Utah Scholarships and Aid Programs

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.

Utah Colleges and Universities
Public, Technical CollegesPublic, Degree Granting InstitutionsPrivate, non-profit Utah Institutions**
Bridgerland Technical CollegeSalt Lake Community College*Brigham Young University (Provo campus)
Davis Technical College Snow College*Ensign College
Dixie Technical CollegeSouthern Utah UniversityWestern Governors University
Mountainland Technical CollegeUniversity of UtahWestminster University
Ogden-Weber Technical CollegeUtah State University*
Southwest Technical CollegeUtah Tech University (formerly Dixie State University)
Tooele Technical CollegeUtah Valley University
Uintah Basin Technical CollegeWeber State University
  • *Degree-granting institutions that also offer technical education programs. The following Utah State regional campuses offer technical education programs: Utah State University – Eastern, Utah State University – Moab, and Utah State University – Blanding.
  • **This list is not exhaustive of all private colleges and universities in Utah but includes those that participate in most state aid programs.
Higher Education Terms
  • Cost of Attendance: Scholarships that help cover “cost of attendance” can typically help students with tuition, fees, required books, room and board, and transportation. We strongly recommend checking with your college or university for more information about what costs each scholarship can help you with.
  • FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free application students can complete to qualify for federal grants, work-study, and loans. The FAFSA is required for several state and institutional aid programs. Many Utah high schools host free FAFSA completion nights to help students complete the online form. You can also find more resources to help complete the FAFSA here. Students can also find helpful resources and complete the FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/
All financial aid programs listed on this page are subject to change based on legislative or administrative action. Funding is not guaranteed. Please refer back to this page often for updates

Scholarships and Aid Programs

Opportunity Scholarship

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.

Utah Promise Grant

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. 

Prime Program Grant

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.

T.H. Bell Education Scholarship​

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.

Utah Private, Non-Profit School Scholarship

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.

Technical Education Scholarship Program

The Technical Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a technical education certificate in high-demand industries. 

WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

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.

Veterans Tuition Gap Program

The Veterans Tuition Gap Program helps veterans who have exhausted federal veteran education benefits to complete their first bachelor’s degree.

Talent Development Award Program

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.

Adult Learner Grant Program

The Adult Learner Grant Program provides financial assistance to adult learners enrolled in an eligible online program in a designated field of industry need.  

Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Grant (PSOCAG) Program

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.

International Internship Scholarship Pilot Program

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.

Karen Mayne Public Safety Officer Scholarship Program

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.


First Responder Mental Health Services Grant

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.

NASA Space Grant Scholarship

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.


Other Financial Aid Opportunities

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.