Outside Scholarship Information

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DISCLAIMER: Outside scholarships are not affiliated with UVU. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third party scholarship website nor does UVU guarantee or confirm the validity of these scholarships and/or websites.  Use them at your own risk.

Outside scholarships are scholarships which the UVU online comprehensive Scholarship Application does not cover. They are different than private scholarships in that many of the private scholarships are covered through successful completion of the UVU online application. A few of the most common outside scholarship programs are listed below. This list is not comprehensive, and UVU is not affiliated with any outside scholarships.

Centennial Scholarship

The Centennial Scholarship is for eligible Utah public high school students who complete certain early graduation requirements. It is a partial tuition program, and a student must graduate early from a Utah secondary institution and then enroll within one calendar year in an eligible Utah post-secondary institution. Additional qualifications apply. Please visit with your local high school for more information.

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

GEAR UP is a federally-funded program for low-income students to help them succeed in high school and prepare for college. Please visit UVU's GEAR UP information page at http://www.uvu.edu/gearup/ for more information.

Americorps Education Award Program

Americorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. The program provides an education award for completing a certain number of service hours, and the award can be used to pay for current tuition, future tuition, and past loans. For more information, please visit Americorps website.

Regents' Scholarship

The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. The scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education. More information is available at http://www.higheredutah.org/scholarship_info/.

New Century Scholarship

The New Century Scholarship encourages students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate’s degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education. The scholarship may be used at a 4-year public college or university within the Utah System of Higher Education. More information is available at http://www.higheredutah.org/scholarship_info/.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

If you are a resident of certain eligible states outside of Utah, you may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. UVU has a limited number of WUE scholarships available to qualified students. Visit UVU's WUE information page at www.uvu.edu/admissions/general/index.html#wue for more information.

International Scholarship Resources

For additional scholarship resources for international students, please visit http://www.uvu.edu/international/resources/prestigious/.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Generally, graduate students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible to apply for UVU scholarships (however, please check with your department for other scholarships that may be available). Some scholarships listed on this page apply to graduate students. http://www.studentaid.ed.gov is also a resource available for outside scholarship searches (go to 'Tools & Resources' -> 'Scholarship Search'). DISCLAIMER: UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third-party scholarship website. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. Be careful what information you supply to websites. When in doubt, don't supply any personal information. Visit our Graduate Student Scholarships page for more information.

Other Outside Scholarship Resources

Several third-party websites are available to assist students as they pursue outside scholarships; however, UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third-party scholarship website. Use them at your own risk. Be careful what information you supply to any website. When in doubt, don't supply any personal information. This list is NOT comprehensive and is in no particular order. Please contact the UVU Scholarships office if you have any questions.