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The First-Generation Access Center uplifts first-generation students and provides opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and academic development. We work with students whose parents have not graduated with a bachelors degree from a college or university in the United States. College can be overwhelming, and we're here to support you from financial aid and registration all the way to graduation.

Scholarship Universe

UVU Scholarship Universe is a comprehensive online platform designed to streamline the scholarship application process for students at Utah Valley University. With its user-friendly interface and extensive database of scholarships, it offers students easy access to a wide range of funding opportunities tailored to their individual needs and qualifications. Make sure to click on “Yes” for being involved with Women’s Success Center, Latino Initiative, and Cultural Envoy, if applicable.

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Private Scholarships

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Are you an Asian or Pacific Islander high school senior or college student who is (or will be) pursuing a major in performing visual arts, journalism, and/or mass communications? If so, the Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to an applicant with an impressive artistic portfolio and thoughtful essay about their art. The scholarship is funded by Against the Grain Productions, an organization dedicated to promoting leadership, unity, and artistry in the Asian American community. 


Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship

The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs. This awareness is brought through organizing and arranging ballet performances, photo exhibitions, and providing resources and scholarships to assist young girls in their ballet development and training. Each year, the Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple, full-time, female undergraduate students of color with a strong dance background. Priority will be given to first-generation students in college who demonstrate financial need, however, we invite all who qualify to apply. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more details.


CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Are you a current or prospective Black/African American college student majoring in a performing arts field? If so, you might be interested in applying for the CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship! The scholarship is open to African American and Black students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in performing arts. Eligible arts include theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching band, and more.


CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Valued at $3,000, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is presented annually to African American or black students who are majoring in architecture, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, video production, or other visual arts. Eligible recipients must be U.S. citizens, be full-time undergraduates, attend an accredited two or four-year college, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, exhibit leadership potential, participate in community service, and pursue an artistic career.


Cobell Scholarship

The competitive Cobell Scholarship is administered through Indigenous Education, Inc. The scholarship provides funds to postsecondary students who are enrolled members of a U.S. Federally-Recognized Tribe. Scholarships are awarded based upon merit and need. Students must be pursuing a vocational certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or postgraduate degree full time.


DAR American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution for Native American students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Applicants must identify as Native Americans and can be of any age and from any tribe. Proof of Native American heritage is required. Preference is given to undergraduate students, but all degree levels can apply. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.25 to qualify.


Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must identify as Native Americans and provide proof of heritage. Scholarships recipients must be enrolled as full-time students at a two-year or four-year college or university, demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 3.25 to qualify. The winner is eligible to reapply for this scholarship.


Full Circle Scholarship

This scholarship awards funds to Native American and Alaska Native students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees at tribal, public, or private nonprofit colleges or universities. Applicants must be enrolled members of a federal or state recognized tribe or descendants of a grandparent or parent who is an enrolled member. Alaska Natives can use Native Corporation membership to apply. Students must be enrolled in a certificate program, college, or university full time to be considered.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic students interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree can earn awards of between $500 to $5,000. The award is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to four-year universities, and graduate students. Awards are based on merit. Applicants can be from any educational field, but science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors are highly encouraged to apply.


HSF McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant

Through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant is distributed for $5,000 to outstanding Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in creative arts, including painting, film, drama, writing, design, and music. Applicants must have Hispanic heritage, be U.S. citizens or legal residents, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, attend an accredited university, apply for financial aid, and be beginning or completing an art project.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available to all minority students. Criteria include demonstrating financial need, showing an interest in leadership, and acceptance into a four-year undergraduate program.

Up to $35,000 over 4 years

Shawn Carter Foundation

This scholarship, founded by Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother, aims to increase college access and success for motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to give back by conducting community service and serving as mentors to younger scholars.

Up to $7,500

The Walt Disney Company/UNCF Enhanced Corporate Scholarship

The Walt Disney Company / UNCF Enhanced Corporate Scholars Program is the premier internship opportunity for talented, high-achieving African American college students seeking to enter the entertainment industry. The program was created to help develop and cultivate a pipeline of African American talent poised to assume fulfilling early-career opportunities within the entertainment industry, specifically with companies like The Walt Disney Company.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund

This scholarship is designed to supplement financial aid and allow exceptional students to afford tuition, books, and/or housing. Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.


Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Drawing more than 200 applications yearly, the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships are competitive awards offering $2,000 to $5,000 for minority and economically disadvantaged students enrolled full-time at universities in the United States. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising, fine art, graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, or photography will qualify. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Green Card holders, demonstrate significant financial need, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and provide at least five work samples.


Extramural Arts Scholarship

Gucci Changemakers North America Scholarship

Are you a current or incoming college student planning to major in design, marketing, art, film, communications, or another creative field? If so, consider applying for the Gucci Changemakers North America Scholarship! The scholarship is open to diverse students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a creative field in North America. The scholarship is offered by the leading Italian fashion brand Gucci in order to increase inclusion and diversity within the fashion industry as well as across communities and cities. Since March 2019, the fund has aimed to support and empower a new era of diverse artists looking to gain experiences across the fashion industry. Each year, recipients earn up to $20,000 to help pay for tuition, educational expenses, as well as room and board costs. If you are passionate about a career in design, art, or other creative areas and are looking for some help with college expenses, we encourage you to apply!


Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant

Annually, the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) gifts the Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant for $1,000 to talented students currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited higher education institution to specialize their visual arts degree in photography. Along with the application, U.S. or Canadian candidates must submit one reference letter, five high-resolution images under 3MB in size, and a 400-word essay stating their career aspirations in nature photography.


John Lennon Award

Are you a John Lennon fan passionate about making music? Consider applying for the John Lennon Scholarship! Established by Yoko Ono herself in 1997, the John Lennon Scholarship aims to help young music-making college students pay off their school debts. The scholarship is open to current college students and alumni between the ages of 17 and 24. Applicants must either compose or write songs in one of many contemporary musical genres including alternative, rock, R&B, and more. Each year, three awards totalling $20,000 are given to help students pay for their schooling.


Lamond Gennext Award

The Lamond GenNext Award (formerly the President’s Innovation Award) honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music. To apply, follow the directions outlined in this document. You are required to show a proven record of leadership and commitment and provide a statement outlining your goals as you explore career opportunities in music, sound, and entertainment technology.


NSHSS Performing Arts: Dance Scholarship

The NSHSS Performing Arts: Dance Scholarship is for rising high school students graduating sometime in the upcoming three years, as well as recently graduated high school seniors who demonstrate exemplary skill or interest in dance. NSHSS has created this scholarship dedicated to those interested in pursuing their studies in the performing arts. A portion of the application requires the applicant to submit a short video (no more than 5 minutes) of their performance. In addition to the video, they must also submit a short description of their piece. If you're a rising high school student or current college freshman, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more, and dance on!


NSHSS Performing Arts: Theater Scholarship

The NSHSS Performing Arts: Theater Scholarship is for rising high school students graduating sometime in the next three years, as well as recently graduated seniors with a passion, exemplary skill, or interest in theater. NSHSS has created this scholarship to help students interested in pursuing their studies in the performing arts. To apply, students must submit a video of no more than 5 minutes of a selected performance of theirs. If you’re a high school student or recent graduate with a passion for theater, we encourage you to apply!


NSHSS Visual Arts Scholarship

The NSHSS Visual Arts Scholarship is for recently graduated high school seniors and rising high school students who will be graduating sometime in the next three (3) years. Three $2,000 awards will be given for photography, and three $2,000 awards will be given for painting/drawing/mixed media/digital art. In addition to the application materials listed below, applicants may submit pictures, videos, or other media showing their leadership in action (optional). All work must be the student's original work. If you're a high school student with a passion for visual arts, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.


Peermusic Latin Music Award

Are you a student songwriter and composer of Latin music? If so, we have the perfect scholarship for you! The Peermusic Latin Scholarship is open to students aged 17 to 24 enrolled at a college or university located in the United States or Puerto Rico. The scholarship is funded by the BMI Foundation, Inc, an organization dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance, and study of music. Platinum artist and BMI songwriter Gloria Trevi serves as the honorary spokesperson for the competition. Each year, one $5,000 scholarship is presented for the best original song or instrumental composition in any Latin genre.


The Beinecke Scholarship Program

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


VPC Community Involvement and Kathleen Eovino Memorial Scholarship

The VPC Community Involvement Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who will be continuing their education in the fall at a vocational/technical, two-year, or four-year college. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. The winners will be those applicants who best demonstrate service to and involvement with their “communities” - defined broadly as a geographic community, school community, or sports/hobby/activity community.

$500 to $2,000

WomenIn Scholarship

The WomenIn Scholarship is funded by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, an organization that looks to cultivate an inclusive, worldwide, creative entertainment business community through collaboration, education, and professional development. Every year, their WomenIn Scholarship awards $2,500 to multiple college women pursuing or working as early professionals in game development in art, animation, programming, or engineering.


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UVU Resources for Undocumented Students

Students who are undocumented at Utah Valley University bring valuable perspectives and lived experiences to our campus.

At UVU, we recognize that there are barriers and challenges that may impact someone's academic, professional, and social experiences. As an institution committed to exceptional care, we seek to create space and opportunities for undocumented students to fully participate in the college experience.

We are committed to exceptional accountability for addressing the structures marginalizing these students from this institution.

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Multicultural Student Services

Our purpose is to serve students from ethnically diverse, as well as historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds. Since its inception, Multicultural Student Services has served thousands of students, staff, and faculty throughout the years. We are committed to creating spaces of not only inclusion and diversity, but equity and justice and ensuring that our students, staff, and faculty know that UVU welcomes and incorporates their voices and lived experiences into our campus community.