U Alumni Community Care Scholarship

U Alumni Community Care Scholarship 

 

Description  

We are proud to partner with U Alumni to offer the U Alumni Community Care Scholarship. This scholarship supports students who have experienced financial hardship after a life-altering event. Examples of such events may include but are not limited to: losing family and/or community support because of gender or sexual identity, a job loss, a medical emergency, birth of a child, a death in the family, and so on. This scholarship supports students who may be in the process of suddenly figuring out how they will support themselves after a life-altering event, or who may have experienced an event in the in the past and are continuing to be financially impacted. The goal of this scholarship is support students in persisting to graduation, and to benefit LGBTQIA+ communities thorough the ways that scholarship recipients plan to give back to these communities. Past U Alumni Community Care Scholarship awardees are welcome to apply again. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Award amount is $4,000. 

 

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 explain how student has experienced financial hardship after a life-altering event.  
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting LGBTQIA+ 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:  

 

  • Application questions (250 words or less per answer): 

    • How have you experienced a life-altering event that has created a financial hardship for you? How could this scholarship help relieve that hardship?  
    • If you could change one thing for LGBTQIA+ community, 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 or 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? 
    • 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 22, 2022 by 11:59pm MSTFor questions about this application, contact lgbtrc@sa.utah.edu, 801-587-7973. 

 

Award
$4,000
Deadline
02/22/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you been awarded the U Alumni Community Care Scholarship in the past?
  2. What is your year in school?
  3. 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?
  4. How have you experienced a life-altering event that has created a financial hardship for you? How could this scholarship help relieve that hardship?
  5. How do you plan to support LGBTQIA+ communities after you graduate? 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
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