Kevin Morales Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is given to honor the memory of Kevin Morales.  Kevin passed away in September 2022 after a prolonged struggle with addiction.  The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to a student who has been impacted by addiction and/or is in recovery.  Applicants must be current LEAP students.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enroll in 12 or more credits during the 2023/2024 academic year at the University of Utah;
  • Currently enrolled in the LEAP program;
  • Have demonstrated financial need;
  • Be seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  • Complete a FAFSA prior to the scholarship deadline (Students not eligible for FAFSA please contact for more information)  

Questions regarding this scholarship may be directed to Dannielle Moriondo –

Questions regarding FAFSA may be directed to 

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled in the LEAP Program?
  2. Academic Level in the 2023/24 year
  3. Personal Statement (minimum 300 to maximum 500 words. PDF file only)

    Prompt:  Please describe the challenges that you have experienced due to addiction.  This may include addiction as it pertains to yourself or to a close connection.  Please also describe any experiences with treatment and recovery, if relevant.