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The U announces new scholarship for Utah County students

The University of Utah is offering a new merit-based scholarship for students from Utah County, beginning with the incoming Class of 2024. 

“As we continue to seek out the most academically prepared students from across the state, this new scholarship will provide a valuable resource to Utah County students who want to benefit from all the U has to offer,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for enrollment management. 

The Point of the Mountain scholarship is one of the most generous scholarships the U offers and will provide funding for tuition, fees and housing costs for graduates of a public high school in the Alpine, Nebo or Provo school districts who are Utah residents and have a 4.0 GPA at the time of admission to the U. The scholarship package includes: 

  • $15,000 per year (fall and spring semesters) toward tuition and mandatory fees. Funding is awarded for up to eight semesters. 
  • An additional $13,700 for a student’s first year of school (fall and spring semesters) if they live in university housing.

Eligible students must be first-time, first-year applicants to qualify for the scholarship. The award criteria may be updated in future years. 

To be considered for the scholarship, students simply need to complete the University of Utah admissions process by the Dec. 1 priority deadline. No additional application is necessary. 

For continued scholarship eligibility, students will need to be enrolled full-time for all eight semesters and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA at the University of Utah.

Newly accepted freshmen who wish to defer their start date to a subsequent semester, and to request their scholarship be held, should first request an admission deferment through the Office of Admissions at