Union Scholarship for Undergraduate Student Veteran Persistence

APPLICATION FOR

UNION SCHOLARSHIP for

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT VETERAN PERSISTENCE

YEAR 2019-2020

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Provided by: Veterans Support Center & Union Administration Office

Value: $2,500

Number of awards: 3

Application deadline: February 15, 2019 by 6 p.m. (MST)

SCHOLARSHIP MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The Union Scholarship for Student Veteran Persistence is to promote undergraduate student veteran retention and graduation by recognizing those student veterans who continue their military service while enrolled or those who do not receive full VA educational benefits.

PURPOSE

The Union Scholarship Fund for Student Veteran Persistence provides three (3) scholarships of $2,500 to assist student veterans in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose is to identify and recognize student veterans who do not receive full VA educational benefits or who are actively serving in the Reserves or National Guard, and who continue to pursue their first bachelor’s degree and demonstrate academic excellence.

The Union Scholarship committee defines persistence as achieving academic excellence and continuing one’s education despite the challenges of continued military service or attending without the benefit of full VA educational benefits.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The student must be a student veteran as defined by the Veterans Support Center.*
  • The student veteran must be a current full-time student in good standing with the University of Utah who will be attending full-time during Fall Semester 2019.
  • The student veteran must not be receiving VA educational benefits at the 100% rate or must be actively serving in the Reserves or National Guard.
  • The student veteran must have earned a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of spring semester 2019.
  • The student veteran must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the University of Utah.
  • The student veteran must have never been convicted of a felony or dishonorably discharged from the military.

Many students who are selected to receive a University scholarship after May 12, 2015 are required by state law to certify under penalty of perjury that they are eligible to receive the scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present within the United States. Students who have both graduated from a recognized Utah high school and who are awarded a scholarship funded by a private donor are not required to certify their lawful presence before receiving a privately funded scholarship. (This scholarship is a privately funded scholarship.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application must be received no later than 6:00 PM on February 15, 2019. (MST)

The recipient of this scholarship is expected to attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event during the evening of April 4, 2019. The celebration helps promote the scholarship on a community level and will be the time when the recipients are publicly awarded their scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT

Teresa Pond

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr.

Room 255

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 585-3983 

tpond@union.utah.edu

* VSC DEFINITION OF A STUDENT VETERAN

A collective term for any student who has served or is serving in any capacity of the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, duration, or component, and has not been dishonorably discharged. 

Award
$2,500.00
Deadline
02/15/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you agree to provide the VSC with documentation of your qualifying military service, prior to receipt of the scholarship funds?
  2. Please attach your resume when submitting your application.
  3. Please write an essay about what you learned in the military that has enabled you to persist at the University of Utah.
  4. Please write an essay describing how you managed the challenges of maintaining your academic achievement while meeting the demands of your military service.
  5. Applicants may choose to provide additional information that may not be reflected in their provided materials. Additional information may include family or financial hardship, or GPA misrepresentation.