State of Utah Scholarships

Trailblazer Promise Scholarship

Trailblazer Promise Scholarship

The Utah Promise Scholarship is the first-ever statewide needs-based scholarship program in Utah, here at Utah Tech it is called the Trailblazer Promise Scholarship. It is available to recent high school graduates, continuing students and adult learners at Utah’s public colleges and universities, as well as Utah’s public technical colleges. If awarded, the Trailblazer Promise Scholarship will cover up to full-time base undergraduate tuition and fees each year.

The Trailblazer Promise is automatically awarded at UT through a completed FAFSA Application to those who qualify. Those who complete their FAFSA Application first each year will receive priority in the awarding process. If you are awarded the Trailblazer Promise, you will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office to your student email account.

If you receive any other funds from the institution or state, your Trailblazer Award will be adjusted accordingly.

There is no separate application required except a completed FAFSA Application.

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Opportunity Scholarship

New legislation passed during the 2021 session created a simplified, statewide, achievement-based scholarship—the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement during high school.

The Opportunity Scholarship will be available to students beginning with the high school graduating class of 2022.

Students may apply for the Opportunity Scholarship during their senior year of high school.

There are separate applications for 2022 graduates who meet the Regents’ Track requirements and those who meet the Advanced Course Track requirements.

More information about the Regents’ Track (Application & FAQ).
More information about the Advanced Course Track (Application & FAQ).

Both applications will open November 15, 2021.
The priority deadline is December 3, 2021.
The final deadline is February 1, 2022.
All students are encouraged to meet the priority deadline.

All students who qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship (under the Regents’ and Advanced Course Tracks) will be given the same award consideration and maximum award amount.


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HB 118 - Exemption of Non-Resident Tuition for Eligible Foreign Nationals

Exemption of non-resident tuition for foreign nationals who qualify under USHE policy R512 (Utah Code § 53B-8-102 )

HB 118 Application

HB 144 - Affidavit for Non-Resident Alien Waiver

For students of undocumented aliens, to qualify for a waiver of non-resident tuition.

HB 144 Application

International Internship Scholarship

This is a scholarship for students who are completing a for-credit international internship. Priority based on need. See flyer for information

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Olene S Walker Transition to Adult Living (TAL) Scholarship

Olene S. Walker Transition to Adult Living (TAL) Scholarship is designed to assist qualified youths who are transitioning out of Utah state foster care or the unaccompanied refugee minor program to complete a post-secondary education program (degree or certificate) at a Utah System of Higher Education institution.

New Applicants Apply Here

Reapplicants Apply Here

April 15th Deadline

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PRIME Program Grant

The PRIME Scholarship is awarded to students who earn the TRANSFORM Certificate granted by the Utah State Board of Higher Education (USBE) after completing required concurrent enrollment (CE) or career and technical education (CTE) coursework in high school

Eligible Students:      Recent Utah high school graduates

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be awarded the TRANSFORM certificate by the USBE
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Meet all application deadlines
  • Enroll at an eligible institution full-time beginning the fall semester after high school graduation OR provide documentation that a deferral has been granted from the institution

TRANSFORM Certificate Information

  • Students must:
    • Complete five (CE) general education courses, each from a different general education category, as designated for concurrent enrollment by the Utah Board of Higher Education. (Categories: Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy, American Institutions, Fine Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences)
    • Complete at least 6 courses or 300 hours of a career and technical education (CTE) program at a Utah technical college TRANSFORM certificate requirements are determined by USBE and awarded through USBE and individual high schools. Please reach out to your high school counselor for more information about earning this certificate while in high school.

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Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Reimbursement (PSOCAR) Program

The PSOCAR Program reimburses up to half of tuition and fees (maximum of $5,000 per year, subject to funding) for students enrolled in criminal justice related programs at a Utah System of Higher Education institution, and is available for up to eight academic years.

PSOCAR was reinstated with S.B. 6003, Law Enforcement Tuition Reimbursement in the 2020 6th Special Session of the Utah Legislature after being temporarily discontinued in 2019. Detailed rules for this program can be found in Utah Code Title 53B, Chapter 8, Section 112.

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T.H. Bell Education Scholarship

The T.H. Bell Scholarship is for those intent on entering the teaching profession in Utah and aims to recruit first-generation students into teaching, encourage outstanding students to work in high-need fields, and recognize teaching as a critically important career in Utah. The scholarship can be used at public or private higher education institutions in Utah that offer approved programs: Brigham Young University, Utah Tech University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College.

T.H. Bell Scholarships may be for up to the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books, and may be received for up to four consecutive years. Recipients must study in an approved teacher preparation program or in an approved program that prepares an individual to become a speech-language pathologist or another licensed professional providing services in a public school to students with disabilities.

May 10th Deadline

UT TH Bell Scholarship Application

Talent Development Incentive Loan Program

Talent Development Need Based Grant

Every other academic year, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development selects five jobs that have the highest demand for new employees and offer high wages.

To qualify for this grant, students:

Must be a resident of the State of Utah

Must be attending full-time, 12 or more credits each semester

Must complete the FAFSA each year and demonstrate need for the grant

Must be seeking a Bachelor degree in:

Computer Science

Computer and Information Technology

Grant will cover any remaining base tuition and fees not cover by any scholarships and other grants. Any awards will not be made until at least three weeks into each semester.

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Discontinued State Scholarships & Programs

  • Regents Scholarship — Discontinued after Class of 2020
  • Centennial Scholarship — Discontinued after June 2020
  • TH Bell Loan Incentive Program — Switched to the TH Bell Scholarship Program
  • New Century Scholarship – Discontinued after Class of 2021