departmental and college scholarships
The 2015-2016 Psychology Departmental Scholarship is a $5,000 award for the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters of the 2016-2017 academic year ($2,500 each semester). It does not cover any mandatory fees (lab, class, ASUU fees, etc.).
Applicants need to:
- plan on taking 12 credits or more in both the Fall and Spring semesters of 2015-2016.
- be a Utah Resident.
- be a first-time Bachelor’s Degree student.
- have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the University of Utah.
- be officially declared in the Psychology Major.
Students are also highly encouraged to apply to the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) Scholarships simultaneously. If you are applying for both the Departmental and CSBS Scholarships, you will need to turn in both forms located below. If you are applying for only one, see that specific form for instructions.
Scholarship Applications will be available 11 January 2016.
Please understand that the eligibility requirements are different for the Departmental and College Awards.
CSBS Scholarship Form
Application Deadline: 1 March 2016 at 4pm
Details on the Application Process
Applications are due to the Psychology Advising Center (Room 508, BEH S). No late applications are accepted. Please email or meet with Kate Keddington (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the scholarship process.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. They must be on official letterhead, signed and sealed from your writer. There is no recommendation form and they must be to the PAC Office by the deadline.
the university of utah scholarship databaseUniversity of Utah Scholarship Database
Find scholarships for University of Utah students offered by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and participating colleges, departments and organizations. Scholarships at the University level can be found at http://www.sa.utah.edu/finance/. The Financial Aid office is located in room 105 of the Student Services Building (SSB) and the telephone number is 581-6211.
Career Services (350 SSB) also has information regarding scholarship resources http://careers.utah.edu/. The telephone number for Career Services is 581-6186.
Future Counselors of America ScholarshipAnnual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. See more details at: http://www.datingadvice.com/scholarship
Mail official transcript and original essay to:
c/o Digital Brands Inc.
15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601
Entries postmarked by: June 30th, annually
Disbursement on: July 31st, annually
- Please title your essay “The Psychology of Online Dating”
- List your full name as recognized by your educational institution and a valid (.edu) email address
- Essay should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
- Any resources should be cited using MLA format
- Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify student from award disbursement
The Danielle Vacca Scholarship
The Danielle Vacca scholarship was established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca’s father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca. Danielle was a University of Utah student killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver. Psychology has had the honor of awarding this scholarship since Fall, 2015. The Danielle Vacca scholarship provides $2,000 per semester for two semesters to juniors or seniors majoring in Psychology whose lives have been affected by a drunk driver. Qualified candidates must carry a minimum GPA of 2.8, maintain full-time enrollment during the scholarship period, and verify U.S. citizenship or legal resident status. In exceptional cases and with sponsor approval, the award can be split between two candidates. The applications are due at the same time as the Departmental and CSBS scholarship applications, in the spring term of each year.
Application Deadline: 1 March 2016 at 4pm
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