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Resident Scholarships

Academic Merit:
Resident Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships will be selected from students transferring to UVU who meet the academic criteria.

Academic Merit

The Resident Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships will be selected from students transferring to UVU who meet the academic criteria and are pursuing their first bachelors degree.

Transfer Students will not be considered for Presidential or Exemplary Scholarships.

If you have less than 24 credit hours completed, you need to have your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores submitted by the March 1st deadline.

2023-2024 Deadline: March 1, 2023

For all Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships:

The unweighted GPA is used.
The GPA is not rounded.
The total of credit hours required must be transfer credit hours, not to be combined with credit hours earned at Utah Valley University.

Transfer Academic Merit for Students Transferring Between 12-23 Transfer Credits:

Students transferring in 12-23 credits will be considered for the Distinguished Academic Merit Scholarship if the following applies:
The student's High School and Transfer GPA is 3.5 or greater.
The ACT score is 24 or greater, or their SAT score is 1180 or greater.
See the Distinguished card below for specific award details.

Transfer Academic Merit Criteria for Students Transferring 24 Credits or More:

GPA and credit hours

O = Outstanding

Renewal Information

2 years (4 semesters) or until a bachelor's degree is received, whichever comes first.
3.2 Cumulative GPA
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.

D = Distinguished

Renewal Information

This is a 2 semester scholarship and is not renewable.

Can it be deferred?

Yes

Scholarship Amount

Pays $2000 for the year ($1,000 Fall semester and $1,000 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.

How to Apply

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

Automatic Considerations

  • Students who have completed the Admissions process by March 1, 2023 will automatically be considered.
  • If you meet the Utah Resident Transfer 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.

2023-2024 Deadline: March 1, 2023

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.

About Leadership Programs

WUE:
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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.

Fall Deadline: August 1st

Spring Deadline: December 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

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

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.

Honors Program
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.

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

GO TO HONORS PROGRAM WEBSITE FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION

Complete the Program application via Connect

Select all scholarship opportunities you are interested in applying for

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.

Nonresident Scholarships

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

  1. Each Private scholarship will have different eligibility requirements. These requirements may be viewed in ScholarshipUniverse.
  2. Need-Based scholarships require the completion of a FAFSA.
  3. Academic scholarships are scored based on your GPA and credit hours completed at UVU.
  4. 3.0 GPA Minimum is Required
  5. 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.

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 1, 2023

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.

About Leadership Programs

WUE:
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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.

Fall Deadline: July 1st

Spring Deadline: December 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

  • Student's pay 150% of the resident tuition, the remaining amount is waived
  • Student Fees
  • Course Fees
  • Is renewable for up to 10 semesters

Nonresident Waiver:
This is an award that waives the non-resident portion of tuition so that students pay only the resident tuition rates.

Transfer Non-Resident Waiver

2023-2024 Deadline: March 1, 2023

How To Apply

Complete the Admissions process about two weeks prior to the deadline.

Eligibility

  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • The unweighted GPA is used.
    • The GPA is not rounded.
  • Completion of 24 transfer credits
    • The total of credit hours required must be transfer credit hours, not to be combined with credit hours earned at Utah Valley University.
  • Students transferring in 12-23 credits will be considered if the following applies:
    • The student's High School and Transfer GPA is 3.5 or greater.
    • The ACT score is 24 or greater, or their SAT score is 1180 or greater.
  • AP credits are not considered
  • Must enroll and earn 12 credit hours each semester
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • F-1 Visa International Students are not eligible LEARN MORE
  • Must not be in the Global Aviation, ELL, or any Off Budget degree programs.
  • Cannot have a previous Bachelor's degree.

Award

  • The Non-resident Waiver is only a two semester award, and cannot be renewed.
  • This award cannot be placed on hold.
  • The Non-resident Waiver pays $5000 per semester ($5000 in Fall and $5000 in Spring).
  • Only offered Fall and Spring and must be used for two consecutive semesters, with the exclusion of Summer.
  • The time spent in Utah, while receiving a Non-resident Waiver, counts towards establishing residency for tuition purposes.

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.

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

GO TO HONORS PROGRAM WEBSITE FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Complete the Program application via Connect
  • Select all scholarship opportunities you are interested in applying for

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.

 
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