Utah-Resident Freshman Scholarship

Utah-Resident Freshman Scholarship

2018-2019 Academic Year

Dixie State University awards Academic Scholarships to 2018 High School graduates based on cumulative High School GPA & ACT score.

Use the following formula to calculate the scholarship you are qualified for: Cumulative GPA x 10 + ACT score.

Now, match your score with the Scholarship Grid or table below to see what your scholarship could be. Remember, you must be admitted to apply for a scholarship.

GPA/ACT Score Scholarship Award Level
68 & Above Presidential Full Instate Base Tuition and Student Fees for 4 years ($5,080 per year based on 2017-18 tuition)
65 & Above Chancellor Full Instate Base Tuition for 4 years ($4,308 per year based on 2017-18 tuition)
61 to 64.99 Trustee’s $2,400 per year for 4 years
57 to 60.99 Dean’s $1,500 per year for 4 years
52 to 56.99 Utah Merit $1,000 per year for 4 years
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 offers the ACT Residual Test. For information, dates, cost and exclusions, please go to the 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 base tuition & standard student fees. Pays: $5,080 per year based on 2017-18 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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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 base tuition. Pays: $4,308 per year based on 2017-18 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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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. Cannot be used to attend all online. 

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.