In an effort to make higher education more feasible and affordable to first-time incoming students, Utah State University has launched the Utah State Promise scholarship. The scholarship is designed to provide tuition and student body fee assistance to qualifying full-time Pell-eligible students working toward their first four-year undergraduate degree.
For recipients of this scholarship, USU will pay any remaining tuition and student body fee costs not covered by Pell Grants and other scholarships or awards. To be considered for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be Pell eligible.
- Submit an online application to USU for fall 2022.
- Be a Utah resident and a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen.
- Be a first-time incoming student (not a transfer or returning student).
- Intend to graduate from USU.
As Utah’s land-grant university, the Utah State Promise scholarship is a unique Pell-promise scholarship. It is available to students who are attending any of USU’s statewide campuses, allowing students the flexibility to stay close to home, if they desire, while also being able to complete their undergraduate degree at USU. This scholarship will be renewable each year for up to four years (eight semesters), as long as the student remains in good standing and continues to be Pell-eligible for each subsequent year.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students who may not otherwise have the means to attend college,” said Katie Jo North, executive director of New Student Enrollment. “This scholarship will provide higher education access to even more students who want to attend Utah State and helps fulfill our land-grant mission of providing access to learning opportunities throughout the state.”
2022-2023 FAFSA applications are now open to students and must be completed to be considered for the scholarship. Students who submit their FAFSA and their Admissions Undergraduate Application for the fall 2022 semester prior to January 10, 2022 will receive priority. For additional information on scholarship criteria and terms, visit usu.edu/promise.
For more information and to apply for the Utah State Promise scholarship, visit www.usu.edu/promise. Additional scholarship and financial resources can be found by visiting www.usu.edu/financial-support.
University Marketing and Communications
Katie Jo North
Executive Director, New Student Enrollment