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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


College of Science Scholarships are now closed.

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will open in January 2022.

  • 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)
  • For more information, visit the ACCESS page

  • 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
  • The Science Research Initiative offers incoming and transfer students an opportunity to practice discovery based research and tackle cutting edge problems in dedicated science streams
  • Preference given to College of Science declared majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • There are a limited number of positions available for Spring 2021 semester

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  • 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


College of Science Scholarships are now closed.

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will open in January 2022.

  • 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 Research Initiative

Learn By Doing in the SRI


Want to learn how to conduct research and create connections with faculty and other College of Science students? Join the Science Research Initiative (SRI)!

SRI offers College of Science students the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research starting on your first day on campus, with no prior research experience required. You will gain research skills that will help you in science classes, learn with College of Science peers, and connect with faculty across the University. The SRI will jumpstart your path academic success, and give you needed skills to prepare for an internship or a career - whether that's in a research lab, an office, or one of the many other opportunities open to our graduates. Find out more below, or email us for more information.

The SRI is a program for first- and second-year students that enables them to start working in an SRI stream, or research experience, at the beginning of their journey at the University of Utah. This program assumes incoming students will not have any college-level research experience; instead, you will learn alongside your fellow students to gain research skills, technical experience, and the unique opportunity to learn from faculty.

Getting research experience early in your college career is one of the most effective ways to put you on the path of employment in the STEM economy. Whether your goal is to go to graduate or professional school, or begin working upon graduation, participation in the SRI will open doors for your future success. You'll gain practical experience, connect with faculty and researchers that can help you, and explore career paths early in your college experience. Utah's STEM economy is predicted to grow significantly in the coming decades, and the SRI will prepare you to be on the forefront of that growth.

Unlike other research programs, you are not required to have any experience in the lab in order to qualify. All the skills you will need to be successful will be integrated into your training. However, you are encouraged to take science and math courses in high school to prepare you for your degree in the College of Science.

Yes, the SRI is a program specifically designed for College of Science students. First-year students are encouraged to declare their intended major as soon as possible. Your advisor can help you determine which major will be suit your interests and goals.

The College understands that goals and interests of our students may change during your time at the University of Utah. If your academic goals change, your advisor can help you find the path that is right for you.

SRI staff will work with you to find a stream that interests you. You will have the ability to rank your preferences based on stream availability. You will be asked to commit to your SRI stream for a year; however, if there are extenuating circumstances and you need to change your plans, speak to your stream leader ASAP.

You can apply as soon as you receive your acceptance to the University of Utah, or when scholarships for the next academic year open (December 1st for the 2021-2022 academic year).

The SRI application uses the same platform as all University scholarships. You can apply using the link below. To apply, you will need:

  • Acceptance to the University of Utah
  • Plan to declare a major in the College of Science
  • First- or second-year status, or a transfer student

SRI students are expected to participate in the following:

  • Enroll in SCI 1500, a 1-credit class that will cover research practices, scientific inquiry, and other topics that will help you be successful.
  • Commit to 10 hours of work per week in your research stream.
  • Participate in an end-of-year research symposium to highlight your research and hear what your peers have accomplished.

There is no cost to SRI students to take SCI1500 during the fall semester. During the spring research semester, students can either receive college credit or work-study funds. Limited scholarships are available, and the opportunity to apply will be given to students accepted into the SRI program.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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Science Friday

 

High school seniors, juniors and transfer students are invited to visit the College of Science on the University of Utah campus.

  • Get valuable information on majors, scholarships, research opportunities and more
  • Network with current students in our College
  • Take a tour of the Science Campus
  • Get all your questions about college life answered

Students who attend a Science Friday event during Fall 2021 will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship. Awardee can redeem scholarship after enrolling at the University of Utah!

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

Science Friday Schedule Fall 2021

August 13, 3:00-5:00pm MST

September 10, 3:00-5:00pm MST

September 24, 3:00-4:00pm MST (VIRTUAL EVENT)

October 8, 3:00-5:00pm MST


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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.

Read More
Science Research Initiative

Placing first-year students in real science research.

Read More
SCIENCE NOW!

Bring world-class science researchers to your high school!

Read More
Science Friday

Join us for tours of the College of Science campus.

Read More

Science Friday

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Student Wellness

ACCESS Program

Crocker Science House


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