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ATTENTION STUDENTS: THIS PAGE CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ EACH SECTION THOROUGHLY.

The College of Social and Behavioral Science provides merit-based and need-based scholarships for exceptional students, thanks to the generosity of many individuals and families. As noted below, consideration is only given for those who have declared their major in the college, not pre-majors.

Fellowships and scholarships are primarily in the form of tuition reduction, and typically range from $1,000 - $5,000. Often the amount of a scholarship depends largely on the competitiveness of the pool of the applicants and the amount of available funding.

Application
steps
    scholarship
Resources
    csbs scholarships
and fellowships

  University Scholarships
and fellowships
    External funding
opportunities
   funding for
underrepresented students
 

 

 1. IMPORTANT DEADLINES

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  • September 10, 2020: University of Utah General Scholarship Available
  • December 1, 2020: Scholarship Applications Open
  • April 1, 2021: Scholarship Applications Close
  • April 19-23, 2021: Scholarship Offers Issued
  • May 15, 2021: Acceptance Materials Due

 

 2. CHECK YOUR 
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility



Be declared in one of the following 
departments in the college:

Anthropology | Economics | Geography | Health, Society and Policy | International Affairs & Global Enterprise | Political Science | Public Administration | Public Policy | Psychology | Sociology 

 

 3. COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA APPLICATION 

FAFSA

- To be eligible for need-based scholarships, make sure to submit a FAFSA application. FAFSA applications become available every year on October 1.

- Dreamers (with or without DACA) interested in need-based donor scholarships can complete a paper FAFSA application. Once completed, submit it to the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in the Student Services Building, Room 105. For questions about a paper FAFSA application contact the University's Scholarship Office at scholarship@sa.utah.edu or 801-581-6211.


 4. COMPLETE THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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- You must first complete the University of Utah General Scholarship Application before you can apply for any other scholarships.

 

5. COMPLETE THE CSBS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

major application

- When you complete the CSBS Graduate Fellowship Application, you are actually applying for multiple scholarships!

 

 6. APPLY FOR OTHER CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS

csbs scholarships

  • David C. Williams Memorial FellowshipThe fellowship will provide financial support for a graduate student enrolled in the University who is committed to studying, writing, and disseminating research and possible solutions for responsible stewardship and sustainability in the management of public lands in or near Utah.

  • Department Scholarships
    Most fellowships are offered at a departmental level. For information regarding the separate application process, inquire within your specific program. Deadlines may vary!

  

 

 SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES 

  • All of our scholarship applications are required to have two letters of reference. At least one MUST be an academic reference, a current or former professor/teacher. The other can be an employer, volunteer supervisor, but not a friend or family member.
  • Your reference must agree to write a letter BEFORE you put their contact information into your application because the very moment their contact information is input, an auto notification will be sent to them. If your reference did not agree to write a reference letter for you, they have every right to reject the system’s request!
  • Once your reference has agreed to write a letter for you, it is up to YOU to check your application to make sure the letter was submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received.
  • All letters of recommendation are due the day the of the scholarship deadline.
  • Click here to learn how to ask for a letter of reference

  • There are essay question(s) in each application and your essay matters! Each essay question will guide you to topics to consider as you write. Be thorough and thoughtful. We recommend that you prepare your answers in Word and paste them into the application keeping in mind that most essays have 300-500 word limits.
  • A personal statement or essay is not an autobiography. Instead you may be asked to describe:
    • Why you’ve chosen your area of study
    • Your academic achievements or awards
    • Professional interests
    • Demonstrated community service and leadership opportunities
    • Your motivation and capacity to succeed or unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding your situation which you feel should be known in considering your application and
    • Why you feel you are a viable candidate
  • The University Writing Center can be a great resource.

  • You may be asked to upload your degree dashboard (Formerly DARS) or an unofficial transcript with grades depending on your major. If you have been at the University of Utah for less than two semesters, you may be asked to submit a transcript from other schools attended.
  • Please do not include any punctuation in any of the file names. Please upload only PDF and Word docs.

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 


University Scholarships & Fellowships

Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
Teaching, Research and Graduate Assistantships


Past CSBS Graduate Students have successfully attained funding through many the following opportunities,
including the Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship, and the Graduate Research Fellowship.
Examples of previously funded projects can be provided upon request to help aid your application. 

visit here for a full
list of opportunities


 Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship ($18,900, plus tuition
and subsidized health insurance).

For U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and its impact on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy; renewable for one year. One to two awards given annually.

 

Graduate Research Fellowship ($18,900 plus tuition benefit – if eligible,
and subsidized health insurance).

For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; nonrenewable. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually.

Alumni Association 

The Alumni Association is proud to recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of current and incoming students by offering a number of scholarships each year to qualified candidates. The Alumni Association helps students reach their academic goals by awarding more than $250,000 in scholarship funds annually.

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Hinckley Institute of Politics

The Hinckley Institute offers scholarships both for the academic year and for Washington DC and international internships.






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Student Union Scholarships

The University of Utah's Union has various scholarships for students, including scholarships for student leaders, refugee students, veteran students, underrepresented students, and more. Check out their scholarships available!




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Bennion Center

The Bennion Center offers scholarships and stipends for students who are involved in voluntary service and civic participation.

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Veterans Support Center

The Veterans Support Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent local and national scholarships for military-affiliated students. 

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Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah. Check their website for more information on eligibility requirements.

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External Funding Opportunities

External Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Listings of available scholarship and fellowship opportunities offered by various external organizations and institutions. 

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National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation
FELLOWSHIPS in EDUCATION RESEARCH

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Click here to access the application portal, and click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: October 8, 2020
NAEd hosted a webinar for interested applicants in early September. The recorded webinar is available at this link.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their fields. For the current application cycle, applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 25 early-career researchers for the 2021-22 academic year. Click here to access the application portal, and click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: November 18, 2020.
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar here.

 


Funding for Underrepresented Students

Center For Disability Services

The Center for Disability Services offers scholarships for students with any qualified student with a disability. See their website for more info. 

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Dream Center Scholarships

The Dream Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent scholarships for undocumented/DACA students.

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International Student and Scholar Services

This office offers scholarships available for international students and scholars on campus.

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LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent local and national scholarships for LGBTQ+ students. 

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Office of Equity and Diversity

The Office of Equity and Diversity has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent campus and community scholarships available.

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Student Union Scholarships

The University of Utah's Union has various scholarships for students, including scholarships for student leaders, refugee students, veteran students, underrepresented students, and more. Check out their scholarships available!

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Last Updated: 11/18/20