Early College Scholarships

 

Scholarships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year for High School Students

There are two scholarship options available for Early College students: an Academic Early College Scholarship and a Need-Based Early College Scholarship. 
 

Academic Early College Scholarship

Students that meet the WSU Early College admissions requirements are eligible for an academic scholarship. Early College scholarships are only available for a limited number of students each academic year as they are contingent upon funding and may be reviewed each semester. Academic Early College Scholarships may be awarded up to $1,000 per semester (up to $2,000 per academic year) for tuition-only for up to 6 semesters as funds are available. Early College Scholarships are available only for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Please note: Students must complete the Specialized Scholarship Application each academic year to be considered for the scholarship. Applications open each year on September 1st for the following year. Students are encouraged to complete the application as soon as possible as funds are limited. 

Eligibility Requirements for:

High School (Sophomores):

  • Have an index score of 110 or higher
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA and WSU GPA (if applicable) of a 3.25 or higher to be awarded
  • Need to keep and maintain a cumulative WSU GPA of a 3.25 or higher
  • Be a legal U.S. citizen and have established Utah residency

High School (Juniors & Seniors):

  • Have an index score of 106 or higher
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA and WSU GPA (if applicable) of a 3.25 or higher to be awarded
  • Need to keep and maintain a cumulative WSU GPA of a 3.25 or higher
  • Be a legal U.S. citizen and have established Utah residency           

When to apply:

Please Note: Failure to meet these deadlines may result in scholarship offers being rescinded.

 

Need-Based Early College Scholarship

Students that meet the admissions requirements are able to apply for the Need-Based Early College Scholarship. Awards are determined based on parent/guardian income and individual financial need. Seniors will receive priority. 

When to apply:

  • Fall semester submission deadline: August 1
  • Spring semester submission deadline: December 1

How to Apply

Academic Early College Scholarship

  1. Log into your eWeber portal and search for Financial Aid & Scholarships

     
  2. Click on Specialized Scholarship Application
     
  3. Select the appropriate award year then click the "Specialized Scholarship Application" button
     
  4. Scroll down and enter your anticipated enrollment
     
  5. In the last essay box Departmental Scholarships enter Early College
     
  6. Click Submit

How to Accept

Academic Early College Scholarship

  1. Log into your eWeber portal and search for Financial Aid & Scholarships

     
  2. Click on View & Accept Your Award
     
  3. Select the appropriate Aid Year then click submit
     
  4. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab
     
  5. Click on the drop-down box, select Accept
     
  6. Click Submit

How to Defer 

Academic Early College Scholarship

If you are awarded an Academic Scholarship and do not plan on taking classes during the Fall semester of the academic year for which you were awarded, you must complete the Early College Academic Scholarship Deferment Form by May 1. Failure to do so may result in funds being revoked and awarded to another student. Contact your Early College Advisor with any questions.


How to Apply

Need-Based Early College Scholarship     

  1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • High school students are not eligible for federal funding; however, the application is required to determine financial need.
        
  2. Submit the Need-Based scholarship application.
    • Fall submission deadline - August 1
    • Spring submission deadline - December 1
       
  3. If awarded, you will need to accept your scholarship in your eWeber portal prior to the week before classes start.           

                                

4. Write a thank you letter addressed to the donor and submit it directly to Weber State’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. 
You will receive an email from the WSU Scholarship Office with more information.

 

WSU Early College Scholarships have recently changed starting Fall 2019 and all scholarships are contingent upon funding.
Read the Early College Scholarship Policy for more information.

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