Alumni Scholarship for Military/Veteran Family Member Volunteerism
MILITARY/VETERAN FAMILY MEMBER VOLUNTEERISM
Provided by: University of Utah Alumni Association & Veterans Support Center
Number of awards: 3
Application deadline: February 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (MST)
Recognizing that military/veteran family members often volunteer in support of others, the UUAA and VSC established the Alumni Scholarship for Military/Veteran Family Member Volunteerism to encourage them to continue their volunteerism in the campus and local community.
The Alumni Scholarship for Military/Veteran Family Member Volunteerism recognizes a spouse or dependent child of a veteran or service member whose volunteerism has contributed to the campus or local community in a substantial way. This volunteerism can include, but is not limited to, involvement with a campus or community organization, activity, or initiative. The scholarship provides three (3) awards of $1,000 to assist a spouse or dependent child in accomplishing their academic goals. Two (2) of the scholarships will only be awarded to undergraduate students graduating no later than August 15, 2022.
- The student must be a current spouse or legal dependent of a veteran as defined by the VSC.*
- The student 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.
- The student must have earned a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours or 18 graduate credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2020.
- The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the University of Utah.
- The student must have demonstrated a significant commitment to volunteering in the campus or local community.
- While the student must demonstrate significant merit, financial need may also be considered.
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)
Documentation of military/veteran spouse or dependent 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