A. Ray Olpin University Union

The University of Utah

2023 Scholarships

UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
Union Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open! Please click on each individual scholarship to see if it is open for applications. This list will be updated as more scholarships become available. Please be sure to check back for more scholarship opportunities.

UNION SCHOLARSHIPS TIMELINE
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 12th, 2023
Students Notified: April 2023
Union Scholarship Celebration: Thursday, September 14, 2023

SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
For any Union Scholarship questions, you can email or make an appointment with the Union’s Communication and Development Manager, Hamza Yaqoobi.
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Schedule an appointment with Hamza:
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American Indian Resource Center & Union Student Leader Scholarship

  • The AIRC & Union Student Leader Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $4,000 to assist a student in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose 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.
  • Apply Here!

Dining Services & Union Student Leader Scholarship

  • The Union Scholarship Fund in partnership with Dining Services provides one (1) $3,000 each to assist a Dining Services student employee in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose is to identify and recognize student leaders whose involvement has, or will contribute to the overall mission of Dining Services and the University Union. This includes students who are or will be associated with the different leadership opportunities within Dining Services or the University Union. These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with an office or event(s) in the Union.
  • Apply Here!

Feed U Pantry Scholarship for Advocates of Food Insecurity Reduction

  • The Union Scholarship Fund in partnership with the Feed U Pantry and Union Programming Council will provide one (1) $3,000 scholarship to assist a student in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose is to identify and recognize a student whose community engagement and service have, or will, contribute to the mission of the Union and focus on food insecurity issues.
  • Apply Here!

Graduate School & Union Student Leader Scholarship

  • The Graduate School & Union Student Leader Scholarship provides two (2) scholarship of $2,000 to assist a graduate student in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose of this scholarship is to identify and recognize a graduate student whose commitment to creating an inclusive campus community has, or will, contribute to the culture, values, and overall mission of the Union.
  • Apply Here!

Hamza Yaqoobi First Generation Union Scholarship

  • The Hamza Yaqoobi First Generation Union Scholarship provides three (3) scholarships of $3,000 to first-generation college students pursuing an undergraduate degree. The scholarship aims to identify and recognize first-generation students whose commitment to creating community has, or will, contribute to the culture, values, and overall mission of the Union and the surrounding Utah community. This includes students building and strengthening their community within the Union, University of Utah campus community, and the Utah community.
  • Apply Here!

Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation & Union Scholarship for Veteran Students

  • The Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation & Union Scholarship for Veteran Students provides four (4) scholarships of $2,500 to assist student veterans in accomplishing their academic goals. Two scholarships will be awarded for fall 2023 and two scholarships for spring 2024. The purpose is to identify and recognize a student veteran whose involvement has or will contribute to the overall mission of the VSC & the Union. This includes students who are, or will be associated with different leadership opportunities within the VSC or Union. These opportunities can include, but are not limited to, involvement with an office or event(s) in the VSC, Union, or veteran-focused organization, activity, or initiative.
  • Apply Here!

Maria Reyes Memorial Transfer Scholarship

  • The Union acknowledges and recognizes transfer students within our campus community for their dedication and commitment to creating an inclusive environment. The María Isabel Reyes Memorial Transfer Scholarship provides two (2) scholarships of $3,000 to assist a transfer student in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose of this scholarship is to identify and recognize a transfer student whose commitment to creating an inclusive campus community has, or will, contribute to the culture, values, and overall mission of the Union. This includes transfer 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 within an office or event(s) in the Union
  • Apply Here!

Refugees Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship

  • The Union Scholarship Fund provides one (1) scholarship of $3,000 to assist refugee students in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose is to identify and recognize students who serve their refugee community and their community engagement and service have, or will contribute to the overall mission of the Union.
  • Apply Here!

The Whit Hollis Champions of the LGBTQIA+ Community Scholarship

  • The Whit Hollis Champions of the LGBTQIA+ Community Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $3,000 to an outstanding undergraduate, or graduate student enrolled or planning to enroll at the University of Utah who advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and who demonstrate a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses through the financial need essay.
  • Apply Here!

Union Music Service Scholarship

  • 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.
  • Apply Here!

Union Scholarship for Future Alumni

  • The Future Alumni Scholarship provides four (4) scholarships of $5,000 each to students near completion of their undergraduate and graduate degrees to reduce loans and assist with unmet financial need. The purpose of this scholarship is to identify students near completion of their degree but need financial support to become alumni of the University of Utah. This scholarship is for students who may have considered dropping out of school due to unmet financial need. Additionally, this scholarship is intended for students whose involvement has or will contribute to the overall well-being of the University of Utah campus community and will continue to do so after becoming part of the University of Utah alumn
  • Apply Here!

Union Student Leader Scholarship

  • The Union Scholarship Fund provides three (3) scholarships of $3,000 each to assist student leaders in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose is to identify and recognize student leaders whose involvement has, or will contribute to the overall mission of the Union. This includes students who are or will be associated with the different leadership opportunities within the Union. These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with an office or event(s) in the Union.
  • Apply Here!

West High School Alumni Association & Union Student Leader Scholarship

  • The West High Alumni Association, in partnership with The Union Administration Office, is pleased to announce two (2) scholarships of $5,000 each to assist undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah who are also graduates of West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Apply Here!

Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award

  • The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award, in partnership with the A. Ray Olpin Union, has been celebrating outstanding humanitarian service among youth since 2005. One outstanding high school student and one outstanding college student will each receive a $7,500 college scholarship. One high school student and one college student will each receive a $4,000 college scholarship. Three high school students and three college students will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship for a total of $32,000 in scholarship awards to students who are working to make a difference wherever and however they can.
  • Apply Here!

STEPS FOR APPLYING TO UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
1. Visit AcademicWorks
2. Click on Sign In and log in via your CIS account.
3. Complete the general application.
4. Once completing and submitting the general application through Academic Works, click on the scholarship links below to view specific Union Scholarships.

HELPFUL SCHOLARSHIP VIDEO
The Scholarship Video below covers:
1) FAFSA
2) Where to find scholarships
3) Navigating AcademicWorks
4) Scholarship & Application Tips

Scholarship Video