2021-2022 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
2022-2023 applications will be open from:
November 1, 2021-February 1, 2022
CSBS Undergraduate Scholarships
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.
1. Important Deadlines
- September 10, 2021: University of Utah General Scholarship Available
- November 1, 2021: Scholarship Applications Open
- February 1, 2022: Scholarship Applications Close
- April 4-8, 2022: Scholarship Offers Issued
- May 1, 2022: Acceptance Materials Due
2. Check Your
Be declared in one of the following
majors in the college:
Anthropology | Criminology | Economics | Environmental & Sustainability Studies | Geographic Information Sciences | Geography | Health, Society and Policy | Political Science Psychology | Sociology
Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student?
Apply to the University of Utah by December 1 and meet with your advisor to declare your major.
3. Complete Your FAFSA Application
- 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) and International Students can fill out 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 Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-581-6211.
4. Complete the University of Utah General Scholarship Application
- You must first complete the University of Utah General Scholarship Application before you can apply for any other scholarships.
5. Complete Your
When you complete your major application, you are actually applying for multiple scholarships!
(If you are a double major within the College of Social and Behavioral Science, you
must complete an application for each of your majors in order to be considered for
all possible scholarships.)
Anthropology Scholarship | Economics Scholarship | Environmental and Sustainability Studies Scholarship | Family, Community, & Human Development Scholarship | Geography Scholarship | Health, Society and Policy Scholarship | Political Science Scholarship | Psychology Scholarship | Sociology/Criminology Scholarship
6. Apply For Other CSBS Scholarships
Dowdle Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate student who has experienced physical or emotional hardship.
Oakley J. Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship 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.
Jameson Family Scholarship Undocumented or DACA students accepted as an HD144 student at the University of Utah, have been accepted as an HB144 student by the University of Utah, and completed one year of study at the University of Utah
Siegfried G. & Ellen G. Karsten Scholarship Undergraduate student who is currently (or has been) in the foster care system
Solutions Scholars 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.
- 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
- 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