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Nonresident Freshmen Scholarships

Academic deadline: December 1
Involvement/Need-based deadline: February 1

Academic scholarships will be awarded after the December 1 deadline. Because the number of scholarships is limited, students will be considered based on the index score they have earned as of December 1. Consideration for academic scholarships will not be given to any applicant after December 1 excluding the Nonresident Waiver. Recent legislation has provided new nonresident waivers to students that meet the academic qualifications (see below). All multiple-year awards apply to nonresident tuition for the first year and resident tuition for any remaining year.

To be considered for scholarships applicants must:

  • Apply for a Fall semester
  • Be a US Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status
  • Attend and have an intent to graduate from Utah State University
  • Be a new, first-time student to Utah State University. Returning students do not qualify for academic scholarships. Concurrent enrollment are still eligible for scholarships.
  • Major in a USU program (i.e. students majoring in nursing from Weber State are not eligible for Utah State University sponsored scholarships)
  • Students planning to defer their attendance to USU should apply for fall 2015 to be eligible for scholarships.

All multiple-year awards apply to nonresident tuition for the first year and resident tuition for remaining years. Students are encouraged to gain residency during their first year.

Scholarships are effective for fall semester 2015 and are subject to change. Index scores are determined using the non-weighted GPA without rounding up. Academic scholarships will not be awarded to students who apply after December 1. December ACT scores will NOT be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Academic Scholarships


Presidential

Deadline: December 1
4 years, full tuition and student body fees
133-142 index score

Dean's

Deadline: December 1
2 years, full tuition
129-132 index score

Scholar

Deadline: December 1
2 years, $13,000 first year and $3,200 second year
126-128 index score

Nonresident Waiver*

Deadline: August 1
1 year, Approximately $13,000
113-125 index score

100-Mile Radius

1 year, $10,000
106-112 index score
Attend a high school within 100 miles of USU Logan Campus [see which schools]

Eligible Schools

Idaho

  • Aberdeen
  • American Falls
  • Bear Lake
  • Blackfoot
  • Burley
  • Century
  • Declo
  • Firth
  • Grace
  • Highland
  • Malad
  • Marsh Valley
  • Minico
  • North Gem
  • Oakley
  • Pocatello
  • Preston
  • Raft River
  • Rockland
  • Shelley
  • Shoshone-Bannock
  • Snake River
  • Soda Springs
  • West Side

Wyoming

  • Big Piney
  • Cokeville
  • Evanston
  • Green River
  • Kemmerer
  • Lyman
  • Mountain View
  • Star Valley

Other Scholarships


University Ambassador

Deadline: February 1
1 year renewable up to 4 years - full tuition and student body fees
108 Index/21 ACT minimum
Portfolio and separate application required
University Ambassador Application

Legacy Waiver

Deadline: August 1
4 years, nonresident differential ($13,000)
At least one parent or grandparent who graduated from USU
Apply Online

Involvement/Service

Deadline: February 1
Apply Online

Need-Based

Deadline: February 1
FAFSA required
Apply Online

All multiple-year awards apply to nonresident tuition for the first year, and resident tuition for remaining years. Students are encouraged to gain residency during their first year.

nonresident index