Scholarship Application Process

Kids’ Chance of Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers that have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible, up to five years total. Annual scholarships are granted in the amount of $4,500 and are determined based on the student’s financial need.
Student eligibility
  • Between 16-25 years old at the time of the application.
  • Child who is a dependent of a worker who has passed away or been seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with a Utah employer.
  • Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
  • Accepted or already enrolled at a university, college or technical school. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.)
  • Pursuing a degree as a FULL-TIME student, minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  • For students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university – Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Documentation required

In addition to a completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and university/college/technical school contact information:

  • Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable
  • IF you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university: a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Brief essay (1-page) of the applicant’s education and career goals including how the Kids’ Chance of Utah scholarship will support achieving those goals.
  • Copy of deceased parent’s death certificate OR
  • Proof of compensable injury/illness claim such as determination letter by the Utah Industrial Commission and workers’ compensation board inclusive final status and any impairment rating.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Please complete the application to the best of your ability. You may need assistance to gather the necessary information.
  • After initial review, the scholarship committee may contact eligible students to verify information or secure missing information. Please respond to our inquiries.
  • The scholarship committee will determine the merit of each application and approve scholarships as funds allow.
  • Kids’ Chance of Utah will notify approved students of their award amount, verify enrollment, and upon completion of the process send payment directly to the post-secondary institution.
  • In general, Kids’ Chance scholarships may be used for any item included in the official Cost of Attendance for the selected university, college or trade school.

Kids’ Chance of Utah accepts applications on a rolling basis. Scholarships are reviewed and awarded for Full-Time Fall/Spring semesters.


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