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UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship Database

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the College of Social and Behavioral Science, students are required to fill out BOTH a University application and a departmental application.

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Scholarships are sorted by individual departments/programs. Choose an option below to learn more about each scholarship, including additional criteria/requirements. 

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cat1 Anthropology
cat2 Economics
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Environmental and Sustainability Studies

cat4 Family and Consumer Studies
cat5 Geography
cat6 Health, Society, and Policy 
cat7 Political Science 
cat8 Psychology 
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Sociology/Criminology

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College of Social & Behavioral Science

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ADVANCEMENT BOARD SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by donations from alumni and friends of the college.

$1,000

N/A

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AIMEE LAPINE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

A fund established in 1993 by John P. and Kathryn G LaPine in remembrance of Aimee LaPine.

$1,000

  • Declared HSP major

  • 3.2 cumulative GPA

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.

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B.F. Farr Award in Political Science

This award was given by Nancy Farr Delgado and James B. Farr in memory of B.F. Farr, a graduate of the Political Science department.

Up to $5,000

  • Junior or senior students in Political Science

  • 3.0 GPA

  • Financial Need

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Barbara G. Christensen Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by Barbara G. Christensen in honor of her sister, Una Christensen.

Up to $4,000

  • Demonstrated Financial Need

A scholarship fund established in 1996 by Barbara G. Christensen in honor of her sister, Una Christensen, for students in the Department who are in need of financial assistance.

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Beverly Brehl Memorial Scholarship

Annual Scholarship in honor of Beverly Brehl.

Up to $1,000

  • Declared HSP major

  • 3.2 cumulative GPA

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.

Read more about Beverly Brehl here.

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Brandon Lee Scholarship

Scholarship funded by Brandon Lee.

$1,000

  • Recipient must be an Environmental and Sustainability Studies major

  • Can be full-time or part-time student during the award year

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Program Involvement will be taken into consideration

Brandon Lee is the Director of Environmental and Economic Policy and Regulation. See his spotlight here.

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Brian L. & Michelle J. Haslam Scholarship For Freshman In Geography

Annual Scholarship funded by Brian Haslam

$1,000

N/A

Read more about Brian here.

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Bright Futures Foundation Scholarship

Provided by Kris Liu and Phoebe Cho

Bright Futures Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that we can work together to provide meaningful change for people living in far less abundant circumstances.

Available to:
Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply!

Selection Criteria:
Merit and recipient must be an Environmental and Sustainability Studies major

Up to $5,000

  • Available to: Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply!

  • Selection Criteria: Merit and recipient must be an Environmental and Sustainability Studies major.

Bright Futures Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that we can work together to provide meaningful change for people living in far less abundant circumstances.

 
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Caroleen S. Williams Scholarship

Annual Scholarship funded by Caroleen Williams.

$1,000

N/A

Read more about Caroleen here.

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Christopher A. & Katherine Howells Scholarship

Annual Scholarship funded by Chris and Katherine Howells.

Up to $4,000

N/A

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Christopher P. & Suzanne Gamvroulas Family Scholarship

Annual Scholarship funded by the Gamvroulas Family.

Up to $1,000

Read more about Christian Gamvroulas here

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Colleen Cluff Caputo Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by Dr. Colleen C. Caputo, PhD.

Up to $4,000

  • Deserving students who show academic promise.

  • Interested in pursuing a career as a teacher or work in the area of school and family relations.

A scholarship fund established in 2009 by Dr. Colleen C. Caputo, PhD for students enrolled in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. Read more about Dr. Caputo here

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Cynthia A. & Robert Berg Endowed Scholarship

Funded through an endowment created by Professor Cindy Berg and Robert Berg.

$1,000

The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with preference given to students pursuing coursework and/or research in health-related areas of study.

The endowed scholarship is established as a way to help defray educational costs for students studying in the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah.

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D. Brent Scott Endowed Scholarship

A Scholarship funded by the D. Brent Scott Family.

Up to $4,000

  • "Deserving and meritorious"

  • Those with financial need.

D. Brent Scott had a remarkable history of leadership throughout his life. After a short stint in the U.S. Navy from 1945-46, Mr. Scott earned his B.S. in psychology from The University of Utah. He founded Scott Machinery Company, where he served as its president for many years. He served as chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. At the University of Utah he was a member of the National Advisory Council, served as president of the Alumni Association, and as member of the Institutional Council. He played the lead role in forming the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board and served as its founding chair.

