Scholarships and Funding We Offer

  • Adrian L. Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice

    Adrian L. Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice

    Adrian Maxson

    Adrian Leigh Maxson was passionate about people, social injustice, humanitarian movements, art, and learning. A senior at the DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden and an early college freshman at Weber State University, Adrian was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident after attending a benefit concert for Amnesty International at University Village.

    In honor of his life and his activism, the Adrian Maxson Scholarship has been established at Weber State University for students who are engaged politically, socially and creatively in the community.

    The Adrian Leigh Maxson Scholarship is awarded through participation in the Democratic Engagement team of the Community Engaged Leaders Program.

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
    • Applicants must be full-time students (12-18 credits).
    • Recipients of previous Adrian Maxson Scholarships are eligible to re-apply each year.
    • Students who graduated from the Da Vinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden are encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to social justice through, but not limited to, advocacy and political activism either locally, nationally or globally.
    • Applicants must also identify plans for continued efforts to create peace, justice and humanitarian treatment of all people.

     

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for Weber State University scholarships, applicants will need to submit the online scholarship application.  Log in to your student portal, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click the "Scholarship Application" link on the left side of the page.

    After submitting the online WSU scholarship application, submit an application to be on the   Democratic Engagement Team

    Application Deadline March 31, 2017

  • Cody Ray Odekirk Humanitarian Scholarship

    Cody Ray Odekirk Humanitarian Scholarship

    Cody Odekirk

    Cody Ray Odekirk was committed to the spirit of community engagement. From a young age, Cody was an active volunteer at a myriad of nonprofit organizations in the community such as Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club and Youth Impact. Cody was a sophomore student at Weber State University when he was killed in an airplane accident on his way to build a school in Guatemala with Choice Humanitarian.

    In honor of his life and humanitarian heart, the Cody Ray Odekirk Scholarship has been established at Weber State University for students who are engaged in the spirit of engagement locally and internationally.

    The Cody Ray Odekirk scholarship is awarded through participation in the Service Team of the Community Engaged Learning Leaders Program.

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
    • Applicants must be full-time students (12-18 credits) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. This will be assessed through the results of the FAFSA.
    • Recipients of previous Cody Odekirk Scholarships are eligible to re-apply each year.
    • Applicants must demonstrate a history of participation in local, national or global humanitarian projects and active community engagement.
    • Applicants must also identify plans for continued community engagement.

     

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for Weber State University scholarships, applicants will need to submit the online scholarship application.  Log in to your student portal, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click the "Scholarship Application" link on the left side of the page.

    After submitting the online WSU scholarship application, submit an application to be on the   Democratic Engagement Team

    Application Deadline March 31, 2017

  • Ronald M. & Nora A. Axton Scholarship

    Ronald M. & Nora A. Axton Scholarship

    Ronald and Nora axton

    Ronald M. Axton “When Nora and I first got married, we struggled so hard. It took 11 years to go through school, including a two-year stint in the Navy. We did everything we could to make ends meet,” he said.

    Mr. Axton graduated from then-Weber State College with a degree in political science, the only member of his family ever to earn a college degree. He does not regret the hard work it took to receive his education but knows how much a scholarship could have helped him.

    Mr. Axton summed up his philosophy of giving with a quote from Yogi Berra, “‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’ Fortunately for us, we’re very happy with the forks we took. Life has been good to us, and maybe we can help someone else.”

    The Ronald M. Axton scholarship is awarded through participation in the Democratic Engagement team of the Community Engaged Leaders Program.

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
    • Applicants may be full- or part-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate financial need. This will be assessed through the results of the FAFSA.
    • Recipients of the Axton Scholarship may be awarded for multiple years, as long as the recipient continues to meet the required criteria.
    • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, moderate political ideals, and a lifestyle of non-violence and peace.

     

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for Weber State University scholarships, applicants will need to submit the online scholarship application.  Log in to your student portal, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click the "Scholarship Application" link on the left side of the page.

    After submitting the online WSU scholarship application, submit an application to be on the   Democratic Engagement Team

    Application Deadline March 31, 2017

  • Brody & Jennifer Barnes Scholarship

    Brody & Jennifer Barnes Scholarship*

    Brody & Jennifer Barnes Scholarship in Memory of Dale and Jean Barnes for Self-Reliance & Community Service

    Dale and Jean Barnes owned a large farm in Tremonton, UT. They lived on that farm together for over 45 years. They raised 5 children, working extremely hard every year to provide a flourishing crop. Dale also owned a farm equipment sales and repair shop which he owned and operated until his passing. Jean got her hands dirty by working on the farm with Dale and the children and she had a passion for keeping a beautiful yard and clean home to provide comfort for their family. Jean spent her entire life serving others, caring for her fellow community members whether their need was small or significant. She served as a volunteer at the local hospital for over 10 years. They experienced much of life’s pleasures but also experienced life’s most tragic events. Dale and Jean had a significant spirit of self-reliance, strong work ethic, sacrifice and a humble heart for helping those in need.

