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Basic Requirements

What are the requirements to receive a scholarship?

The requirements vary for all scholarships. Most are academic and/or need based. Visit Available Scholarships to learn more about individual scholarships.

Do I need to be admitted to apply for scholarships?

Yes, you will need to be admitted and have a UV ID Number to apply for scholarships. Please plan on being admitted 2-4 weeks prior to the deadline.

How do I apply for scholarships?

To access the application go to the Scholarships homepage and click the ´Apply Now´ button.

You must provide Proof of Citizenship as one of the requirements to receive a scholarship. 

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

When are the deadlines to apply for UVU scholarships?

  • New and Transfer student deadline: February 1st
  • Continuing student deadline: March 1st
  • Resident and Transfer Academic Merit Deadline: May 15th

Any application submitted after this date may be placed on a waiting list, but there are no guarantees of being awarded. Please note that scholarships are awarded a year in advance, so be sure to apply early.

 

 

Types of Scholarships

What types of scholarships do you offer?

Visit Available Scholarships to learn more about individual scholarships.

Can I receive outside scholarships along with a scholarship from UVU?

Yes, you may receive outside scholarships. However, if you are applying for Federal Aid, scholarships will be counted as a resource.

What scholarships do you have available for Nonresidents?

There are different scholarships available depending on the type of student you are. Visit the following pages to learn more.

What outside scholarships are available?

Please visit our Outside Scholarships page for more information. 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

What scholarships do you have for Global Aviation students?

Global Aviation students are only eligible for a limited number of Privately Funded scholarships depending upon fund availability. There may be some Outside Scholarships availableDISCLAIMER: 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

Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

"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). Also, there may be some outside scholarship resources available. http://www.studentaid.ed.gov is also a resource available for outside scholarship searches (go to 'More Info & 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 details."

Do you have scholarships available for students with disabilities?

You will need to contact the Accessibility Center on campus for more information. The Accessibility Center may have private money or information on applying for off-campus scholarships.

How do I apply for Exceptional Performance Scholarships?

You will need to contact the department/area to get dates and deadlines for tryouts or auditions. The contact numbers are listed under the Exceptional Performance tab on the website.

Why do you not have scholarship applications available for the spring semester for continuing students?

The departments are limited on the number of scholarships they can award, and they usually have more applicants than scholarships. The students who are not awarded for fall are placed on a waiting list in case funds become available for the next semester.

 

Credit Hour Requirements

Do I have to be attending full-time to apply for scholarships?

No, you can apply without being full-time. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to attend full-time (minimum 12 credit hours).

Do you have any scholarships for part-time students?

No, but there may be a few Privately Funded Scholarships.

How many credit hours am I required to take?

12 credit hours is the minimum. At 12-18 credit hours the tuition remains the same. The scholarship will not cover tuition above 18 credit hours. New for the 14-15 year.  Students who are awarded the Presidential and Exemplary Academic Merit Scholarships will be required to take 15 credit hours per semester.

It is my last semester and I don’t have 12 credit hours to take. Can I still receive my scholarship?

You will need to complete a Scholarship Appeal Form PDF icon stating your request and provide documentation from an advisor. If approved, you would only receive the amount of partial or full tuition for the number of credit hours you are taking.

 

Utah Valley University (UVU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

Concurrent Enrollment

If I have taken concurrent enrollment classes in high school, will I be considered a continuing student?

If you have not graduated from high school, you will be considered a new student for scholarship purposes. You are already admitted to UVU, but you will need to readmit before you can enroll for classes.

 

Transcript Information

How do I submit my Transcript? 

Grade transcripts from other institutions need to be official for scholarship consideration. Official transcripts to UVU means they are faxed or emailed high school transcripts that come directly from the high school. Faxed transcripts must include a cover sheet from the high school.  Scanned and emailed transcripts should be emailed directly from the high school to admissions@uvu.edu. Other areas on campus may also require official transcripts. Please check with them for their needs and submission process.

