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The College of Education awarded 93 students opportunities totaling over $390,450 for the 2018 – 2019 academic year!

The College of Education offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Please refer to and read the College of Education SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK prior to filling out an application. This handbook has department information, list of scholarships/opportunities, description of opportunities available and department academic advisors.


Scholarship Application Tutorial and Demonstration




Online application – Apply for College of Education Scholarships
Application opens for fall, spring and summer semester opportunities: Monday, November 26, 2018
Application closes for fall, spring and summer semester opportunities: Friday, March 1, 2019
Opportunity notification through University of Utah email address: Friday, April 26, 2019

If you would like to see all the awards offered by the College of Education, go to the Academic Works site and type “The College of Education” in the Search by Keyword box.  This will produce a list of awards currently offered through College of Education, as well as other University opportunities.


Search for University-Level Scholarships:

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid): This is required for all need-based scholarships within the University of Utah. Students are not required to accept federal financial aid, but scholarship applicants who do not complete the FAFSA will not be considered for any need-based awards.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Guidelines


Additional Scholarships
available for College of Education Students

Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship

Available to: The Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship is for single mothers who are enrolled in either the College of Education or the Department of English at the University of Utah.  The selected student shall be in good standing within her area of study, carry a minimum of 12 hours of study and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The scholarship may be awarded to an incoming freshman; provided she has been accepted in the appropriate department and her high school credentials meet the required GPA minimum.  This scholarship is administered by Financial Aid and Scholarships.  For more information visit: or call: 801.581.6211.  

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities.  The Steffensen Cannon Scholarship Endowment was established in 1989 by Hugh Cannon in honor of his mother, Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon.  She was a University of Utah graduate who exemplified the pursuit of excellence.  A Steffensen Cannon scholar demonstrates strength of character, intellectual and academic achievement, or the potential for such achievement, as well as leadership and other qualities evidencing a desire to pursue excellence.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2019 - For more information and to apply visit:  Steffensen Cannon Scholarship (

Value: $10,000 for undergraduate awards; $18,250 for graduates, plus tuition benefit and subsidized health insurance, if recipient qualifies as a graduate student.

Number of Awards: 12 to 15 awards given annually

Administered by: University of Utah Graduate School

If you have questions, you can contact the department directly as specified in the Scholarship Handbook, or contact Rose Simper, Scholarship Coordinator, at or 801.581.8221.

College of Education Departments

Educational Leadership & Policy

Application Due Date: March 1st, 2019

Contact: Marilynn Howard | 801-581-6714

Application Information - ELP scholarships are by faculty nomination only.

Roald F. and Della J. Campbell Fellowship

Milton Bennion Scholarship

Winifred H. Dyer Scholarship

Elmo R. and Frances Bennion Morgan Fellowship

George Bolon Advisory Committee Award 

Educational Psychology 

Application Due Date: Contact the department

Contact: JoLynn Yates | 801-581-7148

Application Information

C. Kay Allen Endowed Scholarship (Counseling Psychology & Professional Counseling)

Brian W. Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund for Research (LGBT Research focus)

Thomas D. Dee III & Candace Cartwright Dee Endowed Teaching Assistantship Fund (School Psychology PhD.)

Grayson and Seth Jenson Memorial Scholarship (School Psychology)

Phyllis Allen Jex Memorial Scholarship Fund

Special Education

Application Due Date: Contact the department

Contact: Kaitlin Lindsey | 801-581-4764

Application Information

Harker-Ferguson Endowed Scholarship

Michael Endowment

Molly Lawson Research Fellowship

Multi-University Consortium Teacher Preparation Program in Sensory Impairments Grant

Teacher Recruiting in Mild/Moderate Disabilities Licensure Project

Teacher Education Scholarships (Urban Institute for Teacher Education and Special Education)

Application Due Date: Contact the department

Contact: Kimberly Howard| 801-587-1746

Click here for a complete list of available scholarships

Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program

Application Due Date: Contact the department

The Teaching Incentive Loan (TIL) is funded by the Utah State Legislature. TIL recipients are required to pursue an educator preparation program, obtain educator licensing, and then teach in Utah public schools for a period equal to the time they received assistance. The TIL consists of a waiver (of tuition and fees up to a specific amount at the Utah public institutions and $995.00 per semester at private institutions) to be used for a period not exceeding 8 semesters. The program is jointly administered by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents.

Current University of Utah Students with a minimum of 24 college credits

USOE Policy and Procedures

 Teaching Field Index of Criticality for Utah

TEACH Grant Program

The TEACH "Grant" program provides up to $4,000 a year in "grant" aid to undergraduate (first bachelor's degree) and graduate students. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students may receive no more than $16,000 and graduate students may receive no more than $8,000 total in TEACH "Grants." Unfortunately, the law does not currently allow grants for University of Utah students working on post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Elementary Education students are not eligible.

In exchange for TEACH "Grant" aid, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher at specified schools serving low-income students and teach in a specified field for four academic years, within eight years after completing the college course. TEACH "Grant" recipients that do not fulfill their teaching obligations must repay the "Grant" as if it was an unsubsidized Direct Loan with interest having accrued since disbursement. For more information, please click on TEACH.

If you are interested in the TEACH Grant Program please contact an education advisor.

Elementary Education | Not Eligible

Secondary Education | Sara Hatch | 801-581-6818

Special Education | Kaitlin Lindsey | 801-581-4764

Additional Information

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Tuition Exemption for Teachers (for public school educators) House Bill 211

Tuition Benefit Program

Other Resources:

Scholarship Recipients

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients

2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients

2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients


Last Updated: 10/31/19