Scholarship

Scholarship Programs at the University of Utah Asia Campus

At the University of Utah Asia Campus, we reward outstanding applicants for their academic excellence, leadership capacity, extracurricular activities, and commitment to community as well as awards and other non-academic factors.
Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University’s regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in official publications. This includes, by way of example only, the Undergraduate Bulletin, the University Conduct Code, the Student Handbook, and class schedules.
Acceptance of an individual scholarship award is an agreement to the terms and conditions of that award as well as all policies governing the University of Utah Asia Campus. A student’s funds may not exceed the direct tuition cost (tuition and fees).  Scholarships are awarded in varying amounts based upon the UAC Scholarship Committee’s review of applicants’ academic excellence, extracurricular activities, individual talents, and other external factors such as financial circumstances.  The UAC awards many scholarships to students who begin in either the Fall or the Spring semester. Scholarships may be awarded to US and non-US citizens.
  • Academic Excellence: Based on unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) for grades nine through twelve, post-secondary academic achievement (if applicable), and standardized test scores.
  • Non-Academic Factors: Based on a student’s leadership capacity, extracurricular activities, individual talents, ability to contribute to the diversity of the campus, and other external factors.
  • Financial Need: Based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credits) at the University of Utah Asia Campus is required for all UAC scholarship recipients.
  • UAC reserves the right to adjust individual scholarship awards after letters have been accepted to ensure effective use of university funds.
  • If a recipient discontinues their study at the UAC, the scholarship will be terminated.
  • Renewable awards are contingent upon maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and meeting all other conditions of the renewal criteria as specified for each scholarship.
  • All scholarship recipients must complete annual thank you letters.
UAC scholarship students may take approved leave of absence for up to two (2) consecutive semesters and still retain their scholarship for issues such as medical withdraw, financial concerns and being a full-time student at another institution for an academic purpose or international experience. Permission for retaining a scholarship must be obtained from the Dean of Students.
Students with reported military leave will automatically retain their scholarship.
A scholarship recipient who enrolls less than full-time, withdraws, is suspended or dismissed from the University will lose their scholarship and may reapply after reinstatement and/or student is back in full time status and in good academic standing.
A student who declines an initial offer of scholarship will not retain their scholarship offer if they select to reapply to the UAC at a later date.

Types of Scholarships

UAC Entrance Scholarships
At the University of Utah Asia Campus, we reward outstanding applicants for their academic excellence.
Entrance Scholarships awarded to students studying at the University of Utah Asia Campus are applicable for six (6) semesters of full time study.  The Entrance Scholarship cannot be applied to the time spent studying at the Salt Lake City campus in the USA.

Award Amount:Up to $8,000 per academic year
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be admissible to the University of Utah Asia Campus;
  • An exemplary record of academic achievement as demonstrated on school records;
  • Demonstrate success in a challenging academic curriculum;
  • High achievement on standardized tests;
  • Recipients should be representative of the highest caliber of UAC student.
Award Amount: Up to $5,000 per academic year
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be admissible to the University of Utah Asia Campus;
  • High achievement in previous academics combined with strong standardized test scores;
  • Recipients should demonstrate a proven track record of academic success.
Award Amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be admissible to the University of Utah Asia Campus;
  • Strong academic background and achievement in past coursework, standardized tests, and other academic factors.
Award Amount: Up to $1,000 per academic year
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be admissible to the University of Utah Asia Campus;
  • Must demonstrate past academic success;
  • Must demonstrate indicators of future academic success and the ability to contribute to UAC academically.

UAC NEW HORIZON Scholarship
The University of Utah Asia Campus awards the UAC New Horizon Scholarship to students based on: leadership capacity, extracurricular activities, individual talents, ability to contribute to the diversity of the campus, and other external factors. 
In order to be considered for the New Horizon Scholarship students must complete an application and submit two essays.  The scholarship is awarded in varying amounts based upon the UAC Scholarship Committee’s review.
The UAC New Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students who begin in either the fall or the spring semester and may be awarded to US and non-US citizens and is applicable for six (6) semesters of full time study.  This Scholarship cannot be applied to the time spent studying at the Salt Lake City campus in the USA.
Spring 2018 Deadline                    
Priority Scholarship Deadline:   December 20th, 2017
Final Scholarship Deadline:   February 1st, 2018

Scholarship application

Please note that the application for the UAC New Horizon Scholarship is only open to the students who have been admitted to the University of Utah Asia Campus. All applications submitted prior to the admission will be reviewed only after the applicant is successfully admitted to the University of Utah Asia Campus.

