Trailblazer Promise Scholarship
The Utah Promise Scholarship is the first-ever statewide needs-based scholarship program in Utah. It is available to recent high school graduates and adult learners at Utah’s public colleges and universities, as well as Utah’s public technical colleges. The Utah Promise Scholarship will cover up to tuition and fees for up to two years. The Utah Promise Scholarship is patterned after Dream Weber and SLCC Promise in accordance with H.B. 260, Access Utah Promise Scholarship.
The Trailblazer Promise is automatically awarded at DSU through a completed FAFSA Application to those who qualify. This process happens after the 3rd week of each semester. If you are awarded the Trailblazer Promise, you will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office to your Dmail account.
There is no separate application required except a completed FAFSA Application.
New legislation passed during the 2021 session created a simplified, statewide, achievement-based scholarship—the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement during high school.
The Opportunity Scholarship will be available to students beginning with the high school graduating class of 2022.
Students may apply for the Opportunity Scholarship during their senior year of high school.
There are separate applications for 2022 graduates who meet the Regents’ Track requirements and those who meet the Advanced Course Track requirements.
More information about the Regents’ Track (Application & FAQ).
More information about the Advanced Course Track (Application & FAQ).
Both applications will open November 15, 2021.
The priority deadline is December 3, 2021.
The final deadline is February 1, 2022.
All students are encouraged to meet the priority deadline.
All students who qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship (under the Regents’ and Advanced Course Tracks) will be given the same award consideration and maximum award amount.
New Century Scholarship
The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education or completing a specific math and science curriculum. Learn about the requirements and how to apply.
Class of 2021 is the final cohort of applicants eligible for the New Century Scholarship.
Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Reimbursement (PSOCAR) Program
The PSOCAR Program reimburses up to half of tuition and fees (maximum of $5,000 per year, subject to funding) for students enrolled in criminal justice related programs at a Utah System of Higher Education institution, and is available for up to eight academic years.
PSOCAR was reinstated with S.B. 6003, Law Enforcement Tuition Reimbursement in the 2020 6th Special Session of the Utah Legislature after being temporarily discontinued in 2019. Detailed rules for this program can be found in Utah Code Title 53B, Chapter 8, Section 112.
T.H. Bell Education Scholarship
The T.H. Bell Scholarship is for those intent on entering the teaching profession in Utah and aims to recruit first-generation students into teaching, encourage outstanding students to work in high-need fields, and recognize teaching as a critically important career in Utah. The scholarship can be used at public or private higher education institutions in Utah that offer approved programs: Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College.
T.H. Bell Scholarships may be for up to the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books, and may be received for up to four consecutive years. Recipients must study in an approved teacher preparation program or in an approved program that prepares an individual to become a speech-language pathologist or another licensed professional providing services in a public school to students with disabilities.
May 10th Deadline
Talent Development Incentive Loan Program
The Talent Development Incentive is a loan given to students who intend to work in Utah in a qualifying job.
Every other academic year, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development selects five jobs that have the highest demand for new employees and offer high wages. Beginning the August of that year, those five positions are designated as qualifying jobs for the purposes of this incentive loan program. Qualifying jobs meet the following criteria:
Rank in the top 40 percent of jobs based on an employment index that considers job growth rates and total openings.
Rank in the top 40 percent for wages.
Requires an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree.
The loan amount may be up to the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books for the number of credit hours that student is enrolled in each semester.
For more information contact Nikki Dang at email@example.com.
Discontinued State Scholarships & Programs
- Regents Scholarship — Discontinued after Class of 2020
- Centennial Scholarship — Discontinued after June 2020
- TH Bell Loan Incentive Program — Switched to the TH Bell Scholarship Program