Award Ribbon IconUTAH RESIDENT FRESHMAN ACADEMIC MERIT Scholarships

 

 

Deadline: FEBRUARY 1st

The Utah Resident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarships will be selected from current high school seniors who demonstrate that they meet the academic criteria.

The following criteria grid shows the required GPA and ACT/SAT scores for new student academic merit consideration.

Resident Freshman Grid with SAT/ACT and GPA requirements., Presidential (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.9 or higher and ACT score of 30-36, SAT score of 1600-1340 before march 2016, SAT score of 1600-1400 after March 2016. Exemplary (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.9-4.0, ACT score of 27-29, SAT score of 1220-1300 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1360 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.8, ACT score of 28-36, SAT score of 1260-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1320-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7, ACT score of 29-36, SAT score of 1300-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1360-1600 after March 2016. Outstanding: GPA of 3.5, ACT score of 28-36, SAT score of 1260-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1320-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.6, ACT score of 27-28, SAT score of 1220-1260 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7, ACT score of 25-28, SAT score of 1150-1260 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.8, ACT score of 25-27, SAT score of 1110-1220 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180-1290 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.9-4.0, ACT score of 25-26, SAT score of 1150-1190 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-1260 after March 2016. Distinguished: GPA of 3.3, ACT score of 29-36, SAT score of 1300-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.4, ACT score of 27-36, SAT score of 1220-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.5, ACT score of 25-27, SAT score of 1150-1220 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-1290 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.6, ACT score of 24-26, SAT score of 1110-1190 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180-1260 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7-4.0, ACT score of 24, SAT score of 1110 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180 after March 2016.

 

Presidential = 'P'


AWARD DETAILS:

  • This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters, or until you receive your bachelor’s degree, whichever is sooner, as long as you have met the requirements.
  • The Presidential Scholarship can be placed on hold by completing the Request to Hold form.
  • Pays full tuition and general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables).
  • You may owe other fees associated with your coursework.
  • You can view your account balance in myUVU.
  • You must read and accept your award by the specified date in your award email each year you receive this scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a 3.7 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Must earn 15 credit hours each semester.
  • If renewed, award notification will be sent to your myUVU email by June 1st. 

 

Exemplary = 'E'


AWARD DETAILS:

  • This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters, or until you receive your bachelor’s degree, whichever is sooner, as long as you have met the requirements.
  • The Exemplary Scholarship can be placed on hold by completing the Request to Hold form.
  • Pays $4,000 each year ($2,000 Fall semester and $2,000 Spring semester).
  • You will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.
  • You can view your account balance in myUVU.
  • You must read and accept your award contract by the specified date in your award email each year you receive this scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Must earn 15 credit hours each semester.
  • If renewed, award notification will be sent to your myUVU email by June 1st.

 

Outstanding = 'O'


AWARD DETAILS:

  • This scholarship is renewable for 4 semesters, or until you receive your bachelor’s degree, whichever is sooner, as long as you have met the requirements.
  • The Outstanding Scholarship can be placed on hold by completing the Request to Hold form.
  • Pays $3,500 each year ($1,750 Fall semester and $1,750 Spring semester).
  • You will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.
  • You can view your account balance in myUVU.
  • You must read and accept your award contract by the specified date in your award email each year you receive this scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Must earn 12 credit hours each semester.
  • If renewed, award notification will be sent to your myUVU email by June 1st.

 

Distinguished = 'D'


AWARD DETAILS:

  • This scholarship is not renewable. It is for 2 semesters only.
  • The Distinguished Scholarship can be placed on hold by completing the Request to Hold form.
  • Pays $2,000 ($1,000 Fall semester and $1,000 Spring semester).
  • You will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.
  • You can view your account balance in myUVU.
  • You must read and accept your award contract by the specified date in your award email. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Must earn 12 credit hours each semester.

APPLYING

  • To be considered, students must complete the following about two weeks prior to the February 1st deadline:
    • UVU Admission's Application.
    • Provide the Admissions Office with an official copy of your high school transcript.
    • Submit ACT or SAT Scores.
    • Students who have completed the Admissions process by February 1st will automatically be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Academic Merit Scholarships will be selected from current high school seniors who demonstrate that they meet the academic criteria.
  • Prior to March 2016, only critical reading and math scores will be considered from their SAT.
  • If you meet the Utah Resident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarship criteria, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship Application is not required. Award notification for Academic Merit  Scholarships will be sent to your myUVU email by March 1st.