Alumni Association and Veterans Support Center Scholarship for Service Member Persistence
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION and VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER SCHOLARSHIP for SERVICE MEMBER PERSISTENCE
Provided by: University of Utah Alumni Association & Veterans Support Center
Value: $2,000, $1,000
Number of awards: 4
Application deadline: April 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM MST
Recognizing that achieving one’s academic goals while serving in the military is challenging, the UUAA and VSC established the Alumni Scholarship for Service Member Persistence to promote student retention and graduation.
The Alumni Scholarship for Service Member Persistence recognizes students who continue to pursue their degree while they are actively serving in the Reserves/National Guard or are active duty and pursuing off-duty education. The scholarship provides two (2) awards of $2,000 to full-time students and two (2) awards of $1,000 to students attending at least half-time to assist them in accomplishing their academic goals. Two (2) of the greater scholarships and two (2) of the lesser scholarships will only be awarded to undergraduate students that have earned 30 credit hours by the end of Spring Semester 2022. No more than one (1) award will be made to a graduate student.
• The student veteran must be actively drilling in the Reserves or National Guard or, if active duty, be pursuing off-duty education. Individuals attending the U as part of an active duty education program are ineligible.
• For the greater award, the student must be a current full-time student in good standing with the University of Utah who will be attending full-time during Fall Semester 2022.
• For the lesser award, the student must be a current student in good standing with the University of Utah who will be attending at least half-time during Fall Semester 2022.
• If an undergraduate, the student veteran must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2022 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater earned at the University of Utah.
• If a graduate student, the student veteran must have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2022 and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater earned at the University of Utah.
Many students who are selected to receive a University scholarship after May 12, 2015 are required by state law to certify under penalty of perjury that they are eligible to receive the scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present within the United States. Students who have both graduated from a recognized Utah high school and who are awarded a scholarship funded by a private donor are not required to certify their lawful presence before receiving a privately funded scholarship. (This scholarship is a privately funded scholarship.)
VSC DEFINITION OF A STUDENT VETERAN
A collective term for any student who served or serves in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, duration, branch, or component and who has not been dishonorably discharged.
The recipients of scholarships will be required to share their story and a photo with the Alumni Association and meet with members of the Alumni Association. Recipients may also be required to attend a scholarship celebration lunch when a date is selected.
Applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM on April 3, 2022 MST.
Documentation of military/veteran status will be required.
Angela Brink, Office Manager, Veterans Support Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 587-7722
Brittany Lambert, Program Coordinator, Veterans Support Center, email@example.com, (801) 587-7722