George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Distinguished Scholarship

The Eccles Scholarship is sustained thanks to generous funding from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, dedicated to serving the people of Utah by funding programs that enrich and enhance Utah’s communities. Scholars earn this highly competitive and distinguished scholarship based on outstanding academic talent, exemplary character, and exceptional leadership skills.

The Eccles Scholarship includes benefits that extend beyond the generous scholarship, integrating students into a unique academic community supported by faculty and alumni. Students accepted into this program—25 per year—participate in a selective cohort experience during their time as undergraduate Honors students. Eccles Scholars begin by taking a yearlong class, exploring ethics, leadership and the humanities. This course introduces first-year students to the potential of gaining a truly rich undergraduate education at The University of Utah and starts them on a path towards developing themselves as ethical leaders. During the first year students live together in the University’s newest housing development, Kahlert Village, as part of their living learning experience. Additionally, students take a series of cohort classes together during their time at the University, including a Reacting to the Past Intellectual Traditions course taught by award-winning professor, Dr. Ann Engar, and Writing in a Research University with Prof. Michael Gills.

Accepted Eccles Scholars receive an 8 semester comprehensive scholarship to the University of Utah:
• 8 semesters of tuition (up to 18 credits hours/semester) and mandatory fees
• Room and Board
First year students are provided a space in Kalhert Village and 150 meal plan.
Second, third and fourth year students are provided housing up to the cost of a double room at the Marriot Honors Community (MHC) and a 40 block meal plan.
 • $400 Book stipend per semester at the University Bookstore.

The Honors College welcomes applications from students across all interests and majors who have been admitted to the Honors College for Fall 2021. Only incoming first-year students accepted to the Honors College and coming directly from high school with no gap year may apply. Students who receive the scholarship can still apply for deferral and any deferrals will be honored by the Honors College. Both in-state and out-of-state applications are accepted. Applicants must have earned a 3.8 cumulative unweighted high school grade point average at time of application.
Interested students should complete the application, which includes an essay and a recommendation form by March 7, 2021 11:59pm Mountain Time.

All notifications regarding this scholarship are sent via email to the students University of Utah assigned email. A University assigned student email account shall be the University’s official means of communication with all University of Utah students. The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email and read these emails in a timely fashion. For help regarding U of U email contact the help desk at 801-581-4000 × 1

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Accepted Eccles Scholars receive an 8 semester comprehensive scholarship to the University of Utah including: 8 semesters of tuition (up to 18 credits hours/semester) and mandatory fees, Room and Board (first year in Kahlert Village with 150 block meal plan, all other years up to MHC 4 person double room equivalent with 40 block meal plan) and up to $400 Book stipend per semester (at University Bookstore).
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you been accepted to the Honors College at the University of Utah?
  2. What is your intended undergraduate major?
  3. Please list 3-4 of your most significant academic awards.
  4. Please list your employment/volunteer experiences (include dates, hours per week and supervisor as appropriate).
  5. Please list your extracurricular activities (include dates and number of hours per week).
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