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Are you looking for a passionate, motivated, and caring community? Do you want to make a real impact on local and global challenges? Do you want to experience the remarkable discoveries of the University of Utah? We welcome you to join Prosperity U. Prosperity U (formerly Prosperity Scholars) is a  transformative student experience focused on improving local and global prosperity including economic, social, political, and personal well-being. All majors are welcome


  • Create opportunities for students from all majors to advance global prosperity through the intersection of health and economic development.
  • Develop hands-on problem solving skills to discover sustainable solutions
  • Engage in critical thinking, leadership, networking, and mentorship to help students reach their academic and professional goals


  • Learn and apply innovative strategies to benefit individuals and communities
  • Explore sustainable solutions that promote prosperity and social development
  • Engage in leadership, networking, and mentorship activities
  • Learn from world leaders and experts in prosperity science
  • Qualify for up to $2,000 in travel support for one of our global programs in Ghana
  • Participate in student competitions at the local and international level
  • Opportunity to Apply for Prosperity U Society
  • Have fun doing it!
  • Teach social entrepreneurship and global citizenship

Program Leadership

Stephen Alder, PhD, MBA

Executive Director, Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity, Special Advisor for West Africa Programs, Office for Global Engagement

Jennifer Dailey-Provost, MBA

Program Associate