Utah-Resident Freshman Scholarship

2017-2018 School Year

Dixie State University awards Academic Scholarships to 2017 High School graduates based on High School GPA & ACT*  The formula is simple. Take your cumulative GPA multiplied by 10 and add your ACT score.

March 1st deadline

(Example: If you have a 3.8 GPA and a 27 ACT… 3.8 x 10 = 38 + 27 for a score of 65)

Now, match your score with the grid to see what your scholarship will be. Don’t forget…you must be admitted!

Scores Scholarship Award Level
GPA/ACT Score of 68 & Above Presidential Full Instate Tuition and Student Fees for 4 years ($4,839.52 per year based on 2016-17 tuition)
GPA/ACT Score of 65 & Above Chancellor Full Instate Tuition for 4 years ($4,103.52 per year based on 2016-17 tuition)
GPA/ACT Score of 61 to 64.99 Trustee’s $2,400 per year for 4 years
GPA/ACT Score of 57 to 60.99 Dean’s $1,500 per year for 4 years
GPA/ACT Score of 52 to 56.99 Utah Merit $1,000 per year for 4 years
GPA/ACT Score of 50 to 51.99 Achievement $500 for one year

*Students must submit an ACT or SAT score to be considered for a scholarship. Students are encouraged to take the ACT on one of 6 national testing days. DSU now offers the ACT Residual Test, for information, dates, cost and exclusions, please go to the University Testing Center.

The College Placement Test (CPT) is not an acceptable test for determining scholarship eligibility.

Academic Scholarship Details

Presidential Academic Scholarship

Presidential Academic Scholarship is the premier scholarship for outstanding academically oriented freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current year.

  • Value: Four year scholarship for full instate tuition & standard student fees. Pays: $4,839.52 per year based on 2016-17 tuition (not to exceed eight semesters).
  • Selection Criteria: An index score of 68 or higher, awards go to highest index score and date of admission.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (includes admission fee, transcripts and test scores) by March 1st  Deadline. The December ACT is the last score accepted for consideration.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Dixie State University credit hours per academic year with a 3.5 GPA.

Chancellor Academic Scholarship

Chancellor Academic Scholarship is awarded to outstanding academic entering freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current school year.

  • Value: Four year scholarship for full instate tuition. Pays: $4,103.52 per year based on 2016-17 tuition (not to exceed eight semesters).
  • Selection Criteria: An index score of 65 to 67.99.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (including admission fee, transcripts and test scores) by the March 1st deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Dixie State University credit hours per academic year with a 3.5 GPA.

Trustees Academic Scholarship

Trustees Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current school year.

  • Value: $9,600. Four Year Scholarship that pays $2,400 per year (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An index score of 61 to 64.99.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (including admissions fee, transcripts and test scores) by the March 1st deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Dixie State University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA.

Dean’s Academic Scholarship

Deans Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current school year.

  • Value: $6,000. Four Year Scholarship that pays $1,500 per year (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An Index score of 57 to 60.99.
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (including admissions fee, transcripts and test scores) by the March 1st deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Dixie State University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA.

Utah Merit Academic Scholarship

Merit Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current year.

  • Value: $4000. Four Year Scholarship that pays $1000 per year (not to exceed eight semesters)
  • Selection Criteria: An index score of 52 to 56.99
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (including admissions fee, transcripts and test scores) by the March 1st Deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 30 Dixie State University credit hours per year with a 3.2 GPA.

Achievement Academic Scholarship

Achievement Academic Scholarship is awarded to academically eligible entering freshman students, graduating from a Utah high school in the current year.

  • Value: $500 for one year. Non-renewable
  • Selection Criteria: An index score of 50 to 51.99
  • Application Requirements: Complete the Application for Admissions (including admissions fee, transcripts and test scores) by the March 1st Deadline.
  • Academic Criteria: Complete 15 credit hours per semester.

Other Scholarships: Please refer back to the scholarship home page for Ambassador, Leadership, Talent and additional scholarship programs. All Athletic Scholarships are handled by the Dixie State University Athletic Department.

DSU reserves the right to change the scholarship program each academic year.