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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: March 1st, 2016 at 4pm

Department of Psychology Scholarship Portal
Application Deadline: March 4th, 2016 at 4pm

scholarship database

the university of utah scholarship database

University 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 Scholarship

Annual 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:

DatingAdvice.com Scholarship
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 and impaired 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 and impaired 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: March 4th, 2016 at 4pm

Apply Online: Department of Psychology Scholarship Portal


  • Fall 2016: Preston Connor.
  • Spring 2016: Sylvia Vowles.
  • Fall 2015: Audrey Hancock.