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Alumni Non-Resident U Tradition Award and Heritage Scholarship

How to Apply

  Complete Admissions Process by Nov. 1

  No additional application necessary

  Out of  State Requirement

  Parent or Grandparent is Alumnus

  Based on cumulative GPA and ACT/SAT


A scholarship for nonresident high school seniors who will be first-year entering freshmen, and nonresident transfer students who matriculate at the University of Utah seeking an undergraduate degree, and who have at least one parent or grandparent who holds a degree from the University of Utah. Freshmen applicants must complete the admission process to the University of Utah by November 1 and transfer applicants by February 1. Freshmen applicants must be admitted with the University of Utah current year's minimum GPA, ACT/SAT score. Transfer applicants must be admitted with the current year's minimum transfer GPA. Full-time enrollment (12 course hours per semester) is required.

Value: This award consists of the U Tradition Award in the amount of $3,000 per year, awarded for up to eight semesters or until the student receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. In addition, depending upon academic preparation, students may qualify for additional funding through the Heritage Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to $6,000.

Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 
Eligibility: Entering Freshmen
Transferring Undergrad,
Requirements: Fulltime Status, Merit
Out-of-state Requirement
Application Information: The admissions process must be complete by November 1 and students specify on the Admission Application that one of his/her parents or grandparents is an alumnus of the University of Utah, and provide additional details as requested on the form.
Contact Information: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid , 801-581-6211
Award: Annual Award Minimum: $3,000
Annual Award Maximum: $9,000 (combined award)
Terms: Renewable - To renew the U Tradition Award, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and complete 24 hours of course work every two semesters of the academic year, namely fall and spring. Grades are reviewed after the second, fourth, and sixth semester of an academic year. To renew the Heritage Scholarship portion of the award, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Deadline: November 1 for freshman, February 1 for transfer
Last Updated: 5/13/19