Scholarships

We want to put you on your path to success, not stand in your way which is why we offer multiple scholarships to our students. If you have questions about scholarships or how to pay for college, contact our financial aid coordinator for future students Jayson Matlock.


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Scholarship & Admissions Index

Academic scholarships are available to eligible students starting out at SUU. Only one score (GPA or ACT or SAT) is required to determine what scholarship you can receive. Final amounts are determined after admission to SUU.

  • Only one score is required for scholarships (GPA or ACT or SAT)
  • The score that provides each student the best scholarship is used 
  • Minimum 2.0 High School GPA required for any Freshman scholarship
  • GPA scale is unweighted (4.00 is highest)
  • ACT and SAT scores DO NOT include the Writing sections of the exams and Superscores are not accepted.
  • Full scholarship renewal information and guidelines are provided with online scholarship acceptance

Deadlines to consider:

  • March 1: Final Scholarship Deadline
  • May 1: Acceptance Deadline

Please note: Scholarships are only available to students who are attending SUU Main Campus. Students classified as attending SUU Online Campus are not eligible for academic undergraduate or transfer scholarships.

First-Year Scholarships

We have a limited number of President’s Scholarships available, they are awarded on a first-admitted basis. The final scholarship application deadline is March 1st, 2021. A completed admissions application with relevant documents and information must be submitted for consideration.

  • President's Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - Full Tuition/$3003 per semester (Limited Quantity)
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 4.0 GPA -OR-
      • 35-36 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1580-1600 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.5 GPA required for renewal
  • Fellow's Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - $2,000 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.90-3.99 GPA -OR-
      • 33-34 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1460-1570 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.3 GPA required for renewal
  • Founders' Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - $1,500 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.80-3.89 GPA -OR-
      • 30-32 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1320-1450 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.3 GPA required for renewal
  • Deans' Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - $1,000 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.60-3.79 -OR-
      • 27-29 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1210-1310 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal
  • Centurium Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - $500 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.40-3.59 GPA -OR-
      • 23-26 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1060-1200 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal
  • President's Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - Full Tuition/$9911 per semester (Limited Quantity)
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 4.0 GPA -OR-
      • 35-36 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1580-1600 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.5 GPA required for renewal
  • Founders Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship - $6,908 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.70-3.99 GPA -OR-
      • 31-34 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1360-1570 SAT Score
      • (or a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher for non-traditional age students)
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
    Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship (WUE States) - $5,406.50 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.2-3.69 GPA -OR-
      • 24-30 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1100-1350 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 2.0 GPA required for renewal
  • Merit Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship (WUE States)
    $3,000 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 2.8-3.19 GPA -OR-
      • 18-23 ACT Score -OR-
      • 860-1090 SAT Score
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 for renewal
  • Centurium Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship (Non-WUE States) - $2,750 per semester
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • 3.50-3.69 GPA -OR-
      • 27-30 ACT Score -OR-
      • 1210-1350 SAT Score
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal

Are you a nonresident student? Did one or both of your parents or grandparents graduate from SUU? If so, you may be eligible for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. To apply, students must:

  • Be admitted and enrolled as a first time, nonresident student at Southern Utah University
  • Have at least one parent or grandparent who graduated with an associate's degree or higher from Southern Utah University (Southern Utah State College, College of Southern Utah, etc.)

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • 2.8-3.19 GPA -OR-
  • 18-23 ACT Score -OR-
  • 860-1090 SAT Score

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (435) 586-7735.

Alumni Legacy Scholarships awards are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. The award is an eight semester renewable scholarship of $6,908 per semester for incoming freshman.

Specific legislation regarding the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

The priority deadline for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship is March 1 each year. Apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

Transfer Student Scholarships

All Fall Semester applicants that complete the application for admission before March 1 each year will automatically be considered for academic scholarships. The application for admission requires the following: admissions application, application fee, and official college transcripts.

  • Fellow's Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $2,000 per semester
    • Transfer GPA of 3.8 or greater required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.5 GPA required for renewal
  • Founder's Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $1,500 per semester
    • Transfer GPA between 3.4 and 3.79 required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.3 GPA required for renewal
  • Centurium Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $500 per semester
    • Transfer GPA between 3.2 and 3.39 required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal
  • Non-Resident Transfer Founders Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $6,908 per semester
    • Transfer GPA 3.7+ required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.2 GPA required for renewal
  • Non-Resident Transfer Achievement Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $2,250 per semester
    • Transfer GPA between 3.0 and 3.69 required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.0 GPA required for renewal
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Six Semester Renewable Scholarship - $5,406.50 per semester
    • Transfer GPA between 2.5 and 3.69 required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 2.0 GPA required for renewal

More Scholarships

For all undergraduate students who will be attending during the upcoming 2020-21 year. Application deadline is March 1st. Current Student & Departmental Scholarship Application

  • Non-Resident Incoming Graduate Student Two Year Renewable - Masters of Fine Arts - 100% Differential Waiver
    • GPA greater than or equal to 3.2 required for award
    • Cumulative SUU 3.2 GPA required for renewal

International scholarships are available to new undergraduate students and can be obtained through the International Admissions Office.

To be considered you must complete the admissions process by May 1st.

Scholarship Housing is a partial housing award redeemable through the Dixie & Anne Leavitt Foundation. If awarded, the scholarship will cover 75% of your rent and you will be responsible for the remaining 25%. The amount of the rent and scholarship will not be known until you have been assigned an apartment by Leavitt Land. Applications for scholarship housing are accepted online starting November 1st. The final deadline is February 1st. Please direct any questions or concerns to the SUU Financial Aid office at scholarshiphousing@suu.edu or 435-586-7735.

Submit an application for the 2020-21 year.

Some organizations offer educational funding which must be filtered through our office if you are receiving federal aid. Organizations that offer such funds may be (but are not limited to) the following: high schools, churches, employers, clubs to which you or your parents belong (Rotary, Elks, Daughters of the American Revolution, etc.), organizations for which you have done volunteer work, and possible future employers.

You may also seek private scholarships through web sites such as FastWeb or Chegg.

DO NOT PAY FOR ASSISTANCE IN FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AID.

We have a policy that we do not post any specific private scholarship opportunities on our Financial Aid Webpage

Deferments

Students can defer paying the enrollment deposit or, if taking an approved leave of absence, defer scholarships to use for future semesters.

Enrollment Deposit Deferment
Scholarship Deferment

Appeals

The scholarship appeal process allows students to appeal a decision regarding their institutional scholarship. The appeal process provides an opportunity for students to explain extenuating circumstances that contributed to missed deadlines or failure to meet GPA requirements. This appeal cannot be used for scholarship housing or general scholarships.

Scholarship Appeal Form

DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) states that undocumented students attending institutions of higher education in the state of Utah are required to pay out-of-state tuition. However, House Bill 144 allows qualifying students to attend Utah universities and colleges by paying in-state tuition despite not having Utah residency status.

HB144 Waiver Request

Thank You to Our Donors!

Many of our scholarships would not be possible without the generous donations we receive from our donors. These alumni, families, and companies help SUU achieve our mission of providing a quality educational experience to our students and we are thankful for their kindness.