The purpose of the Cultural Diversity scholarship, is to provide students an opportunity to attend Utah Valley University. It is a needs-based scholarship, so specific factors are considered in order to be awarded this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines:

  • February 1st for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students 
  • March 1st for Continuing Students 
  • If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Scholarships office at (801) 863-8443, or visit them in BA-105.


  • Student must be a UTAH resident
  • Student must be admitted to Utah Valley University
  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher (Continuing UVU student)
  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher (New/Transfer UVU student)
  • Student must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours
  • FAFSA or FAFSA 4caster (printed document is required and must be submitted to the Scholarships office)
    • The FAFSA 4caster can be found on the main FAFSA page, under "Thinking About College."
  • Requires an essay – one page stating your cultural background, what you would do to promote academic, professional, and personal growth within yourself and multicultural students at UVU
Cultural Diversity Scholarship

Cultural Diversity Scholarship

Award Details

  • This scholarship award consists of two 1/2 tuition waivers; one for the Fall semester and one for the Spring semester
    • Receipt of Spring award is conditional upon completion of Fall semester requirements.

How to apply

Prior to applying for the scholarship, you must be admitted to UVU. If you need to apply for Admission, go to If you are currently a concurrent enrollment student at UVU, you have already been admitted. 

  1. Follow this link to apply.

For current Scholarship Recipients:


  • Attend the Scholarship Orientation, which will be held during the first week of the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. Attendance is mandatory
  • You are required to submit an In-Progress Grade Report twice per semester. You will be notified of upcoming dates to submit progress reports for each semester you are awarded this scholarship and you will need to meet with one of the scholarship advisors:
    • Kumen Louis - 801-863-5382
    • Victor Narsimulu - 801-863-6059
    • Lucy Owens - 801-863-7128
  • Attend two Multicultural Student Services events each semester.  Check out our calendar of events or stop by our office in LA 114!