanks to the support of CSBS donors, I have the opportunity to immerse myself in my native culture and grow as a person."

Marci Harris
Consumer and Community Studies, Economics, Gender Studies

"Being awarded the Dorothy Watkiss Scholarship has enabled me to achieve my educational dreams. The financial generosity of CSBS donors has put me one step closer to graduating and pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy, which I hope to use to advance the lives of women and their families through social justice movements."


Eligibility Requirements

To be ELIGIBLE for a scholarship, students must:

1. be a declared major in one of the undergraduate, degree-granting departments of the College of Social and Behavioral Science (Anthropology, Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Society and Policy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology);

2. have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA (except for the Oakley J. Gordon Scholarship which does not have a minimum GPA requirement);

3. have been a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours per semester during the last year attended) for a full-time scholarship; or have been a part-time student (minimum of 6 hours per semester during the last year attended) for a part-time scholarship. (Part-time students are only eligible for the Honor Roll or Gordon scholarships). NOTE: You must maintain full-time (or part-time) enrollment for fall and spring semesters of the next academic year in order to be eligible for the scholarships.

4. have completed 30 semester hours by Fall 2016 (including anticipated Summer 2016 enrollment);

5. have a demonstrated financial need as defined by FAFSA. Priority consideration will be given to students who fill out their FAFSA by March 14, 2016.


Most scholarships may only be awarded to US citizens or a citizen from another country who is lawfully in the US, however undocumented students may apply for scholarships provided by a private donor (usually named scholarships) if you attended high school in Utah.

**If awarded a donor-based scholarship, conditions of receiving the award include thanking the donor in writing, attending a breakfast or lunch with the donor, and submitting a professional photo with biographical information for a scholarship recipient profile.

* Please see individual scholarship requirements in application.

[Application available January 11, 2016]
Sample Personal Statements

More Information

CSBS Scholarship FAQ

University of Utah Scholarship Database