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College of Humanities & Brighton Skiing for Scholarships

The College of Humanities is pleased to announce the first year of our Skiing for Scholarships Award. This scholarship includes a one-year season pass to Brighton Ski Resort, and free ski/snowboard lessons for one University of Utah student majoring in Humanities. The award is given based on proceeds from the annual Humanities Skiing for Scholarships event at Brighton Ski Resort. 

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Utah with a declared major in a Humanities field.

How to Apply

Undergraduate applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application: College of Humanities & Brighton Skiing for Scholarships Application

Deadline: 31 March 2017

Amount: $2500

Target: University of Utah undergraduate students majoring in Humanities

Type: Merit

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

O.C. Tanner Humanities House Scholarship

Each year, eleven undergraduate students from the College of Humanities are selected to live in the O.C. Tanner Humanities House, in historic Fort Douglas. Originally built in the 1870s as officer's quarters, the O.C. Tanner Humanities House has been renovated to create a unique living and learning community for students.

This is an opportunity for undergraduate students from throughout the College to live together in an environment, with an interdisciplinary focus. Each student selected to live in the house will receive a $1200 scholarship to offset housing costs.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply with both the

Application: O.C. Tanner Humanities House Application

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Amount: $1200 housing stipend

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Simin S. Mostofi Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Simin S. Mostofi, a $1500 undergraduate scholarship for tuition is awarded to an East High School student who has worked to overcome obstacles in pursuit of academic excellence.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application: Simin S. Mostofi Memorial Application Must be an East High School student/graduate to apply.

Deadline: 24 March 2017

Amount: $1500

Target: Incoming first-year undergraduate students

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Allan A. & Renee Wright Hagander Book Award

A $500 Book Award is given to deserving undergraduate students in the College of Humanities for the purpose of helping students complete their university studies in the face of rising costs and increasing financial pressures.

How to Apply

Application: This award is by nomination only and is rotated between the College of Humanities departments. Submit nominations to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Deadline for nominations: 15 March 2017

Amount: $500

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Need-based

Contact your Department Undergraduate Director or Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

LoPrest Book Award

A $500 Book Award is given to deserving undergraduate students in the College of Humanities for the purpose of helping students complete their university studies in the face of rising costs and increasing financial pressures. Ms. LoPrest's love of learning is reflected in her choice of books as the focus of the scholarship. The award is funded by a generous donation provided by Adelma Taylor LoPrest.

How to Apply

Application: This award is by nomination only and is rotated between the College of Humanities departments. Submit nominations to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Deadline for nominations: 15 March 2017

Amount: $500

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Need-based

Contact your Department Undergraduate Director or Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Ophelia Flores Laurella Pathfinder Scholarship in Humanities

The Ophelia Flores Laurella Pathfinder Scholarship in Humanities was established by Carl L. and Vanessa B. Laurella in 2015 as a way to honor Carl’s late mother, Ophelia. The scholarship is available to first-generation college students studying Humanities at the University of Utah with demonstrated financial need. While Ophelia could not attend college herself, she made sure her children could. Carl, a U of U Communication alum, was the first in his family to graduate from college and has established this scholarship with his wife to help encourage other first-generation college students to graduate in the Humanities. 

How to Apply

Application: Ophelia Flores Laurella Pathfinder Application

Deadline for nominations: 17 March 2017

Amount: $1000

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Graduate Research Award in the Humanities

The College of Humanities is pleased to announce the availability of a Graduate Research Award in the Humanities. Student research or creative works must be conducted at the University of Utah and be published or accepted for publication between 2015 and 2017. The purpose of the award is to recognize a student whose research has extraordinary merit and has already garnered attention outside the University of Utah.

The award is supported by funding from the Dean of the College of Humanities.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application: Graduate Research Award Application

Deadline: 15 March 2017

Amount: $1000

Target: Graduate students

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Marvin J. Ashton Scholarship

Graduate students apply for this award through the College of Humanities. This scholarship is awarded each year either to a student graduating from the College of Humanities or to a first year graduate student in the college. The awards are given to students in either Humanities or Business. Three awards are given each year.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application:Marvin J. Ashton Application

Deadline: 10 February 2017

Amount: $1000 to $3000 (amount varies from year to year) for tuition

Target: Graduating seniors or first year graduate students in Humanities or Business

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Scholarship

The Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Foundation offers a study abroad scholarship for graduate students in Humanities, Fine Arts, Architecture, or Social & Behavioral Science. It provides support for graduate student research and study abroad.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application:Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Guidelines

Deadline: 15 March 2017

Amount: $4000

Target: Graduate students

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Johanna and Fritz Kempe Memorial Scholarship

The Kempe Scholarship was established in memory of Johanna Kempe, who returned to school in her sixties and was working on her Ph.D. at the age of 69 when she passed away. At the family's request, this award is given to a College of Humanities graduate student who is 60 years of age or older, preferably a woman.

