Opening up on Monday (the same opening day as the Regents ‘/Opportunity Scholarship) is the Utah Jazz Scholarship! Details below.
What is the Utah Jazz Scholarship?
For every Jazz win during the 2020-21 season, the Utah Jazz provided a full, four-year scholarship to students from an underrepresented group.
And we’ve decided to extend the scholarship for another season!
That means for every win the Utah Jazz has during the 2021 – 2022 season, a full scholarship will be awarded to a student in need.
30 scholarships, representing the team’s first 30 wins last season, were awarded for the 2021 – 2022 school year. The remaining 31 scholarships, representing the rest of the team’s wins last year, as well as scholarships that result from additional wins this season will be awarded beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
What does the scholarship cover?
The award will cover up to the full cost of attendance — including tuition, books, fees, and room and board — for each recipient’s full undergraduate education at one of six universities in the state of Utah.
- Graduate of a Utah high school
- Person of color (Asian or Pacific Islander; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx; or Native American or Alaskan Native)
- Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need (regardless of FAFSA eligibility)
- Preference given to first-generation college students
- Incoming freshman enrolling as a full-time student for the 2022-23 school year
- Admission to one of the six listed Utah universities: Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, Weber State University, University of Utah, Utah State University, and/or Utah Valley University
Applications to apply for the 2022-23 school year will open on November 15, 2021.
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, or mentor (please note that the letter of recommendation cannot come from a family member or relative)
- A short video (can be filmed via cell phone, Zoom, etc.) of approximately 1 to 2 minutes with the applicant responding to ONE of the following prompts:
- Talk about an obstacle you faced and how you overcame it
- What do you hope to accomplish after you graduate from college?
- Who is someone who has had a major influence on your life? Explain their impact and your relationship with them.
- Unofficial high school transcript
- Financial aid information, such as a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)