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Daniel C. McCool and Jan Winniford Scholarship

Scholarship contributed by Professor Dan McCool and his partner Jan Winniford.

$1,000

N/A

Professor Dan McCool was the Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program. Upon his retirement he and his partner Jan Winniford decided to give back by contributing to a named scholarship

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Daniel E. & Janet G. England Scholarship

Annual Scholarship funded by Dan and Jan England. 

Up to $2,000

N/A

Read more about Dan here

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Danielle Vacca Memorial Scholarship

Established by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca.

Up to $4,000

  • Juniors or Seniors majoring in Psychology whose lives have been affected by a drunk or impaired driver.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8

  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the scholarship period

  • Verified U.S. citizenship or legal resident status

  • In exceptional cases and with sponsor approval, the award can be split between two candidates.

  • Include a personal essay on the impact of drunk driving on the applicant.

The Danielle Vacca scholarship was established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca. Danielle was a University of Utah student killed in an auto accident by a drunk and impaired driver.

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DAVID L. & LORI G. BUHLER SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000

Varies

N/A

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Departmental tuition waiver (t-53)

Students may receive only one full tuition waiver scholarship. If a student is awarded more than one such scholarship, it will be necessary to indicate a preference for one and to decline all others.

$5000 ($2500/semester)

  • Student must plan on taking a minimum of 12 credits hours in both the fall and spring semesters of 2019-2020
  • Seeking 1st Bachelor's Degree
  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA cumulative GPA
  • Utah resident
  • Declared major within the College of Social and Behavioral Science
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Donald A. & Susan P. Lewon Scholarship

Scholarship funded by Donald & Susan Lewon.

$1,000

Read more about Don here

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Dorothy B. Watkiss Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship established in 2012 by a gift from the estate of Dorothy Watkiss for students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Up to $4,000

N/A

Dorothy Berntson Watkiss was an active Ute for almost all of her life. A 1947 graduate in home economics, she was a very active and popular student. Dorothy carried that energy into her postgraduate days, serving the University of Utah as co-chair and founding member of the College of Social and Behavioral Science Advisory Board, president of the Emeritus Alumni Board, and as a member of the College of Law Alumni Association Board of Trustees, the Family and Consumer Studies Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Board. She generously supported student scholarships in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Hinckley Institute, and the College of Law.

Dorothy's service was a benefit to all aspects of the community as well. She was a leader in the Salt Lake County Bar Auxiliary, the Utah Bar Auxiliary, and the Utah State Coordinating Council for Higher Education. She represented the state of Utah at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Dorothy also energetically supported Radio Free Europe, the Women's Legislative Council of Utah, the South Salt Lake Council of PTA, the Oratorio Society of Utah, and the Assistance League of Salt Lake City.

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DOWDLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provided by Gayla and Mike Dowdle

Michael and Gayla Dowdle are both graduates of the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Michael earned a BA in Political Science and Gayla returned to school following raising children and earned a BS in Family and Consumer Studies.

Selection Criteria: Preference for a female student who has experienced physical or emotional hardship.

1,000

  • Preference for a female student who has experienced physical or emotional hardship.

Michael and Gayla Dowdle are both graduates of the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Michael earned a BA in Political Science and Gayla returned to school following raising children and earned a BS in Family and Consumer Studies.

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E. RICH BREWER SCHOLARSHIP

A fund established in honor of E. Rich Brewer 

Up to $4,000

Annual Scholarship fund established in honor of Rich Brewer 

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Earl and Elies Skidmore Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship funded by Earl and Elies Skidmore.

Up to $7,000

N/A

Earl S. Skidmore earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah where he majored in Sociology and Anthropology and earned minors in Zoology and Chemistry. Earl's studies at the University were interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Navy. Later in his career, Earl returned to higher education earning a Phd. in Chemistry from Stanford University.

Earl entered the University in 1942 and was a freshman member of the Assembly Committee. He played for Utah's basketball team in 1942-1943 and was active in Sigma Chi. In fact, Earl's wife, Elies, was the "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." The two were married in 1947 following Earl's graduation.

