Housing & Residential Education UFirst Credit Union Scholarship

Please note: Student Leaders who receive Housing/Meal Plan compensation (including RAs, SJAs, RHA, etc.) are not eligible for Housing scholarships. It is your responsibility to notify Housing & Residential Education at 801-587-2002 if you become ineligible to receive this scholarship.

The Housing & Residential Education UFirst Credit Union (formerly University Credit Union) Scholarship provides three incoming students (first-year or transfer) the opportunity to receive financial support towards the cost of on-campus housing within Housing & Residential Education facilities. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate an interest in actively participating in the on-campus housing experience, and articulate how this experience will support their success at the University of Utah.

Scholarship Amount
This scholarship, sponsored by the UFirst Credit Union, is a one-year award providing $3,000 in financial support to be applied towards a student’s housing costs ($1,500 per semester). The scholarship can be applied toward any HRE housing location/room type based on the room selected by the student at the time of reservation.

Students are responsible for reserving their own room via Housing & Residential Education’s housing sign-up process.

Scholarship Eligibility
• Applicant must be either an incoming first-year student or a transfer student for the 2024-2025 Academic Year
• Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Utah as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester)*
• Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the University of Utah

When awarding this scholarship, special consideration will be given to students who: (1) have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage or disabilities, or (2) who are in the first generation in their family to attend college, or (3) are members of groups that are underrepresented at the University of Utah.

Application Timeline
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Scholarship Decision Announced: March 29, 2024

To Apply:

  • Please submit a one-page essay describing why you believe living on campus will help support your success and graduation here at the University of Utah AND

Questions regarding this scholarship may be directed to Tammy Metcalf Murillo – tmetcalfmurillo@housing.utah.edu

$3,000 for the Academic Year 2024-2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you be a first-year (freshman) or transfer student in the academic year beginning fall 2024?
  2. Submit a one-page essay demonstrating financial need and detailing how receiving the Housing & Residential Education UFirst Credit Union Scholarship will support your success at the University of Utah.