Resident Freshman Scholarships

 

Academic Merit

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

 

Academic Merit

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


2023-2024 Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2023


Required GPA and ACT/SAT scores:

 

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

UVU Resident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarships Grid with SAT/ACT and GPA requirements. Beginning with the Fall 2022. Presidential Scholarship: Students with a GPA of 3.9-4.0 with an ACT score of 31-36 or SAT score of 1400-1600. Exemplary (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.9-4.0 with an ACT score of 27-30 or SAT score of 1280-1370, or GPA of 3.7-3.8 with an ACT score of 27-36 or SAT score of 1280-1600. Outstanding (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.8-4.0 with an ACT score of 21-26 or SAT score of 1080-1240, or a GPA of 3.7 with an ACT score of 24-26 or SAT score of 1180-1240, or a GPA of 3.6 with an ACT score of 24-36 or SAT score of 1180-1600.

P = Presidential

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 and general student fees. May owe other fees for coursework.

E = Exemplary

Renewal Information

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 $4,000 each year ($2,000 Fall semester and $2,000 Spring semester).
Students will owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with their coursework.

O = Outstanding

Renewal Information

2 years (4 semesters) with a 3.2 cumulative GPA renewal.
Beginning with students who graduate high school in 2022: Potential renewal for an additional 2 years (totaling 4 years/8 semesters) with a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the end of year 2 and going forward. 
Must take 12 credits each semester. 

Can it be deferred?

Yes

Scholarship Amount

Pays $3,500 each year ($1,750 Fall semester and $1,750 Spring semester).
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.
Even though UVU Academic Merit scholarships do not require a scholarship application, we encourage students to complete the scholarship application to see what other opportunities might be available. 

Scholarship Application

Automatic Considerations

  • Students who have completed the following by March 1, 2023, will automatically be considered:
    • Complete UVU Admission's Application.
    • Provide the Admissions Office with an official copy of your high school transcript.
    • Submit ACT or SAT Scores.
  • If you meet the Utah 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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Dean's Merit

Dean’s Merit scholarships are based on your major.

 

Dean's Merit

Dean’s Merit scholarships are based on your major.

2023-2024 Deadline: March 1, 2023

Eligibility

  • Major specific with additional criteria determined by the department
  • Must be a Utah Resident
  • GPA requirements vary from 2.5-3.5 determined by the department.

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Select all scholarships you are interested applying for
  • Complete all other required information. Some Dean’s Merit scholarships require an essay
    • The following areas require the general application to be submitted:
      • School of Arts
      • College of Health and Public Service
      • College of Humanities/Social Services
      • College of Science
      • College of Engineering & Technology
      • University College
      • Wasatch Campus
    • The following areas require the general application and require an essay:
      • Woodbury School of Business
      • School of Education

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.

Need Based

Need Based scholarships are based on a student’s ability to demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA.

 

Need Based

Need Based scholarships are based on a student’s ability to demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA.

Eligibility

Each Need Based scholarship will have different eligibility requirements.

These requirements may be viewed in ScholarshipUniverse.

How to Apply

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

Scholarship Application

Award

Need Based award amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship.

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

Sterling Scholars

These scholarships are available to students who were publicly recognized and awarded as a Sterling Scholar their senior year of high school in Utah.

 

Sterling Scholars

These scholarships are available to current high school seniors who were publicly recognized and awarded as a Sterling Scholar their senior year of high school in Utah.

Deadline: May 15th

Award Details

  • Region Winners:
    • This award is for four years or until you receive your Bachelor's degree, whichever is sooner.
    • $2000 per semester.
  • Region Runners-Up:
    • This award is for two years only.
    • $1750 per semester.
  • High School Winners:
    • This award is for one year only.
    • $1000 per semester.

Eligibility

  • Must be an incoming freshman.
  • Must be a Utah Resident.
  • Must have a 3.0 High School GPA.

How to Apply

  • Complete the scholarship application.
  • Provide verification of Sterling Scholar Award.

Scholarship Application

Renewal Criteria

The following criteria is reviewed at the end of each semester. Failure to maintain this criteria will result in the cancellation of your scholarship opportunity.

  • Region Winners:
    • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
    • Must earn 15 credits each semester.
  • Region Runners-Up:
    • Must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
    • Must earn 12 credits each semester.
  • High School Winners:
    • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • Must earn 12 credits 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.

Greenlight

UVU will cover the difference between what a first-year or second-year student receives in a Pell Grant and the cost of tuition up to 60 credit hours.

 

Greenlight Scholarship

The Greenlight Scholarship will cover the difference between what a first-year or second-year student receives in a Pell Grant and the cost of tuition, up to 60 credit hours. 

2023-2024 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023

Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA and receive a Pell Grant each year.
  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Enrolled on a full-time basis (at least 12 credits).
  • Priority given to first-year and second-year students admitted with a complete financial aid file by March 1.
  • Must have attempted fewer than 60 credit hours.

How to Apply

  • Be admitted to UVU.
  • Complete the FAFSA and be awarded a Pell Grant by March 1 (to receive first priority).
  • No scholarship application is required. UVU will award the scholarships automatically. 

Award

UVU will cover the difference between what a first-year or second-year student receives in a Pell Grant and the cost of tuition, up to 60 credit hours. This is only tuition and does not include general student fees or course fees.

A portion of this funding is a waiver and may not be combined with other waivers. 


Example: 

UVU tuition per semester: $2,561
Student receives Pell Grant for $1,000
Difference: $1,561
UVU provides a scholarship for $1,561
Tuition balance: $0 

UVU Reach

The UVU Reach Scholarship grants students a scholarship award after specific milestones are met.

 

UVU Reach Scholarship

The UVU Reach Scholarship is available to current graduating high school seniors who are willing to work hard and complete specific milestones on their path to completion. Qualifying students are given financial incentives to reach these milestones.

2023-2024 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023

Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA by March 1.
  • Have demonstrated financial need which will be determined by the FAFSA.
  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Be a current graduating high school senior.
  • Enrolled on a full-time basis (at least 12 credits).
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Reach the milestones as listed below under "Award."

How to apply

  • Be admitted to UVU.
  • Complete the FAFSA by March 1.

Award

Milestone 1: $1,000 at the start of year two, after the student completes math* and English 2010 within 30 credits AND within one academic year.

Milestone 2: $1,000 at the start of year three, after the student completes an associate degree within 65 credits AND within two academic years. 

Milestone 3: The cost of tuition for the final semester (up to 18 credits) if the student is eligible to graduate at the conclusion of that semester AND within four academic years. 


A portion of this funding is a waiver and may not be combined with other waivers. 

* Math: MAT 1030, 1035, 103H; MATH 1050, 1055, 1060, 1080, 1090, 1100, 1210, 121H
***Concurrent enrollment students: If you begin your first academic year at UVU and have already completed the requirements for milestone 1, you may receive $1,000 in your first academic year. 

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.