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Applications for Ivory housing scholarships due Nov. 1

A second year of housing scholarships are available to University of Utah students.

The Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation is providing $1.1 million in scholarship funding. Awards will range based on student need. The scholarships can be used to cover costs at any university housing.

Applications are due on Nov. 1. To apply, students will have to write a 500-word essay describing their current work and community service experiences and explaining why a housing scholarship would support their success at the university. Students will be notified of a scholarship award by Dec. 1.

“Housing has gotten too expensive in the Salt Lake Valley, and our family is committed to creating solutions for students,” said Clark and Christine Ivory, benefactors of Ivory University House and trustees of the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation. “We know students who live on campus in their first years of college have better experiences and greater success over their university educations. These scholarships will provide critical support, making the on-campus living experience available to many more.”

Eligible students must be undergraduate continuing students. Preference will be given to Utah high school graduates. Applicants must be enrolled at the U full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester). The student’s financial needs, work and community service commitments may also be considered.

Over the past year, 138 U students have received Ivory housing scholarships.

Executive Director of Housing Sean Grube said the Ivory scholarships have improved access to on-campus housing for first-generation and lower-income students, who may not be able to experience living on campus due to the cost.

“These housing scholarships allow many more students to have the opportunity to live on campus and all the benefits that experience brings—including finding a community, discovering a passion, and graduating on time,” Grube said. “That’s the definition of student success.”

A handful of housing scholarships also are available from Chartwells and U First Federal Credit Union. For more information, check the scholarship website.