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, how you can help other multicultural students to succeed at UVU, what you would do to promote academic, professional, and personal growth for your culture group or minorities
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. Log into your UVLink account, and click on the Student tab
  2. Select the Student Services folder
  3. Choose the Financial Aid subfolder
  4. Click on the My Financial Aidmenu and select the 2015-2016 Scholarship Application. Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school years will not be available to new students until mid-November 2014 and for continuing students in mid-January 2015.
  5. Follow the prompted instructions to fill out your scholarship application.
  6. If you have been selected for the Cultural Diversity scholarship, you will be notified during the spring 2015/summer 2015 semester.

For current Scholarship Recipients:


  • Attend our UVASCENDS Orientation, which will be held prior to the first week of the fall 2015 semester. Attendance is mandatory
  • Volunteer 30 hours of service per semester in any Multicultural event(s) e.g. Pow Wow, Latin American Celebration. Students may also volunteer with any other UVU department or non-profit organization.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Katty Perez at (801) 863-5384. (See News & Events for upcoming activities).
  • 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.
  • For the In-Progress Grade Report and the Volunteer Form, you will need to come into WB 146s.  They are located by the front desk.