About the Scholarship

*We are not currently accepting applications

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Been enrolled and participated in Utah's Statewide GEAR UP Education Program anytime between Fall 2013-Spring 2019
  • Have received a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (GED).
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program of undergraduate instruction at an institution of higher education (IHE) that is eligible to receive federal funds under Title IV.
  • Must complete FAFSA
  • If awarded, applicant must be less than 22-years old on the date the scholarship award contract is signed for the first-scholarship award. 

Deferral of the scholarship might be allowed for pending available funds.

Pending available funds and receipt of your scholarship application by July 31, 2020:

  • Eligible students who have not yet received an award in the past will receive awards prior to students who have already received awards.
  • Part-time Spring/Summer 2020 awardees may receive an award for the remainder of credit hours equivalent to full-time, at the 2020-21 Pell rates.
  • Full-time Spring/Summer 2020 awardees whose unmet need was less than maximum Pell may receive the remainder of maximum Pell if their unmet need warrants it.
  • All other students will receive an award on a first come first serve basis after July 31, 2020, with the award being based on unmet need and enrollment credit hours. Applications will continue to be reviewed after this date.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the GEAR UP 2013-2019 Grant Scholarship application below. Instructions for the application are on page 1, fill out page 2, instructions for the Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form are on page 3, fill out the top of page 4 FNA.
  2. Complete the FAFSA and submit all financial aid documentation requested by your IHE. Reminder: To apply for FAFSA you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen with U.S. national status, or have a green card, an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94), battered immigrant-qualified alien status, or a T visa or a parent with a T-1 visa, or have a valid Social Security number.
  3. Submit to the GEAR UP Scholarship Office your Student Aid Report (SAR) or the email from FAFSA containing the EFC and federal aid estimate to gearupscholarship@uvu.edu.  
  4. Once the GEAR UP Scholarship Office receives your completed application, we will submit your signed FNA form to the financial aid office at your institution of higher education (IHE) for the bottom portion to be completed. Your FAFSA must be finalized before the school can complete the FNA. *You are responsible for confirming that the college's financial aid has completed the FNA and has sent it to GEAR UP.* Please give us 2 business days to process your application and send the FNA to your IHE.


Apply for the Scholarship

We are not currently accepting applications