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Dream Scholarships - 2018-2019

If you have questions regarding a particular scholarship, please contact the Dream Center at dream@utah.edu or 801-213-3697.

The Clark and Christine Ivory Dream Access Scholarship
Deadline: January 14, 2018
Requirements: The Clark and Christine Ivory Dream Access Scholarship has been established to spport the access, retention, and graduation of undocumented students at the University of Utah. Open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school. Student must be an incoming or continuing University of Utah undergraduate student in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree. Student must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivorydream

ACLU of Utah Youth Activist Scholarship
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Requirements: Be a current Utah high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (If the GPA is less than 3.0, the applicant is still eligible but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA).  Have proof of strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism addressing such issues as equality, racial justice, free speech, religious freedom, tolerance, and privacy.
Scholarship Link: http://www.acluutah.org/images/PDFs-docs/Resources/2018_ACLU_Scholarship_Application_final.pdf

Chicana/o Scholarship Fund
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Requirements: Student must have been admitted to the University of Utah as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Student must be a resident of the state of Utah or have lived in Utah for a minimum of five (5) years. Dreamer (with or without DACA) applying for the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund must have graduated from a high school in Utah. Preference will be given to students involved in the Chicana/o / Latina/o community.
Scholarship Link: http://chicano.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-2019-CSF-Application.pdf

Larry H. & Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship
Deadline: 
February 9, 2018
Requirements: 
Open to incoming and current University of Utah undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated high school in Utah. This scholarship is renewable for up to ten semesters for new freshmen; eight semesters for sophomores; six semesters for juniors; and four semesters for seniors. To renew this award, students must qualify annually by maintaining satisfactory academic achievement and make acceptable progress toward a Bachelor’s degree and abide by the University of Utah Student Code of Conduct. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be: (a) Admitted to the University of Utah as a matriculated undergraduate student, (b) Eligible for Utah residency status for the academic year for which they are applying, (c) Able to demonstrate financial need (Read more about how to demonstrate financial need here and here, or contact the Dream Center at the University of Utah at dream@utah.edu )
Scholarship Link:
https://utah.academicworks.com/opportunities/1463

Dreamers Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship
Deadline: February 10, 2018
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students attending the University of Utah Fall 2018. The Dream Center at the University of Utah Office of Engagement, in partnership with The Union Administration Office and Ivory Homes, is pleased to announce two (2) scholarships of $5,000 each to assist undergraduate and graduate Dreamers (undocumented students with or without DACA) in accomplishing their academic goals. The purpose of this scholarship is to identify and recognize incoming and current University of Utah Dreamers whose community engagement and service have, or will contribute to the overall mission of the Dream Center (dream.utah.edu). These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with Dream Center events or the community at large.
Scholarship Link: http://union.utah.edu/services/union-scholarships/2018-scholarships/

Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award
Deadline:
 March 1, 2018
Requirements: The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award is a $5,000 college scholarship rewarded to an altruistic young person who strives to serve the local and global community each year. One runner-up will receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Three runner-ups will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Youthlinc recognizes young people for their accomplishments in sports and academics, this is an award that celebrates outstanding humanitarian service among youth. Promoting humanitarian service among youth is the reason behind this annual tribute, sponsored in its tenth year by the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries; a Junior or Senior in a Utah high school or must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college or University program in the state of Utah.
Scholarship Link: http://www.youthlinc.org/programs/young-humanitarian-award/

Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS)- General Scholarships
Deadline: 
March 4, 2018
Requirements: 
Open to University of Utah undergraduate Dreamers who graduated from a Utah high school. Scholarships include The Asha Davenport Memorial Scholarship for LEAP Students, The Ghulam-Lauri, Mohammad Alsolaiman Family & Zahir Family Scholarships, and The Ivory Homes Building Dreams Scholarship for first-year or Salt Lake Community College Transfer Students among additional scholarship opportunities. Please visit the UGS website for full list of scholarships.
Scholarship Link:
http://ugs.utah.edu/scholarships/index.php

Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship
Deadline: March 16, 2018
Requirements: The Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship is open to all Utah graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university, and who have successfully completed or is currently enrolled in the financial literacy course required for graduation. The Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: https://www.utahjumpstart.org/2018ujscscholarship/

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Deadline: March 17, 2018
Requirements: Be a current high school senior planning to enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship evaluates three key areas of evaluation:  (1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure; (2) extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and (3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.
Scholarship Link: http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program

Jameson Family Scholarship
Deadline: March 19, 2018 (5:00 PM)
Requirements: Student must have been admitted to the University of Utah as an H.B. 144 student and have completed at least one year at the University of Utah. The Jameson Family Scholarship looks for motivated students who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities, have a good academic record, have financial need, and are enrolled as full-time students at the time the award is used. Preference will also be given to (a) students who are majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, (b) students who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities, and (c) students who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), although the scholarship eligibility will not be limited to these students alone.
Scholarship Link: https://csbsutah.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exp2kIFbO0czoHP

