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For Undocumented Students

For LGBTQ/Minority/Women Students

  • Affordable Colleges Online’s guides to online resources. This guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive. Included are resources for women and minority students.



Other sources of funding

  • CORE’s Que Llueva Café Scholarship was founded with the intent of providing a direct response to what is an unfair immigration system that continues to deprive aspiring new scholars from continuing their education in the only country they have ever known, the U.S.
  • Davis Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement.
  • Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program: The Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization which promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas. The Foundation’s mission is to empower Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational, and professional advancement.
  • E4FC Scholarship/Fellowship Lists: Includes undergraduate and graduate lists and additional California and national scholarship lists.
  • La Unidad Latina Scholarship and Grants (scroll down) for groups and organizations dedicated to the development and civic empowerment of the Latino community.
  • Scholarship American Dream Award for students who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund scholarships.
  • 26 Scholarships for Undocumented Students on College Greenlight website (some not yet updated with 2015 deadlines).
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP):
    UROP provides undergraduate students and faculty members the opportunity to work together on research or creative projects. It also provides assistantships up to $1200 for any first-time UROP student who assists with a faculty member’s research or creative project, or who carries out a project of her/his own under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may apply for a UROP assistantship for any semester (summer included), and are eligible to apply for a one semester renewal of their assistantship. Renewals for any semester may be funded up to $1200.
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Ambassador program. Students must be Jr or Sr and be declared in one of the majors in CSBS and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Ambassadors receive $500 per semester. Ambassador activities are based on four pillars – student recruitment, student engagement, student philanthropy and career placement – and their time is spent on various things such as tabling, attending donor events, orientations, participating in campus events, etc. Additionally, each ambassador has a lead area such as donor relations, service, SAC collaboration – just to name a few.  Ambassadors commit at least 4 hours a week to activities and their lead areas as well as a one hour weekly meeting when school is in session.  Some weeks they might go over 4 hours, and other weeks they just might have the one hour weekly meeting – it just all depends on what is happening that month.


There are several places you can go to receive help with classes.

Keeping track of your progress

  • Graduation Planning System: Plan courses for next semester or your whole degree for four years. No matter who you are, GPS adapts to your planning needs. GPS makes planning easy! Just choose from any major the U has to offer, then check out our recommendations or forge your own path. Building your plan early and meeting with an academic advisor often helps you to make informed choices and finish on your own timeline.
  • Running a DARS report: The DARS is the Degree Audit Reporting System, and it lets you know what classes you still need to take for graduation. This report shows you the progress you are making toward your degree and displays all of the requirements that you have fulfilled and that you still need to fulfill. You can access your own DARS and print it out by going through the Campus Information Services (CIS) link located at the bottom of the U of U’s main page. For more about the DARS, go to this website.

Campus services

  • Student Success Advocates are everywhere you are on campus: classroom buildings, the Union, shuttles, plazas, the Marriott Library, cafes. Look for us! Or feel free to contact us to learn more or make an appointment. The Student Success and Empowerment Initiative is not a place. It’s what we do with you to help you make your vision a reality!
  • Learning Cohorts and Communities: No need to study alone in your dorm or secluded in the library. During your first year at the U you can be part of a cohort. A group of students working through the same curriculum. Your academic crew. You can also study in a learning community. Students with the same academic interests taking courses and participating in extracurricular activities together.
  • Advising & Mentoring As you actively explore the University and your options, engaging with an academic advisor will help you navigate your way to graduation. Academic advisors will assist you in reaching your educational goals, and peer mentors will support you as you connect to resources to enhance your undergraduate experience. We’re committed to your success!
  • Deeply Engaged Learning Experience Coursework is great. Hands-on experiences are better. We have academic programs and initiatives that offer you practical and collaborative opportunities to engage you in your community and the world. Get out of the classroom.
  • Student information on classes, registration, housing, research programs, and more.
  • Office for Inclusive Excellence is where you go to report instances of bias you experience or witness.
  • Center for Ethnic Student Affairs: Their mission is to provide support to students of color at the University of Utah. While primarily serving the needs of African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latina-Latino, and Pacific Islander students, CESA promotes an environment of acceptance that honors all forms of diversity. The center is committed to providing programming that assists students in navigating cultural, economic, social, and institutional barriers in order to achieve academic excellence.
  • Career Services for anything career related!
  • Additional campus resources.

What are other programs and resources available at the U to help students with academic difficulties?

The following are useful resources for most students: