Matheson Leadership Scholarship

The Matheson Leadership Forum was established to honor Scott M. Matheson, former Governor of Utah. The Matheson Leadership Forum is offering two $5,000 scholarships for University of Utah students who exhibit outstanding leadership potential.


The Matheson Leadership Forum scholarships are available to students entering their senior year of undergraduate studies at the University of Utah. The committee expects that each applicant will have completed 90 credit hours before the beginning of the Fall Semester the scholarship is awarded. Students of any academic discipline are eligible to apply. Students are eligible to apply only once for the scholarship. 

For More Info 

If you have specific questions, contact the Hinckley Institute at 801-581-8501 for additional information.

Previous Recipients

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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