Alumni Association and Veterans Support Center Scholarship for Undergraduate Student Veteran Volunteerism or Engagement
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION and VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER SCHOLARSHIP for UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT VETERAN VOLUNTEERISM OR ENGAGEMENT
Provided by: University of Utah Alumni Association & Veterans Support Center
Number of awards: 3
Application deadline: April 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM MST
Student veterans and service members (collectively referred to as “student veterans” or “U Vets”) have a propensity for public service stemming from their military service. When they engage in volunteerism or participate in campus activities outside of the classroom, they contribute to the campus community’s understanding and support of those who served in the military. With this in mind, the UUAA and VSC established the Alumni Scholarship for Undergraduate Student Veteran Volunteerism or Engagement to recognize and encourage student veterans to continue their service through volunteerism in the campus and local community or through participation in campus activities outside of the classroom.
The Alumni Scholarship for Undergraduate Student Veteran Volunteerism or Engagement recognizes undergraduate student veterans whose volunteerism has contributed to the campus or local community in a substantial way or whose significant engagement in campus activities outside of the classroom has helped the campus community better understand and/or appreciate military-connected students. The volunteerism can include, but is not limited to, involvement with an office or event in the VSC, campus, or community organization, activity, or initiative, and the engagement can include participating in virtual or in-person campus events. The scholarship provides three (3) awards of $2,000 to assist student veterans in accomplishing their academic goals. Two (2) of the scholarships will only be awarded to students that have earned 30 credit hours by the end of Spring Semester 2022.
• The student must be a student veteran as defined by the Veterans Support Center.*
• The student veteran must be a current full-time undergraduate student in good standing with the University of Utah and will be attending full-time during Fall Semester 2022.
• The student veteran must have earned a minimum of 15 undergraduate credit hours at the University of Utah by the end of Spring Semester 2022 and must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater at the University of Utah.
• The student veteran must have demonstrated a significant commitment to volunteering in the campus or local community or a significant level of engagement in campus activities.
• While the student veteran must demonstrate significant merit, financial need may also be considered.
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