U Alumni Trans Futures Scholarship

U Alumni Trans Futures Scholarship 

 

Description  

This scholarship recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to advancing the interests of trans communities (including interests of people who identify as transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or other non-cisgender identities). Preference will be given to students who provide nuanced understandings of the challenges faced by trans individuals and who can demonstrate a strong personal investment in supporting trans communities. Award amount is $3,000. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Utah OR an incoming undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at another university or college. 
  • Must articulate nuanced understandings of the challenges faced by trans individuals and demonstrate a strong personal investment in supporting trans communities in the present and the future.  
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  
  • Preference given to students who are Juniors or Seniors and nearing the completion of their degree program.  
  • Financial need will be considered in selection process. Awardees will be required to complete a FAFSA process to have scholarship awarded. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 
  • Awardees will be required to complete HB 144 affidavit to have scholarship awarded. Our scholarships are available to undocumented/DACA students who have graduated from a Utah high school as well as international students. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 

 

Application Requirements: 

 

  • Personal statement (500 words or less) in Word or PDF format. Personal statement should address: 

    • If you could change one thing for trans communities, what would that be? What role do you see yourself playing in being part of that change? Please reference any involvement you are already doing in this regard, including activism, volunteering, academic work, art and cultural work, support of others, self-preservation, etc.  
    • What is your current educational plan (major, minor, future career, etc.) and what are you doing to ensure you are successful in this plan as a student? 
    • What would receiving this scholarship mean to you and how would it help you achieve any of the goals you have mentioned? 
    • Anything else you want to committee to consider when reviewing your application. 

 

  • Unofficial copy of most recent transcript in PDF format  

 

Submit application by February 28, 2021 by 11:59pm MSTFor questions about this application, contact lgbtrc@sa.utah.edu, 801-587-7973. 

 

Award
$3,000
Deadline
02/28/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your year in school?
  2. Personal statement (500 words or less). Should be uploaded in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. Personal statement should address: 

    • If you could change one thing for trans communities, what would that be? What role do you see yourself playing in being part of that change? Please reference any involvement you are already doing in this regard, including activism, volunteering, academic work, art and cultural work, support of others, self-preservation, etc. 
    • What is your current educational plan (major, minor, future career, etc.) and what are you doing to ensure you are successful in this plan as a student?
    • What would receiving this scholarship mean to you and how would it help you achieve any of the goals you have mentioned?
    • Anything else you want to committee to consider when reviewing your application. 
  3. Unofficial Transcript