Scholarships Available

Note about departmental scholarships: Once you have declared your major, you should become eligible for departmental scholarships. Deadlines vary and range from early February to March. Contact your department chair for more information. Undocumented students and DACA recipients should ask their department chair if they are eligible; undocumented students and DACA recipients are welcome to contact Donielle Savoie at doniellesavoie@suu.edu if they have any concerns.

Do you still need financial assistance? Schedule an appointment with Financial Wellness counselor Ashleigh Zimmerman by calling 435-865-8436 or emailing ashleighzimmerman@suu.edu.

(The Karen Wauneka funds will not be dispersed until the 16 hours of community service is completed).

Criteria:

  • Must be Native American students with financial need
  • Provide 16 hours of community service.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors

Criteria:

  • Must be Native American
  • Utah Resident
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Enrolled in minimum of 9 credit hours

Criteria:

  • Member of Utah Paiute Tribe (any Band)
  • Must have full time enrollment in graduate or undergraduate program
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Criteria:

  • Must be Native American
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Criteria:

  • Will be awarded to students who are in good academic standing with the University, who identify as LGBTQ and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Criteria:

  • Will be awarded to students of Mexican origin with demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Criteria:

  • Must be a full-time SUU student who is a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, or Transgender community (LGBTQIA+) or actively involved in the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
  • Essay to the Allies on Campus group

This is a per semester grant to enhance diversity and to provide financial assistance for financially disadvantaged students at SUU. These grants are allocated to provide supplemental financial assistance for economically disadvantaged students at Southern Utah University. Priority will be given to full-time, undergraduate, first-degree-seeking students. The maximum award amount is generally $500. The award amount is based on individual circumstances.

General Requirements for the Grant:

  1. Must be a Utah resident and U.S. or naturalized citizen.
  2. You cannot be on academic or financial aid probation. Academic and financial aid transcripts will be verified. Preference will be given to full-time students with financial need
  3. You must maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater.
  4. On a separate sheet of paper, please submit a Personal Statement describing the following: your academic and/or vocational achievements, personal goals, and any barriers you have overcome to achieve your goals. Please be specific with any financial barriers you have or are currently experiencing.
  5. Please provide a one-page thank you letter addressed to the Utah State Legislators.
  6. Review of applications will begin one (1) month prior to the commencement of each semester. Awards will be given on a semester basis. You will need to submit a new application each semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

20-21 Utah Disadvantaged Fund Grant Application.pdf