Earl began his career working for Phillips Petroleum in Spokane, Wash. After three years, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and eventually owned and operated four gas stations _ Skid's royal Stations. In 1958, Skidmore sold the stations and began Pressure Vessel Service _ a chemical company specializing in handling corrosive chemicals and creating a variety of chemical solutions. Earl devoted over 30 years to PVS and to the chemical industry, serving as president of Esbro Chemical and president of the Northern California Chemical Association.

Three examples illustrate the array of work Earl did at PVS. His company created a sanitary wash still used today to clean pre-packaged vegetables. When Boeing first constructed the 747, PVS provided a solution in which the landing gear struts were bathed. Perhaps most interesting, the company worked with NASA to improve the performance of panels on the space shuttle as it re enters the earth's atmosphere.

Earl has been a leader in professional and community associations throughout his lifetime. He was president of the board of directors for United Stations while working in the retail gas industry. He was on the board of directors of the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce and president of the San Carlos Optimist Club. Earl also served on the boards of three Silicon Valley electronics companies. Earl and Elies have given scholarships to CSBS students for several years. In 2007, they endowed this scholarship.

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Eda Parkinson Anderson Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by A.J. Anderson in the name of Eda Parkinson Anderson.

$500-$1,000

N/A

A scholarship fund established in 1989 by A.J. Anderson in the name of Eda Parkinson Anderson for students in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

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EDWARD R. AND CLAUDIA CHRISTENSEN SCHOLARSHIP

A fund established in honor of Edward and Claudia Christensen

Up to $5,000

  • Student in Cultural Anthropology.

  • Merit, awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.

Edward R. (Ned) Christensen has achieved wide intellectual accomplishments in a variety of academic and professional fields and is devoted to civic and social service. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1948 with a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1949. During his career as a research chemist with Texaco, Inc., Mr. Christensen earned an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Union College. Following his retirement Ned pursued a PhD in Anthropology and graduated in 2009. Read more about Dr. Christensen here

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Elbert D. Thomas Award in Political Science

Scholarship established in honor of Elbert D. Thomas.

Up to $5,000

  • An undergraduate student who makes a contribution by participating regularly in the activities of the department.

Established in honor of Elbert D. Thomas (1883-1953), a U.S. Senator from Utah (1933-1951).

For more information on Elbert D. Thomas, click here.

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Elva Acklam Stark and Arvil L. Stark Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in 1997 in the names of Elva Acklam Stark and Arvil L. Stark, PhD.

Up to $5,000

  • Available to junior or senior students majoring in Family and Consumer Studies.

  • Must have integrity, initiative, demonstrate financial need.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

A scholarship fund established in 1997 in the names of Elva Acklam Stark and Arvil L. Stark, PhD. Elva Stark was a University of Utah reference librarian from 1958 until her retirement in 1974. In 1975 she was awarded Utah's Mother of the Year. She believed that "we must all do what we can, individually and collectively to make our communities, state and world a cleaner, safer, healthier, more moral, beautiful and law abiding place for all children now and in the future".

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Elvin D. Asay Endowed Scholarship

Established by Kathleen Asay in honor of her late husband, Elvin D. Asay.

$1,000

  • Undergraduate students in Economics in odd-numbered years.

  • Financial need

Established by Kathleen Asay in honor of her late husband, Elvin D. Asay. Mr. Asay graduated in Economics and worked in Indian Health Affairs.

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Esther Peterson Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in 1992 by various donations.

Up to $1,000

  • Students who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.

A scholarship fund established in 1992 by various donations to create the Esther Peterson Scholarship to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice. Read more about Esther Peterson here.

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Eugene K. Andreasen Scholarship

A fund established in honor of Eugene Andreasen.

Up to $2,000

N/A

Eugene (U of U, B.A. 1948, psychology) is a retired insurance consultant for Prudential Life Insurance. While at the U, he was affiliated with Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was a member of ROTC. After serving in the Korean conflict he joined Prudential's west coast headquarters, where he spent his entire career. Gene is a lifelong member of the Sierra Club. Until recently, he hiked through southern Utah and the Grand Canyon annually. He remains supportive of environmental organizations throughout the west, is a regular contributor to the Democratic Party, both nationally and locally, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Over the course of his career, Gene invested his money well. Over the past four years he has created a $1 million charitable remained trust for the College of Social and Behavioral Science, which will create an endowment for scholarships in the college.

