The state of Utah offers several programs to provide financial assistance to students. Below are statewide scholarships that provide options for high school graduates to receive financial support to attend Utah colleges or universities. Read the information below and talk to your financial aid office to learn more about these, including programs for non-traditional students, adult learners, and current college students.
|Public, Technical Colleges||Public, Degree Granting Institutions||Private, non-profit Utah Institutions**|
|Bridgerland Technical College||Salt Lake Community College*||Brigham Young University (Provo campus)|
|Davis Technical College||Snow College*||Ensign College|
|Dixie Technical College||Southern Utah University||Western Governors University|
|Mountainland Technical College||University of Utah||Westminster University|
|Ogden-Weber Technical College||Utah State University*|
|Southwest Technical College||Utah Tech University (formerly Dixie State University)|
|Tooele Technical College||Utah Valley University|
|Uintah Basin Technical College||Weber State University|
The Opportunity Scholarship encourages students to complete advanced courses while in high school to prepare academically for college. Students must apply during their senior year of high school. This scholarship can help cover the cost of tuition and fees after other state aid is applied, with a maximum award amount set annually.
The Utah Promise Grant is a statewide scholarship program that expands access to higher education opportunities to all Utahns by providing financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.
The Prime Scholarship is awarded to students who earn the TRANSFORM certificate granted by the Utah State Board of Higher Education (USBE) after completing required concurrent enrollment (CE) or career and technical education (CTE) coursework in high school.
The T.H. Bell Education Scholarship Program aims to recruit and support students who are interested in serving as public educators in Utah and who enroll in an approved education program. T.H. Bell Scholarships may cover up to the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books. It also may be received for up to four consecutive years.
This application is for 2020 high school graduates who intended to apply for the Regents’ Scholarship but opted not to do so because their preferred Utah institution did not qualify.
The Technical Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a technical education certificate in high-demand industries.
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) allows Utah residents to enroll in cooperating out-of-state optometry and podiatry professional programs because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in Utah. Students enrolled through WICHE’s Professional Student Exchange Program receive a support fee from Utah to be able to pay reduced tuition.
The Veterans Tuition Gap Program helps veterans who have exhausted federal veteran education benefits to complete their first bachelor’s degree.
The Talent Development Award program is intended to recruit and train individuals to work in jobs that have a high demand for new employees and offer high wages in Utah.
The Adult Learner Grant Program provides financial assistance to adult learners enrolled in an eligible online program in a designated field of industry need.
PSOCAG is a state-funded tuition grant program for certified peace officers currently employed by a Utah law enforcement agency who are seeking a post-secondary degree in a criminal justice related program.
This reimbursement program was changed to a grant program in 2022 (now called the Public Safety Officer Career Advanced Grant). Reimbursements will continue to be awarded for 2021-22 coursework, which will be reimbursed in the fall of 2023. Students enrolled in the 2022-23 academic year or beyond may contact their financial aid office to apply for PSOCAG funding.
The Karen Mayne Public Safety Officer Scholarship Program is a state-funded scholarship program to provide funding to recent high school graduates who intend to work as a public safety officer when eligible.
The First Responder Mental Health Services Grant is a state-funded grant program to provide funding to full-time or retired first responders who are who are seeking a degree or certificate to become a mental health therapist.
The NASA Space Grant Scholarship provides scholarship funding to students enrolled in programs that support aerospace and who have an interest in working in aerospace in the future.
The International Internship Scholarship Pilot Program was established in 2023 and provides funding for students at USHE degree-granting institutions who are participating in an international internship program.
Many state aid and institution aid programs require students to complete a FAFSA. Completing this application allows students to qualify for federal grants, work-study opportunities, and loans. (Learn more about types of aid here). We strongly encourage all students to complete a FAFSA annually to explore all options in paying for college.
Students can also visit ktsutah.org for helpful resources to prepare for college, learn more about ways to pay for college and to search and apply for local scholarship opportunities.