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LEAP Scholarships for 2022-23

Applications Aare NOW OPEN for LEAP Students.

LEAP scholarships can be found 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 completed by May 2021.

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 thoroughly, 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 cords for graduation.  Cords are $6 and can be purchased from Alison Flanders, Sill Center, Rm 130, cash or check only.




More workshops coming Fall '22


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 Spring Symposium.

To present:

  • Students must be the primary producer of the work.
  • Student researchers are expected to be in attendance during the main exhibition period.
  • Complete the application LINKED HERE


For the event:

  • This event will be held in-person at the Student Union.
  • A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects and award prizes.
  • Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.


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 (NSO)
  • 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 during NSO dates:

1. Monday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 7 
2. Thursday, June 9 – Friday, June 10
3. Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 
4. Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17 
5. Tuesday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 22 
6. Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24 
7. Monday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 28 
8. Wednesday, June 29 – Thursday, June 30 
9. Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12 
10. Thursday, July 14 – Friday, July 15 
11. Monday, July 18 – Tuesday, July 19 
12. Wednesday, July 20 – Thursday, July 21 
13. Tuesday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 27 
14. Virtual NSO Session: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12 
15. Thursday, August 18 – Friday, August 19 

 Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to work up to 10 hours per week
  • Available for at least 75% of the dates listed above
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and conscientious

Employment Term: 

Summer semester of 2022


 average of 5-10 hours per week 


$15.00 per hour



  • 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 Position.

  2022-2023 LEAP Senior Peer Advisor Application are NOW OPEN

Applications will be available in Spring 2023

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.

  2022-2023 LEAP Peer Advisor Application are NOW OPEN

Applications will be available in Spring 2023

The Access & Inclusion Engineering class (LEAP 1501-Section 5) is designed to inspire and support students 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 minoritized groups in the Colleges of Engineering and Mining.

Primary Responsibilities of Mentors

  • Each mentor will be assigned no more than three mentees
  • Must meet in person at least once a month with each mentee
  • Must check-in (via email/text/phone) at least two additional 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


A stipend of $300 per semester payed in equal amounts at the end of each month (Sept - Dec. and Jan - April) 







Last Updated: 4/8/22