 

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Faye D. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established by gifts in honor of Faye Taylor.

Varies

N/A

A scholarship fund established in 1977 by gifts in honor of Faye Taylor to create the Faye Drushal Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund to be used for scholarships in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

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Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established by Parry Mead-Murray and the Giles and Elise Mead Foundation.

Up to $4,000

  • A student majoring in Anthropology

  • Merit, awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.

The fund was established by Parry Mead-Murray and the Giles and Elise Mead Foundation in 2004. The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs. Dr. Giles W. Mead (1928-2003) was a noted ichthyologist.

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Hulda Van Steeter Garrett Memorial Family Strength Scholarship

Established by Barbara Vance in memory of Hulda Van Steeter Garrett.

$1,000

  • Non-traditional students in Family and Consumer Studies.

  • Preference for non-traditional students intending to pursue a career to strengthen families

  • Financial need

Established by Barbara Vance in memory of Hulda Van Steeter Garrett (1904-1995), a long-time instructor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

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J. D. Williams Scholarship

The J.D. Williams Scholarship was established in honor of Professor J.D. Williams upon his retirement from the University of Utah.

Up to $5,000

  • Students in Political Science.

  • At the discretion of the selection committee

The J.D. Williams Scholarship was established in honor of Professor J.D. Williams upon his retirement from the University of Utah. (Williams died in 2007 at the age of 81). "Dr. Williams was noted for his personal interactions with the students who came under his purview. "He loved his students and went out of his way to help them," said his wife, Barbara Wright Williams. Those who lagged behind in class were invited to personal sessions, where he mentored them individually to avoid having to fail them. "He had many grateful students," she said.

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J. Ralph Brown Endowed Scholarship

A fund established in memory of J. Ralph Brown.

Varies

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Political Science.

  • At the discretion of the selection committee.

A fund established by Lucille Brown in memory of her husband J. Ralph Brown. Read more about Ralph here

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Kenneth P. & Penny B. Jameson Family Scholarship
(Formerly Jameson Family Scholarship)

Scholarship funded by donations from the Jameson Family.

Up to $7,000

  • Undocumented or DACA students accepted as an HD144 student at the University of Utah.

  • Must have been accepted as an HB144 student by the University of Utah.

  • Completed one year of study at the University of Utah.

  • Good academic record.

  • Financial need.

  • Enrolled as a full-time student.

  • Preference will be given to students who are majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Science who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities and have plans to use their education to serve their community.

Dr. Ken Jameson was born in Salt Lake City, but grew up in Denver. He earned degrees from Stanford and the University of Wisconsin _ Madison. Ken lived in Latin America for over five years and, besides becoming fluent in Spanish, developed a love for the Latino people. Now retired as a Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, Ken, and Penny, his wife of more than fifty years, are passionate about supporting undocumented students in Utah. They created the Jameson Family Scholarship in 2005.

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Jewell J. and Larue J. Rasmussen Endowment Fund

A fund established in honor of Jewell J. Rasmussen (1908-2004) and LaRue Rasmussen (d. 1980).

Varies

  • Junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students in Economics

  • Awarded to an outstanding Economics major, based on academic record

Dr. Rasmussen graduated from Snow College in 1929 prior to attending the University of Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He embarked on his teaching career at Granite High School and concurrently pursued his masters degree in economics at the University of Utah, receiving his graduate degree in 1936. After teaching a year at Weber College, Dr. Rasmussen became Director of Research for the Utah Education Association where he served until 1942 when he joined the faculty of the Economics Department at the University of Utah. In the same year he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Educators Mutual Insurance Association. In 1945 he was elected President of Educators Mutual, a position he held until 1985. Dr. Rasmussen was awarded his doctoral degree in economics from Stanford University and continued his teaching career at the University of Utah, rising from the ranks of instructor to professor. For ten years he served as chairman of the Economics Department. It was said of him that as chairman "he was responsible for the department's intellectual diversity, intellectual and academic tolerance as well as our fiercely maintained climate of intellectual freedom . . ." His economics research focused primarily on state and local finance. He retired from the University of Utah in 1977.

