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CSBS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP DATABASE

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying for a departmental fellowship, please contact the department directly for more information.

 

ARUP Graduate Fellowship Initiative

Description

Scholarship funded by donations from Associated Regional and University Pathologists Laboratories

Amount

Varies

Criteria/Requirements

N/A

David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship

Description

The David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship was established by David’s wife, Dr. Kathleen B. Hom. 

Amount

Up to $7,750

Criteria/Requirements

This Fellowship will be used to support students in the study of the successful coordination of public and private agencies and communities working together for responsible stewardship of public lands.

About the Donor

David Charles Williams (1937-2002) was one of the first consultants to address the concerns of communities facing rapid growth due to energy projects. In 1981, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Senior Executive Service; he joined the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. In 1991, he became Chief of Planning for BLM, and in 1992, for the State Department, coordinated the American contingent to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil. David was responsible for the land use planning of all federal lands managed by the agency. During this period he earned his MPA from the University of Southern California, and began work on his doctorate. David believed that responsible stewardship of public lands required the informed participation of citizens as well as public and private agencies. To this end, he moved to Utah to complete his dissertation and to teach at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. David was the first Stegner Fellow in the School of Law, where he created a course on Protected Lands; he also taught Administrative Theory for Public Administration.

DONALD A. & SUSAN P. LEWON SCHOLARSHIP

Description

Scholarship funded by Donald & Susan Lewon.

Amount

Up to $7,750

Criteria/Requirements
  • This Fellowship will be used to support students in the study of the successful coordination of public and private agencies and communities working together for responsible stewardship of public lands.
About the Donor

Read more about Don Don Lewon here

EARL AND ELIES SKIDMORE ENDOWED Graduate Fellowship

Description

Scholarship funded by Earl and Elies Skidmore.

Amount

Up to $7,000

Criteria/Requirements

N/A

About the Donor

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.

G. Homer Durham Endowed Fellowship

Description

A scholarship fund established in 1998 by Garth N. and Marie Jones in the name of G. Homer Durham for graduate students enrolled in the MPA program with high academic achievement.

Amount

Up to $2,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • Recipients should, if and when their circumstances permit, return to the scholarship fund an amount equal to what they received, to ensure the fund's ability to help future graduate students.

About the Donor

G. Homer Durham was a distinguished teacher, scholar, and administrator in higher education. He was an administrative pioneer to an extraordinary extent. Among other things, he was first Chair of the Political Science Department and first Academic Vice President at The University of Utah; President of Arizona State University soon after its transition from a college to a university; and first commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Utah. He also served a term as President of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA).

Garth Jones & Dalmas Nelson Excellence In Writing Award

Description

A scholarship fund established in honor of Garth Jones & Dalmas Nelson.

Amount

Up to $1,000

About the Donor

 Typically 1 Recipient

 

Garth Jones & Marie Clegg-Jones & Family Endowed Fellowship

Description

This fellowship is given in honor of Garth Jones, a graduate of the University of Utah and Professor Emeritus of the University of Alaska.

Amount

$1,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • This opportunity is for students enrolled in one of the many joint-degree programs (JD, MSW, MPH, MHA)
About the Donor

Dr. Jones has been a long-time supporter of the U's MPA Program. Dr. Jones helped raise significant funding for other scholarships available to MPA students as well.

Herbert W. Gustafson Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Description

The scholarship is a gift from the Herbert W. Gustafson Estate.

Amount

Up to $7,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • It is intended for students in the pursuit of quantitative study of human social behavior.

Howard-Karsten Fellowship/Scholarship in Economics

Description

Established in 1999 by Siegfried G. and Ellen G. Karsten as the Howard-Karsten Endowed Fellowship/Scholarship Fund in the Department of Economics in memory of Aubrey Howard.

Amount

Up to $8,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • Doctoral candidates in Economics. In rare circumstances it may be awarded to an undergraduate with senior class standing.

  • Recipients shall ne full-time students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • They shall have passed the qualifying exam on the first attempt.

  • They have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and shall maintain a 3.7 GPA each semester.

J. D. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

Description

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

Amount

Up to $5,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • Students in Political Science.

