Step 5: Apply for Scholarships (Home School Students)

Are there scholarships available to help me pay for courses I take as an Early College student?

There are two scholarship options for home-schooled Early College students: WSU Academic Scholarships (ACT/SAT based) and WSU Early College Need-Based Scholarships (private donor). View the Early College Scholarship Policy to check your eligibility.

To apply for WSU Academic Scholarships 

Submit WSU's online Scholarship Application. This is accessed through the eWeber Student portal.
  • Log into your student portal and search for the "Finaid and Scholarship Application" icon
  • Check to make sure your application is for the correct Award Year
  • Skip down to "Step 2" and click to complete the "Scholarship Application"
  • Select the semester you plan to graduate from WSU
  • Choose the number of credits you plan to complete each semester through Early College
  • Skip down to the "Verification of Lawful Status" section
    • Select the option that describes you
  • Skip down to the "Short Essay" section
    • Type "Early College" into the first box (leave the rest of these boxes blank)
  • Click "Submit"

To apply for Early College Need-Based Scholarships

You will need to submit WSU's online Scholarship Application as well as the Early College Need-Based Scholarship Applidcation  (writable PDF).

  • Fall Deadline - August 1
  • Spring Deadline - December 15

How do I accept my Early College Scholarship?

  • Log into eWeber. and search for the "Award Information" icon
  • Click on “Accept/Review Award Offer by Aid Year”
  • Select Aid Year
  • Select the 4th tab over, Select award offer”; change from “Undecided” to “Accept”
  • Click “Submit Decision”

For Need-Based Scholarships, please write a thank you letter to the donor and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. This requirement must be satisfied to accept the scholarship.

What is the New Century Scholarship?

The New Century Scholarship is a scholarship program administered through the Utah State Board of Regents. Home-schooled students must meet all application requirements (including earning an associates degree by June 15th of the year their peer group graduates from high school) and deadlines to be awarded the scholarship.

Can I use the New Century Scholarship to pay for Early College courses?

No. The New Century Scholarship is not awarded until after your high school class has graduated, at which point you would no longer be considered an Early College student. 

Can out-of-state students be awarded Early College Scholarships?

No. Early College Scholarships can only be awarded to students who qualify for Utah residency for tuition purposes. Contact WSU's Admissions Office with questions about residency.Updated: 09/30/2014

Step 6: Attend New Student Orientation