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John M. Parrish Scholarship

Scholarship funded by donations in honor of John M. Parrish.

$1,000

The scholarship is named in honor of John M. Parrish in recognition of his work with individuals engaged in substance abuse recovery.

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Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke endowed Scholarship

A fund established in honor of Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke.

Up to $2,000

Ezekiel R. (Zeke) Dumke Jr. and Katherine White Dumke were born in Ogden, Utah, and both came from families with interest in community service and philanthropy. Zeke's father, Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke, was a noted Ogden surgeon and one of the founders of the Ogden Surgical Society. His mother, Edna Wattis Dumke, was very involved with many music, theater, and dance programs in Ogden. Kay's father Rulon White, was a successful business owner, commercial fruit producer, and a former mayor of Ogden, so the idea of "Service above Self" came naturally to both of them. Both parents were involved with community and public service.

Zeke was one of the founders and president of Western States Management, the University of Utah Hospital Foundation, the Salt Lake Rotary Foundation, Dumke Insurance Agency, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah and several mining companies. He served as past president of the Museum of Natural History, Red Butte Gardens, the Alta Club, Salt Lake Rotary Club, and the Salt Lake Art Center.

The Dumkes and their extended family have been supporters through their foundation of women's athletics, especially women's soccer and gymnastics. The Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library in the Marriott Library bears her name for her commitment to the arts. Kay was past chair and board member for many years of the Neighborhood House, a program that provides affordable day care and support services to children and adults. They have both received numerous honors from the University of Utah and in the greater community for their service. Zeke and Kay have four children, Betsy (Scott) Thornton, Claire (Steve) Ryberg, Zeke (Angela) Dumke III, and Andrea (Mike) Manship, who are their greatest source of pride.

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Marie Gaby Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship funded by the estate of Marie Gaby.

Up to $2,000

  • Undergraduate students from traditionally under-represented groups.

  • Utah resident.

  • Person from a traditionally underrepresented group.

  • Financial need

Rhoda Marie Gaby received a BS in Science from the University of Utah in 1915.

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Merrill K. Ridd Scholarship

Scholarship funded by Merrill K. Ridd.

$1,000

  • Geography majors who will be juniors or seniors.

  • Student should have an educational focus in GIS and the environment.

  • Full-time student during award period.

  • 3.2 GPA

  • Based on scholastic achievement.

Dr. Ridd is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Utah. Read more about Dr. Ridd here

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Oakley J. Gordon Memorial endowed Scholarship

A fund established in honor of Oakley J. Gordon

Up to $3,000

  • Recipients will have been out of high school for at least 7 years, during which time there was a period when they were not enrolled in college

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Family of Oakley J. Gordon. Dean Oakley J. Gordon believed that the university should serve the whole community, not just the traditional student who moves from high school into college and then works their way through a degree. We, the Oakley Gordon family, are particularly interested in helping non-traditional students: those who are entering or returning to the university later in life. We want "non-traditional" students to feel that the university cares about you, and that there is an appreciation for your pursuit of a higher education, despite the challenges you may face. We believe you belong in school and are worth investing in. Read more about Dr. Gordon here

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R. Christian Sonne Family scholarship

Scholarship funded by donations the R. Christian Sonne Family

Up to $2,500

N/A

Annual Scholarship funded by donations the R. Christian Sonne Family. Read more about Chris here

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Rhonda Staskow Scholarship in Economics

A scholarship for undergraduate students in the Department of Economics 

Typically $2,500

N/A

A scholarship for undergraduate students in the Department of Economics funded by John and Rhonda Staskow.

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Richard and Kelly Whitlock Endowed Scholarship

A fund established by the estate of Richard and Kelly Whitlock

Varies

  • Student in Political Science

The estate of Richard and Kelly Whitlock. Kelly was a graduate of the College of Social and Behavioral Science in 1971.

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Richard A. Carter Scholarship

Annual fund provided by Paul D. Slack

Up to $2,500

  • Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

  • Recipient must be a full-time student during the award year.

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA and majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Read more about Rick Carter here

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Sara Baum Welke Endowed Scholarship

A fund established in honor of Sara Baum Welke 

Up to $4,000

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior students in Family and Consumer Studies.