The Jiffy Lube "Teen Driver" Scholarship
Deadline: March 19, 2018
Requirements: The Jiffy Lube “Teen Driver” Scholarship Program, has been created to give a unique and early opportunity for high school students to gain funding for college, or other qualified technical and/or professional programs through a scholarship award sponsored by neighborhood Jiffy Lube owners. Jiffy Lube wants to learn more about what drives these students now and where they see themselves down the road. The “Teen Driver” Scholarship opportunity is open to teen drivers enrolled in high school. The scholarship awards will not be based on a student’s GPA or other standard qualifying criteria, rather each individual will be allowed to express his/her “inner drive” and personal ambition — his/her chance to be behind the wheel. Applicants must be between 16-18; be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries in a Utah high school. Please visit link below for application and instructions.
Scholarship Link: http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm

#HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship
Deadline: March 25, 2018
Requirements: The Somos Dreamers #HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship is a private scholarship made possible by the generous donations of members of our community. The #HeretoStay scholarship awards scholarships to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who will attend a USHE college or university in 2018-2019. The award will be disbursed at the request of the student for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/heretostay_2018_2019

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarships
Deadline: March 30, 2018 (Applications available in January)
Requirements: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA). In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements: Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage; minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students; student must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year; complete FAFSA application online (DACA students must also fill out, but not submit – learn more by clicking here and here); and complete state DREAM Act financial aid application (if applicable; Utah does NOT have a State DREAM Act). All majors and graduate fields accepted. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.
Scholarship Link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarships

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Requirements: Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.  The scholarship committee also evaluates the applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level.The Davis-Putter Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

Building Dreams Through Education - Ivory Homes Scholarship
Deadline: April 2, 2018
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduating seniors and Salt Lake Community College transferring to The University of Utah. Ivory Homes will offer eight $2,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year for the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. Applicants must be entering freshmen or SLCC transfer students with preference given to first-generation students. Students transferring from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah must (1) have completed 30 credit hours or more at the time of their application, (2) have lived in Utah for three or more years, and (3) graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivoryhomesscholarship2018_19

UNP-Alumni Association Scholarships
Deadline: April 6, 2018
Requirements: The Alumni Association of the University of Utah, in partnership with UNP, awards three $5,000 to $6,000 scholarships to incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Utah. Preference is given to current or former residents of Salt Lake City’s west side communities. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link: https://partners.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/03/Alumni-Scholarship-App-UNP-18-19.pdf

Honors Graduation Scholarship
Deadline: April 8, 2018
Requirements: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors already accepted to a college or university, or currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited college or university in the U.S. with a year or more remaining in their education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this web page (http://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship). Employees of HonorsGradU and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadline of April 8 in order to qualify for the scholarship program.
Scholarship Link:http://honorsgradu.com/Scholarship/

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 14, 2018
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors attending high schools in the U.S. Student applicants must read the assigned book and write a two-three page double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions).  Please visit the website for the book title and five essay topics to choose from. The Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html

Dream Summer Scholarship
Deadline: 
April 15, 2018
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduates with or without DACA. This scholarship has been established to support undocumented students who are taking courses during summer semester at the University of Utah. This scholarship grants multiple awards valued at $1000 each. Scholarships will be disbursed in one sum for the Summer 2018 semester and will be applied directly to students' tuition at the University of Utah.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/dreamsummer_2018

The Jiffy Lube Utah "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2018
Requirements: The Jiffy Lube "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship Program has been created to give a unique and early opportunity for high school students to gain funding for college, or other qualified technical and/or professional programs through a scholarship award sponsored by neighborhood Jiffy Lube owners. Jiffy Lube wants to learn more about what drives these students now and where they see themselves down the road. The "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship opportunity is open to high school students currently enrolled in driver's education in high school. The scholarship awards will not be based on a student’s GPA or other standard qualifying criteria, rather each individual will be allowed to express his/her “inner drive” and personal ambition — his/her chance to be behind the wheel. Applicants must be between 16-18; be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries in a Utah high school. Please visit link below for application and instructions.
Scholarship Link: http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm

HENAAC Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Requirements: Open to Latina/o high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students (community college and university), and graduate students in accredited institutions of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities; be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors; have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher; be of Latina/o origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Latina/o community. The HENAAC Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Requirements: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

UNP-Wolf/Meritus Scholarships
Deadline: May 4, 2018
Requirements: Up to five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Preference is given to current or previous residents of Salt Lake City’s west side communities who have clear financial need and show commitment to the goals of UNP. This scholarship may be used for educational expenses, e.g. tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies for any post-secondary program, including vocational and technical training. Eligible students must be either a high school senior, someone who has earned a GED, a Freshman in an undergraduate program, or transferring from a two-year college to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduate(d) from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link: https://partners.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/03/Wolf-Meritus-Scholarship-App-18-19.pdf.pdf

Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning Award
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Requirements: Open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school. Put your ideas into action with a Deeply Engaged Learning award. Learn by solving problems, collaborating with peers, and studying with professors and advisers who are passionate about the issues you care about. Apply for an Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award to maximize your education today! Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning awards range from $100 - $1,000 and are used specifically for your chosen project or activity. Students are limited to one award. Projects should be completed in 2 consecutive semesters. Applicants must be entering their sophomore year in the fall and be in good academic and program standing. Go here for examples of programs and opportunities--applications will be considered for activities not on the list.
Scholarship Flyer: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivoryhomes_deeplyengagedlearningaward

Clark and Christine Ivory Dream Access Scholarship
Deadline: June 10, 2018
Requirements: The Clark and Christine Ivory Dream Access Scholarship has been established to support the access, retention, and graduation of undocumented students at the University of Utah. Open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school. Student must be an incoming or continuing University of Utah undergraduate student in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree. Student must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivorydream_2018_19

IME Becas University of Utah Scholarship
Deadline: June 10, 2018
Requirements: 
The IME Becas Scholarship has been established to support the access, retention, and graduation of undocumented students of Mexican heritage at the University of Utah. IME Becas at the University of Utah is a partnership between the Mexican Government, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and the Dream Center. Funds for this scholarship have been generously provided by the Mexican government, The Clark and Christine Ivory Dream Access Fund and numerous other individual donors. This scholarship grants multiple awards valued at $1000-$4000 each. Scholarships will be disbursed half in Fall 2018 and half in Spring 2019 and will be applied directly to students' tuition at the University of Utah.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/imebecas_2018_19

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: June 14, 2018
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

U-DREAM Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Requirements: Open to undocumented students (with and without DACA) in Utah. The goal of the scholarship, supported by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who have no other financial resources. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000 each, and must be used for tuition and/or books during the 2018- 2019 school year
Scholarship Link:
https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/u_dream_2018_2019

The Lynda and Skip Scholarship
Deadline: July 8, 2018
Requirements: The Lynda and Skip Scholarship awards four scholarships valued at $2500 each. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded to continuing students at the U who are involved in Office of Engagement programs and one (1) will be reserved for an incoming first-year student who will commit to participating in an OE program for the full 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in two parts ($1250 fall semester and $1250 spring semester) and will be applied directly to tuition. Excess funds may be used at the University of Utah Campus Store, or applied towards a university meal plan. This scholarship is open to undocumented students who graduate(d) from a Utah high school (with or without DACA).
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/lyndaandskip2018_19

AES Engineering Solutions
Deadline: TBD
Requirements: Open to high school, college or university, or vocational school students. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Scholarship Link: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

U-DREAM Scholarship
Deadline: TBD
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who are currently undocumented. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Spring 2016.
Scholarship Link:
https://www.educationopps.org/s/UDREAM-scholarship-app.docx
Instructions Link:
https://www.educationopps.org/s/UDREAM-instructions.docx

Founders Day Scholarship – University of Utah
Deadline: TBD
Requirements: Open to current undergraduate U students who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges and have served the U and the community in a positive way. To be eligible for this award, Dreamers (with or without DACA) must have graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link:http://ulink.utah.edu/s/1077/images/editor_documents/scholarship/2017-18/fd__achievement_scholarships_2018-19.pdf

The SOMOS Liberation Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: TBD
Requirements: Open to Utah high school, college or university, or vocational school students in the state of Utah or that have been recently admitted to an institution of learning in Utah. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need. The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (SOMOS) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.
Scholarship Link: http://somosfoundationutah.org/scholarships.html

IME-BECAS - Center for Latin American Studies - University of Utah
Deadline: TBD
Requirements: Open to University of Utah undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the Spring Semester, 2018. Applicant must a motivated student with a good academic record Have financial need. Enroll full time during the semester the award is used. Maintain good academic standing during the semester award is used. To be eligible for this award, Dreamers (with or without DACA) must have graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link: https://engagement.utah.edu/dream-center/_scholarships/IME%20Becas_CFP_2017.pdf

IME Becas Scholarship - Women's Resource Center
Deadline:
 December 18, 2017
Requirements: Open to Utah high school seniors and undergraduate students attending the University of Utah. The University of Utah Women's Resource Center was awarded a grant from The Consulate of Mexico to be able to offer scholarships to improve access opportunities for Mexicans and individuals of Mexican origin in all education levels.  This scholarship is intended to foster the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and first-generation students of Mexican descent.  This opportunity is open to all genders.  This scholarship is available to all students regardless of documentation provided that they graduated from a Utah high school.  The scholarship amount ranges between $500 and $1000 for Spring 2018 semester. UPLOAD: SAR or paper FAFSA (link) with application.
Scholarship Link: http://womenscenter.utah.edu/scholarships/eligibility.php

Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline:
 December 29, 2017
Requirements: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 15-18, 2018.
Scholarship Link: http://www.ushli.org/juan_andrade_scholarship.html

Last Updated: 6/5/18