Online Application and Deadlines

December 1, 2021 Application Opens
February 1, 2022 Deadline: all current engineering students and incoming freshmen.*
April 1, 2022 Deadline: transfer students entering the U during the Fall 2022 semester.*

*Please note: some scholarship deadlines may vary. Please check below for additional opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Freshman are students who will have graduated from high school and have not enrolled in another college or university after high school graduation.

Only students who were selected to receive a scholarship will be notified.

College of Engineering Merit Scholarships– Students who apply to the University of Utah by December 1 will automatically be considered for College of Engineering Merit Based scholarship. No further application is necessary.

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science First- Year Merit Scholarships:

Opens: December 1

Closes: February 1

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), and fill out the “College of Engineering Application”.

ACCESS Scholarship– ACESS welcomes all students who are inspired by science and committed to advancing gender equality in STEM. The scholarship, valued at over $5,000, includes a monetary award and covers all costs associated with the ACESS first year experience.

Opens: December 1

Closes: March 1

For more information regarding this program and scholarship, please click here.

David Jorgensen Freshman Scholarship- This renewable first-year scholarship is funded by the David G. and Annette T. Jorgensen Family Foundation, David (BS ECE ’61) and Annette Jorgensen (BS ED ’61), to support and encourage engineering students in completing their degrees. A needs-based scholarship which asks you to address two questions: 1. Using as much of your personal and academic backgrounds as you feel comfortable, provide a one-page essay explaining the financial challenges and difficulties that have impacted you. 2. What role do you feel entrepreneurialism should play in our society?

Available to incoming first-year students pursing a degree in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software Development.

Opens: December 1

Closes: February 1

To apply: Freshman who would like to be considered for need-based scholarships must demonstrate need by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Then visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), fill out the College of Engineering Application, and then search for the “David Jorgensen Freshman Scholarship.”

COMPU Leaders Scholarship- The COMPU Leaders scholarship is a financial need based, four-year scholarship that will be offered to five incoming computer science students. This scholarship provides tuition support from $1,000 – $10,000 (full tuition) depending on the student’s financial need and receipt of other funding.

The COMPU Leaders program is an exciting opportunity for students who are motivated to be leaders in computer science. The program is designed to support students in their academic and career goals through:

* a pre-college bridge program
* mentoring from CS faculty
* peer-group activities
* leadership roles in the school
* giving back to the community
* pathways to employment

Note: Recipient must enroll in CS 1030 or CS 1410 during their first year. Recipient must also participate in the scholarship program and maintain good academic standing and progress towards a Computer Science, Data Science or Software Development degree to have four years of funding.

Available to incoming first-year Computer Science, Data Science, and Software Development majors.

Opens: December 1

Closes: February 1

To apply: Freshman who would like to be considered for need-based scholarships must demonstrate need by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Then visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), fill out the College of Engineering Application, and then search for the “COMPU Leaders Scholarship.”

Freshman Engineering Scholar Program – Established to recognize the top incoming freshman students in the College of Engineering. This competitive program pairs outstanding first-year students with some of the college’s top faculty for an in-depth educational experience with cutting-edge research.

Preference will be given to students wanting to work on the Engineering Grand Challenges.

Available to all incoming first-year students pursuing a College of Engineering degree.

Opens: December 1

Closes: February 1

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), fill out the College of Engineering Application, and then search for the “Freshman Engineering Scholar Program.”

Transfer students are those who have completed 30 credit hours or more at another university or college after high school graduation.

Transfer students who complete the College of Engineering scholarship application by February 1st can also be considered for other department and college level scholarships. Transfer students must complete the College of Engineering scholarship application by April 1st through the Application button below (available December 1st)

Transfer students who are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified beginning April 15th.

ACCESS Scholarship– ACESS welcomes all students who are inspired by science and committed to advancing gender equality in STEM. The scholarship, valued at over $5,000, includes a monetary award and covers all costs associated with the ACESS first year experience.

Opens: December 1

Closes: March 1

For more information regarding this program and scholarship, please click here.

College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship (for students starting in Spring 2022)- This scholarship helps to encourage and support transfer students from other colleges and universities.

Opens: September 21

Closes: December 13

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), and then search for the “College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship” (with a close date of December 13). 

College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship (For Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 starters)- This scholarship helps to encourage and support transfer students from other colleges and universities. Students who apply to this scholarship will be considered in the College of Engineering general scholarship pool as well as certain department level scholarships. Students who fill out this application do not need to fill out the “College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship” below that is closes on April.

Available to all incoming transfer students pursuing a College of Engineering degree.

Opens: December 1

Closes: February 1

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), fill out the College of Engineering Application.

College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship (For Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 starters)- This scholarship helps to encourage and support transfer students from other colleges and universities.

Available to all incoming transfer students pursuing a College of Engineering degree.

