Scholarships & Aid Programs for Utah Residents

The following scholarships and financial aid programs are available for Utah resident students in need of tuition assistance at Weber State University beginning fall semester 2017.

WSU Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. Available for new freshmen, transfer students and continuing students, scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as:

  • Academic performance
  • Activities or interests
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Utah residency
  • Academic departments

Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid. Depending on the award, they may or may not be renewable.

Applying for Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on their admissions application. All students interested in need-based and activity-based scholarships must apply for those separately. Continuing students are not automatically considered for academic scholarships and must apply annually. These students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for non-academic scholarships, complete the Financial Aid & Scholarship Application in the eWeber portal.
(Note: Make sure you are applying for the appropriate aid year.)

The application is available beginning September 1 each year.

All scholarship applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available beginning October 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.

Additional application steps may be required depending on individual scholarships.

New Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships for incoming freshmen are based on a resident scholarship index score. This is a calculation of your high school cumulative GPA and your highest ACT/SAT cumulative score. Available academic scholarships for Utah’s new freshmen include: 

Presidential-Aletheia Scholarship

This four-year (eight semester) waiver of in-state tuition and general student fees is awarded to new freshmen who meet the following requirements:

High Honors Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 50% of in-state tuition and general student fees. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score (determined yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Continuing students can remain eligible by maintaining full-time status and a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Honors Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 30% of in-state tuition and general student fees. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score (determined yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Continuing students can remain eligible by maintaining full-time status and a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Achievement Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 15% of in-state tuition and general student fees. New freshman and transfer student eligibility:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score (determined yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Continuing students can remain eligible by maintaining full-time status and a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Concurrent Enrollment EDGE

Students who have completed 12 WSU concurrent enrollment credits and are enrolling directly from high school are eligible for this $1,800 tuition waiver.

30 in 3 Renewal Program

As of 2014, students who are awarded an academic award (Presidential, High Honors, Honors, EDGE, or Achievement) during their Freshman year, and who earn 30 credit hours during their Freshman year, will have their academic award rolled over to their Sophomore year. We will continue to roll the funds over each subsequent aid year, as long as the requirements are met, until the student graduates. Each year's award will increase/decrease according to changes in the student's WSU GPA. If the GPA drops below a 3.0, the student will no longer be eligible. We will continue to offer this program until funds are exhausted.

Native American Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 50% of in-state tuition and general fees. To be eligible, new freshman must:

  • Have membership in one of the following tribes: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie), Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Hopi and Zuni.
  • Earn a 3.1 high school GPA or higher and/or earn a 21 composite ACT score or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a WSU 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Scholarships are limited to a total of 3 students per tribe, either new freshman or transfer. Awards will be determined on a first come basis, according to the date the Financial Aid & Scholarship Application is completed. Recipients must be a Utah resident or working towards Utah residency reclassification. To apply, please provide tribal enrollment certification to the Center for Multicultural Excellence Office. Contact Tashina Barber at 801-626-7367 or tashinabarber@weber.edu for more information.

Sterling Scholar Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the winners of the Utah Sterling Scholar Competition. High schools and regions determine the winners in five regional competitions. This scholarship is a 1-year (2-semester) waiver of partial in-state tuition awarded to new freshmen. Students must maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Contact your high school with further questions. This award may be combined with other academic awards.

New Transfer Students

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships for students coming to Weber State with 30 or more transferable credits are based on their cumulative transfer GPA.

Presidential Scholarship

A two-year full tuition and fee waiver of in-state tuition. To be eligible, transfer students must:

  • Have a 3.9 cumulative transfer GPA and an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
  • Maintain a 3.75 WSU GPA and a full-time status (15-18 credits).

High Honors Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 50% of in-state tuition and general fees. To be eligible, transfer students must:

  • Have a 3.75 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits).

Honors Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 30% of in-state tuition and general fees. To be eligible, transfer students must:

  • Have a 3.5-3.74 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits).

Achievement Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 15% of in-state tuition and general fees. To be eligible, transfer students must:

  • Have a 3.0-3.49 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits).

Native American Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 50% of in-state tuition and general fees. To be eligible, transfer students must:

  • Have membership in one of the following tribes: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie), Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Hopi and Zuni.
  • Earn a 3.0 transfer GPA or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a WSU 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Scholarships are limited to a total of 3 students per tribe, either new freshman or transfer. Awards will be determined on a first come basis, according to the date the Financial Aid & Scholarship Application is completed. Recipients must be a Utah resident or working towards Utah residency reclassification. To apply, please provide tribal enrollment certification to the Center for Multicultural Excellence Office. Contact Tashina Barber at 801-626-7367 or tashinabarber@weber.edu for more information.

All Resident Students 

Activity Scholarships & Other Aid Opportunities

Activity Scholarships

Awarded to students who participate in on-campus activities or athletics.

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA
  • Register for and complete 12 credits each semester
  • Complete the other requirements of the specific scholarship you're awarded

For a complete list of available activity scholarships, visit: Wildcat Activity Scholarships
These awards may be combined with an academic scholarship.

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

Awarded to students with financial need, as determined by your FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed by May 1 to be considered. Because funding runs out, students who apply early will receive first consideration.

Donor-Sponsored Departmental Scholarships

Awarded by the academic college of your departmental major. Priority is given to students with 60+ credit hours. Contact your department chair’s office for more information.

Donor-Sponsored Special Condition Scholarships

Awarded to students who fit a specific criteria; criteria will be sent to your Wildcat email if additional information is needed.

Dream Weber

Students whose annual household income is $40,000 or less may qualify to receive free tuition and general fees as part of the Dream Weber Program.

Sterling Scholar Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the winners of the Utah Sterling Scholar Competition. High schools and regions determine the winners in five regional competitions. This scholarship is a 1-year (2-semester) waiver of partial in-state tuition awarded to new freshmen. Students must maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Contact your high school with further questions. This award may be combined with other academic awards.

T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Payment:

For prospective students already admitted to the Department of Teacher Education. High school seniors can apply through your school counselor.

Contact the WSU Teacher Education Advisement Center in Room ED 230 for further information.

Utah Army National Guard

Scholarships cover full tuition; state tuition assistance is available to cover student fees.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must maintain full-time status (12-18 credits) 

For further information, contact SFC Vigil by phone (801-660-8719) or by email (allan.r.vigil2.mil@mail.mil).