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The goal of the RTU scholarship is to help adult learners and nontraditional students finance their educations at the University of Utah. We define adult students as individuals working to complete their first bachelor’s degree at age 26 or older. A wider definition of adult and nontraditional students, however, includes anyone whose primary roles and responsibilities are focused outside the university. We know that many students younger than 26 also delay college because of such factors as marriage, children, and military service. In short, we want to support students who fit school around their lives, not their lives around school.


  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative overall GPA)
  2. Be a resident of the state of Utah, as defined by The University of Utah’s Registrar’s Office
  3. Be admitted to The University of Utah working toward completion of an undergraduate degree
  4. Be a matriculated student at The University of Utah
  5. Be working toward first Bachelor’s degree
  6. Part-time and full-time students are welcome to apply
  7. Preference will be given to those with financial need as determined by federal guidelines

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a full or part-time student?
  2. What is your plan to finish (especially if you are part-time)?
  3. What obstacles have you overcome to reach this point in your academic career?
  4. If you are a returning student, why did you come back the U?