Zumbro Family Scholarship

Two $5,000 scholarship awards are available to individuals from a federally-recognized American Indian Tribe, with a preference for students who are enrolled members of or have at least one parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of one of Utah’s Tribes:

The Ute Tribe (Northern Utes),
The Southern Ute and White Mesa Tribe,
The Confederated Bands of the Goshute,
The Skull Valley Band of Goshute,
The Southern Paiute Tribe out of Cedar City
The Northwest Band of Shoshone Nation
The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
The Navajo Nation.

Students selected to receive this scholarship will be an entering freshman, transfer, or continuing undergraduate student at the University of Utah who:

  • Has a minimum 2.5 GPA;
  • Demonstrates a desire or commitment to serving or working with their Tribal community post-graduation;
  • Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need;
  • Will be enrolled in 15 credits or more during the 2023-2024 academic year;
  • Is seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  • Complete a FAFSA for the 2023/24 year by the deadline of this application (Students not eligible for FAFSA please contact Financialaid@utah.edu for more information)  

Questions regarding this scholarship may be directed to Dannielle Moriondo – Dannielle.Moriondo@utah.edu

Questions regarding FAFSA may be directed to FinancialAid@utah.edu 


Supplemental Questions
  1. University of Utah academic level beginning fall 2023
  2. Personal Statement (maximum 500 words. PDF file only) Prompt: Why do you aspire to pursue higher education at the University of Utah? Why is community service and tribal engagement important to you?

  3. OPTIONAL: Please describe in the space below (200 words or less) if you have endured, or are currently facing, any financial hardships and how you are managing the obstacles or have overcome them.