Steffensen Cannon Scholarship - Graduate - College of Humanities

The Ellen Cristina Steffensen Cannon Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship opportunity is for graduate students in the College of Humanities as well as for direct descendants of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon; this award includes a $20,500 fellowship, as well as full tuition (up to 12 graduate credits), and subsidized health insurance, if desired.

The Steffensen Cannon Graduate Fellowship was stablished in 1989, the Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon Scholarship has enabled more than 500 students to pursue excellence in their chosen fields of education and humanities. The legacy of the scholarship is their motto – to be your best, accomplish the most, and help the most! – which is truly embodied by the Steffensen Cannon fellows and the alumni of the fellowship, many of whom have gone on to influential careers in education, business, law, and other fields.The Steffensen Cannon Fellowship was established by Hugh Cannon to honor his mother, Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. This award enables University of Utah students to pursue excellence in their chosen fields of Education and Humanities, without the burden of employment.

Applicants are restricted to:

  1. Graduate students in the College of Humanities
  2. Direct descendants* of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. Descendants may pursue any program of study at the University of Utah

Steffensen Cannon scholars are full-time, matriculated University of Utah students. The intent of this fellowship is to provide recipients the opportunity for full-time study without any burden of employment. A scholar may not accept remuneration from other scholarships while a Steffensen Cannon scholar. If a scholar desires limited employment (10/week), then they must submit a written request to the Steffensen Cannon Committee for its consideration and approval. The request must include the nature of the proposed work, number of hours involved, why it is necessary to do this work while a scholar, how it relates to the fellow’s academic or professional career, and how it will enhance and not impede the completion of academic work in an excellent and timely manner.

Please be sure to apply to the appropriate listing in the electronic application. For example, if you are a graduate student studying in the College of Humanities, be sure to choose the option entitled ‘Steffensen Cannon Scholarship – Graduate – College of Humanities.’

*If an applicant is a descendant, a statement showing the direct lineage must accompany the Steffensen Cannon application. Please be sure to answer the application questions accordingly. Descendant applicants who are not studying in the Colleges of Education or Humanities may apply through either of the graduate links if they are a graduate student, or either of the undergraduate links if they are an undergraduate student.

DEADLINES: Student’s should submit their application no later than January 6, 2023, and letters of recommendation are due by January 13, 2023.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  2. Please type a personal statement of a 1000 words or less describing general activities, intellectual interests, proposed course of study, academic achievements, and leadership and community experiences.
  3. Graduate students must upload unofficial transcripts of all college and university work. If applying for a scholarship renewal, a copy of the previous semester’s academic grades is satisfactory.
  4. Please upload an additional statement of no more than five double-spaced pages (12 pt font or larger) specifying scholarly and/or research interests as well as a clear description of the project, thesis or dissertation.
  5. (Optional) If an applicant is a descendant, upload a statement showing the direct lineage to Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon.

    If a direct descendant wishes to claim financial need, please have a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) processed.

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