Student Affairs Diversity Committee & Union Student Leader Scholarship

APPLICATION FOR

STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVERSITY COMMITTEE & UNION STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

YEAR 2020-2021

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Provided by: The Student Affairs Diversity Committee (SADC) & A. Ray Olpin University Union

Value: $2,500

Number of awards: 1

Application deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2019 by 11:59 pm (MST)

UNION SCHOLARSHIP FUND MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Union Scholarship Fund is to support the academic achievement of students representing a wide array of backgrounds and experiences; the students are currently attending or plan to attend the University of Utah. The fund promotes the retention and completion of students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to the mission of the Union. Through this fund, the Union and its scholarship partners recognize students who are committed to bettering the communities they serve.

PURPOSE

The Student Affairs Diversity Committee strives to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes the broad scope of diversity within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Utah. The purpose of the Student Affairs Diversity Committee & Union Student Leader Scholarship is to identify and recognize students whose commitment to creating an inclusive campus community, has or will contribute to the overall mission of the Union and/or campus community. We will provide one (1) scholarship of $2,500 to assist students in accomplishing their academic goals. This includes students who are or will be associated with promoting diversity and inclusion within the Union and/or campus community. These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with an office in the Division of Student Affairs, events sponsored by the Union, or the broader campus community. The Student Affairs Diversity Committee & Union Student Leader Scholarship Committee defines a commitment to inclusivity as, the process of working collaboratively with community groups and individuals to address issues that impact the well-being of historically underserved communities in an effort to provide equitable service(s).

ELIGIBILITY

This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled at the University of Utah.

Candidates must take a minimum of 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits at the University of Utah for the 2020 fall semester.

Hold a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and above from the University of Utah or prior institution, and a 2.5 for current high school students.

Candidates financial need will be assessed.

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; if you graduated from a Utah high school you may skip the next bullet point).

Students who did not graduate from a Utah high school are required to certify their lawful presence in the United States must also be submitted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for verification of their lawful presence within the United States. Once the University submits information to DHS for verification this federal agency may have the legal right to share information with other government agencies. If you do not know whether you are lawfully present within the United States you should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before accepting a University scholarship that requires certification and verification. (If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Dream Center at dream@utah.edu).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The recipients of the scholarship are expected to attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event during the evening of Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. The celebration promotes the scholarship on a community level and will be the time when recipients are publicly recognized and awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT

Teresa Pond, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Program Coordination

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 255 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 tpond@union.utah.edu

(801)585-3983

Award
$2,500.00
Deadline
01/31/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?
  2. Please attach your resume when submitting your application.
  3. Please write an essay which concisely covers all of the following:

    • Shares your vision of what the role of diversity should be in embracing and promoting an inclusive campus climate.

     

  4. Please write another essay which concisely covers all of the following:

    • Describes your future or current intent to contribute to an inclusive campus community at the U
    • Describes your current or future intent to contribute to the culture, values, and mission of the Union and/or campus community. (Please be specific in your current or past roles)
  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.