Alumni Scholarships for Student Veterans General Application

APPLICATION FOR

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP 

for 

STUDENT VETERANS GENERAL APPLICATION

YEAR 2020-2021

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS 

Provided by: University of Utah Alumni Association & Veterans Support Center

Values: Varies 

Number of awards: 12

Application deadline: February 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (MST) 

 

SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE 

Recognizing that achieving academic excellence while serving in the military or attending without full VA educational benefits is challenging, the UUAA and VSC established the Alumni Scholarships for: Undergraduate Student Veteran Persistence, Undergraduate Student Veteran Volunteerism and Student Veteran Leadership to promote student veteran retention and graduation.

 

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.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM on February 14, 2020. (MST

 

Documentation of military 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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT 

Paul Morgan, PhD

Director, Veterans Support Center

200 S. Central Campus Dr. 

Room 418 

Salt Lake City, UT 84112 

(801) 587-7722   

pmorgan@sa.utah.edu

Award
Varies
Deadline
02/14/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Military Service
    • I certify that I am a student veteran as defined by the Veterans Support Center above.
    • Please provide documentation of your military status:
    • Type of discharge (if applicable):
    • What date did you begin your service?
    • What date did you end your service?
    • What is the VA education benefit rate for which you have qualified (%)?
    • What is your branch of service?
  2. Enrollment
    • What is your anticipated enrollment for Fall 2020
    • What is your anticipated graduation date?
  3. Please provide an essay (500 word minimum – 1,000 word maximum).about what you learned in the military that has enabled you to persist at the University of Utah • without the benefit of full VA educational benefits and/or • while meeting the demands of your military service.
  4. Provide an essay about how what you learned in the military inspired you to continue serving others through volunteerism in the University, veteran, or local community (500 word minimum – 1,000 word maximum).
  5. Provide an essay about how the leadership skills you learned in the military are being used to make a difference in the campus, veteran, or local community (500 word minimum – 1,000 word maximum).
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