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Merit Scholarship with Presidential Honors

How to Apply

  Complete Admissions Process by Dec. 1

  No additional application necessary

  In-State Requirement

  Based on cumulative GPA

 Course rigor considered

 Qualify as a National Merit Finalist

A scholarship for students who qualify for both the Merit Scholarship and the President's Scholarship. The selection criteria are the same as for the President's Scholarship.

These honors include funds in addition to any tuition waiver scholarship a student might receive. The dollar value of the award includes the choice of a  $750 annual cash stipend or on-campus housing award from the University of Utah, and a minimum $500 cash stipend from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Value: A total of approximately $35,000 (which includes a resident tuition waiver, mandatory fees, plus the choice of an on-campus housing award or annual $750 cash award) for a maximum of 8 semesters or until the student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. Tuition and mandatory fees up to and including 18 hours per semester are covered. Students on tuition waiver scholarships are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

2019-2020 Terms and Conditions

Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Eligibility: Entering Freshmen
Requirements: Fulltime Status, Merit
In-state Requirement
Contact Information: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 801-581-6211
Additional Application Requirements: Merit scholarship consideration will be based on cumulative GPA and course rigor
Terms: Renewable
Other Requirements: Full time enrollment (minimum of 12 hours) is required for disbursement of any tuition waiver or scholarship award. Renewal criteria for Presidential Honors are a 3.6 cumulative GPA and completion of 24 hours of course work (20 of which must be graded) every two semesters, namely fall and spring of an academic year. Students who do not meet the 3.6 GPA requirement for the President's scholarship are still considered for the cash stipend from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Last Updated: 2/18/22