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The Hinckley Leadership Community aims to bring together a cohort of students with shared interests, goals, or experiences and provide them with comprehensive academic and professional development opportunities. This experience includes $17,000 of financial support for each participant.

A Living Learning Community for Civically Engaged Students Committed to Public Service

Application will open next Spring 2024

The Director's Scholarship

$17,000 of financial support will be provided to each student selected to participate in the Hinckley Leadership Community.
  • Director’s Housing Scholarship covers $8,500 toward housing costs at the Ivory University House.
    • All leases are 12-months.
  • Director’s Academic Scholarship provides students with a $8,500 scholarship that goes towards tuition and fees.
    • Academic scholarship funding will be split between fall and spring semesters.

The Ivory University House

Private Rooms - Integrated Community

Live in a spacious studio apartment at Ivory University House, located a short walk from Campus, the Student Life Center, and Trax line. The Ivory University house is where comfort, security, and a sense of belonging converge.

Hinckley Leadership Community members will build connections with one another through monthly professional development classes with community leaders, participation in classes focused on civic engagement and leadership, and internships through the Hinckley Institute.

Eligibility and Requirements


The Hinckley Institute of Politics will award this scholarship to outstanding students who meet the following criteria:

  • Degree-seeking student at the University of Utah.
  • Strong academic standing in any academic major at the University of Utah.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to active citizenship and public service.
  • Preference for students who have demonstrated work experience and/or experience with civic engagement including during high school, college, gap year, etc.



Recipients of the Hinckley Director’s Housing and Academic Scholarship will fulfill the follow requirements over the course of the year:

  • Fall 2024 - enroll in POLS 3910 (Political Forum Series) or POLS 3160 (Campaign Management)
  • Spring 2025 - participate in a Hinckley Legislative Internship, Local Internship, or enroll in POLS 4914 (Capital Encounter)
  • All semesters - attend monthly networking/leadership sessions

Students living in Ivory University House agree to live according to a core value agreement.

Have more questions? Contact info@hinckley.utah.edu