Talent Development Award Program


The Talent Development Award Program is a state grant that is intended to recruit and train individuals to work in certain jobs that have a high demand for new employees and offer high wages in Utah, ensuring students with the highest financial need are supported.


  • Complete the FAFSA and all federal aid requirements by March 1, 2023, for the 2023-2024 year. 
  • Must have demonstrated financial need. 
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA.
  • For the 2023-2024 year, be enroll in one of the following programs: Foundations of App Development; Info Systems and Technology; Information Systems/Technology; Computer Science; Information Systems; Network Administration; Network Specialist; Information Technology.

Award Amount

$5,000 for the year ($2,500 in Fall and $2,500 in Spring).

Continued Eligibility

  • Complete a new FAFSA each award year and have a complete financial aid file by the deadline.
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Due to limited funding, there is no guarantee you will receive this award every year.