Starting Fall 2020
The For Utah Scholarship creates a fully funded path to a University of Utah degree. The initiative covers four years of tuition and fees for Pell Grant-eligible Utah residents.
- Utah residents
- First-time freshmen
- High school average GPA of at least 3.2
- Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and subsequent Pell Grant eligibility
- For continued eligibility, students will need to be enrolled full time for all eight semesters and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at the U
Apply to the University of Utah
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Be admitted to the U
Receive notification of scholarship award
Attend the U in Fall 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Students who apply for admission to the U and complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for the scholarship.
WHEN CAN STUDENTS APPLY?
Applications are now open for high school students interested in attending the U beginning fall 2020. The application deadline for the scholarship has been waived this year.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP?
Every student who receives a Pell Grant will receive the For Utah Scholarship.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?
The U anticipates it will invest approximately $2.5 million annually when the program is fully implemented.
WHERE IS THAT MONEY COMING FROM?
The funding will come from existing unrestricted scholarship money and ongoing efforts to raise donor support for student scholarships.
IS ANYTHING NOT COVERED BY THE SCHOLARSHIP?
The For Utah Scholarship covers tuition and fees (last dollar award after all other gift aid considered), but will not cover books or housing.
WHY DOES THE U FEEL THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INITIATIVE?
This new scholarship increases access to higher education for Utah students and ensures that they not only enroll, but graduate. The U is committed to helping students complete their degrees and reducing barriers to college such as tuition costs.