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.

Deadline: February 1st

Required GPA and ACT/SAT scores

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

Resident Freshman Grid with SAT/ACT and GPA requirements., Presidential (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.9 or higher and ACT score of 30-36, SAT score of 1600-1340 before march 2016, SAT score of 1600-1400 after March 2016. Exemplary (Academic Merit) Scholarship: Students with GPA of 3.9-4.0, ACT score of 27-29, SAT score of 1220-1300 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1360 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.8, ACT score of 28-36, SAT score of 1260-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1320-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7, ACT score of 29-36, SAT score of 1300-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1360-1600 after March 2016. Outstanding: GPA of 3.5, ACT score of 28-36, SAT score of 1260-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1320-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.6, ACT score of 27-28, SAT score of 1220-1260 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7, ACT score of 25-28, SAT score of 1150-1260 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.8, ACT score of 25-27, SAT score of 1110-1220 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180-1290 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.9-4.0, ACT score of 25-26, SAT score of 1150-1190 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-1260 after March 2016. Distinguished: GPA of 3.3, ACT score of 29-36, SAT score of 1300-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1600 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.4, ACT score of 27-36, SAT score of 1220-1600 before March 2016, SAT score of 1290-1320 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.5, ACT score of 25-27, SAT score of 1150-1220 before March 2016, SAT score of 1220-http://a.cms.omniupdate.com/10?skin=uvu&account=UVU-WWW&site=UVU_Public_Site&action=de&path=/financialaid/scholarships/freshman/resident.pcf1290 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.6, ACT score of 24-26, SAT score of 1110-1190 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180-1260 after March 2016, or GPA of 3.7-4.0, ACT score of 24, SAT score of 1110 before March 2016, SAT score of 1180 after March 2016.

P Presidential

Renewable

8 semesters or until a bachelor's degree is received (whichever comes first).

Can be placed on hold

Yes

Full or Partial Tuition

Pays full tuition

Covers Additional Fees

May owe other fees for coursework

Retention Criteria

3.6 Cumulative GPA
15 Credits each semester

E Exemplary

Renewable

8 semesters or until a bachelor's degree is received (whichever comes first).

Can be placed on hold

Yes

Full or Partial Tuition

Pays $4,000 each year ($2,000 Fall semester and $2,000 Spring semester)

Covers Additional Fees

Still owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.

Retention Criteria

3.5 Cumulative GPA
15 Credits each semester

O Outstanding

Renewable

4 semesters maximum until a bachelor's degree is received (whichever comes first). Students are encouraged to apply for other scholarship opportunities.

Can be placed on hold

Yes

Full or Partial Tuition

Pays $3,500 each year ($1,750 Fall semester and $1,750 Spring semester)

Covers Additional Fees

Still owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.

Retention Criteria

3.2 Cumulative GPA
12 Credits each semester

D Distinguished

Renewable

Not renewable. It is for 2 semesters only

Can be placed on hold

Yes

Full or Partial Tuition

Pays $2,000 ($1,000 Fall semester and $1,000 Spring semester)

Covers Additional Fees

Still owe the remaining tuition, general student fees (as notated on the Current Tuition Tables), and other fees associated with your coursework.

Retention Criteria

3.0 Cumulative GPA
12 Credits each semester

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

General Application

Automatic Considerations

  • Students who have completed the Admissions process by February 1st will automatically be considered
  • 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.

Deadline: February 1st

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 general application
  • Select all scholarship opportunities you are interested in applying for.

General 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 AcademicWorks.

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.

Deadline: February 1st

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 general application
  • Select all scholarship opportunities 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

General Application

Award

Award amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship.

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

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 AcademicWorks.

How to Apply

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

General 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 AcademicWorks.

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 1st

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.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

How to Apply

  • Complete the General Application.
  • Provide verification of Sterling Scholar Award.

General 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 AcademicWorks.
  • 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 general application
  • Select all scholarship opportunities you are interested applying for
  • For need-based, complete the FAFSA.

General Application

Award

Award amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship.

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

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. 

Priority Deadline: May 15

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 May 15.
  • 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 May 15 (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 new students 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.

Priority Deadline: May 15

Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA and Reach Scholarship application by May 15.
  • Must have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Be a new first-year student at UVU.
  • 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

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.