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Scholarship opportunities at WSU

A sign near the entrance of the Student Services building pointing visitors to the location of the Financial Aid office and Registration services. Un letrero por la entrada del edificio de servicios estudiantiles que señala la ubicación del oficio de apoyo financiero y los servicios de registración.

New and seasoned Weber State University students have plenty of opportunities to receive financial aid. This can come from a number of places including WSU scholarships, private scholarships and government aid.

Scholarships, in particular, are a great resource for students as they can cater to their individual needs, identities and interests.

Many WSU scholarships require students to complete a FAFSA application to be considered, excluding those specifically for undocumented students. Completing FAFSA applications can lead students to need-based government aid.

WSU offers a wide variety of scholarships. The most basic scholarships are offered to students based on academic performance. GPA and ACT scores determine whether students are offered the Presidential, Trustees, Deans, Merit or Opportunity scholarships. These academic scholarships range from $500 to over $6,000 per semester for 4 years, for in-state students.

Academic scholarships for non-resident students include the Waterfall Canyon, Golden Spike and Mt. Ogden scholarships. These non-resident opportunities range from $7,500 to $9,000 a year for a four-year degree.

In-state and out-of-state students have different GPA and ACT scoring sheets. This information can be found on the WSU’s academic scholarship page online.

International students have similar opportunities, adjusted to fit different countries’ grading scales. Weber State offers four scholarships for international students, ranging from $5,000 to $8,000 a year.

In-state homeschooled students also have scholarships awarded solely on ACT scores. These scholarships range from $500 to $3,500 a year.

Undocumented students have unique scholarships offered to them by private organizations.

For scholarships related to specific degrees, all WSU departments have their own scholarships, detailed on their website under the scholarship tabs.

All of the previously mentioned scholarships do have credit and GPA requirements in order to continually award students money. For most of the scholarships, the requirement is to be enrolled for 12 or more credits and to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

For more information, go to the Weber State University Financial Aid page at https://www.weber.edu/FinancialAid/

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