Utah Tech University

Utah-Resident
Freshman Scholarship

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2023-2024 Requirements

Freshman Academic Scholarships are now awarded with and without an ACT or SAT score and are now open to ALL first time incoming freshmen. Scholarships will be automatically awarded to first time incoming freshmen, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation, upon full acceptance to Utah Tech prior to the March 1st deadline 

  • Must be fully admitted to UT for the Fall Semester by the March 1st deadline.
  • Be a US Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status.
  • Be a first time incoming freshman who has not attended another institution after high school graduation.
  • Have an intent to graduate from Utah Tech University.
  • Scholarships are determined using the non-weighted GPA without rounding up and class standing.
  • Academic scholarships will not be awarded to students who are admitted after March 1st. New transcripts or test scores submitted after March 1st will NOT be considered for scholarship eligibility.

Utah Resident Freshmen Scholarships

Utah Tech University awards Academic Scholarships to first time freshman who are fully admitted by deadline based on their unweighted cumulative High School GPA or index score.

How to calculate an Index Score: Unweighted GPA x 10 = GPA score + highest ACT Composite

(EX: 3.5 GPA x 10 = 35 GPA Score + 30 ACT = 65 Index Score

Students are awarded merit scholarships with and without consideration to the ACT or SAT tests. However, if you do not submit a test score they are still required in determining placement in Math and English.

UT offers the College Placement Test which, though not required for merit scholarships, is helpful in determining placement in Math and English. For information, dates, cost and exclusions, please go to the Testing Center.

The GED, HiSET, and any other High School Equivalency make students ineligible for Incoming Freshman Scholarships.

68+ Index Score

Presidential

Full Tuition Scholarship
4-Years

Selection Criteria: 68+ Index Score

Student Pays: $0 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

4 Year Total Value = $21,066.24 (based on 2022-23 tuition)

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

64-67.9 Index Score

Chancellors

$3,400 Tuition Scholarship
4-Years

Selection Criteria: 64-67.9 Index Score

Student Pays: $1,866.56 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

4 Year Total Value = $13,600

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

3.7-4.0 GPA

Trustees

$2,400 Tuition Scholarship
4-Years

Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 to 4.0.

Student Pays: $2,866.56 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

4 Year Total Value = $9,600

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

3.4-3.69 GPA

Deans

$1,500 Tuition Scholarship
4-Years

Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 to 3.69.

Student Pays: $3,766.56 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

4 Year Total Value = $6,000

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

3.0-3.39 GPA

Merit

$1,000 Tuition Scholarship
4-Years

Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 to 3.39.

Student Pays: $4,266.56 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

4 Year Total Value = $4,000

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

2.0-2.99 GPA

Red Cliffs Community

$1,000 Tuition Scholarship
1-Year Only

Washington County and Kane County High School Seniors Only

Selection Criteria: Must be a current Senior in High School with an unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 to 2.99.

Student Pays: $4,266.56 base tuition (based on 2022-23 tuition)

*See below for more information

March 1st Deadline

Academic Scholarship Details

Presidential Academic Scholarship

Presidential Academic Scholarship is the premier scholarship for outstanding academically oriented freshman students, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation. ACT/SAT score required for consideration.

  • Value: Four year scholarship for full instate base tuition. Pays: $5,266.56 per year based on 2022-23 tuition (not to exceed eight semesters).
  • Selection Criteria: 68+ Index Score
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, ACT/SAT score report, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per academic year with a 3.5 GPA. Details may change upon entering an online only program.

*ACT/SAT Required to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship.

Chancellor Academic Scholarship

Chancellor Academic Scholarship is awarded to outstanding academic entering freshman students, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation. ACT/SAT score required for consideration.

  • Value: Four year scholarship that pays $3,400 per year. Total Value: $13,600 (not to exceed eight semesters).
  • Selection Criteria: 64-67.9 Index Score
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, ACT/SAT score report, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per academic year with a 3.5 GPA. Details may change upon entering an online only program.

*ACT/SAT Score Required to be considered for the Chancellors Scholarship.

Trustees Academic Scholarship

Trustees Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation.

  • Value: Four Year Scholarship that pays $2,400 per year. Total Value: $9,600.  (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 to 4.0.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA. Details may change upon entering an online only program.

*ACT/SAT Score not required.

Dean's Academic Scholarship

Dean’s Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation.

  • Value: Four Year Scholarship that pays $1,500 per year. Total Value: $6,000.  (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 to 3.69.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA. Details may change upon entering an online only program.

*ACT/SAT Score not required. 

Utah Merit Academic Scholarship

Merit Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, who have never attended another institution after high school graduation.

  • Value:  Four Year Scholarship that pays $1,000 per year. Total Value: $4,000. (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 to 3.39.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA. Details may change upon entering an online only program.

*ACT/SAT Score not required.

Red Cliffs Community Scholarship

Red Cliffs Community Academic Scholarship is awarded to Washington County and Kane County current High School Seniors who are academically eligible entering freshman students.

  • Value:  One Year Scholarship that pays $1,000.
  • Selection Criteria: An unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 to 2.99.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Admission process (includes application, admission fee, and transcripts) by the March 1st  deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: As this is only a 1 year scholarship, student must be a full time (12 credits or more each semester). Recommendation to complete 30 Utah Tech University credit hours per year with a 3.3 GPA as you can then try to qualify for the 1-Year Current Student Scholarship. More information in link below. 

*ACT/SAT Score not required.

1-Year Current Student Scholarship

UT reserves the right to change the scholarship program each academic year.

Other Freshman Opportunities

Sterling Scholar Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Utah high school winners attending Utah Tech University directly out of high school. This is a one year $1,000 award. In order to be considered for this scholarship, recipients must present their Sterling Scholar Certificate to the Office of Financial Assistance, Scholarship Office.

June 1st Priority Deadline

(This is a one-year non-renewable scholarship. This scholarship, when used in conjunction with any other UT scholarship, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition).

Student Body President Scholarship

Available to Utah high school student body presidents attending Utah Tech University directly out of high school. One year, $1,000 scholarship that can be claimed by submitting a letter from your high school principal or counselor verifying you were the Student Body President during your senior year. The letter must be signed and on school letterhead, or an email directly from your principal’s school email to scholarships@utahtech.edu. Can only be claimed directly out of high school. 

June 1st Priority Deadline

(This is a one-year, non-renewable scholarship. This scholarship, when used in conjunction with any other UT scholarship, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition).

Contact

Joni Hale

Assistant Director of Scholarships

Email: scholarships@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7578

Office: HCC 184