  • Preference for non-Utah residents from Idaho (or elsewhere).

  • 3.3 GPA

  • Not convicted of using illegal drugs.

  • U.S. citizen majoring in Family and Consumer Studies

A scholarship fund established in 1996 by Ida Mae Hanks in the name of Sara Baum Welke

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SEAN AND CATHERINE SLATTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by Sean and Catherine Slatter 

Up to $3,000

N/A

Annual Scholarship funded by Sean and Catherine Slatter. Read more about Sean here.  

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Siegfried G. and Ellen G. Karsten Scholarship

A fund established by Siegfried and Ellen Karsten

Up to $7,000

  • Undergraduate student who is currently (or has been) in the foster care system.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are currently (or have been) in the foster care system. Read more about Siegfried Karsten here

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SLCC ENTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by SLCC

$1,000

N/A

Scholarship funded by SLCC for students in Economics.

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Sociology Community Scholarship

A fund established by the Sociology Community

Up to $1,000

  • Be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).

  • Be a declared sociology major and anticipate a minimum of 12 credit hours for academic year funded.

  • Have engaged in community service work.

  • Demonstrate need.

  • Be a member of an underserved population

The Department of Sociology prides itself on being one of the most diverse undergraduate majors at the University of Utah. Many of our highest achieving students come from historically underrepresented groups. Additionally, many are members of the first generations in their families to attend or graduate from college. Students from these backgrounds have surmounted great odds to succeed in their college careers and they face many challenges, especially financial ones, as they strive to complete their degrees. In order to recognize their outstanding achievements, and to assist in the challenges of meeting the rising costs of attaining a degree, the Sociology Department is collaborating with alumnae and supportive members of our community to provide the Sociology Community Scholarship.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to majors in Sociology who demonstrate academic persistence and community engagement.

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SOCIOLOGY COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP SOMOS SCHOLARS

A fund established by Somos

Up to $2,000

  • Be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).

  • Be a declared sociology major and anticipate a minimum of 12 credit hours for academic year funded.

  • Have engaged in community service work.

  • Demonstrate need.

  • Be a member of an Latina/o/x community

Somos is the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce foundation dedicated to strengthening Utah's Latina/o/x community. The goal of the foundation is to create strong leaders that will help our community to develop and prosper economically. Somos is helping students reach their full potential by providing scholarships so that young people can have access to education and mentorship.

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Solution Scholars

Scholarship funded by donations from alumni and friends of the college.

For more information about what to expect as a Solution Scholar you are encouraged to attend an information session. Dates and times will be determined soon. Please visit the Solution Scholar page here for current information.

$4,000

  • Declared major in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

  • Current freshman or sophomore.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (freshman minimum high school GPA 3.5).

  • Successful completion of Math 1030 (or higher) and Writing 2010 by the end of spring 2019.

This program admits a cohort of approximately 20 students each fall to be part of a two year program. These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world like immigration, inequities facing women, climate change, poverty, human rights, the obesity crisis and more. Course instruction together with experiential learning, research, and internship experiences help develop the skills needed to be the solution to the most pressing issues of our day.

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STEPHEN C. & LYNDA M. JACOBSEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen 

$1,000

  • Must demonstrate financial need.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

  • Engaged in community service

  • Entrepreneurial pursuits.

The scholarship fund is established as a way to help defray educational costs for students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

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Stephen s. and Cynthia Clinger Scholarship

Annual scholarship fund established by Steve and Cindy Clinger

Up to $3,000

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Stephen Clinger attended the University of Utah for three years. A business man, he was then co-founder and owner of Pardner's Restaurant for 22 years.

Stephen and Cynthia were married in 1990 and both became real estate agents when they sold Pardner's in 2001. Cindy focused on residential properties, while Steve concentrated on ranches and investment properties.

Steve and Cindy are both devoted University of Utah football fans. They have had a life-long love of boating, skiing Utah's deep powder, spending time at their ranch with their horses and horse packing in the high Unita's. They have now traded boating for cruising and horse packing for regular camping out of the back of their truck. They love to travel together and enjoy meeting all kinds of people. Between them, they have 8 children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

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STERLING W. SILL ENDOWED HOME ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by Sterling W. Sill 

Up to $2,000

  • The highest ranked junior student in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. 

