Utah Jazz Scholarship


Jazz Wins




Total scholarships since the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

What is the Utah Jazz Scholarship?

For every Jazz win during the 2020-21 season, the Utah Jazz provided a full, four-year scholarship to students from an underrepresented group.

During the 2020/21 season, the Utah Jazz secured 3 preseason wins, 6 postseason wins, and, an NBA best, 52 regular season wins, taking our win total to 61. That meant 61 scholarships to college hopefuls.

This year, we’ve decided to extend the scholarship for another season!

That means for every win the Utah Jazz have during the 2021-22 season, a full scholarship will be awarded to a student in need.

30 scholarships, representing the team’s first 30 wins last season, were awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. The remaining 31 scholarships, representing the rest of the team’s wins last year, as well as scholarships that result from additional wins this season will be awarded beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.

What does the scholarship cover?

The award will cover up to the full cost of attendance — including tuition, books, fees, and room and board — for each recipient’s full undergraduate education at one of six universities in the state of Utah.

  1. Graduate of a Utah high school
  2. Person of color (Asian or Pacific Islander; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx; or Native American or Alaskan Native)
  3. Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need (regardless of FAFSA eligibility)
  4. Preference given to first-generation college students
  5. Incoming freshman enrolling as a full-time student for the 2022-23 school year
  6. Admission to one of the six listed Utah universities: Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, Weber State University, University of Utah, Utah State University, and/or Utah Valley University

Applications to apply for 2022-23 are now open.

All applications must be received by March 2, 2022.

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Apply Here

To apply for the scholarship, please use the link above. During the application process you will be asked to include:

  1. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, or mentor (please note that the letter of recommendation cannot come from a family member or relative)
  2. A short video (can be filmed via cell phone, Zoom, etc.) of approximately 1 to 2 minutes with the applicant responding to ONE of the following prompts:
    1. Talk about an obstacle you faced and how you overcame it
    2. What do you hope to accomplish after you graduate from college?
    3. Who is someone who has had a major influence on your life? Explain their impact and your relationship with them.
  3. Unofficial high school transcript
  4. Financial aid information, such as a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All applications must be received by March 2, 2022.

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Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and selected by 10,000 Degrees, a leading non-profit focused on college access and success programs.

For questions and any additional information, please contact Jin Choi, Director of Scholarships at 10,000 Degrees, at jchoi@10000degrees.org.


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