Geography and College of Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Application, information, and deadlines are available at:

Deadlines to Apply: 

  • Solutions Scholars due by February 15
  • Undergraduate Scholarship applications due by March 1
  • Graduate Fellowship due by April 1

Geography Scholarships Available

Award: $5000 (half each semester) with verified full-time status

  • Be a continuing student who has declared a major in Geography, or a first-year, or transfer student, pursuing a major in Geography
  • Seeking 1st Bachelor's Degree
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Utah resident
  • Based on scholastic achievement

Visit this link to apply


Award: $1000 cash

  • Geography majors who will be juniors or seniors 2018-2019
  • Student should have an educational focus in GIS and the environment
  • Full-time student during award period
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Based on scholastic achievement

Visit this link to apply


Award: $1,000 

  • Declared major in Geography by September 13, 2019
  • Incoming high school student who will be a freshman in the coming 2019-2020 academic year
  • Full-time student (12+ credit hours) during 2019-2020 academic year
  • High scholastic achievement and need
  • U.S citizen or international student lawfully present in U.S.
  • Diverse applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019, by 5:00PM
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Other Scholarships Available


Eleven scholarships are awarded annually to Gamma Theta Upsilon members: six to undergraduates, one to a senior entering graduate school, and four to continuing graduate students.
Award: $1000.00
Eligibility: Varies by scholarship
Applications available at: (
Deadline: None listed yet, guidelines posted February 15, 2019



Award: Amount varies up to $6000.00

  • Woman who is African- American, Hispanic or Native American
  • Full-time undergraduate studying geosciences
  • Contributor to world community through academic and personal strengths
  • Note: Winners may reapply for continuing support

Applications available at:
Deadline: June 30 of each year
Association for Women Geoscientists,
Attn. Minority Scholarship
12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285
Thorton, Colorado 80241



Award: Varies

  • Overall academic coursework and extracurricular activities
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying geospatial intelligence

Applications available at: (
Deadline: May 15, 2019
United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
ATTN: Scholarships Subcommittee
2325 Dulles Corner Blvd., Suite 450
Herndon, VA 20171
Or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) along with the name and subject line “USGIF Scholarship: Undergraduate/Graduate Application”



Award: Varies

  • Students of ALL gender identifies for several scholarships
  • Matriculated student, some part-time & full-time
  • 2.7 GPA or greater
  • Verified financial need
  • Varies, check website

Application available here: (
Deadline: Information available in February or March, at Women’s Resource Center (411 Union)



Award: $1,000


  • Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on the Great Salt Lake and/or the lake ecosystem or watershed
  • Funds may be used to support lab or field research, attendance at professional meetings, or other activities that further the understanding or protection of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem
  • Will consider research projects from any academic field (for instance: ecology, biology, chemisty, physics, geography, geology, urban planning, social sciences, communications, education, economics, tourism, engineering, etc.)
  • The scholoarship may also be used to support research internships.
  • Previous awardees of this scholarship are ineligible
  • Scholarship winner will be expected to share their research findings with FoGSL via a presentation, a newsletter article, or both. They will also be expected to attend an awards ceremony scheduled tentatively for May 15, 2019 in Salt Lake City

Application information is available on our website:; the deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.


Wick Miller Endowed Scholarship

Award: $1,000 (per semester)


  • The Wick Miller Endowed Scholarship is available to any University of Utah student with an expressed interest in studies related to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, a demonstrated desire to preserve, cultivate, and advance any indigenous language or culture of the Americas.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an indigenous American ethnic heritage.

Please visit for application and required materials.


Chicana/o Scholarship Fund

Deadline: February 1, 2019


  • 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.
  • Eligible to receive financial aid

Scholarship Link:


Dreamers Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship

Deadline: February 8, 2019


  • Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students attending the University of Utah Fall 2019.
  • 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 three 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 (
  • These opportunities can include but are not limited to involvement with Dream Center events or the community at large.
  • Must enroll in 12 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours
  • Recipients expected to attend annual Union Scholarsihp Celebration event on Thursday, Arpil 4, 2019

Scholarship Link: 


Jameson Family Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2019


  • 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.

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Matheson Leadership Scholarship ($5,000 per year)

Deadline: March 1, 2019 (11:59 EST)

The Matheson Leadership Forum scholarships are available to students entering their senior year of undergraduate studies at the University of Utah. The committee expects that each applicant will have completed 90 credit hours before the beginning of the Fall Semester the scholarship is awarded. Students of any academic discipline are eligible to apply. Students are eligible to apply only once for the scholarship.

The Matheson Leadership Scholarship supports students across fields of study, with a focus on students who have demonstrated leadership potential.

For more information and to apply, click here:


UGIC Scholarship Program 2019

Deadline: March 16th, 2019
Award: Free Registration to the UGIC Annual Conference

Midway, Utah May 6 - 10, 2019

Eligibility :

The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Applicants must be current students (full or part-time) working towards a degree or certificate in an accredited college
or university. The degree or program the applicant is working towards must have an emphasis on GIS. Disciplines may
include Geography, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Transportation, Geology, Social Sciences, etc.

Selection Criteria:
  1. A 750-1000 word typed essay by the applicant describing their interest in GIS, how GIS has been applied in
    their current program of study, educational and career goals, and an indication of how the applicant intends
    to apply GIS skills in their profession/career. Particular emphasis should be given to what the applicant
    hopes to gain by attending the conference.
    1. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate professional level writing skills.
  2.  A brief letter or statement of reference from 1 professor familiar with your academic ability.
    Submissions must be received by April 1, 2019 . Please e-mail all materials to the UGIC Board at
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. College or University department will be contacted to verify student status. Awards
    will be announced by April 15 .

Read the full announcement here


Larry H. & Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2018


  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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