Alumni - TRIO Advanced Standing Assistance Scholarship

The Alumni – TRIO Advanced Standing Assistance Scholarship is a supplemental award to the financial aid already provided by the University. This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the University of Utah Alumni Foundation in partnership with the Federal TRIO Programs Office on campus.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist undergraduates in their junior and senior year to reduce loans and/or “unmet financial need” as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Recipients are selected based on TRIO SSS project participation, eligibility, and financial need. For the 2019-20 academic year, awards will be based on financial need, credit hours, project participation, and availability of funds.

Applications will be considered for students who meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an active* participant in the TRIO Student Support Services program (https://trio.utah.edu/) and remain committed to actively participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Project for this academic year
  • Junior or Senior status (60 or more credits completed as of Spring 2020)
  • Have “unmet financial need” as determined by the University Office of Student Financial Aid, OR have been offered/awarded federal student loans without which there would be “unmet financial need.”
  • Currently in good academic standing (2.0 or higher cumulative GPA) with the University.
    *An active participant is a student who is enrolled at the University, who has been selected to participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Project, and who is or will be regularly receiving advising and other services (instruction, tutoring, etc.) from the TRIO Student Support Services Project.

Award
Varies - Minimum Pell Grant Award
Deadline
01/17/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am awarded Pell Grant for Academic Year 2019-20
  2. I understand that if awarded this scholarship that (Please check all to indicate that you agree)
  3. Please answer the following questions with as much detail as you can. Please type your answers in a separate document, and then upload the answers to this site. (min 250 words, max 500 words).

    How will you be involved with TRIO SSS during this academic year, regardless of receiving this grant award?

    What financial/personal burdens impact your undergraduate education, and how could this award help relieve those burdens?

    What is your current educational plan (major, minor, career, etc), and what efforts have you made to ensure your success as a student within this plan?

  4. I am currently an active participant in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University of Utah.
  5. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the terms and conditions of the scholarship offered to me.
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