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The Eccles Scholarship is sustained thanks to generous funding from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, dedicated to serving the people of Utah by funding programs that enrich and enhance Utah’s communities. Scholars earn this highly competitive and distinguished scholarship based on outstanding academic talent, exemplary character, and exceptional leadership skills.

The Eccles Scholarship includes benefits that extend beyond the generous scholarship, integrating students into a unique academic community supported by faculty and alumni. Students accepted into this program—25 per year—participate in a mandatory selective cohort experience during their time as undergraduate Honors students.

Who Can Apply?

  • Incoming first-year students with no gap year
  • Must have been accepted to the Honors College (admissions decisions are released via email on January 15th and February 15th, 2022)
  • All majors and areas of interest
  • Both in state and out of state applicants
  • Applicants with 3.8 cumulative unweighted high school grade point average at time of application

Living Learning Community

During the first year students live together in the University of Utah’s newest residential building, Kahlert Village, as part of their living learning community experience. Additionally, students take a series of cohort classes together during their time at the University.

As students progress into their individual majors, the Eccles Scholarship continues to support them with special programming, including guaranteed admittance into an Honors Praxis Lab, supported leadership conference sponsorship, and distinguished scholarship and graduate school mentorship.

Accepted Eccles Scholars receive an 8-semester comprehensive scholarship to the University of Utah:

8 semesters of tuition (up to 18 credits hours/semester) and mandatory fees

Room and Board:

  • First-year students are provided a space in Kahlert Village and 150 meal plan
  • Second, third and fourth-year students are provided housing up to the cost of a double room at the Marriott Honors Community (MHC) and a 40 block meal plan
  • $400 Book stipend per semester at the University Bookstore