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.
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.
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 144 - Affidavit for Non-Resident Alien Waiver
For students of undocumented aliens, to qualify for a waiver of non-resident tuition.
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.
April 15th Deadline
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.
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
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 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.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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