How to Apply

Application: This award is by nomination only. Submit nominations to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Deadline for nominations: 15 March 2017

Amount: $1500 for tuition

Target: Graduate students

Type: Need-based

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy

The Eccles Graduate Fellowship is open to University of Utah graduate students who are U.S. citizens, hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and are pursuing advanced degrees in subjects of major public concern. Students may neither be employed full-time nor accept other fellowships while an Eccles fellow.

Under unusual circumstances, a student may engage in a modest amount of teaching or research activity closely related to his/her studies. Such activity must not prolong the normal time required to complete the Eccles research proposal, and it must not impede the academic excellence and progress expected of an Eccles fellow.

Renewable for one year. 5 to 7 awards are given annually.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply using the online application.

Application: Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship Application

Deadline: 13 January 2017

Amount: $16,000 + tuition

Target: Graduate students

Type: Leadership

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship

The Steffensen Cannon Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. These scholarships support study at the University of Utah. Graduate and undergraduate students, including incoming freshmen who are studying in the College of Humanities and the Graduate School of Education, are eligible to apply. Students in other disciplines who intend to go into teacher education as well as descendants of Ellen Steffensen Cannon are also eligible.

Renewable for one year. 12 to 15 awards are given annually.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply using the online application.

Application: Steffensen Cannon Application

Deadline: 13 January 2017

Amount: $10,000 undergraduate; $17,700 graduate

Target: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Type: Merit

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Ramona W. Cannon Award for Graduate Student Teaching

The Ramona W. Cannon Award Committee invites departmental nominations for the 2017 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Graduate Directors are encouraged to nominate one outstanding graduate student teacher in their department.

All graduate students in the College of Humanities who have completed one year (at least two semesters) of teaching as Teaching Assistants (either as a discussion group leader or in autonomous sections) at the University of Utah are eligible for nomination for the award. Nominees must also be teaching Spring Semester 2017. Letters of nomination should detail achievements of the student in teaching and should provide a summary of the quantitative data collected from the student's teaching evaluations.  The one-to-two page letter should also include a list of all courses the student has taught or TAed.

How to Apply

Application: This award is by nomination only. Submit nominations to the Ramona Cannon Committee, c/o Natalie Montoya at the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Deadline for nominations: 9 December 2016

Amount: $1000

Target: Graduate students

Type: Leadership

Contact  Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

Nanieve G. Momberger Scholarship

The Nanieve G. Momberger Scholarship provides support for high-achieving students within the College of Humanities. This scholarship honors the memory of Nanieve G. Momberger, who left a powerful legacy of service and compassion toward others, and instilled in those around her a desire for knowledge and the pursuit of intellectual inquiry. The Momberger Scholarship is intended to honor that legacy and help make possible an education in the humanities for deserving students who share her passion for academic excellence. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the College of Humanities Office (2100 LNCO).

Application: Nanieve G. Momberger Application

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Amount: $1000

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Merit

Contact Natalie Montoya at natalie.montoya@utah.edu for more information.

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships are federally funded awards offered through the University of Utah's Asia Center and Center for Latin American Studies. They provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study modern foreign languages and related area studies. FLAS awards can be used for study at the University of Utah and learning abroad programs.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications to the International Programs Office in CTIHB 210.

Application: FLAS Application

Deadline: 27 January 2017

Amount: Tuition + stipend

Target: Undergraduates

Type: Merit

Contact Rocío Torres Mora at rocio.torresmora@utah.edu for more information.

David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship

In honor of Professor David C. Williams, we are pleased to announce the annual David C. Williams Memorial Fellowships will be awarded this spring for the 2017-2018 academic year. This award may qualify recipients to participate in the half-tuition benefit program offered through the Graduate School.

The David C. Williams Memorial Fellowship will provide financial support for two students enrolled in the University who are committed to studying, writing, and disseminating information about the principles of stewardship and sustainability in the management of public lands. The field of study is open, but all candidates must be in good standing within his/her area of study.

How to Apply

Application: David C. Williams Fellowship Application

Deadline: 1 March 2017

Amount: $7000

Target: Graduate Students

Type: Merit

Contact Glenn Gordan at glenn.gordon@csbs.utah.edu for more information.

 

Last Updated: 3/8/17