Scholarships
Discover Scholarship Opportunities to Support Your Education

The Inclusion Center offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. Our application process opens each year during the spring semester. Join our email list for notifications when scholarship applications are being taken. For more information about scholarships in a particular area, click the buttons below.

If you find one that interests you, go to usu.awardspring.com to apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria

Unless otherwise stated all applicants

  1. Must be admitted to Utah State University before applying
  2. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Must be enrolled at USU during the scholarship period for a minimum of 12 credit hours
  4. Demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Helps and Tips

  1. Complete the FAFSA or FAFSA4caster
  2. Save a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report
  3. Save a copy of your FAFSA4caster Report
  4. Access your unofficial academic transcript
  5. Save files to a .pdf format

Inclusion Center Scholarships

LuAnn Helms Scholarship

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Graduate Students may apply
  • Minimum of 12 credits

Helen Melcomian Scholarship

  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates

Sigma Zonk Fratority Schoalrship

  • Utah Residents
  • Other ties to Utah
  • Essay requirement — “What Friendship Means to Me”

Fausto & Trinidad Abinosa Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Preference shown for descendants

Alta Crockett Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates
  • Graduate Students may apply

Dorothy V. Meyers Carson Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates
  • 3.0 GPA for Graduate Students

Gloria & Don Earl Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA

Alice Fonnesbeck Gardner Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Graduate Students may apply
  • Preference for Business, English, Math, and Science majors

David & Lynda Jeppesen Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates
  • 3.0 GPA for Graduate Students

Helen Lundstrom/Mortar Board Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • Graduate Students may apply

Pitcher/Emert Alpha Chi Omega Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • Graduate Students may apply
  • Preference for mothers

Margaret B. Sigler Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Graduate Students may apply

W.C. Swanson Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Minorities

Neil L. & Cathy Anderson Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates
  • 3.0 GPA for Graduate Students

Walter & Jane Dansie Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women

Isabel Katana Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA for Undergraduates
  • 3.0 GPA for Graduate Students

Bette & Bonnie Reese Scholarship

  • Nontradtional
  • Women
  • Graduate Students may apply
  • Preference for English, Journalism, and Political Science majors

Access Center Non-Trad Scholarship

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Nontraditional

Luna Robertson Brite Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Undergrad and Graduate Students may apply
  • Preference for Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, and Disability majors

L.T. & Janet Dee Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Incoming Freshmen

Joan Forsgren-White Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • 2.5 GPA

J.C. Penney Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • Graduate Students may apply
  • Preference for Business, Management, Fashion Merchandising, and other retail related majors and minors

Ferdinand & Claire Sawyer Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Graduate Students may apply

Alice & Allen Stokes Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women

Rachel Ann Wadsworth Scholarship

  • Nontraditional
  • Women
  • Have attended USU for at least one year

Marriner S. Eccles & Emma E. Jones Trust Scholarship

  • Latino/a
  • Black

Rosa Ilma Hernandez Scholarship

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Hispanic descent
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Cache Valley High Schools Graduate

Asian-American Scholarship

  • Asian descent
  • Preference given to under-represented groups such as Laos, Cambodian, Vietnamese, etc
  • Preference for Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Forestry, and Public Health majors

United Inter-Tribal Scholarship

  • Native Americans

Estel & Leah Mouritsen Wright Scholarship

  • Women

Other Scholarship Resources

American Indian Education Fund (AIEF)

  • Deadline: April 4th (yearly)
  • Award: $2,000 full year undergraduate/graduate
  • www.aiefprogram.org
  • Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian are eligible.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Scholarships

  • Deadline: varies by scholarships
  • Award: varies by scholarship
  • www.aigcs.org
  • Offers multiple scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to American Indian and Alaska Natives

American Indian Services (AIS)

  • Deadline: Fall: opens April 2nd - June 1st, Spring: opens June 2nd - October 1st
  • Award: varies
  • www.americanindianservices.org
  • Must be enroled as a member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe for at least one-quarter

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA)

