Student Life

Amanda Newman portraitFormer chair of the University of Utah Board of Trustees Clark Ivory established the U’s most prestigious student award last year, the Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 award.

In an effort to enhance the undergraduate experience and encourage student involvement and leadership, the prize recognizes one to two students each year with a $2,000 prize along with a $10,000 donation to the recipient’s cause. The prize recognizes students for demonstrating a positive influence on student success and/or fostering efforts that have enabled meaningful change.

Nominations are due by March 2 and should include a completed nomination form, a nomination letter up to two pages in length and up to two letters of support. Awardees can be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students or those who have graduated within the past five years.



Deadline Feb. 27

Hi-Gear wants you to earn money and have fun for a great cause as an intern for their summer camp. The College of Engineering sponsors an annual summer camp for high school girls June 22-26. This camp is for intelligent and motivated high school female students to assist in continuing their interest in science and mathematics.

Applications for the internship are due Feb. 27. Interns work from May to June.

Contact for more information.



Have you been chosen
Have you been chosen for the National College Health Assessment? You may be selected to participate in a campus-wide survey that helps determine programs and services for our students. If selected, via email, please fill out the survey. Once completed, you will be entered into a drawing for a Visa gift card.

The first 200 students to take the survey will also get a cool, free tumbler.





microsoft store
Do you have an idea for the next huge mobile app?

If so, learn how to design it and market it on the Microsoft app store in the Microsoft Mobile App and Analytics Challenge, open to all undergraduate students at the University of Utah.

All student-designed apps will be available on the Microsoft app store, and the app that gets the most peer votes will win prizes.

To register for the challenge, visit There are only 800 slots available, and they’ll get taken quickly. For more information, email or click here to read more about it.


Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 27 by 5 p.m.

Outstanding students who have made contributions to the university community by engaging in leadership through the Union deserve a little recognition. If you are a student leader, apply for the Union’s Student Leader Scholarship today. Two recipients will be chosen to receive $2,500.

Click here to apply or applications also available in the Administration Office, room 255 in the Student Union.
This scholarship provided by the Union Administration Office.

University of Utah students, faculty and staff now have the opportunity to win one of four $2,500 awards for their efforts in sustainability, thanks to a generous gift from Alta Ski Area.

The award categories include “Campus as a Living Lab,” “Sustainability Community Partnership,” “Sustainability Integration” and “Sustainability Research.”

The Sustainability Leadership Team will select the honorees, and ecological literacy scholar David Orr will present the awards on March 6 during his campus visit. Winners will be contacted prior to the event.

To submit a nomination, visit the Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards webpage and complete the nomination form. Email the completed form to by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Marriott Library’s Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery
Library Plan
Can’t find what you’re looking for in the library?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for obtaining books, articles and other materials that are not available at the Marriott Library or through its online subscriptions.

Don’t have time to scan/copy articles found in the library?

The library will scan and post articles to your online ILL account through its free document delivery service.

Log into the Interlibrary Loan home page to submit a request. For visual step-by-step instructions of the four options for submitting ILL requests, please refer to the How-To Guide page.