Economics Scholarship Application

Overview: This application will be applied to scholarships offered through the department of Economics, as well as those offered through the College of Social and Behavioral Science. For information on the specific scholarships offered, as well as resources to aid in the preparation of your application, please refer to the College of Social and Behavioral Science scholarship page here.

Requirements: Must be a declared Economics major. 

Please note: If you are a double major within the College of Social and Behavioral Science you must complete a departmental application for each of your majors in order to be considered for all possible scholarships.

Questions: Please email

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your anticipated semester and year of graduation? (EX: Spring 2024)
  2. Why are you pursuing an Economics degree, and what are your educational and career plans? Please make an effort to be thoughtful and clear in this personal statement. The purpose is to help us understand what has brought you to this point in your life, and where you intend to go. This statement will also help us ascertain how well you write. (Max 250 words.)

  3. Do you consider yourself historically underrepresented? If you do, please explain. (Max 100 words.)

  4. Please submit a one page resume: Please include your academic achievements and professional work experience, and any accolades, volunteer experience, or extracurricular activities. (PDF only.)

  5. To be eligible for scholarships that list financial need as a criterion, a completed FAFSA application is required.

    Applicants who are U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and Eligible Nonresidents as defined by FAFSA are encouraged to complete an online federal financial aid application. Students not able to file an online FAFSA application (i.e., Dreamers with or without DACA and International Students) can fill out a paper application and submit it to the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in the Student Services Building, Room 105. Click here to determine if you are eligible to complete an online FAFSA application.

    • Are you completing an electronic or paper FAFSA application?
    • Will you have completed your FAFSA application by April 1, 2024?
  6. Letters of Recommendation - Economics
    • The Economics department requires TWO letters of recommendation and at least ONE of these must be from an instructor of an Economics course at the University of Utah. (Incoming freshman are exempted from an economics professor recommendation and can ask a high school instructor instead.) The other letter can be from an employer, volunteer supervisor, but not a friend or family member. Applications that do not have the required letters will not be considered for awards. Please enter the email addresses of the two persons who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you below. 

      • Your reference must agree to write a letter BEFORE you put their contact information into your application. The very moment their contact information is input, an auto notification will be sent to them. If your reference did not agree to write a reference letter for you, they have every right to reject the system’s request.
      • Once your reference has agreed to write a letter for you, it is up to YOU to check your application to make sure the letter was submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received. Check the status of your letters by clicking on the "References" tab above.
      • Letters must be submitted by your reference by February 7, 2024.
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