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Freshman Scholarships

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Freshman Admission/ Scholarship Deadlines

Nov. 1 - Priority Admission Application Date

For Merit Scholarships. Your admissions application is your scholarship application!

Feb. 1 - Financial Aid Priority Date

For Need-Based Scholarships


Freshman Scholarships 

Available from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

See Below

Campus Scholarships

Available from college, department, major and other special categories.

List of Colleges and Departments

Online Resources

Available from outside, private entities with unique application process and deadlines.

See the full list


Freshman Merit Scholarships - Quick Look  

Scholarships Resident



President's Scholarship     Apply
Utah Flagship Scholarship      Apply
Utah Academic Scholarship     Apply
Trustees Scholarship     Apply
Utah Academic Recognition Award     Apply
University of Utah Merit Scholarship     Apply
University of Utah Merit Scholarship with Presidential Honors     Apply
Utah Flagship Scholarship / Early Admission (High School Juniors)     Apply
Sterling Scholar Award     Apply
Academic Excellence Scholarship     Apply
Academic Commendation Scholarship     Apply
Freshman Academic Achievement Award     Apply
Academic Distinction Scholarship     Apply
Alumni U Tradition Award and Heritage Scholarship     Apply
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)     Apply

 Freshman Need-Based Scholarships - Quick Look  

Scholarships Resident Non-Resident Apply
Needs Based Scholarship      Apply
ARUP Utah Promise      Apply


Social Security Numbers

The University of Utah Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will use Social Security Numbers to verify your identity and match data.  You are not required to provide your Social Security Number when completing your application for admission to the University, however it is a critical data element used in our processes.   Our ability to determine your eligibility for both Financial Aid and Scholarships will be severely restricted if your Social Security number is not provided in the Application for Admission.  Omission of your Social Security Number may eliminate you from consideration for scholarship funding.


Students are required by state law to certify that they are eligible to receive a scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present in the U.S.  If students do not know whether they are in the U.S. lawfully, they should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before submitting a scholarship application.

Prior to the disbursement of any scholarship, the University of Utah is required by law to verify the recipient's citizenship status or lawful presence in the U.S. with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Once the University submits a student's information to DHS for verification, this federal agency may have the legal right to share the information with other government agencies.

Last Updated: 5/13/19