Student Icon with PlusNONRESIDENT FRESHMAN STUDENT Scholarship Guide

 

Definition of a NONRESIDENT FRESHMAN

You are considered a Nonresident Freshman if you are graduating from high school and do not meet the definition of a Utah Resident. A student with any amount of concurrent enrollment or AP classes is still considered a freshman student for scholarship purposes.

In most situations, international students are not eligible for nonresident awards. Please contact our office for more information.

Scholarship APPLICATION

To be considered for the most scholarship opportunities, complete the Scholarship Application. You can apply for all scholarships you are interested in. You may be required to provide an essay or additional information. Scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1st*

(Application opens November 1st)

*Freshman/Transfer students must complete the Utah Valley University Admissions process at least three weeks before the February 1st deadline.

Nonresident Waiver and WUE Application Deadline:

Fall: August 8th 

(Application Opens November 1st)

Spring: December 8th

(Application Opens October 1st)

  

APPLY NOW The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application Deadline has now passed. You may still apply as second priority to be put on a waitlist.Line of Arrows

Available SCHOLARSHIPS 

Academic Merit

Exceptional Performance

Leadership Programs

Western Undergraduate Exchange

 

Nonresident Waiver

Alumni Legacy

Border Waiver

Other

Scholarship CHECKLIST

Drop down gray arrow with circle 1. Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL), Global Aviation, or Off-Budget programs are not eligible.
  • Cannot have a previous bachelor’s degree.
  • Students who have received scholarships at Utah Valley University for a total of eight semesters are not eligible.
  • Each scholarship has its own specific eligibility requirements that must be met. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 2. Complete Admissions process

To meet the February 1st deadline, and to access the Scholarship Application, complete the Admissions process at least three weeks before the February 1st deadline.

Concurrent Enrollment students must complete the re-admissions process.

Drop down gray arrow with circle 3. Send Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must arrive to the Office of Admissions in one of the following ways:

  • Mailed directly from your high school in an officially sealed envelope to
    • Utah Valley University Attention: 
      Office of Admissions, MS 106 
      800 W University Parkway  
      Orem, UT 84058-6703

  • Emailed directly from your high school to the Office of Admissions at admissions@uvu.edu
  • Faxed directly from your high school, including the high school’s fax cover sheet, to (801) 863-8913
  • Hand delivered in an officially sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions

Drop down gray arrow with circle 4. Complete Scholarship Application

You must be admitted and have a UV ID number to access the Scholarship Application. To apply:

  • Click Apply Now
  • Log in using your UV ID and password
  • Answer the Yes or No questions. If you do not answer accurately you will not complete the correct Scholarship Application. 
  • Enter your cell phone information
  • Click on Next
  • Click on Start Application
  • Under Part 1: Your Circumstances: Check all of the circumstances that apply to you. You may be required to provide an essay or additional information. If the circumstance requires that you provide an essay or additional information, you will see “(additional information required in next section).” 
  • Under “Part 2: Scholarship Selection”: Check the scholarships you are interested in being considered for. You may be required to provide an essay or additional information. If the scholarship requires that you provide an essay or additional information, you will see “(additional information required in next section).”
  • Click Save
  • Click Next
  • Under the Scholarship Additional Information Section, read and complete each additional requirement.
  • Once you have completed all information, Click Save, Click Next
  • Read the important information.
  • Click on the “I have read and understand the terms listed above.” 
  • You will see “Terms Accepted” and the Submit button will be enabled. 
  • Click on Submit
  • A confirmation page will be provided and an email will be sent to your myUVU email. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 5. Applying for Need Based Scholarships?

Complete the FAFSA application. Utah Valley University’s school code is 004027.            

Or complete the FAFSA4caster. Print the results, write your UV ID on the paper, and upload to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

You may also click on the FAFSA link in the Additional Information Section of the Scholarship Application under the Need Based Scholarships information to complete either the FAFSA application or the FAFSA4caster. 

 To upload: Log in to myUVU, click on the Students, Paying For My Education, Financial Aid File Upload, Select the Appropriate Aid Year, choose your document by clicking the Browse button in the “Select File for Import” field, Submit File. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 6. Check myUVU Email for award notification

Award notification will be sent to your myUVU email as soon as you are awarded. Awarding will be completed by July 1st. Denial emails for the Scholarship Application will also be sent at this time. Be sure to check your email on a regular basis. 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 7. Accept your Award Contract

You must accept your award contract by the date listed on the contract.

To accept your award: Log in to myUVU, click on Students, Paying For My Education, inside the scholarships box, click on Awards, Select the appropriate Aid Year, Confirm Citizenship, read and Accept your Award Contract.

Drop down gray arrow with circle 8. Leaving for an extended amount of time?

If you are planning on taking an extended leave from Utah Valley University and you have been awarded a scholarship, you must:

  • Accept your scholarship award in myUVU.
  • Print, complete, and upload the Request to Hold Form and required documentation, to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Privately funded scholarships cannot be deferred.   

Drop down gray arrow with circle 9. Review and pay balance

  • Scholarship funds will be applied to your student account no sooner than ten days before school starts.
  • Log in to myUVU, click on Students, Paying For My Education, then Tuition Payment Plus 

Drop down gray arrow with circle 10. How your scholarship will be applied

After you are awarded, and if you are eligible, your scholarship will be sent electronically to the Bursar's Office no sooner than ten days prior to the first day of your enrolled classes. Your scholarship will first pay the amount specified in your award contract. If there is any excess funds the Utah Valley University Bursar's Office will refund the monies to you either by check through the U.S. Postal Service to the local address listed in your myUVU student account (this is the default method), or through direct deposit (which you may set up in your myUVU student account).