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. To apply for any SUU Departmental or General Scholarships, check out this page. (Hint: For tips on how to apply for these scholarships, check out this awesome little flier!)

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

Women in Business Scholarship. Must be female Iron County resident, entering or re-entering Iron County accredited university, college or trade school.  Must be a high school senior OR age 25 years or older with one semester or less of and undergraduate program.  Business major is not a requirement. 

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 sophomore, junior or senior. Faculty Senate Scholarship Application Information

The Daniel's Opportunity Scholarship. To be awarded to a student Non-Traditional Student OR be a military veteran who served active duty. Student must be a Utah resident and 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 fist-time applicants. To reapply for the second year, student must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. This scholarship is facilitated though our office and coordinator.

The David A. and LaRee B. Rees Scholarship Endowment awards $2,000.00 annually. The selection committee shall include a Rees family representative. The purpose is to award a non-traditional student from rural Utah with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The Dr. W. C. Swanson Family Foundation Endowment 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.

Housing Scholarships

National Scholarships 

Scholarship Opportunities for Women

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate Students

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