LEAP Diversity & Financial Need Scholarship

This scholarship is for LEAP students who have demonstrated financial need, belong to or have demonstrated experience serving and working with traditionally marginalized and/or diverse communities, and demonstrate involvement in University and/or community activities with an emphasis on leadership and service. Several scholarships will be awarded. Funding provided by Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation and Goudie Trust.

Financial Need

Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Eligible students must file a federal student aid application (FAFSA) prior to the scholarship deadline of March 15, 2021. (Apply for federal financial aid online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

If you have questions on whether your can apply for federal student aid, please review this website: Financial Student Aid for non-citizens

If after reviewing the above information and you don’t feel your are eligible for FAFSA please contact Hayley Shipton at (801) 581-6211 or hshipton@sa.utah.edu or Alonso Reyna Rivarola at (801) 581-3470 or alonso.reyna@utah.edu, U’s Dream Coordinator

Required Documents

Current Unofficial Transcript or DARS

Typed personal statement of about 500 words written by the student. Your personal statement should talk about your diverse life experiences and how this scholarship will aid your educational endeavors. Help with writing strong personal statements can be obtained at the Writing Center, the Career Center, and from Student Success Advocates.



  • Any scholarship award will apply to the 2021-2022 academic year, scholarships are paid in two equal installments, Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • You must demonstrate through your personal statement and/or resume your qualifications for this scholarship.
  • For questions regarding LEAP Scholarships you can contact Alison Flanders (801) 587-3177 or alison.flanders@utah.edu
  • Materials must be submitted electronically no later than midnight on March 15, 2021
  • LEAP students must have completed two semesters of LEAP by May 2021.

$1000.00 - $2000.00
Supplemental Questions
  1. Academic Level
  2. Most Recent LEAP Class
  3. Most Recent LEAP Professor
  4. What is the higest level of education completed by your mother/female guardian?
  5. What is the highest level of education completed by your father/male guardian?
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