College of Science Incoming Freshman General Scholarship

The College of Science General Scholarship for Incoming Freshman includes several scholarship opportunities. To be considered for the awards complete the University of Utah General Scholarship Application and then complete the College of Science General application. Scholarships are awarded for the 2024-25 academic year. Applicants must be planning to major in the College of Science to be considered for the awards (Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics).

  • Freshman Scholarship in Science – $1,000 award
  • New Horizon Scholarship – $2,500 award
  • Sandra J. Bromley Scholarship – multi-year tuition waiver scholarship covers up to 15 credit hours per semester for eight semesters. (This award is for Utah residents only).

Please email scholarship questions to:

Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include all of the following:

  • a personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation from science or mathematics teachers
  • a current transcript

The College of Science is committed to providing robust research and career exploration opportunities to our students throughout their time at the U. Our two signature first-year research programs are ACCESS Scholars and the Science Research Initiative (SRI). Both programs offer students the opportunity to form connections with peers and leaders across campus, include coursework designed to introduce various skills critical for success in undergraduate research, and place students in a research lab in the second semester. No previous research experience is required to participate.. 

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Supplemental Questions
  1. What undergraduate major(s) will you pursue at the University of Utah?
  2. Write a personal statement expressing your interest in science and/or mathematics including academic and professional goals.
  3. List any pertinent accomplishments, research awards, community involvement or activities, or recognition you have received.
  4. Have you endured or are you currently facing, any personal or financial hardships, or other special circumstances that you would like us to consider in our selection process?
  5. Submit an unofficial high school transcript.
  6. Letter of recommendation #1 - letter of recommendation must be from a science or mathematics teacher.
  7. Letter of recommendation #2 - letter of recommendation must be from a science or mathematics teacher.
  8. Please provide your cell phone number.
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