The Women’s Success Center works with students to help them find the best approaches to problem solving and connect them with a network of campus and community support.

WSC Scholarships and Financial Aid

WSC Scholarships:

Each WSC scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, some examples are enrollment, grade point average, and involvement with WSC. We also have need-based scholarships available and this is determined with the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Below are just a few general requirements of all our scholarships. 

  • Submit a completed General Application by the current deadline 

  • GPA varies per scholarship, students with a 2.5 or greater are eligible 

  • Complete a FAFSA application 

Additionally, all WSC scholarship recipients will be required to participate in Success Coaching. Through success coaching, students can expect to be offered personalized support and mentorship during their collegiate experience. 

Questions about WSC scholarships? Make an appointment with our Scholarships and Success Coach Coordinator, Briettny Curtner! 

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships: 

Financial Aid is available to assist students in staying up to date on their account information in addition to understanding any tuition-related holds. When available, their website will update with the deadlines for application requirements, appeals, and loan requests for each semester. 

Questions about Financial Aid, FAFSA, or have been selected for verification? Make a financial advising appointment with our TRIO EOC Advisor, Frenely! 

FAQs

I missed the scholarship deadline, what can I do?  

There are still other scholarships available! Refer back to the General Application to view external opportunities that are still accepting applications. Additionally, as funding becomes available the UVU Student Emergency Fund exists for students who are in need of financial support.  

Who can I ask about my scholarship requirements? 

For WSC scholarships, feel free to email or schedule an appointment with Briettny Curtner. Her role includes oversight of WSC scholarships and Success Coaching.  

For questions about non-WSC scholarships, make an appointment with a Financial Aid and Scholarship Counselor.  

What does it mean to be involved with WSC? 

Involvement with the Women's Success Center includes participation in WSC programs, workshops, social media, events, or the Wee Care Center. 

How long should my answers be in the General Application? 

There is a 500-word limit and totally up to you on how to format your answers. You can respond to each question individually or submit a paragraph responding to all four questions.  

What is success coaching?  

Success coaching is a one-to-one appointment with our coaches who use a holistic advising approach to provide personalized support to each student. Click here to explore possible topics to discuss with a Success Coach. 

I was awarded a scholarship. What happens if I become ineligible during the academic year?

Please contact us and we will work with you because each scholarship is different. Your scholarship requirements are listed in your award letter which can be found in myUVU. Ineligibility varies depending on the specific scholarship, such as GPA or full time enrollment requirements.

Depending on the circumstances, we can submit an appeal to Financial Aid. This provides you with an opportunity to provide context as well as relevant documentation.

Unfortunately, none of our scholarships can be deferred to another semester. If you have a planned absence or take a leave of absence, any remaining funds of your scholarship will not disburse.

Campus and Community Resources

We work closely with our campus and community partners to ensure students are receiving the best support available. To get connected, browse the resources below based on your needs.  

The Writing Center
Students can utilize the writing center for help with a current writing project and building skills for future writing projects.
Mamava Pods
UVU has five Mamava pods on campus for mothers to have a quiet, private place to pump breastmilk or nurse their child. To access the pods download the Mamava app, which gives you secure access to the pods.  For questions about the pods, contact UVU Human Resources at 801-863-8207.
Student Health Services
Students can access low cost and available services in the areas of medical and psychiatric care, psychological services, learning disability assessment services, and suicide awareness and prevention.
Financial Aid
Utah Valley University’s financial aid office can help students navigate the FAFSA and answer scholarship questions.

The limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate and safe foods is called food insecurity (Broton & Goldrick-Rab, 2018).

Students can take advantage of food pantries, access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps), and more community resources to help with food insecurities.

The continuum of housing security looks different depending on age and circumstances. Some examples are difficulty in making rent or utility payments, eviction, or homelessness (Broton & Goldrick-Rab, 2018).

Students can find information about Residential Community Leaders at UVU, Affordable Housing Database, Mountainland HEAT Program, and more.

Support is available for physical, mental, and emotional needs to ensure your overall well-being. This includes but is not limited to psychological services, child and family health, and medical needs.
Learn more here about how to report and work with Campus Police, Ombuds, Title IX resources, and others who work to ensure students feel safe in and outside the classroom.

 

Questions?

Reach out to Student Care: Amber Hendrickson

Reach out to a Women’s Success Center Staff Member: Holly Coutts

 

Reference

Broton, K. M., & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2018). Going without: An exploration of food and housing insecurity among undergraduates. Educational Researcher47(2), 121-133. 

Educational Resources

The Women’s Success Center is invested in promoting the value of an education to all students and their families. Here are some of the educational and outreach tools we share:

Want to learn more? Check out the Women's Success Resource Guide!