Geography and College of Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Scholarships 2018-2019 

Application available at:
Deadline to Apply:  Monday, March 19, 2018

Scholarships Available

CSBS Dean’s Office Scholarship

Award: Varies

  • Declared major of one of the Social/Behavior Science departments
  • 3.2 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 24 completed semester hours last year attended (full-time)
  • OR 12 completed semester hours last year attended (part-time)
  • Completed 30 semester hours by Fall 2017 (including anticipated Summer 2017 enrollment)
  • U.S citizen or international student lawfully present in U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need - FAFSA required


Award: $2,000 ($1000 each fall and spring semesters) full-time, $1000 part-time

  • Declared major of one of the Social/Behavior Science departments
  • 24 completed semester hours last year attended (full-time)
  • OR 12 completed semester hours last year attended (part-time)
  • At least 7 years since High School diploma and return to education
  • Demonstrate financial need - FAFSA required


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 GPA
  • Utah resident
  • Based on scholastic achievement



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


Award: $1,000 

  • Declared major in Geography by September 28, 2018
  • Incoming high school student who will be a freshman in the coming 2018-2019 academic year
  • Full-time student (12+ credit hours) during 2018-2019 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 31, 2018, by 5:00PM
Application available here:


Other Scholarships


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, 2018


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, 2018
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: February 26, 2018
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 9,10,11, 2018 in Salt Lake City

Application information is available on our website:; the deadline to apply is March 16, 2018. The 2018 Award Ceremony will occur during the 2018 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum at the University of Utah, scheduled for May 9, 10, and 11.

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. The application for AY 2018-19 is due February 1st, 2018.

Chicana/o Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 31, 2018


  • 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.

Scholarship Link: 

Larry H. & Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship

Deadline: February 9, 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. )

Scholarship Link: 

Dreamers Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship

Deadline: February 10, 2018


  • Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students attending the University of Utah Fall 2018.
  • 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 two (2) 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.

Scholarship Link: 

Jameson Family Scholarship

Deadline: February 16, 2018 (5:00 PM)


  • 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.

Scholarship Link:

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Matheson Leadership Scholarship ($5,000 per year)

Deadline: March 1, 2018 (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 2018

Deadline: March 16th, 2018

Award: Free Registration to the UGIC Annual Conference

Dinosaurland, Utah     May 9-11, 2018

What is UGIC? The Utah Geographic Information Council is a non-profit organization of GIS professionals. In addition to providing continuing education and networking opportunities to current GIS professionals, a primary goal of UGIC is to encourage and advance geographic information systems through all levels of education. UGIC is pleased to continue a scholarship program to assist in the education of future GIS professionals.

Why Should Students Attend the UGIC Conference? This scholarship is designed to give students an opportunity to gain professional experience prior to entering the workforce. Attendance at the UGIC conference will introduce you to the local GIS community, establish valuable contacts with current GIS professionals, provide technical skills through conference workshops, and introduce you to projects and applications currently underway in our community.

2 awards will be granted to applicants meeting the eligibility requirements and selected by the UGIC board based on their evaluation of the applicant’s selection criteria submission. Awards will include registration and lodging expenses.

Students receiving an award will spend a half-day of the conference assisting UGIC Board members at the Registration Desk or other conference duties.


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. 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.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate professional level writing skills.
  1. 2.A brief letter or statement of reference from 1 professor familiar with your academic ability.

Submissions must be received by March 16, 2018. 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 March 30.