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Underrepresented Student Scholarships

Underrepresented Student Scholarships

State & National Scholarships

McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a traditionally underrepresented group in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.

American BUS Association Scholarships
These diversity scholarship focus on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending college, both undergraduate and gradaute degrees.

Association of American Indian Affairs
Each year, the AAIA offers 5 undergraduate scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Asian Pacific Fund
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.Awards range from $500 to $20,000.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). 

The Community Foundation of Utah
The Community Foundation of Utah offers scholarships for students whose values align with their mission to harness Utah's entrepeneurial spirit in service to the common good.

Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

National Achievement Scholarship Program
The National Achievement Scholarship Program was created to increase educational opportunities for academically accomplished Black American students.

Point Foundation
Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

On-Campus Scholarships

Center for Disability Services
The Center for Disabiltiy Services offers scholarships for students with any qualified student with a disability. See their website for more info. 

Dream Center Scholarships
The Dream Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent scholarships for undocumented/DACA students.

International Student and Scholar Services
This office offers scholarships available for international students and scholars on campus.

LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent local and national scholarships for LGBTQ+ students. 

Office of Equity and Diversity
The Office of Equity and Diversity has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes othe excellent campus and community scholarships available.

Student Union Scholarships
The University of Utah's Union has various scholarships for students, including scholarships for student leaders, refugee students, veteran students, underrepresented students, and more. Check out their scholarships available!

Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah. Check their website for more information on eligibility requirements.

1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
The 1000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the United States.  

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion.

Red Thread Organization Scholarships
The Red Thread Fellowship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds,including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who will be entering an American college or university in the coming fall. The fellowship consists of two parts: a $1000 scholarship award and year-long mentorship support.  Other awards may be disbursed as funds are available.

Last Updated: 9/28/23