Dixie State University

Scholarships


Academic Scholarships

Freshman, Utah Resident

There are now opportunities for all first time incoming freshmen to receive an academic scholarship.

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Freshman Non-Resident

There are now opportunities for all first time incoming freshmen to receive an academic scholarship.

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1 Year Current Student

This opportunity is for Utah Residents who have no other academic scholarship. One Year only. Must reapply each year.

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Transfer, Utah Resident

Dixie automatically awards Resident Waivers to qualified transfer students based on transfer GPA from an accredited college or university.

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Western Regional Graduate Program Waiver

Dixie participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which allows non-resident graduate students from qualified states to attend a qualified graduate program at 150% resident graduate tuition.

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Transfer, Non-Resident

Dixie automatically awards Non-Resident Waivers to qualified transfer students based on transfer GPA from an accredited college or university.

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Second Chance Scholarship

This is for transfer students who have applied to Dixie in the past. If you chose to attend elsewhere, we will give you a Second Chance at a scholarship.

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If you have a private outside scholarship that you are bringing with you to Dixie, contact the donor and let them know you are attending DSU. If they need a request for funds, verification of enrollment or billing statement, contact the Scholarship Office at scholarships@dixie.edu.

Additional Scholarships

Community and Local

Over 30 different scholarships are offered by local businesses and members of the community.

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Fine Arts

All students are invited to apply for scholarships in talent-based programs, whether you’re a Fine Arts major or not. Get rewarded for your talents!

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Departmental

Check out Radio and Sports Production scholarships from the Communications Department, Business Department Scholarships, and more.

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Private

There are a wide variety of state and national scholarships students may apply for, from the Utah Cattle-Woman Association Scholarship to The Willy the Plumber Scholarship.

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Veterans

If you or your spouse are a veteran and you are in financial need, you may qualify for additional help.

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Diversity/Multi-Cultural

Dixie State University recognizes that a culturally diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experience of all students, faculty and staff. Thus, we strive to to assist students who will enrich this cultural diversity.

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State of Utah Scholarships

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Special Opportunities

Student Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Scholarship is awarded bi-annually to incoming freshmen, transfer, and current students. While on scholarship, ambassadors are asked to participate in a variety of recruitment events including high school visits, Dixie Previews, campus tours, and other recruitment programs.

Fall Deadline: February 15th
Spring Deadline: November 15th

 

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Dixie State University Student Association (DSUSA)

DSUSA provides scholarships to students who want to join the student government team with 39 stipend positions over 6 branches. The mission of DSUSA is to be an advocate for all current students and aims to foster school spirit and create unity.

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Student Alumni Association

SAA provides scholarships to students who become active participants in SAA. The goal is to help students realize that involvement is not only fun but can also be a lifelong experience.

Deadlines: March 8th & 20th

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Athletics

Join the Trailblazer Nation in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, and more. Contact the coaching staff for your sport for more information.

DSU Athletics

Americorps Educational Awards

Americorps UCC Program
allows thousands of people in the U.S. the opportunity to serve their community and earn an education award.

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International Student Scholarships

Tuition waivers are available for first-time international students as well as continuing or transfer students.

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Spring Scholarships

This is a list of scholarships, besides academic, that have opportunities for Spring Semester Scholarships.

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FAQs

How was my eligibility determined?

You were awarded this scholarship based on what information we had upon your completion of admission to DSU. Freshmen and Transfer scholarships are awarded based on a “snapshot in time” which is how you performed up to that point in time. You can submit updated transcripts or class rank as long as you submit them by the deadline.

 

How do I accept my scholarship?

Easy! Go to: my.dixie.edu and login with your DixieID and your Password and select Login. Now select the FINANCIAL AID tab, make sure you are in the correct aid year, and then AWARD OFFER. Finally, accept your award (or decline if you have changed your mind about attending DSU). That’s it, you’re done!

Is there a deadline to accept my scholarship award?

Yes, all scholarships have to be accepted or deferred by the end of the 2nd week of your admit semester. After that date your scholarship will be cancelled.

How much is Tuition?

Resident full-time enrollment tuition per semester is $2532. Current Full-time enrollment for a Non-Resident is made up of two components. Resident tuition of $2,532 and the Non-Resident differential of $5,562; which makes a combined total of $8,094 for Non-Resident tuition per semester. (This is based on 2021-2022 current tuition costs.)

If I do really well at DSU, can I get a higher scholarship?

No, these are awarded based on how you had performed prior to attending DSU. Once you are here we cannot bump you up to a higher level based on your performance here.

