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College of Science Scholarship Opportunities


The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for incoming, undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal. Complete the University General Application then you will see the Science scholarship opportunities.

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.

Incoming Student Opportunities

  • Multiple awards for incoming freshman and transfer students
  • Upper division 3 course credits satisfies both International Requirement (IR) and Science Foundation (SF)
  • Research laboratory position during their first year the U
  • Summer housing opportunity at the Marriott Honors Community (freshman only)

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  • Multiple $1,000 awards for incoming freshman who declare a major in the College of Science: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • One multi-year award will be made to current or incoming freshman who declare a major in the College of Science: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • Preference given to Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics majors
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Award covers in-state tuition up to 15 credit hours per semester
  • One multi-year award will be made to current or incoming freshman who declares a major in the College of Science: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics who has financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Preference given to Mathematics majors and applicants from single-parent homes
  • Award covers in-state tuition up to 15 credit hours per semester for eight semesters

Current Student Opportunities

  • Multiple $4,000 awards will be made to juniors and seniors with expected graduation date in 2022 or 2023
  • Minimum GPA of 3.70
  • Twelve undergraduates will be honored with the title of Crocker Science House Scholar
  • Each resident receives a $1,000 award to assist with rent and meal plan
  • Students share a quiet, study-oriented residence on Officers Circle, Fort Douglas
  • Residents must contract with Housing & Residential Education for their room reservation and meal plan
  • One award of $2,000 will be made to a junior, senior, or graduate student who is committed to teaching science and/or math in the secondary school system in the state of Utah who have financial need
  • Must be a declared College of Science Teaching major or enrolled in the College of Science M.S. Degree Program for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST)
  • Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of February 1, 2021
  • One multi-year award will be made to current or incoming freshman who declare a major in the College of Science: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Preference given to Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics majors
  • Award covers in-state tuition up to 15 credit hours per semester
  • Multiple $2,000 awards will be made to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of February 1, 2021
  • One $1,000 award will be made to current or incoming freshman who declare a major in the College of Science: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Preference given to Chemistry majors and/or first generation college student
  • One award will be made to a student who has more than 30 University of Utah credit hours
  • Must be a Non-Resident of Utah and a U.S. Citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.30

Questions

Questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with a financial aid counselor!

If you have questions about a specific College of Science opportunity, please email office@science.utah.edu.

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities


Emergency Funding


The University of Utah has limited emergency funding for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need of emergency funding, please apply below.

SCIENCE NOW!

science now: bringing world-class research to your Utah high school


 

 

SCIENCE NOW brings high school physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics curriculum to life by connecting students to research scientists

Students get an insider’s look at research at the University of Utah College of Science and an opportunity to indulge their curiosity about the natural world, innovation, and the future of science by engaging with elite researchers and scholars.

SCIENCE NOW, established 2020, is a College of Science program that is delivered online, using asynchronous and synchronous tools.

 

 

Audience: We recommend SCIENCE NOW for students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in physics, mathematics, biology, and/or chemistry (Honors, Advance Placement, and IB students preferred). Parents, faculty, administrators, and advisors are also invited. A SCIENCE NOW event is intended for groups of at least 20 students, up to 100.

Our scientists: 4 research scholars representing each department in the College of Science: 3 scientists (a biologist, chemist, and physicist or astronomer) and a mathematician. Scholars selected for your event are exceptional communicators and educators, highly relatable, and engaged in research that is newsworthy and accessible to a general audience.

 

HOW IT WORKS

SCIENCE NOW is delivered virtually, using event pages customized to the needs of your school. Click on the tabs below to learn more about the synchronous and asynchronous event tools used to connect high school classes to our research scientists.

On the SCIENCE NOW webpages, your students will be introduced to our researchers through research scholar profiles, which will include:

  • Mainstream news features
  • Video lab tours
  • and more!

 

 

 

 

Introducing Research in the College of Science

There are still many challenges to be solved.

 


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Fall 2020 Update:

Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the remainder of our fall events have been canceled. We are planning to bring back the series in the Spring of 2021, if we can do so safely.

 

High school seniors and juniors and transfer students are invited to visit the College of Science on the University of Utah campus. All student attendees will be entered to win a $500 scholarship, to be awarded after you are enrolled in the College of Science!

  • Get valuable information on majors, scholarships, research opportunities and more
  • Network with current students in our College
  • Take a tour of the Science Campus

Science Friday Schedule

TBD

 

Each event will be limited to 15 people. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory. This event is open to high school juniors and seniors and transfer students. Registration is required.

Science Friday Flyer

Are you a teacher or a student group leader who would like to bring a group to campus? Email us to schedule a private event.

 

 

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

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SCIENCE NOW!

Bring world-class science researchers to your high school!

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Why Science?

Connecting students with the vast opportunities that science and mathematics unlock.

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Science Research Initiative

Placing first year students in real science research.

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Student Wellness

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Why Science?

opportunity is knocking


Better ranked for 1/2 the cost.

We empower our students to achieve their ambitions.

It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast opportunities that mathematics and science unlock. We develop the tools for critical thinking and reason. We prepare students for exciting careers, and educate the next generation of scientific leaders.

Over the last five decades, thousands of students have used their degrees from the College of Science to launch professional careers around the globe. Science and mathematics degrees prepare students for success in a wide range of careers including industry, academics, health, business, and law.

Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi

Alumni of the College of Science include co-founders of Fortune 500 companies, pioneers of Utah’s software and biotechnology booms, and internationally-recognized leaders in health and technology.

College students have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty, including members of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are consistently ranked among the highest performing on campus and throughout the region.

 

 

 

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

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SCIENCE NOW!

Bring world-class science researchers to your high school!

Read More
Science Fridays

Join us for tours of the College of Science campus.

Read More
Science Research Initiative

Placing first year students in real science research.

Read More

Science Fridays

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Student Wellness

ACCESS Program

Crocker Science House


HOME

 

Science Research Initiative

Learn By Doing


Interested in Science and Mathematics? Want to learn how to do research and become a scientist? Seeking to connect with exciting career opportunities as a first year or transfer student?  This is what the Science Research Initiative (SRI) is all about.

SRI aims to offer every incoming College of Science student the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research. First year,  sophomore, and transfer students tackle cutting-edge problems in dedicated research streams sponsored by local industries.

Step into the unknown to tackle big, open-ended questions. Learn by doing.  Experience the excitement of Science and Mathematics.  Click on the link below to request more information.

 

 

SRI Research Streams

 

Molecular Architectures

COVID-19

Biological Invaders

Neural Networks

Cellular Biology

Electrosynthetic Chemistry

 

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SRI Spotlights


Explore the SRI

Deep dive into the new Science Research Initiative.

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2020 Research Scholar

Delaney Mosier receives top College of Science award.

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Goldwater Winner

Isaac Martin awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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Goldwater Winner

Lydia Fries awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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Ana Rosas

Medicine is a family tradition for the Rosas.

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Anna Vickrey

Research assistant and doctoral candidate studying Pigeon Genetics.

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Bridget Phillips

College of Science's Ambassador and sophomore biology student in the Shapiro Lab.

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2019 Churchill Scholar

Cameron Owen - Chemistry and physics major and student researcher.

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2018 Churchill Scholar

Scott Neville - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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2017 Churchill Scholar

Michael Zhao - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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