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USU Alumni Scholarship




Frequently Asked Questions


Who can Apply?

• Be an incoming freshman or transfer student (cannot have previously attended Utah State University)
• Be a child or grandchild of a Utah State alumnus
• Be admissible to Utah State University (date of acceptance to USU can be any date prior to the first day of school)
• Be a US Citizen
• Be attending USU in the year they receive the award (ie, scholarship cannot be deferred)




How are the applications judged?

The number of selection committees will be determined based upon the total number of applications. Each committee will use the same criteria when evaluating applications. Priority will be given to students who have a legacy at Utah State and whose family has been involved in a variety of ways at Utah State. Grades, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular involvement, leadership, and service are taken into account. However, priority will be given to those who can demonstrate their legacy and history at Utah State.




How many scholarships are awarded?

The number of scholarship varies from year to year and depends on the amounts raised by the Alumni Association. Typically, about 30-35% of the applicants are awarded a scholarship. In 2013, 150 scholarship were offered, each worth $1,000 for the year.




How do I get an application?

Applications are only available online. The link to apply is at the top of this webpage.




When will I be notified?

The Alumni Relations office will begin sending award letters as soon as they hear back from the selection committees. Letters are usually mailed around April 1. The deadline to accept the offer is May 1.