When do I get the money?

You don’t. Scholarships are waivers that reduce the cost of tuition. Just prior to the start of the semester (and based on 15 credit hours of enrollment) your scholarship will be applied to your student account as a credit against your tuition. It is your responsibility to check that your scholarship pays as well as paying any remaining balance by the posted deadline.

What if I have Financial Aid as well?

All approved and accepted Financial Aid and Scholarships will be credited to your student account. Any residual funds will be paid directly to you via the Dixie OneCard (information available on the DSU website). Please note that refunds are not available until the first week of school. Housing deposits, early book purchases, parking stickers and/or expenses due prior to the start of the semester are your responsibility.

School has started and my scholarship still hasn’t paid. Why?

Most likely it is one of two things. You are either not registered in the required 15 credit hours for your scholarship or you still need to fill out the Scholarship Citizenship Confirmation Form. You can find the Citizenship Conformation form on the Scholarship Webpage here. If you have done that and you are registered in 15 credits and it still hasn’t paid, come to the Scholarship Office.

How do I keep my scholarship?

Scholarship requirements vary depending on the scholarship you have been awarded. All academic scholarships require 15 credit hours per semester and completion of 30 credits per year. Always refer to your award letter for specific information.

Is my scholarship renewable?

The Utah Resident Presidential, Chancellors, Trustees, Deans, Merit and Transfer Scholarships will automatically renew as long as you maintain the requirements listed on your award letter.

All Non-Resident waivers automatically renew, as long as you maintain the requirements listed on your award letter.

Take note of your award letter, as there is a maximum amount of eligible semesters for your scholarship to renew.

Can I apply for other scholarships?

Absolutely! DSU offers leadership, talent, athletic and departmental scholarships. However, DSU policy does not allow for the stacking of scholarships beyond the cost of base resident tuition (With the exception of non-resident waivers which can pay the non-resident differential), and in some cases students must choose between awards. Still, we recommend you to take advantage of all scholarship opportunities available, and encourage you to apply for other private scholarships from outside agencies and/or organizations.

Can I put my scholarship on “hold” for Religious/Humanitarian Service, Military Service or Personal reasons?

Yes, but you must submit a request by filling out the Scholarship Deferment Form. This form will defer your scholarship as well as your admissions to DSU if you choose to do so. You cannot defer a scholarship to attend another school. Doing so will automatically void your DSU scholarship offer.

Do I get a probation semester if I don’t meet the requirements?

Yes and No. Yes in that we don’t check your academic progress mid-year. So if you fail to meet the requirements for Fall semester, you go on “probation” for Spring semester and will receive your scholarship but you will need to make up the missing requirements from Fall semester. However, at the end of Spring semester we check GPA and credit hours. If you meet both requirements your scholarship will roll forward to the next year. If you failed to meet either requirement, further semesters are revoked.

If I lose my scholarship can I earn it back?

No. If you fail to meet the requirements at the end of the year then your scholarship is forfeited. No matter how well you do, you cannot earn back the same scholarship. (If you have a WUE, Dixie Half Merit, or Good Neighbor then you can re-apply after you meet the application GPA requirements again.)

Can I appeal to get my scholarship back?

Yes. You can appeal but the only appeals that are typically approved are those where the reason that you failed to meet the requirements are extenuating circumstances. You can read more about Scholarship Appeals and the process here.

Can my parent(s) take care of business for me?

No, not without a FERPA release on file. Your information is private and cannot be discussed with anyone but you…the student. If you wish to waive this right and allow a parent (or spouse) to access your financial information, you must print and complete a FERPA Release of Information Form and submit it to the Admissions Office. You can find the form at financialaid.dixie.edu and click on forms.

Can I transfer my scholarship to another school?

No. Every institution has its own scholarship funding sources, policies and budgets. Scholarships awarded by DSU may only be used to attend DSU.

If I don’t meet the requirements for my scholarship, or if I transfer to another school, do I have to repay my scholarship?

No, but all further semesters for your scholarship will be revoked.

What else should I know?

It is your responsibility to check your student account and verify that your scholarship/waivers, financial aid, or payments have been properly credited. The balance due must be paid by the posted deadline. Failure to pay will result in late fees and dropped classes. Please refer to the website for applicable deadlines and payment schedules.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact the Scholarship Office at scholarships@dixie.edu.

Contact

Joni Hale

Assistant Director of Scholarships

Email: jhale@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7578

Office: HCC 184