Advising

Planner for an Honors Bachelor Degree


The following student course planners outline the requirements of an Honors Bachelor degree. They also list the University’s general education and graduation requirements that can be satisfied with Honors courses.

Planner for students who began study with Honors
Honors Planner

Advising Philosophy


Honors Advising fosters a supportive environment where Honors students feel empowered to pursue and achieve their educational and professional goals. Advisors serve as a bridge connecting students to opportunities tailored to their interests. Honors advisors and students work together to develop academic plans, explore campus and community resources, and set attainable goals.

Honors students can expect:

  • Professional and friendly advisors who are well-versed in their academic areas of interest
  • Assistance with integrating Honors Degree and major(s) requirements and developing timely graduation plans
  • Guidance and support throughout the Honors Thesis process
  • Relevant connections to internships, faculty mentors, resources and unique opportunities that will further enhance their undergraduate experiences

Due to the pandemic, scheduled advising appointments are held virtually but advisors will offer both virtual and in-person appointments in Fall 2021. Most in-person appointments are held in the Honors advising offices on the first floor of Kahlert Village, the STEM Initiatives Tower, but they are also available in other locations. Please check your meeting confirmation to verify.

Map to Honors Center

Scholarships


Honors College scholarship applications open for the 2022-2023 academic year on January 16, 2022. With the exception of the Eccles Distinguished Scholarship (due Feb. 13), most applications are due Tuesday, March 15. Please note, scholarship opportunities listed below and the designated due dates. Applicants must be Honors students who will enroll full time (12 credits) at the University of Utah and will pursue completion of the Honors Degree. To apply for the Honors Scholarship Opportunities, review all requirements to ensure you qualify and complete the University of Utah General Scholarship application (links provided below). Recipients should note, all scholarships are distributed over a period of two semesters and will be deposited directly to the student’s tuition account.

For information about the Eccles Distinguished Scholarship, please click here. We encourage students to search various Honors-specific and general scholarships via the University of Utah's Academic Works application system. Honors-specific scholarship opportunities are detailed with links below.

Please note, scholarship opportunities listed below and the designated due dates. Applicants must be Honors students who will enroll full time (12 credits) at the University of Utah and will pursue completion of the Honors Degree. Recipients should note, all scholarships are distributed over a period of two semesters and will be deposited directly to the student’s tuition account.



Scholarship Opportunities

 

CHARLES HETZEL III SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $10,000 (tuition based– no cash award received)
Applications for incoming freshmen accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

Charles Hetzel III graduated from the University of Utah in 1963 and went onto become a highly successful Wall Street Investment Manager. Mr. Hetzel is a strong advocate for education and an active member of the National Honors Advisory Board. Mr. Hetzel generously created scholarship funds to assist U.S. citizens who are currently at a non-resident status and admitted as an incoming freshman to the Honors College. Students wishing to be considered for the Hetzel opportunity will write a brief essay addressing why they are interested in a liberal arts and sciences education with the Honors College at the University of Utah.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/27543

 

CHARLES W. AND SHREE SORENSON HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: Five awards in the amount of $10,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by Charles W. Sorenson, Jr., a graduate of the Honors College, and his wife Sharee Sorenson. Charles and Sharee are committed to making it possible for students to live on campus and be part of an enriched living and learning community. This generous scholarship fund will provide housing assistance to five first generation students, in their first year, who are living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29083

 

CLARA AND OLIVIA RANDALL HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

 Established by President Taylor Randall, and his daughters, Clara and Olivia, who are all graduates of the Honors College. Clara and Olivia are passionate about the enriched environment Honors housing communities provide to the Honors experience. This scholarship will provide housing assistance to one student who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29072

 

DARKE HONORS ESSAY AWARD:

The Honors Darke Essay Award was established in honor of Roy A. Darke, Associate Clinical Professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Recipients must be a rising junior or senior Honor student majoring in psychology. Students wishing to be considered for this award will write a brief essay addressing the following prompt: “Discuss the relationship between medicine and either the behavioral sciences or humanities”.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/26201 

 

