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Leadership Scholarships

USU Eastern will be considering applicants for the following leadership areas: Ambassador, Eastern Utah Student Association, Residence Assistant, Serving Utah Network (SUN Center), Student Success Leaders and GEAR UP. Please read through the requirements for each below and then you will be asked to select up to three leadership areas you would like to be considered for. All applications will require the following:

  • Two recommendations (only two online recommendations are required, additional recommendations not needed), please have the email address available to enter below as the USU Office of Admissions will email your recommend directly for the letter.
  • Four pages of supplemental documentation/portfolio to be electronically uploaded. Information about electronic upload will be included in the confirmation email sent to you, after the application is submitted. Video portfolios are not encouraged and will not be reviewed.
  • Three short essays must be completed.

Deadline - February 22

  Application deadline has passed

For more information contact: 

Kristalyn Hepworth

Kristalyn Hepworth

Title: Campus Visit Coordinator
Office: Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 131
Campus: Price
Phone: (435) 613-5248


Leadership Groups

Established in 1983, the USU Ambassador Program is focused on service and leadership.


Ambassadors serve the university, and the community. They participate in a variety of campus service activities and host an annual auction to raise funds for an individual or family in need. They also serve by cleaning an adopted highway and raising goods for food banks and other community organizations.


Ambassadors develop leadership skills and attributes by volunteering for leadership positions within the program, taking a leadership class each fall, and by hosting various leadership trainings for high school and junior college students.

USU is looking for students who will best fulfill these objectives in the review and selection process. Students who have been involved in leadership in their school/community, are motivated, and who have a passion for Utah State are encouraged to apply.

Students interested in the Ambassador Program must first complete the Involvement Scholarship application. At the end of the Involvement Scholarship Application, students can choose to continue with the Ambassador Program application.


A minimum 19 ACT and a 3.4 GPA for incoming freshman. Incoming freshman must be a 2019 high school senior. Students planning to defer should apply for Fall 2019 to be eligible.


The longevity of the Ambassador Program is 1 year, renewable up to 4 years, full tuition and student body fee award based upon successful completion of program requirements.

Award Amount

100% Tuition and Student Fees for the duration of the award.

EUSA is a great opportunity for you to get involved in campus life. EUSA’s vision is to have… “students, faculty, and staff achieve greatness by creating an atmosphere of unity. This will be accomplished by providing positive programming to the University’s Community.” Each element of EUSA has a set of different responsibilities but comes together to put on great events, activities, sit on committees that improve student life, and advocate for the advancement of the student body while striving toward unity.


  • Must be a full-time student
  • Incoming freshman or returning student
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Available Positions

  • Administrative Assistant: keeps detailed record of minutes for EUSA Meetings, tracks EUSA attendance at events, and keeps organized files for EUSA sustainability of records, etc.
  • Public Relations Representative (2 positions available): publicize (flyers, social media, app operations) events going on for EUSA as well as helping with other possible events for other organizations on campus. Develop a marketing campaign to get community and students excited about events/activities.
  • Clubs Representative: serve as the liaison between clubs/organizations and EUSA. Assist clubs with planning events, lead club rush each semester, lead the club registration process each year, and lead initiatives for clubs to host one large event each semester.
  • Student Advocate: is the representative for the students to EUSA. Work to get student feedback about campus life, and what they want to enhance their experience on campus. Host regular meetings, etc for students to provide feedback, etc. (open call meetings, surveys, etc.)
  • Diversity Representative: assists with planning of diversity related events such as global week, Hispanic heritage awareness, Native American Heritage awareness, Black History Awareness, Women’s History awareness, LGBT awareness, the annual Diversity Conference and other diversity events as scheduled.
  • Athletics/Intramural Representative: responsible for scream team (student support at games), and helping make student athletes feel included. Responsible for coordinating intramural activities (i.e flag football, basketball, volleyball).
  • Event Coordinator: plans and executes activities going on throughout the school year.
  • Operations Manager (2 positions available): assists with all technical purposes going on with EUSA (sound, lighting).
  • Bachelor/Non-Traditional Liaison: works to create an inclusion on campus for bachelor level students, non-traditional students, and student government. Their goal is to provide events and programming to fulfill the needs/wants of these populations. They are the voice of these populations in EUSA and administration. As we continue their education to bachelor degrees and beyond, it is vital we create an environment where these students feel welcome.
  • Traditions/Alumni Representative: works with EUSA and the Alumni Association to enhance the quality of student life through traditions, networking, and providing opportunities and to plan and execute an entire year of traditional activities.

