West High Alumni Association Union Scholarship

Application for

West High Alumni Association Union Scholarship

Year 2020-2021


Provided by: West High Alumni Association and the A. Ray Olpin Union

Value: $5,000

Number of Awards: 2

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 by 11:59 (MST)


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.


The West High Alumni Association, in partnership with The Union Administration Office, is pleased to announce two (2) scholarships of $5,000 each to assist undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah who are also graduates of West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah

The West High Alumni Association exists to help preserve the heritage of West High School and honor alumni who have gone on to make West High and the community proud. Part of our work is providing scholarships to deserving alumni to further their education. In collaboration with the A Ray Olpin Union, this scholarship will provide an opportunity for a hardworking student who is an alumnus of West High School, the opportunity to further their education with some financial support


  • Candidates must be or become a graduate of West High School and enroll at the University of Utah for Fall 2020
  • Candidates must take a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits, or if you are a graduate student, you must have full-time status according to your respective graduate program.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate financial need for the scholarship via the financial need essay.
  • Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 from the University of Utah or prior institution.
  • 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.)
  • Students who 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


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

Bryce Williams, M.Ed.

President, West High Alumni Association

241 N. 300 W.

Salt Lake City, Utah 84103


(801) 548-7720

Supplemental Questions
  1. What year did you graduate from West High School?
  2. How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?
  3. Please upload your current resume when submitting your application
  4. Please write an essay demonstrating your financial need for this scholarship.
  5. Please write an essay which concisely: Demonstrates a clear, specific and personal interpretation of the term, leadership Describes specific values you believe a leader should exude; please include examples as to how a leader such as yourself might exude those values Connects how the experiences you listed on your resume are relevant to your interpretation of leadership Describes how you plan to use this scholarship and your education to specifically give back to West High School or the West High School community
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