Utah Community Action Head Start Scholarship

02 Feb Utah Community Action Head Start Scholarship

It’s that’s time of year again – Utah Community Action and the University of Utah are teaming up to offer one Head Start alumnus a scholarship to continue their education.

This scholarship is available to entering freshmen and continuing University of Utah students who participated in a Salt Lake or Tooele County Head Start Program as a child. This scholarship provides tuition for 12 credit hours, room and board for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be seeking their first undergraduate degree
  • Must exhibit academic promise, leadership potential, and a commitment to community service

Required Documents:

  • Typed personal statement of one page written by the student addressing the topic: “How the Head Start program benefited you as a child and outlining your life goals”
  • Resume of one page highlighting any extracurricular or community activities and/or service in which the student is involved
  • Transcripts

To apply, visit: http://ugs.utah.edu/scholarships/



We assist low-income families with services including Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, HEAT, Head Start, Nutrition and Weatherization to help them achieve self-sufficiency.