Student Resources

"The real death of America will come when everyone is alike."~James T. Ellison

Extracurricular Involvement/Connection to UVU

Through involvement in multicultural organizations and clubs, workshops, panel discussions, celebrations, and other UVU activities, students feel a sense of campus "ownership" and continue to enroll. We endeavor to create an atmosphere of warmth and a "home away from home" to create a sense of belonging and acceptance. Involvement provides an avenue to make friends, find role models, and become acquainted with other students on campus.

CELPCultural Envoy Leadership Program

MSCMulticultural Student Council

Resources to Promote Academic Success

General advising, tutoring and mentoring are available through each of our staff members. Additionally, all staff members advise students of scholarships available for students who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds and ethnically diverse populations.

We encourage our students to engage in student leadership opportunities, attend career building workshops, and seek out mentoring opportunities that will enhance their overall academic goals.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Assistance

  • MSS has an embedded Advisor through our collaboration with the UVU TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) to assist new and continuing students with admissions and FAFSA/Financial Aid help.
    • If you need help completing your FAFSA Application or you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact us at (801) 863-8357 to schedule an appointment with our EOC advisor. 
    • You can also schedule appointments with our EOC advisors through their appointment portals:
  • For additional questions regarding financial aid, or to chat with a financial aid representative, please visit: https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/ 

Recruiting, Retaining, Supporting and Graduating Students

Multicultural Student Services offers half tuition scholarships to new/transfer and continuing students who meet GPA expectations, and are Utah Residents through the UVU Cultural Diversity Scholarship. The selection criteria includes a focus on financial need, academic goals, extra-curricular participation, and leadership responsibilities.

The Multicultural Student Services also offers academic tracking and retention initiatives, in-state and out-of-state recruiting, numerous academic and cultural programs, leadership opportunities and various programs for students, designed to increase retention and graduation success.

Scholarships

The purpose of the Cultural Diversity scholarship, is to provide students an opportunity to attend Utah Valley University. It is a needs-based scholarship, so specific factors are considered in order to be awarded this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines:

  • February 1st for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students
  • March 1st for Continuing Students
  • If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Scholarships office at (801) 863-8443, or visit them in BA-105.

Qualifications:

  • Student must be a UTAH resident
  • Student must be admitted to Utah Valley University
  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher (Continuing UVU student)
  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher (New/Transfer UVU student)
  • Student must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours
  • FAFSA or FAFSA 4caster (printed document is required and must be submitted to the Scholarships office)
    • The FAFSA 4caster can be found on the main FAFSA page, under "Thinking About College."
  • Requires an essay – one page stating your cultural background, what you would do to promote academic, professional, and personal growth within yourself and multicultural students at UVU

Cultural Diversity Scholarship

Award Details

This scholarship award consists of two 1/2 tuition waivers; one for the Fall semester and one for the Spring semester.

Receipt of Spring award is conditional upon completion of Fall semester requirements.

How to apply

Prior to applying for the scholarship, you must be admitted to UVU. If you need to apply for Admission, go to www.uvu.edu/admissions/. If you are currently a concurrent enrollment student at UVU, you have already been admitted.

  1. To apply, you will need to be a currently admitted UVU student. From there, you will login to your my.uvu.edu account and access the Paying For My Education to view and apply for UVU scholarships:

Current Scholarship Recipient Requirements

  1. Attend the Scholarship Orientation, which will be held during the first week of the fall and spring semesters. Attendance is mandatory.
  2. You are required to submit an In-Progress Grade Report twice per semester. You will be notified of upcoming dates to submit progress reports for each semester you are awarded this scholarship and you will need to meet with one of the scholarship advisors.
  3. Attend two Multicultural Student Services events each semester. Check out our calendar of events or stop by our office in LA 114!