Helping Hand Scholarship Application
Supported by Friends of Irene Fisher and the University of Utah Office of Alumni Relations
The “Helping Hand Scholarship Fund” was created in honor of Irene Fisher, founding director of the Bennion Center, and her legacy. Its purpose is to provide a “helping hand” to students in need of financial support as they fulfill their civic engagement commitments and leadership development on our campus and in our community. This scholarship is an effort to eliminate barriers to participation in community engagement.
Recipients are selected who
- Have demonstrated commitment to the Bennion Center and its mission and a minimum of
three months experience as a leader/volunteer in one or more of our seven programming
- Alternative Breaks (Eboard & Site Leaders)
- Bennion Scholars
- Communication Team
- Community Engagement Cohort Leaders
- Community Partnership Programs (Partnership Liaisons & Issue Area Coordinators)
- Residential Engagement Leaders
- Service House Residents
- Utah Reads (Site Coordinators)
- Student Board Members
- Commit to at least one academic semester in a leadership position through a Bennion
Center programming area.
- Preference will be given to those students already selected/serving in a leadership position
- Preference/Priority will be given to students who have a need related to fulfilling academic expenses
Recipients will receive
- A scholarship of up to $500 per semester to support the recipient in their civic engagement
and leadership endeavors.
- Applicants should plan to reapply each semester.
- Opportunities to share their experiences with diverse audiences.
- Fall: Sunday, August 23, 2020(11:59pm)
- Spring: Sunday, December 6, 2020 (11:59pm)
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