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Departmental Awards

Please contact the Philosophy Department directly for further information and application materials.

Philosophy Department Partial Tuition Scholarships:

The Department of Philosophy awards partial tuition scholarships to Philosophy Majors ($5000 annually). The scholarships can be awarded to continuing University of Utah students, as well as to new students. 

Applicants must do the following to meet eligibility requirements: declare Philosophy as their major, must have a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.5, and must enroll for at least 12 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year in which they would receive the award.

Application for U of U Students
Application for Transfer and High School Students

Deadline: February 14, 2022

Whisner/Appleby Scholarship:

The Whisner/Appleby scholarship memorializes the lives of Professors Peter Appleby and William Whisner. The scholarship awards $4,000 to a student majoring in philosophy, to be used for tuition and books.

The scholarship is need-based, where financial "need" is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students (12 hours or more) for both the fall and spring semesters of the scholarship period, and they should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Additionally, applicants are to submit a personal statement. (See the application form for further details about the financial need qualification, as well as the personal statement.)

Application (U of U Students Only)

Deadline: March 25, 2022 (email Lex Newman with your application at


College of Humanities Scholarships

The information contained herein is not a complete or exhaustive listing of scholarships, prizes and other financial aid available. For complete information and application materials for Financial Aid and Scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 801-581-6211. You can also visit the University of Utah Financial Aid web site at:

For a list of scholarships offered to students in the College of Humanities, please visit the following site:


Last Updated: 5/9/22