Hinckley Global Internship Fund

We know that pursuing a global internship can be an expensive investment. The Hinckley Institute, Learning Abroad, and University of Utah work hard to make sure that financial aid is available to students. 


Students who participate in the international internship program are encouraged to apply for scholarships of up to $2,500 to assist with tuition, travel, housing, and living expenses. Students must be accepted into the Hinckley international internship program and be registered for international internship academic credit in order to be eligible. The goal of the international internship program is to provide students with experience in global policy, service and humanitarian work, business, and politics, as well as to foster a greater understanding among peoples, cultures, and governments.

The scholarship amounts vary from $500 to $2,500, depending on country, costs, and financial need. The amount of scholarship awards will vary depending on the number of applicants, internship costs, demonstrated financial need, academic record, and experience.

Hinckley Global Scholarship — Summer 2015

Out of the 29 students who applied, 28 received some form of Hinckley scholarship. One student did not receive the scholarship since their internship was paid.

Summer 2015 Internship Awards

Student Fee Scholarship


Every matriculated University of Utah student participating in an approved program is eligible for the Student Fee Scholarship. Scholarship recipient selection is a random, lottery-based procedure. This scholarship is funded by a $3.00 per student fee assessed with tuition for each academic term, and was initiated by ASUU. Available for every term.


  • June 1st: Fall, Fall Break, and Academic Year
  • November 1st: Spring, Winter/Spring Break, and Calendar Year
  • February 15th: Summer

Student Fee Scholarship—Summer 2015

~43% of Hinckley global interns received the student fee scholarship ($1,500) for the summer of 2015.


  • Be a full-time, degree seeking University of Utah student at the time in which recipients are selected and when the award is disbursed.
  • Begin an on-line program application to be considered. 
    • Note: You do not need to be accepted/approved into a program at the time in which you apply for this scholarship, but you must begin a program application in our online system before you can begin the scholarship application.
  • Be accepted/approved for and ultimately participate in an official U of U learning abroad program.
  • Earn academic credit on your program and successfully complete your coursework earning a grade of C- or better in all courses.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present non-U.S. citizen.
  • Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to participate in Learning Abroad volunteer activities, such as volunteering as the Global U Expo.
    • Please note: not participating in the Learning Abroad Volunteer Activities will not revoke your scholarship.

 Late scholarship applications will NOT be accepted

Bill Rishel Student Loan


Salt Lake City native Virginia Rishel established the Bill Rishel Memorial Loan in honor of her late father Bill Rishel. Bill Rishel was a pioneer in the development of the highway system in the Western United States. He was responsible for the concept of Salt Lake City as the "hub" of the Western highways and spent his life promoting transportation in the Intermountain West.

The Hinckley Institute of Politics will award this loan annually (up to $2,500 for undergraduate study and $5,000 for graduate study at the University of Utah) to outstanding students who meet the following criteria: