Union Music Service Scholarship

Application for

Union Music Service Scholarship

Year 2020-2021


Provided by: A. Ray Olpin University Union and School of Music

Value: $5,000

Number of Awards: 1

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 by 11:59 (MST)


The Union Music Service Scholarship seeks to recognize and financially support students who share their musical skills with our community’s underserved populations.


The A. Ray Olpin Union at the University of Utah promotes leadership among students from all backgrounds and identities within the campus community by cultivating an environment that serves students by providing social, cultural, leadership, and co-curricular opportunities. The University Union strives to provide leadership opportunities and real-world experiences by offering a training ground where students can practice those skills.

The University of Utah School of Music offers academic and performance degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. It provides a core of general music courses to enhance appreciation of music as an art form. It serves as the intellectual, educational, and culture center for musical activities at the U, broader community, and nation.


Selected by application, the Union Music Service Scholarship provides one $5,000 scholarship to help recipients accomplish their academic goals. It seeks to recognize and encourage undergraduate or graduate students who share their musical skills with our community’s underserved populations.

The scholarship provides $2,500 per semester for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, totaling $5,000.

The successful applicant demonstrates their commitment to the purpose of the scholarship by their previous and future performances, presentations, or musical activities.


  • Available to students pursuing music degrees at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • This scholarship is for current University of Utah students only.
  • Must be a full-time (12 credit hours each semester) student and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Financial need is considered but not required.
  • 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.


  • Recipients will be notified in March 2020.
  • Recipients are expected to schedule a time for a short video interview and attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event on the evening of April 2, 2020. The interview and celebration promote the scholarship to the greater community and publicly recognizes recipients .


Jeremy Wilkerson

Assistant Director of Marketing

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 255 Salt Lake City, UT 84112


(801) 585-5035

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your current resume when submitting your application
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Union Music Service Essay
  5. Financial Need