A scholarship fund established in 1955 by Sterling W. Sill (1903-1994). Sill was a graduate of the University of Utah. Read more about Sterling here

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Trudi Thomas memorial endowed Scholarship

Scholarship in honor of Trudi Thomas

Typically $2,000

  • Junior or senior student in Family and Consumer Studies.

  • Financial need.

  • Preference for a graduate of Davis County High School.

  • Resident of Utah

The fund was established by Mike and Valerie Thomas in memory of their daughter, Trudi Thomas (1976-2007) who was killed while jogging. She was a student of Early Childhood and Middle East Studies. Funds were donated by her parents and raised through a series of public events in the community.

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Utah Correctional Association Scholarship

Scholarship made possible by the Utah Correctional Association

$1,500

  • Must be a Criminology major

  • Student must be in good standing with the University

  • Student must have or maintain a 3.0 average

  • The students has the started intent after graduation to work for a state, county, or local criminal/juvenile justice agency or a provider of services to these agencies. (Note: preference will be given to those applicants who already work in the above agencies)

  • Student must complete an essay regarding why they think they deserve the scholarship as well as their career goals

  • Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, and at least one of these must be from an academic source (please note, if you are a Criminology major already working in the criminal Justice/corrections field, it is recommended that one letter be from a supervisor who can verify your employment).

In January of 1970, the Utah Correctional Association (UCA) established a Board of Trustees representing leadership in Juvenile Court, Adult Corrections and Higher Education.  The Purpose of the Association was:  To advance and promote the general acceptance of correctional work as a professional endeavor and strengthen the professional status of corrections; to unite members of the Association in the acceptance of a standard of conduct and code of ethics; to help secure effective legislation and citizen support for the prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency in the State of Utah, including adequate financial support for correctional programs; to collect, interpret, study and disseminate information to improve public understanding of the correctional field both adult and juvenile; and, to represent the interests of the members before various public and private organizations. 

Through the years, UCA has provided excellent opportunities for individual professional growth, leadership, networking and collaboration.  Relationships built in the governance of the association have stood the test of time and enhanced collaborative efforts throughout the corrections systems. 

The legacy of UCA as the preeminent professional corrections association in the state and leader in professional development opportunities will be well served with the institution of a criminal justice scholarship at the University of Utah.

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VICO E. AND PATRICIA A. HENRIQUES ENDOWED HONOR ROLL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship in honor of Vico & Patricia Henriques.

Up to $3,000

  • Must demonstrate academic excellence

  • Financial need

Vico Henriques received a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah. He was honored as one of the College's Distinguished Alumni in 2013.

Vico E. Henriques earned a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Utah in 1956 and went on to do graduate studies in public administration and mathematics. Vico’s studies at the U were interrupted from 1950 to 1954 when he served in the U.S. Army where he was decorated and earned a battlefield commission during the Korean War.

Vico began his career at the National Bureau of Standards in the early days of the computer. He wrote code, designed circuits and managed operations research for a number of federal agencies. Vico’s early years led to a career traveling the world encouraging the development of computer standards to allow hardware and software compatibility and to foster communication and information sharing. Vico spent 17 years as president and CEO of the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association where he oversaw the organization’s efforts in creating standards, privacy and security, intellectual property, telecommunications and international trade.

Throughout his career, Vico has also taught at a number of universities including: American, George Washington, New York, Syracuse and The State University of New York. He was a member of the advisory board to the NYU Stern School of Business and is currently serving a third term on the CSBS advisory board.

Vico and his wife Pat have given significantly to the college. After a number of years providing a CSBS Honor Roll Scholarship, they endowed the scholarship and delight in getting to know the student recipients each year. For eight years, Vico volunteered as a zookeeper’s aid in the Greater Ape House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C.

Vico has two children and five grandchildren. He and Pat currently reside in Salt Lake but call Arlington, VA home.

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Virginia F. Cutler Family endowed scholarship

Scholarship in honor of  Virginia F. Cutler

Up to $2,000

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The fund was established by Dr. Colleen Caputo from contributions by and as a tribute to Dr. Virginia Cutler, past director of the Home Economics Department at the University of Utah. Read more about Dr. Cutler here

Last Updated: 6/20/19