  • At the discretion of the selection committee

About the Donor

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. Click here for more information about the J.D. WIlliams Scholarship

J. RALPH BROWN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Description

A fund established in memory of J. Ralph Brown.

Amount

Varies

Criteria/Requirements
  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Political Science.

  • At the discretion of the selection committee.

About the Donor

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

J. Steven & Patricia M. Ott Nonprofit Fellowship

Description

This fellowship is given in honor of the Estate of Martin H. Hiatt

Amount

Up to $1,750

About the Donor

The fellowship is in recognition of the large number of nonprofit students enrolled in the MPA program and of the growing significance of nonprofits in public affairs generally.

Martin Harris Hiatt Endowed Fellowship

Description

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

Amount

Up to $7,000

Criteria/Requirements N/A

MPA Engagement Fellowship

Description

The MPA Program has a long history of graduates who have been involved with, and remain involved with, civic and community engagement. This fellowship recognizes a student who meets this spirit of dedication to community, an organization and/or cause.

Amount

Up to $1,500

Criteria/Requirements

N/A

Olpin-Ashton Trust and Fellowship Fund

Description

The fund was established in 1967 by Mary G. Lowe, Head of the Home Economics Department of the university (now Family and Consumer Studies) to encourage excellence in pursuing graduate study in "areas related to home and family".

Amount

Up to $2,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • Merit as well as acceptance into the graduate program.
About the Donor

The fund was created as a permanent tribute to the support of university president, A. Ray Olpin and Raymond J. Ashton to develop the Home Living Center on the campus of the university.

Reed K. & Irene L. Clegg Memorial Fellowship

Description

These fellowships are awarded by an endowment by the Clegg Family in honor of Reed Clegg who was a devoted scholar and public servant.

Amount

Up to $3,500

Criteria/Requirements
  • The awards are granted to MPA students on a need basis and prioritizes students who have shown a devotion to excellence in public service.

RICHARD AND KELLY WHITLOCK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Description

A fund established by the estate of Richard and Kelly Whitlock

Amount

Varies

Criteria/Requirements
  • Student in Political Science

About the Donor

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

Robert Anderson Endowed Fellowship

Description

This award was funded by the family of the late Professor Robert Anderson, professor of anthropology and expert in native american studies

Amount

Up to $8,000

Criteria/Requirements N/A

Stephen E. Reynolds Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Description

A fund established in honor of Professor Stephen Reynolds

Amount

Up to $7,500

Criteria/Requirements
  • Students Seeking a Master of Science in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE)

About the Donor

Professor Stephen Reynolds held a PhD in Economics and taught at the University of Utah for 47 years. He loved teaching and he loved his family. Steve was known and admired throughout the world, and he impacted thousands of lives both through his teaching and his stoic goodness. He taught in Europe, Central America and Asia. He came to love Asia and Thailand in particular where he left a lasting legacy.

Thomas H. and Chiyo H. Morita Endowed Fellowship

Description

This fellowship is named in honor of the donor’s parents, who were forcibly removed from their homes and relocated to concentration camps in Delta, Utah, and Minidoka, Idaho.

Amount

Up to $4,000

Criteria/Requirements
  • Demonstrated academic excellence.
  • The student’s own statement on academic and career success, as well as financial need and community involvement.
  • Asian-American or other underrepresented ethnic applicants can be given preference in the award process.
About the Donor

The internment precluded them from obtaining a college education. This injustice did not make them bitter, but inspired them to educate their child that justice and freedom are protected by the Constitution. In appreciation for the extraordinary commitment and efforts of her parents, Renee Morita has endowed this fellowship in their name and memory.

Tiffany Bell Stock Memorial Fellowship

Description

This fellowship is in memory of Tiffany Stock, a former student of the Executive MPA Program, in support of current students of the program.

Amount

$1,000

Criteria/Requirements N/A

Utah City Management Association Fellowship

Description

The Utah City Management Association awards a fellowship to students focused on a career in city management.

Amount

Varies

Criteria/Requirements
  • Attend the annual UCMA conference and participate in the conference meetings and activitie
  • A stipend for travel expenses is issued for the conference.
Last Updated: 2/25/19