Scholarships & Aid Programs for New Student Non-Residents

The following scholarships and financial aid programs are available for Utah non-resident students in need of tuition assistance at Weber State University beginning fall semester 2018.

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
  • Nonresident
  • Academic departments

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

Students entering Weber State after high school graduation are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on their admissions application. Students interested in need-based and activity-based scholarships must apply for those separately. Students entering college more than one year after high school graduation are not automatically considered for academic scholarships and must apply annually. These students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

New Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

The priority date to submit high school transcripts and test scores to the Admissions Office is December 1, 2017. Academic scholarships for 2018 high school graduates are based on a nonresident scholarship index score. This is a calculation of your high school cumulative GPA and your highest ACT/SAT composite score.  Available academic scholarships for new freshmen include:

 

Mt Ogden Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $9,000 ($4,500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $36,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU nonresident scholarship index score of 115 or higher (determined  yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Golden Spike Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $7,000 ($3,500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $28,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU nonresident scholarship index score of 105-114 (determined  yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Waterfall Canyon Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $20,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU nonresident scholarship index score of 90-104 (determined  yearly)
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Transfer Students

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships for 2018 transfer students will be determined by the date of admission to the university. Transfer scholarships are competitive and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. The priority date for transfer scholarships is February 1, 2018.

 

Ben Lomond Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $20,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Have a 3.75 cumulative transfer GPA or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Skyline Trail Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $3,000 ($1,500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $12,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Have a 3.5-3.74 cumulative transfer GPA or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Antelope Island Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $8,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Have a 3.0-3.49 cumulative transfer GPA or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Malan’s Peak Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) is applied to out-of-state tuition with a total value of $4,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Have a 2.75-2.99 cumulative transfer GPA or higher.
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

» Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 housing tuition waiver ($500 per semester) which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Housing Tuition Waiver

This first-come, first-served, four-year (8 semester) award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) to be applied to in-state tuition with a total value of $4,000. To  be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.0 WSU cumulative GPA

 

Tuition Incentive Programs

Note: Tuition incentive programs cannot be combined with academic awards.

 

Alumni Legacy Program

The Alumni Legacy Program allows children or grandchildren of non-resident Weber State alumni to pay in-state tuition.

 

100 Mile Non-Resident Partial Tuition  Reduction

Non-resident students living within 100 highway miles of WSU are eligible to apply for this tuition reduction. It will pay one-half of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition charges.

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

For undergraduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. This program offers a reduced tuition level to 150% of Weber’s  resident tuition.

Raise.me Portfolio

Raise Extra Money for School

We are partnered with Raise.me so high school students can earn scholarships during 9th-12th grades for achievements such as good grades, community service, test scores, leadership roles and more.

 

Rather than waiting until being accepted to Weber State University, you can earn scholarships from us now. You may receive an even larger financial aid package based on your complete application for admission, but with Raise.me, you’ll know ahead of time at least how much financial aid you can depend on. Make sure  to complete your Raise.me Portfolio during your senior year.

Applying for Additional Scholarships

To  apply for non-academic scholarships, complete the Specialized Scholarship Application in the eWeber portal.

Note: Make sure you are applying for the appropriate aid year.

 

Additional application steps may be required depending on individual scholarships. 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.