Union Music Service Scholarship

Application for

Union Music Service Scholarship

Year 2024-2025


Provided by: School of Music & A. Ray Olpin University Union

Value: $5,000

Number of Awards: 1

Application Deadline: Monday, February 19th, 2024 by 11:59 PM (MST)

Scholarship Disbursed: Half Fall 2024 and Half Spring 2025


The Union Music Service Scholarship seeks to recognize and financially support students who share their musical skills with our community’s underserved populations.


The A. Ray Olpin Union at the University of Utah promotes leadership among students from all backgrounds and identities within the campus community by cultivating an environment that serves students by providing social, cultural, leadership, and co-curricular opportunities. The University Union strives to provide leadership opportunities and real-world experiences by offering a training ground where students can practice those skills.

The University of Utah School of Music offers academic and performance degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. It provides a core of general music courses to enhance appreciation of music as an art form. It serves as the intellectual, educational, and culture center for musical activities at the U, broader community, and nation.


Selected by application, the Union Music Service Scholarship provides one $5,000 scholarship to help recipients accomplish their academic goals. It seeks to recognize and encourage undergraduate or graduate students who share their musical skills with our community’s underserved populations.

The scholarship provides $2,500 per semester for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters, totaling $5,000.

The successful applicant demonstrates their commitment to the purpose of the scholarship by their previous and future performances, presentations, or musical activities.


  • Available to students pursuing music degrees at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • This scholarship is for current University of Utah students only.
  • Candidates must take a minimum of 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits at the University of Utah for the 2024 Fall semester
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Financial need is considered but not required.
  • Many students who are selected to receive a University scholarship after May 12, 2015, are required by state law to certify under penalty of perjury that they are eligible to receive the scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present within the United States. Students who have both graduated from a recognized Utah High school and who are awarded a scholarship funded by a private donor are not required to certify their lawful presence before receiving a privately funded scholarship. (This scholarship is a privately funded scholarship.)
  • Students who are required to certify their lawful presence in the United States must also be submitted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for verification of their lawful presence within the United States. Once the University submits information to DHS for verification this federal agency may have the legal right to share information with other government agencies. If you do not know whether you are lawfully present within the United States you should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before accepting a University Scholarship that requires certification and verification.


  • The recipient of this scholarship is expected to attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event during the evening of Thursday, September 19th, 2024. The celebration promotes the scholarship on a community level and will be the time when the recipient is publicly recognized and awarded.
  • Sign scholarship acceptance form
  • Schedule a headshot to be used in promotional material for future scholarships.


David Leon

Graduate Assistant

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 255 Salt Lake City, UT 84112


(801) 585-9709

Supplemental Questions
  1. FAFSA
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Union Music Service Essay
  6. Financial Need Essay
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