Student Icon with CheckNONRESIDENT CONTINUING STUDENT Scholarship Guide



You are considered a Nonresident, Continuing student if one of the following applies to you:

    • You do not meet the definition of a Utah Resident and are considered a Nonresident, have graduated from a high school outside of Utah, and have completed 12 credit hours at Utah Valley University since graduating high school.
    • You do not meet the definition of a Utah Resident and are considered a Nonresident, have transferred from a different state, and have completed 12 credit hours at Utah Valley University since transferring.
    • In most situations, international students are not eligible for nonresident awards. Please contact our office for more information.

If you are a student who is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for Fall semester, you are considered a continuing student, and should complete the continuing student Scholarship Application.


To be considered for the most scholarship opportunities, complete the Scholarship Application. You can apply for all scholarships you are interested in. You may be required to provide an essay or additional information. Scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

March 1st

(Application opens January 16th)

Nonresident Waiver and WUE Application Deadline:

Fall: August 8th 

(Application Opens November 1st)

Spring: December 8th

(Application Opens October 1st)


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Scholarship CHECKLIST

Drop down gray arrow with circle 1. Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Students enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL), Global Aviation, or Off-Budget programs are not eligible.
  • Cannot have a previous bachelor’s degree.
  • Students who have received scholarships at Utah Valley University for a total of eight semesters are not eligible.
  • Each scholarship has its own specific eligibility requirements that must be met. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 2. Complete Scholarship Application

You must be admitted and have a UV ID number to access the Scholarship Application. To apply:

  • Click Apply Now
  • Log in using your UV ID and password
  • In the My Applications tab, complete and submit the General Application.
  • By completing the General Application, you are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities that you meet the minimum criteria.  All scholarship opportunities are awarded  based on the availability of funds.
  • Other scholarship opportunities are available that require additional information.  To view these, click on the Opportunities tab and select all scholarship opportunities that you would like to be considered for, and complete any additional requirements. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 3. Applying for Need Based Scholarships?

In addition to submitting the Scholarship Application, you must complete the FAFSA application. UVU's school code is 004027.    

Drop down gray arrow with circle 4. Check myUVU Email for award notification

Award notification will be sent to your myUVU email as soon as you are awarded. Awarding will be completed by July 1st. Denial emails for the Scholarship Application will also be sent at this time. Be sure to check your email on a regular basis. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 5. Accept your Award Contract

You must accept your award contract by the date listed on the contract.

To accept your award: Go to, log in using your UV ID and password, Go to the My Applications tab, click Accept on any scholarships that have been offered to review and agree to the terms and conditions of the award.

Drop down gray arrow with circle 6. Leaving for an extended amount of time?

If you are planning on taking an extended leave from Utah Valley University and you have been awarded a scholarship, you must:

  • Accept your scholarship award in myUVU.
  • Print, complete, and upload the Request to Hold Form and required documentation, to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Privately funded scholarships cannot be deferred.   

Drop down gray arrow with circle 7. Review and pay balance

  • Scholarship funds will be applied to your student account no sooner than ten days before school starts.
  • Log in to myUVU, click on Students, Paying For My Education, then Tuition Payment Plus 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 8. How your scholarship will be applied

After you are awarded, and if you are eligible, your scholarship will be sent electronically to the Bursar's Office no sooner than ten days prior to the first day of your enrolled classes. Your scholarship will first pay the amount specified in your award contract. If there is any excess funds the Utah Valley University Bursar's Office will refund the monies to you either by check through the U.S. Postal Service to the local address listed in your myUVU student account (this is the default method), or through direct deposit (which you may set up in your myUVU student account).