Dallin Walker - Game Maker Scholarship

Dallin Walker was preparing to attend the University of Utah when he tragically passed away in January of his senior year of high school. Dallin was an extraordinarily bright and talented individual, and had chosen to focus his creative talents on becoming a video game developer. You can learn more about Dallin’s many talents and interests in his obituary here. To honor Dallin and his passion for video game development, his family has established the Dallin Walker – Game Maker Scholarship. 

This scholarship provides one $1,200 scholarship to an entering freshman student enrolled in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program and attending the University of Utah full-time during the 2024-25 academic year. Preference will be given to first-generation students and students with demonstrated financial need.  


Eligibility Criteria

  • Enroll in 12 or more credits during the 2024-25 academic year at the University of Utah;
  • Enrolled in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Be seeking their first undergraduate degree.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Academic level beginning fall 2024
  2. Personal Statement (minimum 500 to maximum 700 words. PDF file only)

    Prompt: Dallin's passion in life was video games.  He loved making them as much as he loved playing them.  Please describe your relationship with video games and the importance of making them.   

    If you have examples of games you've made, please provide links at the bottom of your personal statement. 

  3. (Optional, 100 words or less) Because the Walker family established this scholarship in honor of Dallin, who passed away before he could attend the university, additional consideration will be given to applicants who, like the Walker family, have endured a personal loss in their immediate family.  If you have experienced the unexpected loss of someone living in your household that you would like to share, please provide a brief statement.