Alumni Scholarship for Student Veteran Leadership
STUDENT VETERAN LEADERSHIP
Provided by: University of Utah Alumni Association & Veterans Support Center
Value: $3,000, $1,500
Number of awards: 4
Application deadline: February 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (MST) Please go to the Alumni Scholarship for Student Veterans General Application to apply
Recognizing that student veterans possess leadership skills from their military experience, the UUAA and VSC established the Alumni Scholarship for Student Veteran Leadership to encourage student veterans to further develop and utilize these skills within the campus and local community.
The Alumni Scholarship for Student Veteran Leadership recognizes student veterans whose noteworthy leadership has contributed to campus or local community in a substantial way. Student veterans receiving this award will have demonstrated leadership that produced significant positive results in a campus or community organization, activity, or initiative, with or without holding formal leadership position. This scholarship provides one (1) primary award of $3,000 and three (3) runner-up awards of $1,500 to assist student veterans in accomplishing their academic goals. Two (2) of the runner-up scholarships will only be awarded to undergraduate student veterans graduating no later than August 15, 2022.
- The student must be a student veteran as defined by the Veterans Support Center.*
- The student veteran must be a current full-time student in good standing with the University of Utah and will be attending full-time during Fall Semester 2020.
- If an undergraduate, the student veteran must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2020.
- If a graduate student, the student veteran must have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2020.
- The student veteran must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the University of Utah.
- The student veteran must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
- The student veteran must have demonstrated their leadership to the community and/or campus in a significant manner.
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.)
* VSC DEFINITION OF A STUDENT VETERAN
A collective term for any student who served or serves in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, duration, branch, or component and who has not been dishonorably discharged.
Applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM on February 14, 2020. (MST) Please go to the Alumni Scholarship for Student Veterans General Application to apply
Documentation of military/veteran status will be required.
The recipients of scholarships will be required to share their story with the Alumni Association and meet with members of the Alumni Association.
Paul Morgan, PhD
Director, Veterans Support Center
200 S. Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112