Border Waiver Scholarship


To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be currently admitted to UVU, have submitted transcript(s) and have submitted ACT or SAT scores (if applicable). Most of the scholarships, highlighted within this web site and the many others not mentioned require the Comprehensive Online Scholarship Application.

There are a few scholarships that do NOT require the Comprehensive Online Scholarship Application, but it would be to the benefit for the student to complete and submit the online form. If there is a question regarding specific scholarships’ requirements, please contact the Scholarship Office at (801) 863-8443.


  • Waives the non-resident portion of tuition.
  • Merit Based scholarships will be viewed and selected by the Scholarship Office.

Initial Eligibility

  • Incoming non-resident Freshman undergraduate who has not previously been enrolled in a college or university in Utah
  • Legal domicile is approximately 100 highway miles from UVU's Orem or Wasatch campuses. The High Schools list below qualify:
    • Evanston High School, Evanston Wyoming
    • Kemmerer High School, Kemmerer Wyoming
    • Mountain View High School, Mountain View Wyoming
    • Lyman High School, Lyman Wyoming

Criteria for Awards

Students must:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements listed above
  • Register and maintain at least 12 credit hours per semester
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply
  • Have an overall ACT score of 22 or higher to qualify

Other Considerations

  • The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.2 or higher and completes 12 hours per semester.
  • Should it be discovered that any recipient misrepresented their Border Status, the scholarship will be revoked immediately.
  • The waiver may be added to other University or private scholarships.

 Apply Now! The Scholarship Application is now open for new and transfer students.