Nonresident Freshman Scholarships

Academic Merit: Presidential, Exemplary, and Nonresident Waiver

Academic Merit Scholarships will be selected from current high school seniors who meet the academic criteria.

 

Academic Merit

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

2023-2024 Deadline: March 1, 2023

Required GPA and ACT/SAT scores:

*The unweighted GPA is used. GPA is not rounded.

Only 10 Non-Resident Presidential Scholarships are offered.
Only 10 Non-Resident Exemplary Scholarships are offered. 

Nonresident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarship Grid with SAT/ACT and GPA considerations

P = Presidential

Only 10 Non-Resident Presidential scholarships are available.

Renewal Information

4 years (8 semesters) or until a bachelor's degree is received, whichever comes first.
3.6 Cumulative GPA
15 Credits each semester

Can it be deferred?

Yes

Scholarship Amount

Pays full tuition.

Students will owe general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with their coursework.


E = Exemplary

Only 10 Non-Resident Exemplary scholarships are available.

Renewable

4 years (8 semesters) or until a bachelor's degree is received, whichever comes first.
3.5 Cumulative GPA
15 Credits each semester

Can it be deferred?

Yes

Scholarship Amount

Pays $6,200 per semester (Fall and Spring).

Students will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with their coursework.

N = Non-Resident Waiver

Renewal Information

This is a 2 semester scholarship and is not renewable. 

Can it be deferred?

No

Award Amount

Pays $5,000 per semester (Fall and Spring).

Students will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with their coursework.

How to Apply

  1. Complete UVU Admission's Application.
  2. Provide the Admissions Office with an official copy of your high school transcript.
  3. Submit ACT or SAT Scores.

Automatic Considerations

  • Students who have completed the Admissions process by March 1, 2023 will automatically be considered.
  • If you meet the Non-Resident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarship criteria, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Exceptional Performance

Exceptional Performance scholarships are based on talent in specific areas.

 

Exceptional Performance

Exceptional Performance scholarships are based on talent in specific areas.

2022-2023 Deadline: March 3, 2022

Eligibility

Each Exceptional Performance scholarship will have different eligibility requirements.

Auditions, interviews, or tryouts may be required. Contact the department for details. 

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Select all scholarship opportunities you are interested in applying for.

Scholarship Application

Award

Exceptional Performance award amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship.

If awarded, the amount can be viewed in your award offer found in ScholarshipUniverse.

Leadership Programs

These are scholarships that are available to students in the L.E.A.D. Program.

 

Leadership Programs

These are scholarships that are available to students in the L.E.A.D. Program.

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WUE

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)is for students who are residents of specific western states.

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is for students who are residents of specific western states. Time spent in Utah, while receiving a WUE, does not count towards establishing residency for tuition purposes.

2023 Spring Deadline: December 1st
2023-2024 Fall Deadline: July 1st

Eligibility

  • Must be a legal resident of one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federal States of Micronesia
  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA to apply
  • Must enroll and earn 12 credit hours each semester
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible WUE degree program. Non-eligible degree programs: Global Aviation, Nursing, High School Concurrent Enrollment, Integrated Studies, Personal Interest, and English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Must upload one of the following when applying:
    • A copy of a valid driver's license from your state of residency 
    • A copy of a valid government issued ID from your state of residency

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Select WUE from the scholarship opportunities list

Scholarship Application

Award

Students pays the following:

  • 150% of the resident tuition
  • Student Fees
  • Course Fees
  • Is renewable for up to 10 semesters

Border Waiver

This scholarship is available to students who are within 100 highway miles from UVU's Orem Wasatch campuses.

 

Border Waiver

This scholarship is available to students who are within 100 highway miles from UVU’s Orem or Wasatch campuses.

Eligibility

Incoming nonresident Freshman undergraduate who has not previously been enrolled in any other college or university.

The High Schools listed below qualify:

  • Evanston High School, Evanston Wyoming
  • Kemmerer High School, Kemmerer Wyoming
  • Mountain View High School, Mountain View Wyoming
  • Lyman High School, Lyman Wyoming
  • Must enroll and earn 12 credit hours each semester
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply (GPA is unweighted)
  • Have an overall ACT score of 22 or higher to qualify

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application

Scholarship Application

Award

  • Waives the non-resident portion of tuition so that students pay only the resident tuition rates.
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters, as long as GPA and credit hour requirements are met each semester.

Private

Large corporations, small businesses, families, and individuals donate through the Make a Gift program to allow students the chance to qualify for privately funded scholarship awards.

 

Private Scholarships

Large corporations, small businesses, families, and individuals donate through the Make A Gift program to allow students the chance to qualify for privately funded scholarship awards.

Eligibility

  • Each Private scholarship will have different eligibility requirements. These requirements may be viewed in ScholarshipUniverse.
  • Need-Based scholarships require the completion of a FAFSA.
  • Academic scholarships are scored based on your GPA and credit hours completed at UVU.
  • 3.0 GPA Minimum is Required
  • Cannot have a previous Bachelor's degree

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Select all scholarships you are interested applying for
  • For need-based, complete the FAFSA.

Scholarship Application

Award

Award amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship.

If awarded, the amount can be viewed in your award offer found in ScholarshipUniverse.

Other

Outside scholarship resources

 

 

 

Other Scholarships

Several third-party websites are available to assist students as they pursue outside scholarships; however, UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third-party scholarship website. Use them at your own risk. Be careful what information you supply to any website. When in doubt, don't supply any personal information. This list is NOT comprehensive and is in no particular order. Please contact the UVU Scholarships office if you have any questions.

DISCLAIMER: Outside scholarships are not affiliated with UVU. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third party scholarship website nor does UVU guarantee or confirm the validity of these scholarships and/or websites. Use them at your own risk.

Outside scholarships are scholarships which the UVU online comprehensive Scholarship Application does not cover. They are different than private scholarships in that many of the private scholarships are covered through successful completion of the UVU online application. A few of the most common outside scholarship programs are listed below. This list is not comprehensive, and UVU is not affiliated with any outside scholarships.

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

GEAR UP is a federally-funded program for low-income students to help them succeed in high school and prepare for college.

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Americorps Education Award Program

Americorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. The program provides an education award for completing a certain number of service hours, and the award can be used to pay for current tuition, future tuition, and past loans.

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Honors

Honors Program Tuition and Housing scholarships are based on potential for innovation, creativity, and intellectual inquiry.

 

Honors Program

Honors Program Tuition and Housing scholarships are based on potential for innovation, creativity, and intellectual inquiry.

2022-2023 Deadline: February 22, 2022

Eligibility

Write two short admissions essays (prompts provided)

No minimum GPA or test score required to apply

We admit between 150 and 200 students annually based on:

  • Potential for innovation, creativity, and intellectual inquiry
  • High school and / or college GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Prior academic work
  • A writing samples via the essays
  • Demonstrated commitment to high achievement

How to Apply

Honors Application

Award

Honors Program Tuition Award amounts vary from $500 to $1500 for up to eight semesters.

Honors Program Housing Award pays a portion of the rent (roughly 50%) and students pay the remainder plus utilities for up to two years.

If awarded, the amount can be viewed in your award offer found in ScholarshipUniverse.