Scholarship Citizen Requirement Information


ALL scholarship recipients must prove they are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens in order to receive their scholarship award. You may satisfy this requirement in ONE of the following ways:

International Students satisfy this requirement at the time of admission.

    • FAFSA: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at You may be required to provide proof of citizenship to the Financial Aid/ Scholarship Office if your FAFSA does not pass the national citizenship database check that occurs at the time of application.
    • Prior Grant or Loan Recipient: If you have ever received a federal grant or loan, you can obtain your recipient information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at You may fax or bring in a copy of this information.
    • Certified Birth Certificate: You may fax or bring in a copy of your certified birth certificate.
    • Current Valid Passport: You may fax or bring in a copy of your valid passport.
    • Driver's License: You may fax or bring in a copy of your Utah Driver's License that has been renewed in 2010. A prior driver's license is not acceptable.
    • Certificate of Naturalization: You may fax or bring in a copy of your Certificate of Naturalization.
    • Signed Statement: You may submit a signed statement affirming that you are a U.S. citizen. Remember to put your UVU ID on the top of the page.

Remember, this requirement must be satisfied before scholarship funds will be disbursed. You will see this requirement through myUVU under Financial Aid and Scholarships. By referring to myUVU/Financial Aid and Scholarships menu after you have turned in your documentation, you will be able to see if the requirement has been satisfied.

Send or Fax verification to the following:

Mailing Information:

UVU Scholarship Office
800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6703

FAX Number:

(801) 863-8448