Afghan Continuing Education Union Scholarship



YEAR 2022-2023


Provided by: Afghan Student Union & Union Administration office

Value: Varies from $2,000- $1,000

Number of Awards: 2

Application Deadline:   Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 by 11:59 PM (MST)

Scholarship Disbursed:  Fall 2022 Semester



The purpose of the Union Scholarship Fund is to support the academic achievement of students representing a wide array of backgrounds and experiences; the students are currently attending or plan to attend the University of Utah. The fund promotes the retention and completion of students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to the mission of the Union. Through this fund, the Union and its scholarship partners recognize students committed to bettering themselves and the communities they serve.


The Afghan Continuing Education Union Scholarship provides two scholarships varying from $2,000 to $1,000 to an outstanding undergraduate, or graduate student enrolled or planning to enroll at the University of Utah who advocates for the Afghan community and who demonstrates financial need to continue their education.


  • Students must be an advocate for the Afghan Community and demonstrate community involvement in the Afghan Community
  • Students must explain their educational goals and demonstrate financial need to continue their education.
  • Student must be a part time or full-time student for the academic year 2022-2023
  • Students must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the University of Utah for the Fall 2022 semester
  • 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.)
  • Students who are required to certify their lawful presence in the United States must also be submitted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for verification of their lawful presence within the United States. Once the University submits information to DHS for verification this federal agency may have the legal right to share information with other government agencies. If you do not know whether you are lawfully present within the United States you should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before accepting a University Scholarship that requires certification and verification


  • Personal & enrollment information
  • Attach a resume
  • Advocacy & involvement essay
  • Educational goals & financial need essay


  • The recipients of the scholarship are expected to attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event during the evening of Thursday, September 15th, 2022. The celebration promotes the scholarship on a community level and will be the time when recipients are publicly recognized and awarded.
  • Sign scholarship acceptance forms.
  • Required to be Union Scholarship Ambassador (promote 1-2 scholarship fundraising events throughout the year)
  • Schedule a headshot picture


Hamza Yaqoobi

Communications & Development Manager

University of Utah, A. Ray Olpin Union Building

200 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 255 Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 927-8301

Supplemental Questions
  1. Marketing Assessment
  2. Resume
  3. Essays
    • In 500 words or less, please provide a response that demonstrates your advocacy and involvement in the Afghan community.
    • In 500 words or less, please provide a response that describes your educational goals and financial need to continue your education.