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 Team.


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First-Year Scholarships

New student scholarships are awarded based on the cumulative unweighted GPA or ACT/SAT score. Students are automatically considered for scholarships when the admissions application is complete before the deadline. There are a limited number of President’s scholarships that will be awarded after a comprehensive review.

  • President's Scholarship awarding will be based upon a comprehensive review process
  • Only one score (GPA or ACT or SAT) is required for all scholarships
  • The score that provides each student the best scholarship is used
  • Minimum 2.3 High School GPA required for scholarships awarded based upon ACT or SAT
  • 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:

  • December 1st: President's Scholarship Admission Deadline
  • Fall Semester: March 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 1st

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.

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First-Year Scholarships Types

New student scholarships are awarded based on the cumulative unweighted GPA or ACT/SAT score. Students are automatically considered for scholarships when the admissions application is complete before the deadline. There are a limited number of President’s scholarships that will be awarded after a comprehensive review. Deadlines are:

  • Fall semester: March 1st
  • Spring semester: November 1st
  • President's Scholarship: December 1st

Centurium Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $500 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.40-3.59 GPA OR
    • 23-26 ACT Score OR
    • 1130-1230 SAT Score

Deans' Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $1,000 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.60-3.79 OR
    • 27-29 ACT Score OR
    • 1260-1330 SAT Score

Founders' Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $1,500 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.80-3.89 GPA OR
    • 30-32 ACT Score OR
    • 1360-1420 SAT Score

Fellow's Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $2,000 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.90-4.0 GPA OR
    • 33-36 ACT Score OR
    • 1450-1600 SAT Score

President's Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship*

  • Full Tuition/$3003 per semester
    • *Will be awarded based on a comprehensive review process
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.9+ GPA OR
    • 33-36 ACT Score OR
    • 1450-1600 SAT Score

Governor's Honors Academy Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship

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
    • 1260-1360 SAT Score
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
    • 960-1130 SAT Score
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
    • 1160-1360 SAT Score
Founders Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship
  • $6,908 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.70-4.0 GPA OR
    • 31-36 ACT Score OR
    • 1390-1600 SAT Score
    • (or a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher for non-traditional age students)
President's Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship*
  • Full Tuition/$9911 per semester 
    • *Will be awarded based on a comprehensive review process
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 3.9+ GPA OR
    • 33-36 ACT Score OR
    • 1450-1600 SAT Score

Are you a non-resident 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, non-resident 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+ GPA -OR-
  • 18+ ACT Score - OR-
  • 960+ 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 freshmen. This award can not be combined with other institutional scholarships.

Specific legislation regarding the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

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

Apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship

If awarded and accepted, the specific Academic Scholarship requirements can be viewed on the mySUU portal:

  • Got to you MySUU Portal
  • Select "Financial Aid"
  • Under "Special Messages" you will find the scholarship requirements.

Resident Academic Scholarships Renewal

Centurium

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Deans'

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Founders

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Fellow's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

President's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.5
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Governor’s Honors Academy

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.5
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Academic Scholarship Renewal

Non-Resident Centurium

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Merit

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 2.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 2.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Founder's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident President's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.5
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Alumni Legacy 

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 2.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits
First-Year Scholarships Types

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer student scholarships are awarded based on the post-high school cumulative GPA of all schools attended. Students are automatically considered for scholarships when the admissions application is complete before the deadline:

  • Fall semester: March 1st
  • Spring semester: November 1st

Fellow's Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $2,000 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA of 3.8 or greater required for award

Founder's Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $1,500 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.4 and 3.79 required for award

Centurium Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $500 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:  
    • Transfer GPA between 3.2 and 3.39 required for award

Non-Resident Founder's Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • $6,908 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Transfer GPA 3.7+ required for award

Non-Resident Achievement Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship (Non-WUE States)

  • $2,250 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.0 and 3.69 required for award

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer Four Semester Renewable Scholarship (WUE States)

  • $5,406.50 per semester
  • Eligibility Requirements 
    • Transfer GPA between 2.5 and 3.69 required for award

Snow Transfer Resident Fellow's Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.75 - 4.0 required for award

Snow Transfer Resident Founder's Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.5 - 3.74 required for award

Snow Transfer Resident Dean's Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,250 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.25 - 3.49 required for award

Snow Transfer Resident Centurium Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $750 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.0 - 3.24 required for award

Snow Transfer Non-Resident Founder's Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $6,908 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.65 - 4.0 required for award

Snow Transfer Non-Resident Achievement (non-WUE) Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,250 per semester 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 3.0 - 3.64 required for award

Snow Transfer Non-Resident WUE Four Semester Renewable Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,406.50 per semester 
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Transfer GPA between 2.0 - 3.64 required for award

If awarded and accepted, the specific Academic Scholarship requirements can be viewed on the mySUU portal:

  • Got to you MySUU Portal
  • Select "Financial Aid"
  • Under "Special Messages" you will find the scholarship requirements.

Transfer In-State Academic Scholarship Renewal


Fellow’s Transfer:

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.5
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Founder’s Transfer:

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Centurium Transfer:

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits 

Snow Resident Fellow’s

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.5
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Resident Founder's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Resident Dean's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Resident Centurium

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Transfer Academic Scholarship Renewal

Non-Resident Founder’s

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident Achievement

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Non-Resident WUE

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 2.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Non-Resident Founder's

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.3
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Non-Resident Achievement (non-WUE)

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 3.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

Snow Non-Resident WUE

  • Cumulative SUU GPA 2.0
  • Passing rate of 70% of all attempted SUU credits

More Scholarships

For all undergraduate students who will be attending during the upcoming 2022-23 year. Application deadline is March 1st. Current Student & Departmental Scholarship Application

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 435-586-7715.

Submit an application for the 2022-23 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.