Health, Society and Policy Scholarship Application

Overview: This application will be applied to scholarships offered through the department of Health, Society, and Policy, 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 Health, Society & Policy 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. Are you a double major?
  3. If so, in which departments?
  4. What is your expected graduation date from the University of Utah?
  5. Have you received any scholarships from the University of Utah? If so, please list each by name.
  6. Personal Statement: The statement should focus on your merits, achievements, and tenacity; rather than listing your hardships. Perhaps tell us why you chose to be an HSP major or how your education has helped you make sense of the events unfolding around us. (500 word max)
  7. List any activities or special programs you have been involved in such as student government, school publications, student committees, internships, exchange programs, community or campus service, etc.

    • Include the type of work you did, noting any leadership roles, as well as the approximate duration of your service.
    • List any awards or special recognition you have received.
    • Please provide names and dates.
  8. Letters of Recommendation - Health, Society, and Policy
    • TWO letters of recommendation are required, and at least one of these must be from an academic source, such as a current or former professor/teacher. The other 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. 

      • 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.
  9. 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?
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