Opens: December 1

Closes: April 1

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), and then search for the “College of Engineering Transfer Scholarship” (with a close date of April 1st). 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Transfer Scholarships- Scholarships for Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Computer Engineering majors to support them during their first semester at the University of Utah. This scholarship is for TRANSFER students only. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a full-time (12 credit hours) student and have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.3. Priority will be given to students that demonstrate financial need.

Available to all incoming transfer students pursuing a Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree.

Opens: TBD

Closes: TBD

To apply: Visit Academic Works, fill out the general University of Utah Scholarship application (indicate interest in the College of Engineering), and then search for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Transfer Scholarship”). 

A current student is one that has been enrolled in the University of Utah for one or more semesters consistently as an undergraduate student. If it has been less than one year since you last enrolled, then you may still be eligible for scholarships without applying for readmission. Matriculated undergraduate students are eligible to register for classes for one year from the term of their last enrollment.

A current student who submits a College of Engineering scholarship application by February 1st will automatically be considered for department and college level awards.

Students who are in the BS/MS program, will not be eligible for scholarships once they begin the graduate career as a master’s student.

Students who are seeking a second bachelor’s degree will not be eligible for college level awards, and should check with the department to see if they would still be eligible for department level scholarships.

To be considered for need-based scholarships, students must demonstrate need by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) at fafsa.ed.gov.

Current students who are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by April 15th.

Only students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified.

Application Instructions

The College of Engineering has two types of scholarships from an application perspective; Auto-match scholarships and Apply-to scholarships.

Auto-match scholarships only require you to complete the General Application and the College of Engineering Application. This means, once you have completed the General Application and the College of Engineering Application, the system will auto-match your application to the scholarships you qualify for. No more action is needed unless you would also like to apply for Apply-to scholarships. Students who apply to the Apply-to scholarships significantly increase their chance of receiving a scholarship.

Apply-to scholarships require additional information from you, typically an essay or to answer a series of questions for possible consideration. Please consider applying to these. 

Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all references are submitted by the deadline published in the online scholarship application. Always double check the reference email address to ensure it is correct. If you find that your reference(s) cannot submit their information on time, you have the opportunity to go back after your application has been submitted and change your reference(s). Once the application closes on February 1st, students can no longer make changes to references, they can only resend requests. References will be given one additional week to submit recommendations after the application closes. 

Steps to apply for Scholarships:

    • 1. Complete your general application: Log into the scholarship system using your uNID and CIS credentials. Make sure to check College of Engineering on the question shown below to ensure you receive the College of Engineering Application. Once you submit the General Application, you will be taken to a new section which will be the College of Engineering Application. *On the general application, students must agree to the FERPA release in order to be given access to the College of Engineering Application.
    • 2. Complete the College of Engineering Application. (If applying on or before February 1st) Once this is complete, it will auto- match you based on your qualifications to a scholarship within the engineering department you qualify for. Note: This does not mean you will receive this scholarship, only that you meet the basic qualifications to be considered.
      • When saving your DARs, personal statement, and resume to upload to your application, do not use punctuations such as period, comma, or something else in the document title. The system will reject a document when you do this and not allow the reviews to open it. Only upload pdf documents.-Students who want to be considered for need based scholarships in the College of Engineering will need to have submitted their FASFA application by January 15th.-When saving your DARs, personal statement, and resume to upload to your application, do not use punctuations such as period, comma, or something else in the document title. The system will reject a document when you do this and not allow the reviews to open it. Only upload pdf documents.
      • Students who want to be considered for need based scholarships in the College of Engineering will need to have submitted their FASFA application by January 15th.
    • 3. Recommended scholarships. Once you’ve completed the College of Engineering Application you will be taken to other recommended opportunities. These additional scholarships are the Apply-toscholarships. Here you may apply for scholarships for which you meet the requirements.  The scholarship system will recommend scholarships that it thinks you qualify for.
      • Since this system is shared by the entire University, some scholarships may show up that don't really apply to you.  The best thing to do is to filter this list by searching Engineering in the search bar.  Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of College of Engineering scholarships, just a list that the system thinks you meet the basic requirements to apply.
    • 4. Scholarships with the word “apply” in the Action column require further action on your part in order to be considered. Click “apply” to complete the application process. Please read the scholarship eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements (e.g., major, GPA, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) before applying.

    For students who have completed the steps and would like to search for more scholarships, click on the search engineering scholarships button below to apply for other scholarships you may qualify for.

How to Apply Screencast:

Questions?

Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships

Phone: (801) 581-6211
Email: scholarship@sa.utah.edu

University-Level Scholarships

Find:
by searching the University’s scholarship database.

Apply:
by following the financial aid checklist.

3rd-Party Scholarships

Find:
on our Third Party Scholarships Page (these have been emailed to the College of Engineering specifically for our students), or by using scholarship search engines like CollegeBoard.com, CollegeNet.com, and Fastweb.com

Apply:
by following application instructions on scholarships you find.