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Linguistics Department Scholarship

Due 1 February 2017

Eligibility: Undergraduate linguistics majors with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Must be a resident of Utah. Students seeking a second Bachelor's are not eligible.

The recipient will receive $2500 per semester (fall and spring) for a total of $5000. This funding must be applied toward the cost of tuition only.  The recipient must maintain full-time student status during the year of the award.

To apply, please submit to the Linguistics Department Scholarships and Awards Committee:

Department of Linguistics Scholarship Application Form

Degree Audit Report or university transcripts (Incoming freshmen should submit high school transcripts)

A statement of purpose letter that is approximately one page in length and outlines your proposed schedule of courses for the academic year. It also includes other information such as your background in linguistics, how you became interested in linguistics, why you think you deserve the scholarship and your future plans after graduation, to the extent that you now know them. You may include other information that you believe is relevant to the selection committee's appraisal of your candidacy.

Awardees will be notified via email during the first week of April.

Contact Kacey Campbell (kacey.campbell@utah.edu) if you have questions.

Departmental Scholarship Application

Cathy Miller Horiuchi Scholarship

Due 1 February 2017

Eligibility: Linguistics Department undergraduate and graduate students

The recipient will receive $1,125 per semester (fall and spring) for a total of $2,250 which will be applied to the student’s tuition bill first. Any remaining amount will be refunded to the student. The recipient must maintain full-time student status during the year of the award. For graduate students, this scholarship may be applied toward the amount needed to participate in the Tuition Benefit Program. 

To apply, please submit to the Linguistics Department Scholarships and Awards Committee:

Department of Linguistics Scholarship Application Form

Degree Audit Report or university transcripts

A statement of purpose letter that is approximately one page in length and outlines your proposed schedule of courses for the academic year. It also includes other information such as your background in linguistics, how you became interested in linguistics, why you think you deserve the scholarship and your future plans after graduation, to the extent that you now know them. You may include other information that you believe is relevant to the selection committee's appraisal of your candidacy.

Awardees will be notified via email during the first week of April.

Contact Kacey Campbell (kacey.campbell@utah.edu) if you have questions.

Cathy Miller Horiuchi Scholarship Application

Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship

Due 1 February 2017

Eligibility: Any University of Utah student with an expressed interest in studies related to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, a demonstrated desire to preserve, cultivate, and advance any indigenous language or culture of the Americas. Preference will be given to applicants with an indigenous American ethnic heritage.

The Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Wick R. Miller, a widely respected anthropological linguist who specialized in the study of indigenous languages of the western United States and northwest Mexico and was also a pioneer in the study of first language acquisition.

The recipient will receive $1,000 per semester (fall and spring) for a total of $2,000 which will be applied to the student’s tuition bill first. Any remaining amount will be refunded to the student. The recipient must maintain full-time student status during the year of the award.

Each undergraduate or graduate scholarship will be awarded for one year. Scholars may reapply for the possibility of renewal for a second year for a two-year maximum term, as long as the student remains in good standing as determined by his/her academic department and remains in the program for which the scholarship was awarded. Students who have held an undergraduate Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship are eligible to apply for the scholarship as a graduate student but will receive no special preference.

To apply, please submit to the Linguistics Department Scholarships and Awards Committee:

Department of Linguistics Scholarship application form

A curriculum vita or resume

A statement in no more than 300 words of general activities, intellectual interest, proposed course of study, academic achievements, and leadership experiences; including a statement of educational and professional goals and how the applicant plans to attain them. Also indicate graduate or undergraduate intention and the department or program of study.

One letter of recommendation, preferably from faculty who can comment on your academic ability and performance.

Degree Audit Report or university transcripts (Incoming freshmen should submit high school transcripts)

Awardees will be notified via email during the first week of April.

Contact Kacey Campbell (kacey.campbell@utah.edu ) if you have questions.

Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship Application

Student Travel Assistance

This award is given to graduate students to encourage them to participate in a professional conference. We encourage students to submit by the priority deadline for fall travel to increase the likelihood of receiving matching funds from the Graduate School. Please note that funds are contingent upon presenting. Proof of presenting is required for travel reimbursement.

Depending on the available funds, the Department may offer to fund a second trip for exceptional students. If you apply for two conferences, please submit separate applications for each conference and rank your conferences.

Please note that the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to receive funding from the Graduate School. Students who receive funding from the department should also apply for the Graduate School's Travel Assistance. Information and applications are available at Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award. Please note that awarded funds will be reported to the University Scholarship Office and count against your cost of attendance.

Contact Kacey Campbell (kacey.campbell@utah.edu ) if you have questions.

Department Student Travel Assistance Application

Last Updated: 8/18/16