Scholarships & Aid Programs New Student Resident

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 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
  • 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.

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 and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

The priority date to submit the admissions application, high school transcripts and test scores to the Admissions Office is December 1, 2017. Concurrent Enrollment Students must also complete the status switch by December 1, 2017. Academic scholarships for 2018 high school graduates are based on a resident scholarship index score. This is a calculation of your high school cumulative GPA and your highest ACT/SAT composite score. Available academic scholarships for Utah’s new freshmen include: 

 

Presidential Scholarship

This four-year (8 semester) award fully covers all in-state tuition and general student fees with an approximate value of $25,000 in total. Students are also automatically added to the Aletheia Club. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score of 128 or higher
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA
  • Complete all Aletheia Club requirements.  

» 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.

 

Trustees Scholarship

This one-year (2 semester) award $3,500 ($1,750 per semester) is applied to in-state tuition. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score of 122-127 (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.

 

Deans Scholarship

This one-year (2 semester) award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) is applied to in-state tuition. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score of 114-121 (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.

 

Merit Scholarship

This one-year (2 semester) award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) is applied to in-state tuition. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score of 105-113 (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.

 

Opportunity Scholarship

This one-year (2 semester) award of $500 ($250 per semester) is applied to in-state tuition. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

  • Meet the WSU scholarship index score of 99-104 (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.

 

Concurrent Enrollment EDGE

This one-year (2 semester) award of $2,000 tuition waiver is available to any new freshmen who have completed 12 concurrent enrollment credits from any Utah college.

»   Students who live on campus can get an additional $1,000 added to this academic scholarship and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Native American Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award waives 50% of resident 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 credits) and a 2.5 WSU 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.
  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA

Contact your high school with further questions. This award may be combined with other academic awards.

 

Housing Tuition Waiver

This first-come, first-served, one-year (2 semester) award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) to be applied to in-state tuition. To be eligible, new freshmen must:

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

 

New Transfer Students

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships for 2018 transfer students will be determined by the date of completion of the admission application and transcripts sent 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.

 

Academic Distinction Scholarship

This one-year (two-semester) award of $1,500 waiver of in-state tuition is awarded to transfer students who:

  • Have a 2.75+ cumulative transfer GPA.
  • 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.

 

All Resident Students 

Activity Scholarships & Other Aid Opportunities

 

Activity Scholarships

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

  • Maintain full-time status (12 credits) and a 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA
  • 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 April 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.

 

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 WSU 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).

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.