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EDGES Graduate Fellowship

College of Science EDGES

Enhancing Diversity and Graduate Student Educational Success

The EDGES program in the College of Science seeks to increase success for graduate students in STEM fields, to enrich the academic environment for the campus community and to broaden the STEM workforce.

This program provides fellowship funds (up to $10,000 per student) to recruit, retain, and promote the success of outstanding doctoral students who have the potential to contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and departments. Awards can be spent any time for up to four years after acceptance, or until the student graduates, whichever comes first.

Fellowship Application Process

All students accepted to a department's graduate program will be invited to apply to this program, and priority for awards will be given to admitted students seeking Ph.D. training.

The application includes two parts - one from the graduate admissions committee, and an accompanying part from the student. Application packages can be sent in any time following acceptance, with a final deadline of April 26, 2020.

Graduate Admissions Committee portion of application: a single pdf containing the following two items:

• The admitted student's complete graduate school application packet

• A statement from the department's graduate admission chair confirming that the student has been admitted to the graduate program, and specifying if the applicant seeks a Ph.D. or a M.S.

Graduate Student portion of application:

Admitted students who wish to apply will submit a statement (500 words or fewer) that describes their potential to enhance diversity, broadly interpreted. Examples include: describing experiences as a member of an underrepresented group or a first-generation college student; or describing a record of sustained commitment to enhancing diversity in science.

Please send application packages (as a pdf file) to

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid


The University of Utah and the College of Science have limited emergency funding for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need of emergency funding, please apply through this link


The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students. All scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal.


It is highly recommended that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine what state or federal aid for which you may be eligible, including work-study opportunities and grants.

First-year and transfer students must have an active Campus Information Services (CIS) account and University E-mail account (UMail) before applying for scholarships.

Have questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with an advisor!

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Community Organizations

building COMMUNITY

Scientific discovery is a result of collaboration and support.

You have a place in the College of Science. There are several organizations where students can find community, peer support, and resources. Please contact us if you would like your organization listed on this page.


AISES – American Indian Science and Engineering Society – University of Utah Chapter

American Chemical Society Student Chapter at University of Utah

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

BioScience Undergraduate Research Club (BSURC)

Curie Club

LGBTQ+STEM Interest Group

Latino Medical Student Association at the University of Utah

oSTEM: an association of students who are interested in STEM fields and are a part of the LGBT community

Organization for Women Leaders in Science (OWLS)

SACNAS – Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science – University of Utah Chapter

Undergraduate Women in Physics and Astronomy (UWomPA)

Women in Physics and Astronomy (WomPA)