The Adam Rose Family Scholarship for Refugee Students

Overview: Available to students who have settled in the United States as refugees, or children of refugees, and who are pursuing a degree in Economics.


Selection Criteria:

  • Good academic record
  • Undergraduate student
  • Declared as an Economics major
  • Settled in the United States as a refugee or the child of a refugee

About the Donor: Adam Rose (BA 1970), an alumnus of the Department of Economics, is a research professor in the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, and Director Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow of USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Threats and Emergencies (CREATE).  Rose is a refugee himself, having been born in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp in Germany after World War II. 


Award: Varies


Questions: Please email


Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your expected graduation date from the University of Utah?
  2. Please upload a copy of your current academic records. (If you are currently a freshman, please upload your high school transcripts.)
  3. List any extracurricular or community service in which you are involved.
  4. Please provide a personal statement (350 words maximum) explaining what you want to accomplish in college and upon graduation.

  5. Utah high school graduates
    • Did you graduate from a Utah high school?

    • If you attended a Utah high school, please provide the name of the school (enter N/A if not applicable)

  6. Letter of Recommendation
  7. Have you received any scholarships or financial assistance from the University of Utah or other sources? If so, please list each by name, with applicable time period and dollar amount.
  8. Preference will be given to students who are refugees or children of refugees, Please provide a personal statement (350 words maximum) describing your refugee (and/or your family’s) experiences, including but not limited to fleeing climate change or environmental crises outside the US.

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