Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chicano/a Scholarship Fund available at the University of Utah

In 1973, in honor of the ideals and principles of equal opportunity and social justice in education, a group of Chicana/os comprised of members from the community and University of Utah students, staff, and faculty initiated the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah. Committed to all students of diversity who promote the cultural pride and tradition of the Chicana/o-Latina/o community, the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund recognizes and assists students in their undergraduate and/or graduate education endeavors. The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund awards a total of eight scholarships in an academic year. Four scholarships in the amount of $2500 are awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year at the University of Utah. Three scholarships in the amount of $2000 are awarded to undergraduate students at the University of Utah. One scholarship in the amount of $1500 is awarded to graduate students at the University of Utah.

Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be:
Admitted to the University of Utah as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student,
Eligible to receive federal financial aid, and
A resident of the state of Utah (minimum of 5 years).

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit:
The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Application (with personal statement),
Official academic transcripts,
Two letters of recommendation, and
Copy of financial aid letter.

If you need assistance, have any questions or need an application, please contact Feleti Matagi, Director of Undergraduate Diversity Scholarships, at (801) 581-4378 or f.matagi@utah.edu.

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