Scholarships

Email the Scholarship Office for more scholarship information.

Utah Tech University is fortunate to have a number of scholarship programs available to students. Academic Freshman do not require an application. Academic Transfer Scholarship consideration is automatic for first-time applicants. Transfer students who have previously applied to Utah Tech must submit a Second Chance Scholarship Application for scholarship consideration. All other scholarships do require a separate application. Utah Tech and affiliate scholarships and waivers cannot be combined to exceed the cost of tuition. To be considered for Freshman scholarships a student must be fully admitted by March 1st. To be considered for Transfer scholarships a student must be fully admitted by July 1st. 

Some of the Utah Tech scholarships currently available include academic, student leadership, sterling scholars, alumni leadership, talent-based scholarships (athletic, fine arts), departmental, diversity/multicultural, community /local, and program-based.

To continue receiving a Utah Tech scholarship after the first academic year, a student must enroll in and pass a minimum number of credits and maintain a minimum college GPA.  Students who fail to meet their academic scholarship requirements will lose their scholarship. Students who have lost their scholarship can contact the Scholarship Office to get information about how to earn their scholarship back or appeal the lost of their scholarship. Utah Tech policy requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 and full time enrollment (12 credit hours per semester) for other Utah Tech scholarships.  Departments may require higher standards as outlined in individual award notifications. 

Resident Scholarship Program

To be eligible for any resident based scholarships all applicants must be legal residents of the State of Utah, U.S. Citizens (or eligible non-citizens).

  1. Freshman Scholarship Deadline is March 1st: To be considered for a scholarship, the student applicant must complete the full Utah Tech admission process. Once admitted, students will automatically be considered for scholarships. Application, admission fee, high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores must be received by March 1st for scholarship consideration. UT Freshmen Scholarship Information
  2. Basis for Awards: Utah Tech University awards freshman academic scholarships based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Students must submit transcripts and ACT or SAT scores prior to the March 1st deadline to be considered for a scholarship. 
  3. Acceptable Test Scores: Placement tests other than the ACT or SAT are not accepted. Students are encouraged to take the ACT through their high school or on one of six national testing days. The Utah Tech Testing Center offers the ACT Residual Test. For information, dates, cost, and exclusions, go to Testing Center Website, or check the Testing Center section of this catalog.
  4. Current Students Deadline is May 1st. To be considered for a Current Student Scholarship the student must have completed 30 credit hours total with a minimum of 15 credit hours completed at Utah Tech, and be admitted into a eligible 1st Bachelors'. Funding is limited, and award levels are determined on a scale. Current Student Scholarship Information

Non-Resident Waiver/Scholarship Programs

To be eligible for any non-resident based waiver/scholarship all applicants must be U.S. Citizens (or eligible non-citizens as determined by a FAFSA application or certification documents).

In order to be considered for a non-resident Academic Scholarship, applicant must be fully admitted to Utah Tech, must meet academic requirements and my not have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree. Non-Resident Academic Scholarships do not require an application. Awards are made automatically upon admission to Utah Tech.  Scholarship Deadline is March 1st. Non-resident Scholarship Information

In addition to our Scholarships, Utah Tech offers a number of waiver programs to help reduce the cost of non-resident tuition for eligible non-resident students who did not meet the requirements to receive a top academic scholarship. Waivers include: WUE, Red Rocks, Good Neighbor, and Alumni Legacy Waiver. Awards are based on GPA. The Priority Deadline is May 1st. The final deadline is July 15th.  Each waiver requires a minimum GPA for consideration. 

Transfer Scholarships

First time applicants to Utah Tech will be automatically considered.  Previous applicants or returning students must submit a Second Chance Scholarship Application for consideration. Transfer Students Deadline is July 1st. To be considered for a Transfer Scholarship, the student must be admitted to a 1st Bachelors' degree program.  They must transfer a minimum of 24 post-high school credits (but cannot exceed 150 post-high school credits) to be eligible and meet the GPA requirement at the time of the scholarship deadline. If they transfer in a Bachelors' degree after awarding, the scholarship will be removed. For more information, see UT Resident Transfer Scholarships or Non-resident Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Deferment and Reinstatement

  1. Deferred Admission / Leave of Absence: Students requesting a scholarship deferment must submit a form for either an Admission Deferment or Leave of Absence.
  2. Academic Scholarship Deferment: Academic Scholarships may be deferred up to three (3) semesters (excluding summers) with submission of form as noted above. The only exception is for Religious/Humanitarian Service in which they can defer for up to seven (7) semesters. Students must be in academic good standing at the time of the deferment request by meeting the requirements for GPA and credit hours as set forth in the award letter. Acceptable reasons for scholarship deferments include:
    • Serving a humanitarian or religious mission
    • Medical problems
    • Financial or employment-related issues
    • Military service
    • Personal (Family responsibilities)
  3. Transfer: A student may not request a scholarship deferment to attend another post-secondary institution, including any university, college, or technical/vocational school. Students who leave Utah Tech University to attend another institution forfeit their scholarships.
  4. Non-Academic Scholarship Deferment: Talent and Performing Arts Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, and Endowment Scholarships are not deferrable and will require a new application upon a student’s return to Utah Tech University.
  5. Scholarship Reinstatement: Upon return to Utah Tech University, students must email the Scholarship office. Students must provide full name, student ID number and the semester s/he plans to return. Scholarships will be reinstated based on the timeline of the request and academic grades.