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LEAP Scholarships for 2020-2021

LEAP scholarship deadline extended! Due March 21st

LEAP scholarships are open now through March 21st on the University Scholarship site. You may also access the scholarship site from CIS. Once you have logged in, search keyword: LEAP.

  • LEAP is offering three different opportunities with multiple awards for each. Criteria will be listed within the scholarship application, but all scholarship applicants must have two semesters of LEAP competed by May 2020.

LEAP Asha Davenport Memorial Scholarship

LEAP Diversity & Financial Need Scholarship

Multi-Year LEAP Scholarship

Click here to be redirected to application process.

  • Peer Advisor Scholarships are available for current Peer Advisors HERE. Be sure to read the application thouroughly, and be aware that completing this form is only part of the application process.

LEAP Scholars

LEAP scholars are students who completed two semesters of LEAP, these students are eligible for LEAP Scholarships and eligible to purchase   a cord  for graduation .  Cords are $6 and can be purchased from Alison Flanders, Sill Center, Rm 130, cash or check only.







LEAP Student Symposium




The LEAP Learning Community provides an opportunity for students to present their work in a scholarly setting to students, faculty and other members of the University of Utah community. Students from all LEAP courses are invited to present their research and creative work at our first annual symposium.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 15, 2021

This is an opportunity for students to communicate their research and creativity, build communication skills, and show off their work to a diverse audience.

To present:

  • Students must be the primary producer of the work.
  • Student researchers are expected to be in attendance during the main exhibition period on April 26th from 12:30-2:30 PM

For the event:

  • A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects and award prizes.
  • Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.
  • Light refreshment will be served.

 We are asking that presenters fill out the form via the link below and give detailed information about your presentation, method of display, and any other information that might help us determine our need for space and time.

Registration opens in march. Please contact Alison Flanders at with any questions.




The LEAP Program hires Summer LEAP Leaders to help with summer orientation and the registering of next fall’s LEAP students. Current LEAP students or past or current Peer Advisors are eligible to apply.  We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable LEAP students to serve in these roles.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Tabling and answering questions about the LEAP Program during New Student Orientation
  • Helping students new to the University register for classes in computer labs during orientation
  • LEAP Summer  Leaders are the key to registering an informed and excited fall LEAP cohort!

Work schedule is 10:30-11:30 AM, 2:00-5:00 PM on the days of New Student Orientation.

    Must be able to a minimum of at least 8 of the following dates:

  • May 30
  • June 4,  June 6, June 10,  June 13,  June 17,  June 20,  June 24,  June 26
  • July 8,  July 10,  July 15,  July 18,  July 22,  July 29,  July 31


Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to attend at least 8 of the 16 dates listed above
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and conscientious

Employment Term: 

Summer semester of 2019


 average of 5-10 hours per week 


$12.00 per hour


2020 LEAP Summer Leader Application

2020 Summer Leaders Time sheets

May 16- May 31, 2020    June 1- June 15, 2020   June 16-June 30, 2020    July 1-July 15, 2020  July 16-July 31st, 2020

  • A student who worked as a Peer Advisor in the LEAP Program in the prior year.
  • In addition to the normal responsibilities of the Peer Advisor, they are also leaders over the Peer Advisor Co-hort
  • Senior Peer Advisors are considered University Employees and receive $1250 per semester.
  • Detailed description of the Senior Peer Advisor Postion.

  2020-2021 LEAP Senior Peer Advisor Application

Who are Peer Advisors?

  • Peer Advisors are students who participated in the LEAP experience so successfully as first year student that we hired them to come back as role models, liaisons and helpers.
  • Each LEAP section has a Peer Advisor, and they are in the class every day, along with the students. They can answer students’ questions about class content as well as questions about how to navigate the University.
  • To prepare for their responsibilities, Peer Advisors take an online summer class and participate in a two-day workshop just before classes begin.
  • Peer Advisors are considered University Employees and receive $1100 per semester.
  • Detailed description of the Peer Advisor Position.

  2020-2021 LEAP Peer Advisor Application

The Minorities in Engineering class (LEAP 1501-Section 9) is designed to inspire and support women and minorities in Engineering and Mining Sciences by providing opportunities to make connections, share their experiences, create a sense of belonging and community, and Mitigate the academic, professional, social challenges faced by many women and minorities in the Colleges of Engineering and Mining.

Primary Responsibilities of Mentors

  • Each mentor will be assigned three mentees
  • Must meet in person with mentees at least once a month with each mentee
  • Must communicate (via email/text or phone calls) at least two times with each mentee every month


  • Current student in the College of Engineering and/or Mines
  • Must be able to provide at least six hours of mentoring per month
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

CLICK HERE  for to apply and for more information



Last Updated: 11/19/20