discover the many ways to pay for college at the University of Utah
At the University of Utah, we understand the importance of making college affordable. Over 71% of students receive some form of financial aid and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic goals with minimal debt. Whatever your academic aspirations, there are a number of university and college funding options available to you.
The primary source of funding for most students comes through the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. However, many of the colleges and programs also offer college-funded scholarships and awards, which can provide additional funding options.
Below is an overview of colleges with scholarships and financial awards available for students.
- Contact each college directly to learn more about their particular scholarship offerings, as well as specific qualifications and deadlines for applying.
- Each college deadline differs, so it is important to contact the colleges as soon as possible if you are interested in applying for their awards.
- The funding options below are determined and awarded by the colleges.
This page is meant to be a resource in your college funding research.
Please contact your college directly for questions about scholarship deadlines and requirements.
College of business (David eccles)
The David Eccles School of Business awards nearly $7 million in undergraduate scholarships annually. To apply for an undergraduate scholarship, you must be an admitted student to the Eccles School of Business. Click the Scholarship button below to learn more.
College of engineering
The College of Engineering offers an extensive scholarship program. During the 2019-20 academic year, over $1.6 million was awarded to engineering students. Click the Scholarship button below to learn more.
College of fine arts
In-state and out-of-state students who are enrolled in the departments of Art & Art History, Film & Media Arts, and Theatre or the Schools of Dance and Music are encouraged to apply for scholarships (auditions or portfolio submission may be required). Contact the academic unit for more information about application requirements. Click the Scholarship button below to learn more.
Honors Students who are active members of the Honors College may apply to several scholarships. Click the button below to review Honors scholarship requirements, criteria, and deadlines.
College of Health
The College of Health offers college and department-level funding opportunities to students who are enrolled in a College of Health major. Letters of recommendation may be required for scholarship applications. Click the Scholarship button below for more information.
College of Humanities
The College of Humanities offers an array of scholarships for its students, including college scholarships for first-generation students. View the different scholarships available by clicking the button below.
College of Mines and Earth Science
Scholarships and financial support are available to qualified undergraduate students, majoring in one of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geology & Geophysics, Metallurgical Engineering, or Mining Engineering. Learn more about the CMES program scholarships by clicking the button below.
College of Science
A number of scholarships are offered through the College of Science including departmental scholarships for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, and Biology. Explore the types of scholarships available and specific qualifications by clicking the button below.
College of Social and behavioral science
The College of Social and Behavioral Science provides merit-based and need-based scholarships for students who have a declared CSBS major. (Majors include: Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Geographic Information Sciences, Geography, Health, Society & Policy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) Click the button below to learn more.
College of Social work
In the 2019-2020 academic year, the College of Social Work granted 109 awards totaling nearly $275,000. Awards included scholarships for Native American students and non-traditional students, as well as scholarships for many social work specialties, merit and need-based scholarships, and many other categories. Click the button below to explore CSW’s complete funding options.
College of Science: Multi-Year Housing Scholarship for American Indian Students
The College of Science is pleased to announce two Multi-Year Housing Scholarships for American Indian students valued at $12,500 per year for up to four years. Please see the scholarship webpage for more details about the required materials for the application. Applications are due by April 30, 2021.
In addition to college-specific scholarships, a number of university departments offer scholarship opportunities. Learn more about those opportunities by clicking the button below.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Please contact the colleges directly regarding additional information, how to submit scholarship applications, and specific deadlines for applying.
If you have questions about financial aid and scholarships, please contact:
University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
types of financial aid
Grants - are awarded based on financial need and do not need to be paid back.
Scholarships – are awarded based on academic achievement, need or other criteria. Scholarships are not expected to be repaid.
Loans – are awarded based on FAFSA eligibility. Loans must be repaid – with interest.
Work Study - Unlike other types of financial aid, work-study earnings are not applied directly to your tuition and fees. Students who are awarded work-study receive the funds in a paycheck as they earn them, based on hours worked – just like a normal job. These earnings are meant to help with the day-to-day expenses.