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University of Utah Merit Scholarship

A scholarship for resident entering freshmen who are National Merit Finalists. Winners are identified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (100)
Eligibility: Entering Freshmen
Requirements: Merit
In-state Requirement
Application Information: Merit scholarship consideration will be based on the ACT/SAT test score with which students are admitted. Results from tests taken after the official October test date, initial or retakes, will not be taken into consideration for scholarship eligibility.
Contact Information: Office of Admissions: 801-581-8761 (toll-free: 1-800-685-8856) or Financial Aid and Scholarship Office: 801-581-6211
Additional Application Requirements: Must apply with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by taking the required tests. Check with your high school counseling center for detailed application procedures.
Award: Annual Award Minimum: $500 - This is a cash stipend awarded in addition to any tuition waiver the student might receive from the University of Utah.
Terms: Renewable - for a maximum of 8 semesters or until the student receives a baccalaureate degree. Full time enrollment (minimum of 12 hours per semester) is required for disbursement of any tuition waiver or scholarship award. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and complete 24 hours of course work (20 of which must be graded) every two semesters, namely fall and spring of an academic year. Grades are reviewed after the second, fourth, and sixth semester.
Deadline: Complete the Admission process by December 1.
Other Requirements: Qualification as a National Merit Semifinalist (the pool from which finalists and eventual winners are selected) is based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT, open to all high school juniors. The test is administered in most high schools in October and must be taken in the junior year. Additionally, students must notify the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that the University of Utah is their first-choice school by May of their senior year in order to be sponsored as a National Merit Scholar by the University.
Last Updated: 2/7/17