    This scholarship will support two $800 scholarships every trip the Center for Community Engaged Learning hosts to Peru for approximately 6 years, or until the funds are exhausted. The scholarship will be used to support travel costs for deserving students showing a financial need to attend an international service project in Peru, which may include, but not limited to airfare, fees, food, and housing.

    *Scholarship available every other year for international trips.

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants may be incoming or current WSU students in any field of study.
    • Must have and be able to demonstrate service experience.
    • Must show an interest and/or experience in international service.
    • Applicants may be part or full-time students (1+ credits).
    • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA).

     

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for Weber State University scholarships, applicants will need to submit the online scholarship application.  Log in to your student portal, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click the "Scholarship Application" link on the left side of the page.

    Application Deadline March 31, 2017

  • Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Fund

    Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Fund 

    Nontraditional Student Fund 

    This funding is intended to support nontraditional students who have demonstrated interest in new and/or continued community engagement in their local, national and/or global communities, such as: community research, service, democratic engagement, alternative breaks, global community engaged learning opportunities, or otherwise.

    Commonly, nontraditional students have a high demand on their time and as a result, community engagement can be difficult to incorporate in their schedules. Additionally, funding may be a barrier to some types of community engagement opportunities. This funding source has been created to assist in alleviating these potential barriers with the intent that recipients are able to become more engaged in their community(ies). To receive funding, students can choose which community engagement opportunity(ies) they would like to experience during the year. These opportunities are intended to enhance their educational process and translate their involvement into necessary skills to be engaged members of their community(ies) after their academic careers.

    This type of learning is important as students will have an increased social responsibility, add experience to their resumes, discuss their experiences outside of the classroom, potentially receive cords for community engaged learning at graduation and feel a greater sense of belonging at Weber State University and in their community(ies).

    Application Deadline:

    The awarding of the monies is ongoing and determined by the funding committee.

    Application Eligibility Requirements:

    Nontraditional student:

    • Over 25 and/or
    • Married/Divorced/Widowed and/or
    • Parent of dependent children under the age of 18

    Academic standing:

    • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
    • Full-time or Part-time
    • Incoming or current WSU student in good standing
    • Utah resident

    Apply Here

    Community Engagement Opportunity Fund

    This funding is intended to support incoming or current underrepresented students at Weber State University (WSU) who participate in unique engagement opportunities provided through the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL). Some opportunities available through WSU can present a financial barrier to participation and this funding is designed to remove some of those barriers. Examples of opportunities offered by the CCEL are: community research, service, democratic engagement, alternative breaks, global community engaged learning, and internships.

    For the purpose of this award, the definition of underrepresented individual includes, but is not limited to the following identities: socio-economic status, communities of color, LGBTQ+, first-generation college student, non-FAFSA eligible, etc. Students belonging to one or more underrepresented community(ies) and have demonstrated interests in new or continued community engagement in their local, national, and/or global community(ies) are eligible to apply for this funding.

    The objective of this funding is for students to be able to participate in community engagement opportunities in their community(ies) in which they otherwise wouldn't be able due to financial barriers. Financial barriers may include tuition, fees, the cost of an alternative break, conference or training costs, etc. These community engagement opportunities should be collaborative and reciprocal, prepare students to be engaged citizens, and strengthens their democratic values and civic responsibilities by addressing community issues.

    The Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Community Engagement Opportunity Fund is intended for underrepresented students to complete community engagement opportunities during their academic career outside of the classroom. Students can be awarded in one of three funding levels. To satisfy the requirements for funding, students choose up to three community engagement opportunities from the Engaged Learning Pillars.

    Funding is determined based on the number of pillars included in the applicant's plan, enrollment status, financial need, underrepresented status, and engagement interests.

    Application deadline:

    The awarding of the monies is ongoing and determined by the funding committee.

    Application Eligibility Requirements:

    Academic Standing:

    • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
    • Full-time or Part-time
    • Incoming or current WSU student in good standing
    • Degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student
    • Utah resident

    Underrepresented:

    • Low-socioeconomic status
    • Identifies with community(ies) of color
    • Identifies with LGBTQ+ community
    • First-generation college student
    • Non-FAFSA eligible student
    • Others as determined through application

    Other:

    • Demonstrate a commitment to community engagement through the Pillars of Community Engaged Learning as defined below.

      Apply Here