Financial Assistance / Nonprofit Academy for Excellence
To help nonprofit professionals who may not be able to afford certificate fees, the Advisory Committee established several scholarships for the Nonprofit Academy – see below for the criteria and the process.
We welcome donations from all sources and would be happy to facilitate grants from donor-advised funds for that purpose. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship for Nonprofit Academy students, contact us at 801-585-1780.
- Apply for a scholarship at the same time you apply for the Academy
- Check the box on the application form to indicate your interest in scholarships
- The deadline for scholarship consideration is the same as the application deadline
- Read and understand the Financial Assistance Guidelines and Criteria listed below.
- Complete the Scholarship Statement of Information to include the following:
— A brief description of your organization including the name and how many years in existence
— Length of your employment and your title
— The overall operating budget of your nonprofit and whether the organization has a professional development budget
— An explanation of why you feel you qualify for financial assistance
— Whether or not you will receive, have received, or have applied for other scholarship(s) or funding and the source
- Submit two** letters of reference to email@example.com or mail to:
Nonprofit Academy for Excellence
Professional Education at The University of Utah
1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Annex Rm. 2179
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9359
**If working for a nonprofit organization, please include at least one letter of recommendation from an executive officer, board member, or executive management staff member.
Financial Assistance Guidelines and Criteria
It is important to demonstrate to our community supporters that nonprofit organizations invest in their professionals. Applications will be considered based on the completeness and quality of the applicant's answers, professional employment, volunteer work history, and recommendation letters. Professional Education personnel will comprise the selection committee unless otherwise required by donor. The selection process is subjective. Organizations may only receive funding for one participant per semester. Scholarship/funding recipients must adhere to specific guidelines set by the donor.
Recipient's lawful presence within the United States will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security prior to an award of the scholarship/financial aid.
Recipients will be notified approximately two weeks before the first day of the next academy if they receive funds.
Recipients will have up to two years to complete the certificate program.
Funds are non-transferable; if a recipient does not complete the entire certificate program, re-payment of scholarship funds may be required.
All scholarship recipients are required to follow donor requirements and supply feedback, as requested, about the program.
For more information, call 801-585-1780 or submit your questions by using our online form.