Non-Traditional Student Services

Nontraditional Student Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and awards are made to a variety of eligible students. To be eligible for SUU scholarships, all students must be admitted to Southern Utah University and may be required to complete a scholarship application. Details on award amounts vary by department and donor. Departmental Scholarships are awarded by the academic departments to deserving students. Applications for Departmental Scholarships are open November 1st - February 1st. For general SUU Scholarship information, see the Scholarships information page.

Printable: Instructions for Non-Traditional Scholarships

The following scholarships are specific to Non-Traditional students. More information can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office. All forms and scholarship information will be updated when new information becomes available.

Campus Scholarship Information

  • Graduate Ambassador Scholarship: Cedar City-based graduate students at SUU (face-to-face or local online students) in any program can apply to become graduate ambassadors. Ambassador Application Information
  • Non-Traditional Faculty Senate Scholarship: Awarded to a student age 25 years or older, demonstrating a financial need, demonstrating scholarship or professional commitment, leadership or community service experience, and who is a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS): This is a grant that subsidizes the cost of childcare.
  • The Daniel's Opportunity Scholarship*: To be awarded to a Non-Traditional Student OR a military veteran who served active duty. Students must be a Utah resident and a citizen/permanent resident of the US, eligible to receive a Pell Grant (FAFSA), and be in good academic standing (2.6 GPA). One letter of reference from a faculty member is also required for first-time applicants. To reapply for the second year, students must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. This scholarship is facilitated though the Non-Traditional Students office and coordinator. 
  • The Dr. W. C. Swanson Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship: awards deserving rural, non-traditional, and/or minority students.
  • The Elizabeth “Bessie” Shurtz Memorial Endowment: was established and funded by Dr. Alex and Bessie Oblad in memory of Mrs. Oblad's mother. Scholarships are awarded to worthy female students from southern Utah of junior or senior standing.
  • The Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Scholarship: Awarded to a single working mother with at least one child at home who demonstrates a financial need and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • The Scott M., Ruth C. and Lois Urie Scholarship Endowment: is to award working students one-half tuition and fees. The student cannot be receiving additional scholarship support.
  • The Florine H. Major Family Scholarship Endowment: is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student from the department of education. The student selected would preferably be a single parent who shows extraordinary promise as a teacher.
  • The Jason Ted Jensen Scholarship is not to award a top student but is to award a student in the College of Education, obtaining a teaching certificate, who has displayed a sincere desire to learn and who would possibly not otherwise have the opportunity. The selected student should display a very original approach to teaching and life and have the desire to better the education system through their attitude and service to their profession.
  • The Jane Tripp Doran History and Literature Scholarship Endowment is to award a junior or senior student majoring in History or Literature. Student preferred to be a single mother with at least one child living in the home or a female student and also to a student who has not previously graduated nor holds a degree in any other discipline.
  • The Georgia Beth Thompson Scholarship: Funded by Georgia Beth and the late Richard Thompson, this scholarship is awarded to non-traditional students (primarily women) enrolled as social science majors.
  • The Hal K. and Joan D. Campbell Music Scholarship: is to award an outstanding student in music, with preference to a married student supporting a child in the home.
  • The Jane Tripp Doran Theatre Scholarship Endowment is to award a Junior or Senior student majoring in Theatre. Student preferred to be a single mother with at least one child living in the home or a female student and also to a student who has not previously graduated nor holds a degree in any other discipline.
  • The Dennis Stowell Memorial Scholarship awards $1000 annually to a student majoring in Integrated Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering. This student must be a non-traditional student, junior or senior, with financial need who is not receiving full PELL Grant or other funding. The student should be from a rural area in southern Utah, with first preference going to a student from the Utah District 28, the area Dennis served as a Utah Senator.
  • The Utah Education Disadvantaged Fund Scholarship: is awarded yearly to enhance diversity and to provide financial assistance for financially disadvantaged students at SUU. This is the other scholarship that is facilitated through our office and coordinator. For questions or applications of either this scholarship or the Daniel's Fund Scholarship, stop by our office.

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