Grade transcripts should be mailed to or faxed to:
Admissions & Registration Office
Utah Valley University
Mail Stop #106
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6703

Fax (801) 863-8913

Always consider the time factor when submitting by mail (must be postmarked by the February 1 deadline). Scholarship due dates are firm and strict.

You can also deliver your transcripts in person to:
One Stop in the Browning Administration Building (BA 106).

I am applying for Academic Merit Scholarships and I have sent my grade transcript to the Admissions Office. Does the Scholarship Office still need a copy?

No. If the Admissions Office receives a copy of your official grade transcript then that will be sufficient for scholarship purposes.

When is the deadline for the Admissions Office to receive my transcript and/or ACT scores?

The Admissions Office must have all transcripts and/or ACT scores by the scholarship deadline (February 1). All submissions by mail must be postmarked by this date.

Does my transcript need to be official?

Yes. We do require an official transcript for scholarships.

 

Making Changes to your Application

I completed my scholarship application and submitted it, but I forgot to mark that I wanted to be considered for a certain scholarship. What can I do?

You will need to contact the Scholarship Office (801-863-8443) and have us reset your scholarship application.

 

Appeals and Special Circumstances

Is there a probation period for scholarships?

No, if you fail to complete the requirements at the end of the semester, your scholarship will be canceled. You do have the option of completing a Scholarship Appeal PDF icon to see if the scholarship can be reinstated.

If I withdraw from my classes will I have to pay back the scholarship?

If you withdraw during the 100% refund period, the scholarship will be taken back and you will not have to repay it. If you withdraw after the 100% refund period, you may have to pay a portion of the scholarship back or any refund you may get would go back to the scholarship account. The amount will be determined by the Cashier's Office.

Can I place my scholarship on hold?

Yes, for missions, military, humanitarian service, and medical reasons only. If you plan on attending another college, we will not hold your scholarship. A Request to Hold PDF Form must be completed and returned to the Scholarship Office with the necessary documentation.

 

Award and Status Information

Did you receive my scholarship application?

You should receive an email confirmation through myUVU email if your application was successfully submitted.

How can I tell if I have been awarded a scholarship?

You can view that award in your myUVU

  • Log into myUVU
  • Click on Students
  • Click on Paying for My Education
  • Inside the scholarships box, click on Awards
  • Select the appropriate Aid Year
  • Confirm your citizenship
  • Read and accept your Award Contract

You should also receive an email in your myUVU if you are awarded.

Can I accept my scholarship online?

Yes. All scholarship awards are now accepted online through myUVU.

  • Log into myUVU
  • Click on Students
  • Click on Paying for My Education
  • Inside the scholarships box, click on Awards
  • Select the appropriate Aid Year
  • Confirm your citizenship
  • Read and accept your Award Contract

How much can I receive from a scholarship?

The amount can vary anywhere from partial to full tuition, unless otherwise indicated. If a student is offered more than one award, it may be necessary to indicate a preference. Combined award amounts may be less than or equal to full tuition, fees, and books.

Do I have to pay any money if I receive a full tuition scholarship?

Yes, you may be responsible for paying student and course fees. If you fail to pay these by the specified deadline, you will be accessed a late fee and possibly have your classes dropped.

In myUVU it lists the requirement "Scholarship ____ GPA" and/or “Scholarship _____ Crs”. What do I need to do?

These requirements relate to the GPA and credit hour requirement needed in order to receive your scholarship award. The status of these requirements will automatically update before awarding, and no immediate action of the student is required.

 

Other Questions

How do I qualify for Academic Merit Scholarships if I was home schooled?

Home schooled students will need to take the GED from which we will use the conversion chart to determine the equivalent GPA.  Additionally, you will need to take either the SAT or ACT.  All test scores must be submitted to UVU before the scholarship deadline.

GED GPA Conversion Chart for Scholarships

What should I do if I have additional questions about Scholarships?

Contact the Scholarship Office at 801-863-8443 (Fax: 801-863-6132) or visit us in BA-105.