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Scholarships

Scholarships Available to College of Health (COH) Majors

Scholarships are part of your total financial aid package; unlike a loan, scholarships don't need to be paid back.  Scholarship donors may direct how the money is to be used. Application requirements and deadlines differ based on the individual scholarships. 

Application and Award

Scholarships are awarded in spring, for the following academic year. 

Eligibility

To be considered, students are required to meet all criteria for scholarship opportunities available within the College of Health. Some scholarships require additional criteria. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, students must consecutively be registered full time (12 credit hours undergraduate students, 9 credit hours graduate students) in the semester the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must be enrolled in a major within the College of Health. Pre-majors will not be accepted. If the scholarship recipient changes majors within the College of Health, the scholarship will not be affected. If the scholarship recipient changes majors to a discipline outside the College of Health, he or she forfeits the remainder of the scholarship.

Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (UOSFA).  Financial need is determined by submitting a  "Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) application at www.studentaid.gov  Please follow up with the UOSFA office if you have any questions about your federal aid award (801-581-6211). 

If you are not eligible to submit a FAFSA online, then please use the following steps to complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator (FSAE)

  • Go to website https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/
  • Click "Start."
  • Enter all applicable personal information for the academic year.
  • Fill out the Federal Student Aid Estimator information based on you and/or your parents tax information.
  • Download a PDF of "Your Estimated Results."
  • Email Ashley Stevenson (ashley.stevenson@utah.edu) this PDF, along with the name of the scholarship(s) you applied for and reference the information .  Must also be submitted to the College of Health, Scholarship Chair, Jeanette Koski (jeanette.koski@hsc.utah.edu).

 

Applications will be disqualified if eligibility is not met.  And when applications are not submitted correctly, completely, and timely.

 

Visit the general application for all College of Health scholarships and deadlines.  

Scholarships

College of Health General Application

  • College of Health Advancement Board

 

 

1. A student who is involved in activities that advance the mission and goals of the College of Health.

 

2. Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)

 

 

 

 

3. A minimum 3.5 GPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A well-written and compelling personal statement

 

 

 

 

 

5. Preference given to students aspiring to attend graduate school.

 

 

 

 

6. Academic success and potential for success

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. A well-prepared application

             
8. Excellent recommendations              
                 
  • Dr. Lane and Paula Childs Scholarship
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         1.  Married                
      2. Demonstrates financial need              
      3. Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skill)        
      4. A well-written and compelling personal statement          
      5. Academic success and potential for success            
      6. A well-prepared application              
      7. Excellent recommendations              
                       
  • John and Linda Dunn Scholarship

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1. At the request of the donors, preference shall be given to recipients from rural areas who

have  performed service for or who show an interest in helping people with disabilities and

who meet the basic criteria.

2. Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skill)                          
3. A well-written and compelling personal statement                            
4. Academic success and potential for success                              
5. A well-prepared application                                
6. Excellent recommendations                                
                                 
                                 
                                 
  • J. George Jones Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Scholarship

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1. At the request of the donors, qualified applicants who are from the Tintic, Delta, or

Fillmore districts (Utah) or who are descendants, may be given preference.

2. A minimum of 3.5 GPA                        
3. Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)                  
4. A well-written and compelling personal statement                    
5. Academic success and potential for success                      
6. A well-prepared application                         
7. Excellent recommendations                        
  • Richard K. and Maria A. Obyn Memorial Scholarship

1. At the request of the donors, preference shall be given to recipients who are

African-American or Native American or of other traditionally under-represented

groups pursuant to applicable federal and state laws and who meet the basic criteria.

2. Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)                                
3. A minimum 2.0 GPA                                        
4. A well-written and compelling personal statement                                    
5. Academic success and potential for success                                    
6. A well-prepared application                                         
7. Excellent recommendations                                        
   

 

 

                                     
                                           
                                           
  • Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) scholarship

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  1. ​​​​​​​ 3.5 GPA Where Applicable (School of Medicine Dean’s Choice Pass/Fail)
  2.  A full-time declared major in one of the above-mentioned college or the School of  Medicine whose field of study has an emphasis on diversity.
  3. A prospective junior, senior, or graduate student.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

  • Iron Will Scholarship
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  • Kelly and Graham Reeve Scholarship 
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  • Hardship Scholarship for CoH Students 

We recognize we are living in very challenging times and extreme circumstances may arise in your lives that may impact your ability to continue on your academic pathway.  We are pleased to be able to offer possible funding through a College of  Health Hardship Scholarship, created for CoH students experiencing unexpected expenses threatening student’s ability to successfully make progress and/or complete their program of study.

Eligible expenses are limited to federal Cost of Attendance categories:

Tuition & Fees, Room & board, Dependent child care, Transportation, and  Medical expenses (for student or dependents).

To apply for this scholarship, please go to the following:   https://utah.academicworks.com/opportunities/29017

1. Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

2. Complete the University Scholarship application.

3. Complete the CoH Hardship Scholarship application.

Scholarship funds will be awarded to eligible applicants until all donated funds are awarded. Please contact the CoH Scholarship Committee Chair, Jeanette.koski@hsc.utah.edu with any questions.

Department specific scholarships

Letters of Recommendation

For scholarships requiring letters of recommendation, please fill out and submit the "Letter of Recommendation Release" form before requesting a letter from a University Employee.  Ensure the form is filled out and the request is made with enough time for the recommendation to be completed before the application deadline (refer to the deadlines listed in the AcademicWorks application system).

Application Instructions

  1. Make sure you meet minimum eligibility (See above).
  2. Go to the scholarship application portal.
  3. You will be redirected to the University's scholarship application site.
  4. Once on the site you will see the scholarship details.
  5. Click the red "Sign In" button at the top right (button will be at the bottom on mobile devices).
  6. Click the red "Sign In With Your Utah Account" button in the middle of the screen.
  7. Fill out the general scholarship application. You may save information and return to the application if needed.
  8. Once completed hit submit.
  9. After submitting the general application use the search field to find the COH scholarship you want to apply for.
  10. Submit the " Letter of Recommendation Release" form before requesting a letter of recommendation from a University Employee. Please, give enough time for the form to be processed and the employee to write a letter before the deadline.
  11. Application and Letter(s) of Recommendation deadline by close of the business day, 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022.

Donate

We would like to thank our scholarship donors

Thanks to their generous gift, numerous students are able to fulfill their academic dreams.

Scholarship Name/Contribute

  • College of Health Advancement Board Scholarship
  • Dr. Lane and Paula Childs Scholarship 
  • John and Linda Dunn Scholarship 
  • J. George Jones Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Scholarship 
  • Richard K. and Maria A. Obyn Memorial Scholarship 
  • (College of Health) Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) Scholarship 
  • Iron Will Scholarship
  • Kelly and Graham Reeve Scholarship

If you are interested in helping the College of Health, please consider donating; or, if you are interested in contributing to these or other scholarships please contact Carolyn Buma, 801-585-3205.

Contact us with scholarship questions

Lorraine Brown

Administrative Officer

Phone: 801-581-8379

Email: lorraine.brown@health.utah.edu