The Resident Advisor is a student leadership position. It is a 9-month contracted live-in position with primary responsibilities in the areas of programming and community building in Housing. This contract is conditional based on performance/GPA outlined by the contract signed each semester by the RA.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrolled as a student with a total of 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for each academic semester
  • Have no active or pending conduct sanctions through the Vice Chancellor's Office

Preferred Qualification

  • Have one year of experience living on campus

USU Eastern’s Serving Utah Network (SUN) Center, is an organization whose Vision Statement declares “Making our world a better place, one adventure at a time”. Thus, their focus is on providing an opportunity for meaningful service through engaged learning for all interested students.

Student SUN Center Involvement Leaders (SCILs) have the opportunity to envision, create, organize, and carry-out service “adventures” for all interested USU Eastern Students. If you love the adventure of feeling good from doing good, then a student leader position as a SCIL may be perfect for you!

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for a scholarship.
  • A positive attitude!

These leadership positions are open to currently enrolled USU Eastern students who would like to serve in a leadership capacity while positively representing the institution and students we serve. This leadership group assists incoming students and mentor them throughout their first year. They will inform students of course drop dates and important deadlines; making sure they are aware of campus resources and doing well academically. Members are hired based on their professionalism, personality and skills, and ability to devote adequate time to the position, team, and their students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Attempt and complete at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Maintain a 3.0 semester GPA.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successfully completed College Success Skills (SLSC 1050) course.
  • Experience assisting, collaborating, and mentoring students

Additional Requirement

Students who wish to be a tutor with Student Support Services will need to complete an additional job application. That application can be found at

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded grant program whose goal is to increase college awareness for underrepresented students and their families, and to help students develop the skills and preparation necessary to pursue education after high school. GEAR UP works collaboratively with schools, parents and community organizations to help students build knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to successfully complete high school and prepare for college. GEAR UP continues to serve students through their first year of college, thereby bolstering academic and personal skills that positively impact collegiate success.

One GEAR UP Student Leader Mentor position is open to work with USU Eastern GEAR UP first-year students. This position is a student worker wherein the applicant would be hired to work up to 19 hours per week at $10 per hour.

Three GEAR UP Student Leader Mentor positions are open to work with GEAR UP high school students, middle school students, and outreach efforts. These mentors work up to 15 hour per week and receive 100% tuition and student fees.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills,and decision-making and problem-solving skills are expected, as well as strong organizational, time management, and leadership skills. GEAR UP Student Leader Mentors will be working with diverse groups of people so excellent intercultural communication skills are a must. Travel to Carbon and/or Emery County schools may be required, therefore, the ability to work independently is crucial. GEAR UP Student Mentor Leaders will be handled confidential information and must abide by FERPA regulations and procedures.

Note: GEAR UP is grant funded and may be discontinued at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

First Year Student Mentor

  • Currently enrolled USU Eastern or transfer student
  • Must be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more credits)
  • Minimum institutions GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Have no active or pending conduct sanctions through the Vice Chancellor's Office
  • Valid Utah Driver's License
  • Apply for a job application online at 

Outreach, High School, or Middle School Student Mentor

  • Currently enrolled USU Eastern or transfer student
  • Must be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more credits)
  • Minimum institution GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • Have no active or pending conduct sanctions through the Vice Chancellor's Office
    - or-
  • Current high school senior
  • Minimum 19 ACT or 1020 SAT and 108 index for incoming first-year students
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • Incoming first-year students must be a 2018 high school senior
  • Valid Utah Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current or previous GEAR UP participant
  • Spanish language conservational and reading/writing fluency
  • Eligible to receive a CDL Passenger Type Driver's License endorsement