Scholarships

How to apply

Scholarship Applications will open on February 7th for the 2018-2019 scholarship cycle.  Application will be DUE March 7th at 3pm. Please review ALL qualifications listed below prior to completing your application. Recipients will be contacted via email by April 30th.

Contact the Honors Center at 801-581-7383 if you have additional questions.

Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time student and active member of the Honors College pursuing an Honors Degree.
  • Students applying for an essay-based scholarship must submit a thoughtful essay (please include your name) in addition to their personal statement. Please see individual scholarship listings for applicable awards.
  • Upon acceptance of an honors scholarship students agree to the following:
    • Mail, fax or email a signed acceptance form to the Honors College by the date listed on the acceptance form.
    • Produce a thank you note, due May 11th, 2018.
    • Attend the Fall 2018 President’s Reception in recognition of this award.
      All correspondence by the Honors College will be sent to your UMAIL account
Application Checklist and Application Forms

Applications will be considered if all of the following items are included:

  • Complete Scholarship Application Form (below)
  • HONORS DARS or High School Transcript
    • To generate a DARS report, log in to CIS. Click the My Degree Dashboard tile icon. Select the catalog year (the year in which you entered the University), then select “HONOR — HONORS DEGREE” as your major. Print to PDF then upload.
  • A one-page typed Personal Statement (please include your full name in header) describing how an Honors scholarship will enhance your academic and personal goals along with how participating in Honors College courses or programs has or will assist in those endeavors.
  • Juniors/Seniors please provide a brief description of plans to complete the Honors degree including a short abstract of thesis/project.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please have one professor familiar with your academic work fill out the Letter of Reference Form provided. The person providing the reference should return it directly to the Honors College  Attn: Cindy Braegger (Honors Center 1975 DeTrobriand St. Bldg 619 Fort Douglas SLC, UT 84113) by the application deadline. Please DO NOT attach additional letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Listings (A-Z)

Please apply for specific and/or general scholarships as listed on the application form.

All scholarships will be deposited directly to the student’s tuition account. The awards will be distributed over a period of two semesters, Fall and Spring.

Barbara Lindsay Scholarship

Barbara Lindsay was a respected, distinguished and dedicated faculty member in the Languages and Literature department. She also taught and coordinated Honors Intellectual Traditions courses. Created in her memory, this scholarship is awarded to rising junior and senior Honors students who have taken an Intellectual Traditions course.

To apply for the scholarship students should address the following essay prompt: “How Intellectual Traditions Has Affected My Life”.

Applications not accepted for 2018-19. Will be awarded for 2019-20 academic year.

C. Charles Hetzel III Scholarship

This scholarship was established with a generous donation from C. Charles Hetzel III for students who are U.S. citizens and currently non-residents admitted to or enrolled in the Honors College. Mr. Hetzel graduated from the U of U in 1963 and went on to become a highly successful Wall Street investment manager. He has been a champion for education and an active member of the National Honors Advisory Board.

Award for 2018-19: Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 per recipient

Darke Honors Essay Award

This scholarship was established in honor of Roy A. Darke an associate clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. It is awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student majoring in psychology. Students wishing to be considered for this award will write a superior essay on the relationship between medicine and either the behavioral sciences or humanities.

Award 2018-19: Two scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per recipient

Duane Harris Butcher Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship fund, established in 2002 by Bethann Butcher Martin in the name of Duane Harris Butcher, is for students in the Honors College who are descendants of the Utah pioneers who emigrated from 1847-1897. Applicants will demonstrate appreciation for heritage and community through a one-page essay and demonstrate talent or aptitude in a chosen field.

Award 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $3,000

Gene Fitzgerald Language and Literature Scholarship

Professor Gene Fitzgerald, PhD is a distinguished and dedicated professor emeritus of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah. He currently teaches an Honors course on Russian consciousness and culture. This scholarship is awarded in his name to two rising junior or senior Honors students majoring in a discipline within Languages and Literature or the Humanities.

