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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 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 and receive 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).

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

Scholarship Descriptions and Criteria

Advancement Board Scholarship

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

The Dr. A. Lorris and Ann C. Betz Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dr. A Lorris and Ann C. Betz Endowed Scholarship recognizes promising scholars early in their academic careers.

Recipients are selected based on their accomplishments, the quality of their academic work, and their promise in the field (for us) Health. This could be any area in the College.

Offered by Health Sciences School of Medicine, is provided every two years to the CoH in the Rotation. Last awarded 2020-2021.

  • Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA
  • A well-written and compelling personal statement
  • Preference given to students aspiring to attend graduate school
  • Academic success and potential for success
  • A well-prepared application

Dr. Lane and Paula Childs Scholarship

  • Married
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skill)
  • A well-written and compelling personal statement
  • Academic success and potential for success
  • A well-prepared application

John and Linda Dunn Scholarship

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.

  • Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skill) 
  • A well-written and compelling personal statement  
  • Academic success and potential for success  
  • A well-prepared application

J. George Jones Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Scholarship

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.

  • A minimum of 3.5 GPA    
  • Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)  
  • A well-written and compelling personal statement
  • Academic success and potential for success  
  • A well-prepared application 

Richard K. and Maria A. Obyn Memorial Scholarship

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.

  • Distinctive strengths (community service, leadership skills, etc.)  
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA
  • A well-written and compelling personal statement
  • Academic success and potential for success
  • A well-prepared application 

Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) scholarship

  • 3.5 GPA Where Applicable (School of Medicine Dean’s Choice Pass/Fail)
  • 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
  • A prospective junior, senior, or graduate student.

Iron Will Scholarship

  • Supports a student who has overcome physical or significant challenges to attain their college degree.
  •  Based on financial need, not GPA.  Student must complete FAFSA.
  •  For Graduate or Undergrad student in any College of Health major.

Kelly and Graham Reeve Scholarship

  • Based on financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA.  Student must complete FAFSA.
  • For Undergraduate student in any College of Health major.

Hardship Scholarship for CoH Students - Closed, 9/23/22

The College of Health has set up a Hardship Scholarship to assist students who are at risk of not being able to continue their studies due to unexpected emergency situations related to health, safety, transportation, finance, or family. Hardship funding is based upon the availability of funds, awards are limited to $1,000.00, and the application will close when all funding has been awarded for the semester. The scholarship recipient must be a declared major in the College of Health and be enrolled full time at the award is given. If a student does not meet these qualifications, the scholarship will be forfeited.  Eligible students must complete a University Scholarship application and will then see the CoH Hardship Scholarship in the list of available scholarships.

Apply for this scholarship here.

  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed above
  • Complete the University Scholarship application
  • 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.

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.

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 Anna Tibbitts 801-414-9981.

Contact us with scholarship questions

Lorraine Brown

Administrative Officer

Phone: 801-581-8379

Email: lorraine.brown@health.utah.edu