Native Student Scholarship

The Native Student Scholarship is for undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are enrolled members in one of Utah’s federally recognized tribes and commits to meeting the student’s tuition and mandatory fee charges not covered by scholarships and grants from all sources.

To be eligible to receive the Native Student Scholarship, students must meet all the following criteria:
1. Must be an admitted University of Utah student.
2. Must be a Utah resident or a non-resident student who qualifies for resident tuition.
3. Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) in a degree-seeking program.
4. An enrolled member^ of one of the federally recognized tribes in Utah eligible for in-state tuition:

  • Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
  • Navajo Nation (Diné)
  • Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)
  • Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)
  • San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
  • Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
  • Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation
  • Hopi
  • Zuni
  • Shoshone-Bannock

5. Must have a current, completed^^ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at the University of Utah by the first day of classes for each semester receiving the scholarship. (Students need to file the FAFSA once a year and we recommend filing the FAFSA by no later than February 1 each year).

6. Student must upload a copy or image of documentation of your enrollment as a member of one of the federal recognized Utah tribes. Such documentation includes a Tribal Identification Card or a Tribal Enrollment Letter.

7. The scholarship is renewable up to 8 semesters. In order to renew eligibility, students must continue to make satisfactory academic progress.
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^Application must include uploaded documentation of you being an enrolled member of one of the federally recognized Utah tribes, such as a Tribal Identification Card or a Tribal Enrollment Letter.

^^The FAFSA must be processed and have official, calculated output (e.g., an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or a Student Aid Index (SAI)). Eligible recipients do not have to demonstrate financial need, but a completed FAFSA does have to be on file at the U by the first day of classes in order to receive the scholarship for each semester.

Award
Varies
Deadline
01/09/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. I acknowledge I meet (or will meet for the semester in which I receive the Native Student Scholarship) the eligibility criteria for the scholarship listed
  2. Please upload an image of the document(s) certifying your status as an enrolled member of a federally recognized Utah tribe.