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**DACA Students**

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: THE JAMESON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undocumented or DACA students accepted as an HD144 student at the University of Utah
Selection Criteria:

  1.  Completed one year of study at the University of Utah
  2.  Good academic record
  3.  Financial need
  4.  Enrolled as a full-time student. Preference will be given to students who are majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Science and who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities

Amount of Award: Typically $7,000 for two semesters

Number awarded: varies

Donor: 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. The created the Jameson Family Scholarship in 2005.

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Annual Scholarships

The Dean's Office distributes a variety of scholarships that donors provide annually. There are no specific criteria for these awards, other than distributing them equitably to students in each of the College's departments and programs. To apply for these awards (about 20 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $7,500), simply fill out the scholarship application form and you will automatically be placed in the pool for consideration.


Endowed Scholarships

The following list represents the awards that are permanently available through the Dean's Office. See below for specific application information on each.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: THE DOWDLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

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

Amount of Awards: Typically $1,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: 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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SCHOLARSHIP NAME: KATHERINE W. AND EZEKIEL R. DUMKE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

Selection Criteria: At the selection committee's discretion

Amount of Awards: Typically $4,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: 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.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: MARIE GABY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups

Selection Criteria:

  1. Utah resident
  2. Person from a traditionally underrepresented group
  3. Financial need

Amount of Awards: Typically $1,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

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

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: HERBERT W. GUSTAFSON SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Graduate students

Selection Criteria: Recipients are involved in the quantitative study of human social behavior

Amount of Awards: Typically $7,250

Number of Awards: Typically 2

Donor: Estate of Herbert W. Gustafson

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: OAKLEY J. GORDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate students

Selection Criteria:

  1. Recipients will have been out of high school for at least 8 years, during which time there was a period when they were not enrolled in college
  2. Recipients are receiving no other scholarships
  3. Financial need
  4. Major life challenges (e.g. a major caregiver role)

Amount of Awards: Typically $2,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: 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.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: THE VICO E. AND PATRICIA A. HENRIQUES ENDOWED HONOR ROLL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

Selection Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need

Amount of Awards: Typically $4,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: 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. He and Patricia live in the Washington D.C. area.

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SCHOLARSHIP NAME: MARTIN HARRIS HIATT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

Selection Criteria: At the selection committee's discretion

Amount of Awards: Typically $7,250

Number of Awards: Typically 2

Donor: Estate of Martin H. Hiatt

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: D. BRENT SCOTT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

Selection Criteria: "Deserving and meritorious" students and those with financial need.

Amount of Awards: Typically $4,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: D. Brent Scott family. 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 Science's Advisory Board and served as its founding chair.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: EARL AND ELIES SKIDMORE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students

Selection Criteria: At the selection committee's discretion

Amount of Awards: Typically $4,000

Number of Awards: Typically 5

Donor: Earl and Elies Skidmore. 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 Ph.D. 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 reenters 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. Skidmore 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.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: DOROTHY B. WATKISS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to: Undergraduate & graduate students

Selection Criteria:

Amount of Awards: Typically $2,000

Number of Awards: Typically 1

Donor: Estate of Dorothy B. Watkiss. 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 post-graduate 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.

Last Updated: 12/9/16