DUANE HARRIS BUTCHER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $2,000
Applications from Utah pioneer descendants accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Duane Harris Butcher Scholarship, established in 2002 by Bethann Butcher Martin, is for students in the Honors College who are descendants of the Utah pioneers who emigrated from 1847-1897. Applicants will demonstrate appreciation for their heritage and community through a one-page essay. Photos or additional materials supporting your relationship with Utah pioneers are welcomed and encouraged. Students must be active participants within the Honors College.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/26686

 

GORDON AND CONNIE HANKS SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: Two awards in the amount of $2,500 per student (tuition based- no cash award received)

Gordon and Connie Hanks have been involved in the University of Utah since Gordon’s graduation in 1967. Gordon and Connie have been involved in the College of Fine Arts, the College of Music, and the Athletic Department, providing scholarship and other support. They also have created and grown the JazzSLC/GAM Foundation, a nonprofit Jazz series in Salt Lake City. Connie is an active member of the National Honors Advisory Board. Gordon and Connie generously created an Honors College Scholarship fund in 2021. Applicants must be a rising junior or senior, majoring in Fine Arts, and demonstrate commitment to attaining the Honors degree with high academic standing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29069

 

HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP - ANONYMOUS FUNDER

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by a generous, anonymous donor. This funding will provide scholarship housing assistance to one first-generation student, in their first year, who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29095

 

JAMES B. & BETTY DEBENHAM SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: Two awards in the amount of $2,000 per student
Applications from rising jr./sr. completing the thesis accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

A generous gift from the trust of Betty Debenham established this scholarship in honor of James B. Debenham for rising juniors and seniors who are completing the Honors degree. Applicants must demonstrate participation in the Honors College and provide a plan of their desired thesis topic or attach the thesis proposal form.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/25737

 

JAMES L. CLAYTON HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP: 

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by Kitty Swenson in honor of her father, James L. Clayton, who was the second Director of the Honors College, as well as Dean of the Graduate School, and University Provost. This scholarship fund will provide housing assistance to one first-generation student, in their first year, who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29089

 

JANICE R. UGAKI AND R. DOUGLAS GREALLY OUTSTANDING HONORS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $1,000
Applications from rising seniors involved in community leadership accepted: Jan 16 - March 15

Scholarship funds are provided to assist Honors students finishing their junior year, with the funding to be used in their senior year. Students must have an outstanding academic record while demonstrating leadership in co-curricular activities within their school and community. This award is for students with demonstrated good character, intellectual ability, breadth of interest, and community leadership. Students will write a brief essay addressing their involvement in community leadership.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/25861

 

JERRY AND TERRY DEBENHAM COMPUTER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $3,000

Applications from rising junior or senior majoring in Computer Science accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Debenham Scholarship opportunity is to be awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student who is majoring in Computer Science with a keen interest in artificial intelligence.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/25745

 

JOSHUA M. DALTON HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by Joshua M. Dalton, a graduate of the Honors College and a member of the National Honors Advisory Board. Josh is dedicated to helping students succeed in their remarkable academic, professional, and personal goals. He believes in the value of community created by on-campus housing. This scholarship will provide housing assistance to one first-generation student, in their first year, who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29086

 

THE KAY LINSCOTT ROHRER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $1,000
Applications accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Kay Linscott Rohrer Study Abroad Scholarship established in 2019 is to assist first-generation Honors students, who plan to study abroad for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Applicants must demonstrate acceptance/enrollment in a study abroad program and provide a short statement on how this experience will enhance their undergraduate education.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/27018

 

KENNETH BROWNING HANDLEY SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $7,700 (no cash award)
Applications from jr./sr. working towards thesis completion accepted Jan. 16 - March 15

The Kenneth Browning Handley Scholarship honors the memory of Kenneth B. Handley who, at the time of his death in December 1982, was a student at the University of Utah majoring in chemistry and mathematics. Ken was an outstanding student and had a great curiosity about the world and broad interests in literature, philosophy, and music. He was an accomplished clarinetist and was mature, respectful, and compassionate in his dealings with others. He was a loyal friend and exemplary older brother. Funding is to be awarded to a rising junior or senior who demonstrates good character, intellectual ability, and breadth of interest and seriousness of purpose through a personal essay. Recipient must be working towards completion of the thesis degree.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/25460

 

LEAR FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $1,000
Applications from junior/senior working towards the thesis completion accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

