American Indian Resource Center & Union Student Leader Scholarship

Application for 

AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCE CENTER

UNION STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

Year 2020-2021

 

Scholarship Details

Provided by: American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) & A. Ray Olpin University Union

Value: $2,500

Number of Awards: January 31, 2020 by 11:59 pm. (MST)

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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. 

AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCE CENTER UNION STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE 

The AIRC Union Student Leader Scholarship Fund provides one (1) scholarship of $2,500 to assist a student in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose 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. 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 or event(s) in the Union. 

 

The AIRC 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 marginalized communities in an effort to provide equitable service(s). For purposes of this scholarship and application, we also have a broad interpretation of the definition of community to mean the University of Utah, Salt Lake City area or your own personal community. Previous recipients of the scholarship are welcome to apply, with preference given to new applicants/recipients. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • This scholarship is available to American Indian 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. 
  • 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 2.0 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. 

 

Additional Information

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

 

Scholarship Contact

Danielle Martinez

Graduate Assistant

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 255

Salt Lake City, UT  84112

dmartinez@union.edu 

(801) 581-4004



Award
$2,500
Deadline
01/31/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you affiliated with a culturally recognized American Indian Tribe?
  2. How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?
  3. Please attach your resume when submitting your application.
  4. Please write an essay which concisely: 

    • Shares how your cultural heritage has been meaningful during your education and how your educational and career goals relate to the American Indian community. 
    • AND 
    • Explains how this scholarship would help you pursue your educational goals. 
      • 500 word maximum
  5. Please write a second essay which concisely: 

    • Please describe your plan you give back to your community and foster an inclusive campus community during and after you have completed your education
      • 500 word maximum
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