Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Be a legal Utah resident
- Have a household income of $40,000 or less
- Qualify for federal Pell Grant funds
- Be an undergraduate student with less than 150 credit hours
- First-generation college student, low-income, and not FAFSA eligible
- Ogden, Weber, or Davis school district high school graduate who attended high school in Utah for three or more years
- Incoming freshman or undergraduate student at Weber State University
- Enrolled/plans to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Applications for the Oportunidad Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year will be available in Spring 2015.
- Somos Foundation Scholarship -The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (Somos) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need.
- Academic, professional, and personal goals
- Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received
- Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/or activities
- Personal barriers/hardships you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals
- A copy of applicant's high school or college transcript
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from an individual qualified to judge your academic, leadership, and personal qualifications. Counselor or teacher recommended)
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entires. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
Each submission must adhere to the following standards:
- The text must exceed 200 words and must not exceed 900 words
- Printed essay font size may not be smaller than 12 pt.
- All essays must address the specific promotion question presented during Promotion Period, must be original, must not have been previously published, released or distributed and must have been created and must be owned exclusively by you
- Content must not be of an offensive, explicit, negative, or controversial nature
- Essay must follow an organized, multiple-paragraph format
- Essay must exhibit the standard rules of grammar and mechanics
To know more of the rules, topics of the essay and deadline, please refer to their website.
>>Varisty Tutors Scholarship Contest
- Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance -
If you are from Navajo decent and at least 1/4, there are scholarships awaiting you that will assist in paying for your college education. To learn more about these scholarships and financial assistance programs, visit www.onnsfa.org.
- All applicants must be admitted to a post-secondary institution accredited by one of six regional accrediting associations as recognized by the Navajo Nation:
|MSA - Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools||NWCCU - Northwest Commission on Colleges/Universities|
|NCA - North Central Association of Colleges & Schools||SACS - Southern Association of Colleges & Schools|
|NEASC - New England Association of Schools & Colleges||WASC - Western Association of Schools & Colleges|
- The appropriate accrediting association for highly specialized majors including, but not limited to, the National Architectural Accrediting Board for schools of architecture
- Vocational Institutions chartered by the Navajo Nation
- Academic Year includes Fall/Winter/Spring - June 25
- Winter/Spring only - November 25
The Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship provides an opportunity for college students engaging in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an interest in pursuing careers in the fields of energy or the environment to enter to win a scholarship up to $10,000.
Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited two and four-year public or private university that have an interest in the fields of energy or the environment are invited to apply for the Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship. One $10,000 scholarship, one $5,000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship and one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.
This year's first and second place award winners will be publicly announced at the USHCC National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah which takes place on September 21-23.
Deadline: Applications are due Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
>>Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship
- All applications have a deadline attached. Check with your Scholarship Office to learn about these deadlines.
- If you are a new freshman, you will need to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for scholarships.
- When you apply to WSU, you are considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for.
- DO NOT pay for lists or help in finding scholarships. This is a free process!
- You will need to complete the appropriate applications.
- You will need to re-apply for scholarships yearly.
- To gain better insight of how to submit your FAFSA, Higher Ed Shop has created informational videos that will walk you through the steps.