Established by Jon and Phillip Lear in honor of their parents, Frank L and Dorothy Pond Lear. Scholarship funds are to awarded to an outstanding junior or senior in the Honors College who demonstrate tangible skill and interest in their chosen field of study, and are committed to attaining an Honors degree (thesis completion) with high academic standing. Applicants must provide a brief plan of their desired thesis topic and a short response to how they are currently engaged in their field of study outside of the classroom.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/26011

 

MARTHA BRADLEY EVANS FELLOW AWARD:

Award: One scholarship in the amount of $4,000
Applications from a rising junior/senior demonstrating skills in their field accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Martha Bradley Evans-Fellow Award was established in 2013 by friends, family, colleagues, and former students in recognition of her service as Dean of the Honors College. Dr. Bradley served as Dean from 2002 until her appointment as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 2011. Scholarship funds will be awarded to a student who is passionate about and works on behalf of issues of social justice and community engagement demonstrated in a brief essay. Applicants must be a rising junior or senior who demonstrate tangible skills in their chosen field of study, and commitment to attaining the Honors degree with high academic standing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/26121

 

MARTIN H. HIATT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: Three awards in the amount of $2,400
Applications from seniors demonstrating skills in their field accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

Established by a generous donation in 1992 from the Martin H. Hiatt estate, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who is committed to completing the Honors degree. Students must demonstrate they are working towards thesis completion and are actively involved in the Honors College by attaching a list of courses completed, areas where they have been involved in the Honors College, and a completed thesis proposal form.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/26992

 

THE SWEET CANDY COMPANY:

Award: Eight scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per student.
Applications from rising juniors completing the Honors degree accepted: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Sweet Candy Company is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated business that was established in 1892 in Portland, Oregon and relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1900. The Sweet Candy Scholarship was established in 1989 by L. Jack Sweet, and Corrine H. Sweet to provide scholarships for outstanding Honors students who are rising juniors committed to completing their Honors degree. Applicants must demonstrate participation in the Honors College and provide a brief plan of their desired thesis topic.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/21282

 

THE TADD MENLOVE ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000
Applications accepted from first generation students who are active participants in the Honors College: Jan. 16 - March 15

The Tadd Menlove Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by close family and friends. Tadd lived a rich and full life, entering the Honors College in 2008 and graduating with a degree in Business in 2012. Scholarship funds are for actively participating Honors students who are a first-generation college student. A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/27728

 

TINA AND DANIEL ZVONEK HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP: 

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by Tina and Daniel Zvonek, who are committed to making it possible for a student to live on campus and be part of an enriched living and learning community. This scholarship fund will provide housing assistance to one first-generation student, in their first year, who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29080

 

TROY LINDQUIST HONORS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $5,000 (Honors Housing on campus required)

Established by Kristy Lindquist in honor of her late husband, Troy Lindquist. Kristy is a member of the National Honors Advisory Board, and shares a belief in the value and experience of the enriched living and learning environment in the Honors College Housing. This scholarship will provide housing assistance to one first-generation student, in their first year, who is living in Honors College Housing.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29092

 

VETTER HONORS HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One award in the amount of $1,000 (tuition based- no cash award received)

Established by Phyllis (’84) and Rusty Vetter (’82) this scholarship is for rising juniors and seniors pursuing an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the humanities. This scholarship is intended to bring focus to the humanities because they enhance our understanding of the human experience and our ability to think critically and creatively about our diverse, complicated and fast-changing world. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a career in education.\

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/29075

 

THE WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP:

Award: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Applications accepted: Jan 16 - March 15

The Williams Scholarship established in 2019 by Chris Williams is to be awarded to a student studying in either Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science.  Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community or who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice and an ambition to work for equality.

https://utah.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/27244

For HB14, DACA and non-FAFSA eligible students

Additional Honors Advising


  • Graduation advising: Please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor using the links above.

*Some majors in this college have an Honors track with specific course requirements that must be fulfilled to earn your Honors degree. See our Honors Faculty Advisor Directory to determine whether your department has an Honors track.

If you wish to withdraw from the Honors College you do not need to make an advising appointment. Although, it is encouraged that you speak with an advisor first. Talking through your options with an advisor can help you better decide your options.

*Note that the Honors fee will  be charged through your tuition bill unless you submit your request by the census day (see academic calendar) of the current semester. We are unable to reimburse the fee for previous semesters.

 

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