Student Affairs Diversity Council & Union Student Leader Scholarship

APPLICATION FOR

STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVERSITY COUNCIL & UNION STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

YEAR 2019-2020

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Provided by: The Student Affairs Diversity Council (SADC) & A. Ray Olpin University Union

Value: $3,000

Number of awards: 1

Application deadline: Saturday February 9th, 2019 by 11:59 pm (MST)

UNION SCHOLARSHIP FUND MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Union Scholarship Fund is to promote and recognize students’ commitment to creating an inclusive campus community. The University Union strives to promote an inclusive campus community by cultivating an environment that serves students by providing social, cultural, leadership, and co-curricular opportunities. The Union acknowledges and recognizes students within our campus community for their dedication and commitment to creating an inclusive environment.

PURPOSE

The Student Affairs Diversity Council strives to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes the broad scope of diversity within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Utah. The purpose of the Student Affairs Diversity Council & Union Student Leader Scholarship is to identify and recognize students whose commitment to creating an inclusive campus community, has or will contribute to the overall mission of the Union and/or campus community. We will provide one (1) scholarship of $3,000 to assist students in accomplishing their academic goals. This includes students who are or will be associated with promoting diversity and inclusion within the Union and/or campus community.  These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with an office in the Division of Student Affairs, events sponsored by the Union, or the broader campus community.

The Student Affairs Diversity Council & Union Student Leader Scholarship Committee defines a commitment to inclusivity as, the process of working collaboratively with community groups and individuals to address issues that impact the well-being of historically underserved communities in an effort to provide equitable service(s).

ELIGIBILITY

- This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled at the University of Utah.

-Candidates must take a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits, or if you are a graduate student, you must have full-time status according to your respective graduate program

- Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 from the University of Utah or prior institution.

- Candidates financial need will be assessed.

- 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The recipients of the scholarship are expected to attend the annual Union Scholarship Celebration event during the evening of Thursday, April 4th, 2019. The celebration promotes the scholarship on a community level and will be the time when recipients are publicly recognized and awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT

Teresa Pond, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Program Coordination

University of Utah University Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr.

Room 255

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

tpond@union.utah.edu

(801)585-3983



Award
$3,000.00
Deadline
02/09/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?
  2. Please attach your resume when submitting your application.
  3. Please write an essay which concisely covers all of the following:

    • Shares your vision of what the role of diversity should be in embracing and promoting an inclusive campus climate.

     

  4. Please write another essay which concisely covers all of the following:

    • Describes your future or current intent to contribute to an inclusive campus community at the U
    • Describes your current or future intent to contribute to the culture, values, and mission of the Union and/or campus community. (Please be specific in your current or past roles)
  5. Applicants may choose to provide additional information that may not be reflected in their provided materials. Additional information may include family or financial hardship, or GPA misrepresentation.