Award 2018-19: Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per recipient

Herbert I. and Elsa B.  Michael Emerging Scholars

The Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael scholarship is a need-based award, aimed to set high-achieving learners on a path toward success and propelling them to distinctive academic and professional accomplishment.  Michael Emerging Scholars receive personalized support and programming to help students succeed. First-generation students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Award 2018-19: Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per recipient

James B. & Betty Debenham Scholarship

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.

Award for 2018-19: Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per recipient

James N. Kimball Scholarship

This scholarship was created in the memory of beloved Honors Professor James N. Kimball who was a businessman, historian, armchair politician, author, and storyteller. In his memory, a scholarship is awarded every odd number year to a student who exhibits academic excellence and a commitment to the community.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Janice R. Ugaki and R. Douglas Greally Outstanding Honors Student Scholarship

This award seeks to attract continuing students who are finishing their junior year, with the funding to be used in their senior year. Students must have outstanding academic records 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.

Award 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Jerry and Terry Debenham Computer Science Scholarship

This award is to go a rising junior or senior Honors student who is majoring in Computer Science with a keen interest in artificial intelligence.

Award 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $2,500

Kenneth Browning Handley Scholarship

This scholarship is for a rising junior or senior Honors student with demonstrated good character, intellectual ability, breadth of interest, and seriousness of purpose. 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.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $8,000

Lear Family Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding and promising junior or senior in the Honors College. Qualified applicants must demonstrate tangible skill and interest in their chosen field of study, as well as commitment to attaining an Honors degree and completing their education with high academic standing.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Martha Bradley Evans Fellow Award

This scholarship is awarded in recognition of former Honors College dean, Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans, to a student who is passionate about and works on behalf of issues of social justice and community engagement.  Applicants must be a rising junior or senior who demonstrates tangible skill in their chosen field of study, as well as commitment to attaining an Honors degree and completing their education with high academic standing.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $4,000

Martin H. Hiatt Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student who is committed to attaining an Honors degree. A donation from the estate of Martin H. Hiatt established this endowed scholarship fund.

Award for 2018-19: Five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per recipient

The Sweet Candy Scholarship

The Sweet Candy Company of Salt Lake City has established an endowment fund to provide scholarships to outstanding Honors students who are rising juniors committed to completing an Honors degree.

Award for 2018-19: Four scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per recipient

Thesis Development Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students participating in the Honors College Thesis Mentoring Community (TMC) and/or students who are working towards completing their Honor Thesis. Eligible students must be active in the TMC Living Learning Community and/or complete the ‘Thesis’ portion of the scholarship application.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Bradley Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed the Honors College course City as Text (HONOR 2000), and will be studying abroad. Applicants should provide a two-page essay that describes why their selected learning abroad is appropriate for helping them accomplish their major field of study goals. Funding will be awarded based on need and the compelling nature of essays and the connection to academic goals.

Award for 2018-19: Dependent on applicant pool

Richard J. Cummings Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Richard J. Cummings, who’s ties to the University of Utah spanned five decades as a student, professor of languages, and academic leader. He retired in 1995 after twenty-five years of distinguished service as the fourth Director of the Honors Program, having lifted it to national prominence. This scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student who is a Humanities major committed to completing an Honors Degree.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $2,500

Tadd Menlove Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Tadd Menlove, who entered the University of Utah Honors Program in 2008 and graduated in 2012. Tadd lived a rich full life of achievements and fun. He had an endless capacity for friends and family, who established this scholarship in his honor. Funds will be awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student completing the Honors Degree. First Generation students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Award for 2018-19: One scholarship in the amount of $500

 

For HB14, DACA and non-FAFSA eligible students

A very special thank you to our generous supporters, who make these scholarships possible:

National Honors Advisory Board
Honors Alumni Partnership Board
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles
C. Charles and Lisette Hetzel
Janice R. Ugaki and R. Douglas Greally
Lear and Lear
G. Kenneth and Kate Handley
Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michaels Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Fountation
Sweet Candy Company
..and many additional Honors College Alumni and Friends.