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The Steven C. and Mercy Grimes Endowed Scholarship in Linguistics honors the late Steven Grimes and Mercy Grimes, whom the family describes as "wonderful parents to Edward and Rebecca and wonderful grandparents to Quinn." The scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in Linguistics with a preference given toward students coming from single parent households or students who are single parents themselves. 

The late Steven Grims and Mercedes Grimes

The late Steven Grimes and
Mercedes Grimes

Steve and Mercy's grandauther, Quinn

Steven and Mercy’s
granddaughter, Quinn

Mercy and Steven's children, Rebecca Rivas adn the late Edward Rivas

Mercy and Steven’s children, Rebecca
Rivas and the late Edward Rivas

Due February 15, 2021

The Department of Linguistics is currently seeking applications for the Department Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Department Scholarship is available to undergraduate linguistics majors who are Utah residents and have cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. Entering freshmen, transfer, or continuing students seeking a first bachelor's degree are eligible and encouraged to apply. Please note: Students seeking a second bachelor's degree are not eligible.

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

Required materials include the following:

  • For continuing University of Utah students, please submit your degree audit. For freshmen, who are entering the University directly from high school, and for transfer students, please submit a copy of your transcripts.
  • All applicants should submit a statement of purpose that is approximately one to two pages in length and includes the following: (a) your background in linguistics to include the classes that you have taken in the Department, (b) an outline of your proposed schedule of courses for the academic year of the award with an explanation of how they relate to your goals, (c) a description of your involvement in linguistics separate from your classes, such as leadership positions you have held or your involvement in UUSCIL, the Linguistics Club, and (d) a statement about your future plans and how the field of linguistics enters into them. You may include other information that you believe is relevant.

If you have questions, please contact Kacey Campbell at kacey.campbell@utah.edu.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Due February 15, 2021

The Department of Linguistics is currently seeking applications for the Cathy Miller Horiuchi Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Cathy Miller Horiuchi Scholarship is available to undergraduate linguistics majors who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and are continuing students at the University of Utah.

The recipient will receive $1,250 per semester (fall and spring) for a total of $2,500, which will be applied first to the student’s tuition bill. Any amount remaining will be refunded to the student. The student must maintain full-time student status during the year of the award.

Required materials include the following:

  • Please submit your degree audit or a copy of your transcripts.
  • All applicants should submit a statement of purpose that is approximately one to two pages length and includes the following: (a) your background in linguistics to include the classes that you have taken in the Department, (b) an outline of your proposed schedule of courses for the academic year of the award with an explanation of how they relate to your goals, (c) a description of your involvement in linguistics separate from your classes, such as leadership positions you have held or your involvement in UUSCIL, the Linguistics Club, and (d) a statement about your future plans and how the field of linguistics enters into them. You may include other information that you believe is relevant.

If you have questions, please contact Kacey Campbell at kacey.campbell@utah.edu.

Cathy Miller Horiuchi Scholarship Application

24th January 2019

  • TRANSCRIPTS
  • CUM GPA
    1. CUM GPA below 3.5
    2. CUM GPA between 3.5 -3.6
    3. CUM GPA above 3.6 and 3.89
    4. CUM GPA between 3.9 – 4.0
  • QUALITY
    1. Transcript shows that the student has taken no courses in linguistics.
    2. Transcript shows that the student has taken a course in linguistics.
    3. Transcript shows that the student has taken two or three courses with linguistics.
    4. Transcript shows that the student has taken numerous courses and deep engagement with linguistics.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
  • SCHEDULE OF COURSES
    1. A schedule of proposed courses is not included in the application.
    2. A schedule of proposed courses is included in the application.
    3. A schedule of proposed courses in included in the application with an explanation of how the courses support the student’s goals.
  • INVOLVEMENT IN LINGUISTICS
    1. The applicant has not demonstrated involvement in the field of linguistics, does not have academic achievements or awards, has not yet assumed leadership positions, or participated in more than one academic activity related to linguistics in the Dept., University, or community.
    2. The applicant has demonstrated some involvement in the field of linguistics, has a few academic achievements or awards, may have assumed a position of leadership, and has participated in multiple academic activities related to linguistics in the Dept., University, field of linguistics. or community.
    3. The applicant has demonstrated considerable involvement in the field of linguistics, has a notably high number of academic achievements or awards, has demonstrated consistent and sustained leadership, and has consistently participated in academic activities related to linguistics in the Dept., University, field of linguistics, or community.
  • GOALS AND PLANS
    1. The goals are not defined in ways that make them either measurable or achievable, and they align poorly with linguistics.
    2. The goals are measurable and achievable and suggest a good fit for linguistics.
    3. The applicant offers well-articulated goals that are measurable and achievable and strongly align with linguistics.

 

This award is given to graduate students to encourage them to participate in a professional conference. Please note that funds are contingent upon presenting. Proof of presenting is required for travel reimbursement. Please note that awarded funds will be reported to the University Scholarship Office and count against your cost of attendance. 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 seperate 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. Graduate students will be eligible to receive one GSTAA (Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award) grant during their academic career at the University of Utah. If you already have received GSTAA funding prior to July, 1, 2017, you are ineligible for an additional GSTAA award. Information and applications are available at Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award.

If you have questions, please contact Kacey Campbell at kacey.campbell@utah.edu.

Department Student Travel Assistance Application

 

 

 

Last Updated: 9/10/21