Students at Utah Valley University often wonder how to best fund their studies. What students may not realize is that there are a number of scholarships that are available trough UVU to help them fund their studies. For some of these scholarships, students are required to complete the FAFSA application form. Other awards, such as those awarded based on academic merit, do not require that the student complete the FAFSA application. Some of these scholarships are offered by the Admission’s department, while other awards are offered through individual departments. Below, check out some of the best scholarships that are offered to UVU students:
Utah Resident Freshman Academic Merit Scholarships: These scholarships are only open to students who are residents of Utah. In order to be considered students must be accepted into UVU prior to February 1st. All students who apply to UVU before the Feb. 1st deadline will be automatically reviewed for this scholarship. The Presidential level of this scholarship required that students have at least a 3.9 high school grade pint average and score at least a 30 on the ACT. This scholarship is renewable provided that students maintain at least a 3.7 grade point average during their time at UVU. The scholarship covers the complete cost of attending UVU, including tuition and student fees. The lower levels of this scholarship (Distinguished, Outstanding, and Exemplary) are available to students who either score lower on the ACT or who have lower ACT scores. These scholarships range in value from $2,000 through $4,000 per year. Additional information about these scholarships can be found here.
Utah Resident Continuing Student Scholarships: These scholarships are open to students who are residents of UT and who have completed at least 12 hours of coursework at UVU. Applicants must complete a separate application form for these awards. The application opens in mid-January and students must submit their completed application prior to the March 1st deadline. Complete details for applying to the scholarship, as well as a link to the application form, can be found here. These scholarships are awarded to students in a variety of different amounts.
Need-Based Scholarships: Students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for one of many need-based scholarships that are offered through UVU. In order to be eligible, students must complete a FAFSA application, submit their scores on the SAT or ACT exam, and submit their high school transcripts. One example of a need based award is the Cultural Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students who come from different ethnic backgrounds. The scholarship cuts the cost of tuition in half for 1-2 semesters and students are eligible to reapply for this award. This scholarship requires that students hold a 2.5 grade point average and it is only open to UT residents. This scholarship is open to continuing and new students alike. All applicants must attend an interview that will be held in the Multicultural Center. Additionally, students must submit an essay to be considered. Additional information about this award can be found here.