Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Basic Requirments

What are the requirements to receive a scholarship?

The requirements vary for all scholarships. Most are academic and/or need based.
Visit our website at www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships and under the ´Available Scholarships´ tab they will be described.

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 www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/ and click the ´Apply Now´ button.

You must provide Proof of Citizenship as one of the requirements to receive a scholarship. Here are the items that can be submitted to the Scholarship Office to satisfy this requirement. http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/info/citizen.html

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

When are the deadlines to apply for UVU scholarships?

February 1 is the deadline for new and transfer students. The deadline for continuing students is March 1. 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?

There are several types of scholarships offered at UVU. Visit our website at www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships and click on´Available Scholarships´ tab.

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 Non-Residents?

Academic Merit and some Leadership scholarships are available for new and transfer students only. Other scholarships available are Exceptional Performance (Athletics, Student Government, Performing Arts [Music, Dance and Theater]), outside scholarships, and Privately Funded. Also, non-resident freshman students may apply for the Alumni Legacy and Border Waiver scholarships. Since we are a state funded institution, we are mandated by the state on the number of Non-Resident scholarships we can award.

Non-Resident Waiver

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.

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 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.

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

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 PDFto 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 UV Link 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 UV Link ('Student' tab -> 'Student Services & Financial Aid' -> 'Financial Aid' -> 'View Scholarship Awards'). You should also receive an email in your UV Link if you are awarded.

Can I accept my scholarship online?

Yes. All scholarship awards are now accepted online through your UV Link ('Student' tab -> 'Student Services & Financial Aid' -> 'Financial Aid' -> 'View Scholarship Awards').

How much can I receive from a scholarship?

The amount can vary anywhere from partial to full tuition (no fees), 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 only.

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

Yes, you are responsible to pay 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.

My UV Link 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

Contact the Scholarship Office at 801-863-8443 (Fax: 801-863-6132), Room BA-105.