Scott M. Matheson Leadership Scholarship
The Matheson Leadership scholarship was established in honor of the late governor to offer scholarships that encourage distinguished students who exemplify extraordinary leadership in the tradition of Scott M. Matheson. A graduate of the University of Utah and Stanford Law School, Matheson’s impressive career included Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney, legal counsel to the Union Pacific Railroad Company, and President of the Utah State Bar. He served as Governor of Utah from 1977 to 1985. During his tenure as governor, Matheson supported public education and advocated for states’ rights.
The Matheson Leadership Forum scholarships are available to undergraduate students of any discipline at the University of Utah. The committee expects that each applicant will meet the following criteria:
Entering senior year of undergraduate studies
Have completed 90 credit hours before the beginning of the fall semester the scholarship is awarded.
Full-time student who will maintain full-time student status at the University of Utah throughout the upcoming academic year.
Demonstrate outstanding leadership potential
Must be a U.S. citizen, lawfully present in the U.S., or have graduate from a Utah high school.
Students are eligible to apply only once for the scholarship. Finalists will be interviewed.
If you have specific questions or would like additional information, contact the Hinckley Institute at 801-581-8501
Two Letters of Recommendation (one letter of recommendation MUST be from a professor)
Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (unofficial are acceptable)
Short Essay (250 words - prompt provided in application)
Long Essay (500 words - prompt provided in application)
Scholarship decisions will be made before the end of spring semester. Funding will be released through the University of Utah Financial Aid & Scholarship Office and will be credited to outstanding tuition balances; excess funds will be refunded to the student.
APPLICATION DEADLINE 2019-2020:
March 1, 2019
2019: Sheva Mozafari, Devon Gethers
2018: Michelle Ngo, Elizabeth Fine
2017: Enzo Krensky-Hart, Tyler Kohring
2016: Katie Crawford, Anthony Fratto Oyler
2015: Georgie Zamantakis, Cindy Chen
2014: Lisa Hawkins, Kendahl Melvin
2013: Max Stiefel, Jamison Gordon
2012: Arthur Jessop, Neena Pack
2011: Whitney Benns, Courtney Gwinn
2010: Jonathan Ng, Louis Gakumba
2009: Rochelle McConkie, Yasmeen Hussain
2008: Jamie Johnson, Marko Mijic
2007: Johnathan Hayes, Jared Kubly
2006: Jeffrey Walker, Bryson B. Morgan
2005: Adam Cardwell, Alex Lowe
2004: Jamie Sorenson, Matthew Sanderson
2003: Michael Klepich, Todd Ethington
2002: Constance Thornley, Ben Lowe, Yelena Ayrapetova, Paul Arnold
2001: Kara Turner, Brent Heber Olson, Brian Beesley, Arlyn Bradshaw
2000: John Patrick Torgenson, Richard Gurgel
1999: Ben McAdams, Eryn Caamano
1998: Jeffrey Merchant
1997: Andrew Spencer, Martha Poelman
1996: James Coles, Rachel Day
1995: Maxine Margaritis, Lee Wright, Vandna Sinha
1994: Amanda Williams, Wendy Evans
1993: Kenneth Denos, Paige Peterson
1992: Ross Romero, Donald Dunn
1991: Paula Quenemoen, MaryLou Leyba Frank, Kurtis Kendell
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