UAC OPPORTUNITY Scholarship
The University of Utah Asia Campus awards the UAC Opportunity Scholarship to students based on demonstrated financial need. 
In order to be considered for the Opportunity Scholarship students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  and submit two essays.  The scholarship is awarded in varying amounts based upon the UAC Scholarship Committee’s review.
The UAC Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to students who begin in either the fall or the spring semester and may be awarded to US and non-US citizens and is applicable for six (6) semesters of full time study.  This Scholarship cannot be applied to the time spent studying at the Salt Lake City campus in the USA.
Spring 2018 Deadline

Scholarship Deadline:   February 1st, 2018

Scholarship application

Please note that the application for the UAC New Opportunity Scholarship is only open to the students who have been admitted to the University of Utah Asia Campus. All applications submitted prior to the admission will be reviewed only after the applicant is successfully admitted to the University of Utah Asia Campus.

UAC Academic Excellence Scholarship
This $1,000 per semester scholarship is awarded to continuing UAC students to recognize their individual academic excellence.
  • The university selects students who are qualified for scholarships for their academic excellence each semester.
  • The university selects the top 10% from each major, as determined from cumulative grade point average.
  • Students will only be eligible for this award after they have completed 30 credits, 15 credits must come from UAC.
  • Scholarship will be awarded for one semester.
  • Students returning from the main campus for their final semester will be considered for this scholarship.
 Inspire U: Salt Lake City Scholarships
The University of Utah Asia Campus awards Inspire U: Salt Lake City Scholarships to UAC students to be used while they are attending their mandatory two semesters at the Salt Lake City Campus.  Scholarships are awarded in amounts from $500 to $8,000 based upon the UAC Scholarship Committee’s review of applicants’ demonstrated qualities, academic excellence, individual talents, and other external factors such as financial circumstances.
The Inspire U: Salt Lake City Scholarships may be awarded to US and non-US citizens. In order to be considered for these scholarships students must complete the appropriate application. Students may apply for multiple scholarship however they are only eligible to receive one scholarship and the scholarships are nonrenewable.  
UAC Global Trailblazer Scholarship $10,000 (one award recipient) The UAC Global Trailblazer Scholarship is aimed at supporting academically above average students who would otherwise be financially unable to support their college education while attending their mandatory classes in Salt Lake City.  The main objective of the award is to encourage motivation and passion in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree. 
UAC Catalyst Scholarship $5,000 (one award recipient) The UAC Catalyst Scholarship has been designed to aid academically above average students who have high financial need while attending their mandatory classes in Salt Lake City.  This award is meant to provide students with partial assistance while completing their studies. 
UAC Promoter Scholarship $2,500 (two award recipients)The UAC Promoter Scholarship has been designed for students who are willing and eager to raise the awareness of the University of Utah Asia Campus and inspire current Salt Lake City Campus students to attend. In order to be considered for this scholarship students are asked to inform the UAC Scholarship Committee how they would promote the University of Utah Asia Campus while studying in Salt Lake City.
UAC Interconnected Community Scholarship $1,000 (eight award recipients) The UAC Interconnected Community Scholarship is awarded to students who have ideas and are interested in integrating UAC students with University of Utah Salt Lake City students.  In order to be consider for this scholarship student are asked to inform the UAC Scholarship Committee how they would assist in integrating UAC students with Salt Lake City campus students. 
UAC Make a Difference $500 (four award recipients) The Make a Difference has been designed to provide financial assistance to students during their mandatory semesters in Salt Lake City.  The award is provided to those students who demonstrate creative responses to the scholarship questions and who demonstrate a commitment to the University of Utah.