Norm Gibbons Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Norm Gibbons, former Dean of Students at the University of Utah. He was remembered for his kind demeanor and ability to make time for everyone. Norm was an example of lifting souls. In his memory, this scholarship is for students who have been impacted by the incarceration of a parent.

The Norm Gibbons Memorial Scholarship provides one $3,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student.

Eligibility Criteria

Enroll full-time (15 or more credits) during the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Utah;
Currently experiencing or has experienced the incarceration of a parent;
Currently has a 2.5 GPA;
Demonstrated financial need;
Seeking their first undergraduate degree.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Academic Level in the 2020/21 year
  2. Resume
  3. Personal Statement: Incarceration doesn’t just impact individuals, it impacts families. Please share how your parents incarceration impacted you and what this scholarship would mean for you in terms of making a positive impact on your college experience

  4. Reference

    Please provide one reference that can speak of your academic promise and community involvement. Family members cannot serve as references.


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