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Alumni Legacy Non-Resident Scholarship

How to Apply


  Complete Admissions Process by Dec. 1

  No additional application necessary

  Out of  State Requirement

  Parent or Grandparent is Alumnus

  Based on cumulative GPA

 Course rigor considered

 

A merit scholarship for non-resident first-time, first year and transfer students.

(Previously, this scholarship has been known by multiple names, including Alumni U Tradition and Heritage scholarships)

  2021-2022 Terms and Conditions
Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 
Eligibility:

Non-resident First-Time, First-Year students and transfer students

pursuing a first bachelor’s degree; parent or grandparent must hold a degree from University of Utah

Value: $3,000 per year (fall and spring semesters). University merit scholarships at The U provide funding to help cover a portion of or all tuition and mandatory fees for students enrolled full-time, up to the lesser of the scholarship award amount or the amount of tuition and mandatory fees. University merit scholarships are available beginning Fall 2021 and are renewable for up to eight semesters (for first-time, first year awardees) or up to four semesters (for transfer awardees), or until you receive a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first, as long as you continue to meet scholarship requirements. Merit scholarships generally do not apply to summer enrollment.
Good Standing Requirements: To be in good standing and receive this award, you must be enrolled as a full-time student, registering for and successfully completing a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester; failure to maintain full-time status may result in the cancellation of your scholarship for that term. 
 
To renew each year, you must maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and complete at least twenty-four (24) credit hours during the two semesters of the academic year (i.e., fall and spring semesters). Students may qualify for residency reclassification while receiving this scholarship. Visit admissions.utah.edu/apply/residency for more information. However, the scholarship will be forfeited if the student gains Utah residency for tuition purposes.
 
The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) will review your standing at the end of each spring semester. Failure to meet any of the requirements will result in loss of the scholarship. Once the scholarship is lost, it cannot be regained.
Confirm Enrollment to Accept Your Scholarship and Its Terms

STEP 1: Create Your CIS Account and Activate your UMail Account

  • If you have not created your Campus Information Services (CIS) account, visit cis.utah.edu as soon as possible.
  • Your login info is your uNID# (found in your admissions letter) and your default password is your birthdate (MMDDYY).
  • After creating your CIS account, activate your University e-mail account (UMail), also in CIS. All official university communication including financial offers will be sent to your UMail account.

STEP 2: Confirm Your Intent to Enroll to Accept the Merit Scholarship

  • Confirm your intent to enroll with the Office of Admissions at admissions.utah.edu/confirm. At this same link, you can submit your enrollment deposit, or if the enrollment deposit is a financial challenge you may request a deposit extension.
  • By confirming your intent to enroll, you are accepting your scholarship award and the terms outlined in this document. If for any reason you confirm your intent to enroll but want to decline your scholarship or the terms, you should submit your reasons in writing to UOSFA at scholarship@utah.edu.
  • Your scholarship award is available until June 1, 2021. If you have not confirmed enrollment by that date, the scholarship may be cancelled.
Restrictions

This merit scholarship is only available to students earning their degree at The U’s main campus. This scholarship does not apply to enrollment or charges during summer term unless you specifically request use of the scholarship during summer and you continue to meet all eligibility criteria; use during summer term counts toward your maximum number of terms of eligibility. Other scholarships received could affect your eligibility.

Certification to Receive Financial Awards
This merit scholarship is only available to students earning their degree at The U’s main campus. This scholarship does not apply to enrollment or charges during summer term unless you specifically request use of the scholarship during summer and you continue to meet all eligibility criteria; use during summer term counts toward your maximum number of terms of eligibility. Other scholarships received could affect your eligibility.
Deferral and Leave of Absence

Newly accepted freshmen who wish to defer their start date to a subsequent semester, and to request their scholarship be held, should first request an admission deferment through the Office of Admissions at admissions.utah.edu/apply/deferment.

Scholarship deferments may result in a change in the amount and/or value of the scholarship depending upon the subsequent term of entry or matriculation. 

Scholarship recipients considering a deferment should confirm their intent to enroll to accept their scholarship by June 1, 2021. Students have until the first day of classes (August 23, 2021) to apply for a deferment. Students seeking deferment should submit their enrollment deposit to secure their seat as a matriculated student. You can submit the enrollment deposit, or if the enrollment deposit is a financial challenge you may request a deposit extension, at admissions.utah.edu/confirm.

The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) will, in extenuating circumstances, allow a student to take a Leave of Absence from a scholarship once they are a continuing student. A continuing student will need to work with the Registrar’s Office on any type of Leave of Absence (https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/leave.php).

For questions regarding eligibility for either deferral or leave of absence, please contact UOSFA. 

Contact Information

For questions or concerns, please contact the UOSFA at (801) 581-6211 or financialaid@utah.edu.

 

Last Updated: 8/10/21