Scholarship Requirements

ALL academic Scholarships

Notice: For ALL academic scholarships, including WUE and Nonresident Tuition Waiver, the following apply:

  • You will lose your scholarship if you fall below the required level for GPA and/or semester credit hours during any semester.
  • You may not be notified by the scholarship office at the end of each semester as to the continued status of your scholarship (this includes meeting scholarship requirements and renewal).
  • Requirements to maintain academic scholarships DO NOT apply to any other scholarships that you may have received.
  • ALL of these scholarships require you to complete at least 15 semester hours of Snow College credit each semester (see your scholarship contract regarding credits that will not qualify).

The requirements to maintain and renew all academic scholarships are published below. The requirements for ALL scholarships are printed on the scholarship contract that will be e-mailed to the student once he or she is awarded.

Note about cumulative GPA:

  • Concurrent enrollment credit through Snow College courses do count toward your cumulative GPA.
  • Credits transferred in from other institutions do NOT count toward your cumulative GPA.

Resident Freshman Academic Scholarships

Academic Elite (two year award)
To keep the scholarship from one semester to the next you must:

  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale each semester of attendance at Snow College.

Scholarship Renewal for Academic Elite
This scholarship will automatically renew for a second year provided the award was not lost during the first academic year, AND you attain a 3.70 cumulative GPA after 2 semesters.

Academic Excellence / Academic Honors (one year awards)
To keep these scholarships from one semester to the next you must:

  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale each semester.

These two scholarships are NOT renewable.
You must reapply for any second year awards by the March 1st deadline. 

Nonresident Freshman Academic Scholarships


Nonresident Tuition Waiver (one year award)
This scholarship has the same requirements as the Western Undergraduate Exchange, (below),
however; this is a one year award and the scholarship CANNOT be deferred.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (or WUE, one to four semesters)
To keep the scholarship from one semester to the next you must:

  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.0 scale each semester of attendance at Snow College.
    The Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarship will automatically renew for a second year provided the award was not lost during the first academic year. The WUE award is NOT deferrable.

Leadership Scholarships

Students receiving leadership scholarships will be required to perform all duties as given by their advisor. They will also be required to maintain the grade point average and credit hour requirements that will be listed on their scholarship contracts. The minimum requirements will be communicated to each student by the scholarship office.

Other scholarships

Sterling Scholar requirements are set at a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) each semester of attendance at Snow College. Students must also earn 15 credit hours each semester. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other academic scholarship. Students must be regional winners in the state of Utah, or regional runners-up in any Sterling Scholar category. Please contact the Snow College scholarship office for information on amounts, deadlines, and other requirements. The requirements to maintain the scholarship will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract (sent via email).

Performance Based and Departmental scholarships are awarded to students who are planning to major in a specific area or have proven talent in the chosen field. You may be required to major in the area, and you should plan to participate in the department if awarded. The minimum requirements will be communicated to the student as defined by the Snow College Scholarship office (sent via email).

Private scholarships requirements are set by the individual, foundation, or company making the donation. The requirements to keep, length and amount of each private scholarship varies and will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract. The minimum requirements will be communicated to the student as defined by the scholarship office (sent via email).

Diversity scholarship requirements are set at a 2.5 grade point average each semester. Students must also maintain a "C" or better grade in each course. Students must also meet monthly with their Multicultural Advisor, be involved with the Multicultural Center as a mentor or mentee, and help in the planning and implementation of diversity activities. Students are also required to be involved in a diversity club that is represented on Snow College's campus. Diversity scholarships may be revoked if the student is subject to any campus disciplinary action. The requirements to maintain the scholarship will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract (sent via email).

Returning/Transfer Academic scholarship requirements are set according to the level of award the student receives. The grade point averages will vary, but the required credit hours are set at 15 each term. The requirements to maintain the scholarship will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract (sent via email).

Alumni Legacy requirements are set at a 2.5 grade point average each semester. Students are also required to maintain 12 credits each semester. The requirements to maintain the scholarship will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract (sent via email).

NAW (Nevada, Arizona & Wyoming) waiver requirements are set at a 3.0 grade point average each semester and 15 earned credit hours. The requirements to maintain the scholarship will be detailed on the student's scholarship contract (sent via email).

Scholarship requirements are subject to change. You will be held to the criteria defined on your signed scholarship contract.