The Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Wick R. Miller, a widely respected anthropological linguist who specialized in the study of indigenous languages of the western United States and northwest Mexico and was also a pioneer in the study of first language acquisition.

Any University of Utah student with an expressed interest in studies related to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, a demonstrated desire to preserve, cultivate, and advance any indigenous language or culture of the Americas may apply. Preference will be given to enrolled members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes.

The recipient will receive $1,000 per semester (spring and fall) for a total of $2,000 which will be applied to the student’s tuition bill first. Any remaining amount will be refunded to the student. The recipient must maintain full-time student status during the year of the award.

Each undergraduate or graduate scholarship will be awarded for one year. Scholars may reapply for the possibility of renewal for a second year for a two-year maximum term, as long as the student remains in good standing as determined by his/her academic department and remains in the program for which the scholarship was awarded. Students who have held an undergraduate Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship are eligible to apply for the scholarship as a graduate student but will receive no special preference.

Due May 31, 2021. Find more information and apply here:


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