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Community Foundation of Utah


January 2014

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Scholarships Available

The Community Foundation of Utah is pleased to announce scholarships available to students in Utah for the Fall of 2014. More detailed information and applications for each scholarship are available on our website at Guidance faculty or interested students may contact us for more information at 801-559-3005 or

To download a copy of the application for any of these funds, please click on the title of the article with the name of the fund, or go to our web site.


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Home Education Leadership Fund

Supports Utah students who have been home schooled. To qualify, applicants must be a Utah resident, have been home schooled for at least five years of their primary and/or secondary education, be admitted or attending a four-year college or university, and demonstrate financial need. Selection criteria will focus on college readiness as demonstrated by GPA / transcripts and/or Home School Portfolio. Successful recipients may be considered for two years of support.

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Willy the Plumber Scholarship

Enables the children of inmates in the state’s correctional facilities to pursue a higher education. Intended recipients are graduates of any high school in the State of Utah who will be attending a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school whose parent, or individual acting in the role, are currently incarcerated in the Utah State Prison system, or have a history of chronic incarceration and are likely to return to prison while the student is pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a GPA of 3.0. However, students with GPAs below this standard will be considered in the context of their life circumstances as demonstrated in their essay and letters of recommendation. Successful recipients may be considered for two years of support.

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Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship

Grants are made to further the education or training of students who have demonstrated leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (“LGBTQ”) rights movement. Beyond these leadership attributes, qualifying students must be Utah residents admitted or attending a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school as an undergraduate in the state of Utah, maintain a 3.00 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

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African Women’s Education Fund of Utah

Available to African women refugees who wish to pursue education, technical training, or certification through qualified schools or programs. In addition to college, qualified programs include but are not limited to: technical training, healthcare assistant, computer information systems, pharmacy technician, medical, massage therapy, criminal justice, paralegal, etc. Funds may be used to cover associated costs not limited to tuition. Grant recipients must demonstrate a financial need as well as a strong commitment to achieve education/training as evidenced in essay and letters of recommendation.

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Sit with Me Sunday Fund Scholarship

Awards are made to further the education or training of LGBTQ students that have been baptized as member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with LDS Church membership, an applicant must be a resident of the state of Utah, be graduating from a Utah high school, possess at minimum a 3.3 GPA, be admitted or attending a community college in Utah, and demonstrate financial need. An essay and letters of recommendation are part of the application process.

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Collester Scholarship Fund

This Fund is committed to helping high achieving people that face significant financial barriers and understand the opportunity of higher education. Awards are made to further the post secondary education of students who: have achieved high academic and personal standards; face significant financial barriers to attend college or university; are committed to becoming self-sufficient through education, and are committed to perpetuating this or another scholarship in the future. Qualified applicants must be Utah residents that are graduating or have graduated from a Utah high school. Applicants must also be admitted to a two or four-year accredited college, demonstrate financial need, and complete an essay. Preference will be given to students with a GPA at or above 3.5 as evidenced by a transcript. Scholarship recipients must submit a personal update at the end of each academic year.

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Ostergar Fund

Encourages top students in each graduating class of Escalante and Panguitch High Schools to apply to the top tier universities across the country by covering the costs of application fees and, in specific cases, travel to conduct in-person interviews at specific institutions. For further information about this scholarship, please contact the Community Foundation of Utah at

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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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