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2020-2021 undergraduate scholarship applications are now CLOSED

 

2021-2022 applications will be open from
November 1, 2020-February 1, 2021.

 

COVID-19 Student Relief Fund Resources

Deadline: September 10, 2020. If you are experiencing an emergency situation and are in need of financial assistance please complete this application. The following are possible expenses for the emergency funds: tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, required supplies or materials for classes, transportation, child care, and unexpected medical expenses, COVID-19 related expenses.

 

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

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.

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.

 1. Important Deadlines

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  • September 10, 2020: University of Utah General Scholarship Available
  • November 1, 2020: Scholarship Applications Open
  • February 1, 2021: Scholarship Applications Close
  • April 4-8, 2021: Scholarship Offers Issued
  • May 1: Acceptance Materials Due

 

 2. Check Your
Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility

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 | International Affairs & Global Enterprise | Political Science | Public Administration | Public Policy | 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 

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 Your
Major's Application

major application

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

csbs scholarships

  • Dowdle Endowed Scholarship
    Preference for a female 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.
  • Kenneth P. & Penny B. 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.

 


 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

Campus-wide Scholarships

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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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: 5/18/20