Scholarships are awarded a year or more in advance of the school year beginning. Students apply through the Comprehensive Online Scholarship Application after logging into myUVU. There are scholarships available for students new to UVU (transfers or just graduated high school) and continuing UVU students.

Scholarships are logged into our database with specific circumstances and additional student requirements, if any. The Comprehensive Online Scholarship Application has two parts to coincide with the database; Part I consists of "selectable" circumstances and Part II consists of selectable scholarships. This enables the matching of student's circumstances and requirement completion to the scholarships identified.

Students completing the online application will be automatically considered for all eligible awards, and most scholarships have no special circumstances or requirements to be matched or completed. The selectable scholarships are general funding groups or specific scholarships. Only a small portion of the total scholarships available are mentioned within Part II because these scholarships require completion of specific student actions such as submission of a written essay. Essays are submitted through the online application.

Students will be notified of awards by email through their myUVU email. Acceptance of the scholarship is done through myUVU's Financial Aid Award page. Scholarship contracts will be viewable, and their instructions must be followed to keep the award. Any scholarships awarded but not accepted by the student will be canceled and awarded to another student. Any scholarship accepted but has unfulfilled requirements will be canceled and awarded to another student.

There are scholarships awarded by government agencies that are administered and awarded by the scholarship office. These applications are handled by the government agency. These awards must still be accepted as mentioned above, and their contract instructions followed.

Some scholarships do not require this application process. The student must check with their academic department identified by their selected degree or special organization to inquire on how to apply for their scholarships.


The following are checkboxes available within the online application to track personal circumstances that may relate to a scholarship requirement. The 'sub' bullets depict the additional information requested from the student or additional requirements.

    • A Child of a UVU Alumni - (non-resident only; Alumni Legacy)
      • Full name (maiden name if applicable) of alumni
      • Address of alumni
      • Dates they attended UVU
      • Phone number
      • Email
    • A home-schooled student (available as a Freshman Student only)
      • The student must take the GED to be assigned a GPA.
      • The student must be 16 years of age to apply for scholarships at UVU.
    • A dependent or head of a large family
      • The FAFSA or the FAFSA4caster is required
      • Essay - One page expressing financial need (4000 characters or spaces maximum)
    • A relative of a donor
      • Name of donor who has donated funding to UVU.
    • Attending Wasatch Campus
      • Wasatch is an extension of UVU in Heber
      • Must be Utah resident required
      • 2.5 GPA required
    • A dependent of full-time UVU employee
      • (additional info needed regarding UVU employee)
    • An international student - student coming to UVU from another country
      • Students must be 18 years or older for admittance to UVU,
      • May only apply for privately funded and certain exceptional performance scholarships.
    • A non-traditional student
      • An adult or non-traditional student is not defined only by age (usually over 24), they are also students with life circumstances different from the typical traditional student. These circumstances include, but are not limited to students who are: parents, displaced homemakers, veterans and someone returning to college after a period of time in the work force or working in their home.
      • FAFSA or Financial Aid Calculator required;
      • 2.5 GPA required.
    • A head of a single parent home
      • A single parent or student comes from a single parent home
      • The FAFSA or the FAFSA4caster is required
      • Essay - One page expressing financial need (4000 characters or spaces maximum)
    • Foster Care recipient
      • Student has been in the Foster Care Program
      • Must be a Utah resident
      • 2.5 GPA required


These scholarships are specific to the online scholarship application and require additional actions of the student. Please examine the details of each scholarship so you will be prepared for the application and can complete in a timely fashion.

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
  • 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). 



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