The state of Utah offers several programs to provide financial assistance to students. Below are three state-wide scholarships that provide options for all recent high school graduates to receive financial support to attend any public, Utah college or university. Read the information below and talk to your financial aid office to learn more about these and including programs for non-traditional students, adult learners, and current college students.
The Technical Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a technical education certificate in high demand industries. This scholarship is available to recent high school graduates and adults who is enrolled in high demand program at a Utah technical college or a technical program at Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, USU Eastern, USU Moab, or USU Blanding. The scholarship can help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and required textbooks for up to three years. Students should contact the financial aid office at their school for more information about eligible programs, the requirements, and applying for this scholarship.
USU General Scholarship Application Current and admitted USU Students (incoming, certificate-seeking, undergraduate and graduate students) attending any USU location will find: Institutional (USU) scholarships
Private, Community, and Corporate scholarships
College, Department, Major and Campus specific scholarships
As an Aggie, your profile has already been created. You will be asked to answer additional questions about your experience, employment and involvement. The more questions answered, the increased likelihood of being matched to scholarships. All students eligible to submit a FAFSA are encouraged to do so as it may increase the number of scholarships you are matched to. Log in to USU Scholarship Application Portal
Scholarship Agreements To view a copy of your scholarship agreement:1. Log in to ServiceNow2. On the left navigation column, click on "My Submissions" under the Requests section3. Click on a Request Number to view your scholarship agreement(s) USU ServiceNow
Scholarship Appeals If you wish to submit an appeal for a scholarship you applied for, complete the online form linked below. Some reasons students submit an appeal is to request a reduced credit hour requirement, explain extenuating circumstances, using their scholarship during summer term, etc. Submit an Appeal
Academic scholarships are based upon an unweighted high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. For the ACT, use your composite test score (without the writing portion). For the SAT, add your critical reading and math scores. By providing your information below, you will receive information on your potential scholarship eligibility. The information provided is not an official offer, please visit with a USU representative for more information.
Incoming first-year students who are unable to, or choose not to, take the ACT/SAT may request a personal comprehensive scholarship review for academic scholarship awarding. The review will consider benchmarks such as grade point average (GPA), high school course rigor, and other criteria. Students must already be admitted to USU and need to apply for admission by December 1. The extended priority deadline to apply for CSR was December 15, 2022.
Apply for admission by the deadlines outlined above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. (See Spring 2023 first-year student and transfer student scholarship requirements and options.) Please see the scholarship index table to determine which academic scholarships you may qualify for.
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program for undergraduate students that allows nonresident students to pay 150% of resident tuition. The program is filled on a yearly basis beginning with fall semester, and is set for a maximum of 8 semesters. Students receiving the WUE will not receive a 'scholarship' or 'waiver', instead their residency code will be changed and the student will be charged a WUE tuition rate (at 150% of resident tuition).
Apply for Admissions by deadlines described above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Spring 2023 or Fall 2022. Scholarship GPA requirements listed below are for students with 24 or more completed post-high school credits. If you have 23 or fewer completed post-high school credits before the scholarship deadline, you will be required to meet first-year student scholarship requirements.
Need-Based scholarships are awarded to admitted students who qualify based on financial need. This scholarship will be offered through the USU Financial Aid Office in varying amounts. The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 is February 1, 2023 (pending available funding).
Accept your scholarship by paying or postponing your enrollment deposit, or by deferring your admission. The deadline to do this is printed on each scholarship offer, and is typically May 1 for summer/fall semesters and December 1 for spring semester.
If you have any increases to your GPA or test scores prior to the scholarship deadline, request an academic scholarship reconsideration and an Admissions Specialist will review your application. No need to reapply!
Each scholarship is valued as a total of $4,000 and will be applied as a tuition waiver of $2,000 for the Fall and $2,000 for Spring semester of the academic year 2023-2024.
Please apply directly online through the University of Utah scholarship website. The criteria and specific information in regards to what is required for the scholarship is listed there. Once you have created an account online then you may search for other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for as well.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding CTE students in Utah. The scholarships/awards are sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) with funds provided by participating higher education institutions. The award amount varies by institution. Below is the list of participating institutions, the number of scholarships/awards offered, and the amount of the scholarship/award. Note: Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University do not participate.
CTE scholarships are competitive. CTE scholarships and awards are based on total points, and every point counts. Make every effort to respond to each prompt to the best of your ability. Distinguish yourself from your peers by highlighting your experiences that helped you prepare for college-level study in your chosen career.
Strong scores are usually the result of some degree of discussion and reflection prior to filling out the application. Your response must be your original work. Consider developing a few rough drafts and having a parent, teacher, or school counselor review them and provide feedback prior to completing the scholarship application.
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The University of Utah Asia Campus offers numerous scholarships to make your international education accessible and affordable, including the UAC Entrance Scholarship and the UAC New Horizon Scholarship.
The University of Utah offers merit-based and need-based scholarships to incoming freshman students entering in the summer or fall terms. Need-based scholarships require the timely completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The merit review process is highly competitive and considers cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) and the level of rigor of the courses taken as compared to the rigorous courses available at each school.
The following information related to deadlines and processing applies to all merit scholarships, including the For Utah scholarship, administered by the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The admissions application deadline for merit scholarship consideration is December 1 each year. By this date, students must have submitted the Common Application, paid the application fee/submitted an approved fee waiver, and requested that their school send official high school transcripts to the University of Utah. It can take a few days for transcripts to be received, processed, and matched with the application. If a transcript has not been received by December 7, the Office of Admissions will let applicants know so that they can request a new one be sent as soon as possible.
No cumulative high school GPA can guarantee you a University merit scholarship, but applicants who have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7 or higher at the time of application are most competitive in our scholarship consideration process.
Students who are residents of the state of Utah, have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.2, complete the FAFSA by February 1, are eligible for the Pell Grant, and meet the December 1 admissions application deadline will be finalists for the For Utah scholarship.
Because these scholarships are partially or completely funded by government dollars, international students studying on a visa are not eligible to receive a University merit scholarship. Individuals who hold a permanent resident card or have Refugee or Asylee status are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships. 041b061a72