  • Deadline: Opens January 1st - April 24th 2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
  • www.ntua.com
  • Awards Navajo students pursuing a higher education related to multi-service utility service

Indian Health Services (HIS) Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: opens December 2019
  • Award: varies
  • www.ihs.gov/scholarship/
  • Offers three scholarships that deal with a health profession. Covers tuition, fees, and other educational and living expenses. High school graduate or equivalent

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

  • Deadline: Opens December 15
  • Award: Varies
  • www.aises.org
  • Offer scholarships and internships to those seeking a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

  • Deadline: Varies (2 weeks before classes)
  • Award: varies
  • Eligible for enrolled members of the Southern Ute Indina Tribe

Association on American Indian Affairs

  • Deadline: opens mid-May (yearly for 30 days)
  • Award: varies (awarded twice per year with a maintained strong GPA and full-time
  • www.indian-affairs.org
  • Must be enrolled Tribal citizens. They do not fund certificate programs or seminaries

Fast Web Scholarship

  • Deadline: varies by scholarship
  • Award: varies
  • www.fastweb.com
  • You can register for free and then a list of scholarships that you are eligible for would list

Office of Navajo Nation

  • Deadline: Fall/Spring: June 25
  • Award: Undergraduates: $2,500 / Graduates: $5,000 per semester
  • www.onnfsa.org
  • Provides funding to enrolled members of the Navajo Nation

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 1st - March 5th
  • Award: up to $7,000
  • www.udall.gov
  • Funds college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation

  • Deadline: June 7
  • Award: $3,000 per semester or but unmet needs
  • www.shopaitribes.org/spedu/application.html
  • For the Indian college students living at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation or enrolled members of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Indian Reservation

Utah Navajo Trust Fund

The Gates Scholarship

  • Deadline: opens mid-July and closes mid-September
  • Award: Varies
  • www.thegatesscholarship.org
  • Eligible for high school seniors, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native (need proof of tribe enrollment), Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

Cobell Scholarship

  • Award: varies
  • www.cobellscholar.org
  • Non-renewable, enrolled member of a Federally-Recognized Tribe, Full-time student

American Indian College Fund

  • Deadline: opens January 1st - May 31st (yearly)
  • Award: Varies
  • www.collegefund.org
  • Award American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking undergraduate/graduate degrees

Catching The Dream

  • Deadline: Fall: April 30, Spring: September 30
  • Award: Varies
  • catchingthedream.org
  • Provide assistance to Native college students

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • www.APIASCHOLARS.ORG
  • APIA Scholarship Program
  • Applications open on September 4, 2019
  • Deadline: January 22, 2020 5PM EST
  • one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards

The APIA program focus on the representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement; live at or below poverty level or otherwise low socioeconomic status; and first generation college student.

AICPA SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY ACCOUNTING STUDENTS

  • www.THISWAYTOCPA.COM
  • Application open on December 1, 2019
  • Deadline: March 1, 2020 3PM EST
  • Award: $5,000

Applicants must be full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. must have a completed 30 semester hours of college coursework, including at 6 semester hours in accounting. Also planning to participate in the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. Awards are renewable by reapplying the following year.

ASIAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER-SERVING INSTITUTION

  • www.APIASCHOLARS.ORG
  • AANAPISI Scholarship
  • Applications open on September 4, 2019
  • Deadline: November 6, 2019 5PM EST
  • one-time $2,500 to multi-year$5,000 awards

The AANAPISI scholarship, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development; AANAPISI focus o those who live at or below low poverty level, or otherwise low socioeconomic status ; first generation college student

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, full-time student enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university, declared major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and identify as a member of a minority group. All candidates must submit with a completed application: a resume, essay of 250 words minimum, two written recommendations, with at least one from a university official, and an official transcript of your academic record

EDWARD S. ROTH MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

  • www.SMEEF.ORG
  • Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Amount varies from $1,000 - $5,000

Award to a graduating high school senior, a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited four-year degree program in or seeking manufacturing engineering/Technology at a sponsored  ABET-accredited school. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen. Must register on website to apply for scholarship.

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