Academic Excellence Scholarship

Students do not apply for this scholarship. They are nominated directly by their CFA Academic Unit. 

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is a University of Utah scholarship for nonresident high school seniors who will be entering freshmen, based on cumulative GPA and course rigor.

The University of Utah recognizes that students with high artistic talent enrich the experiences of the greater university community. The Academic Excellence Scholarship in the CFA recognizes incoming freshmen students who through the audition and portfolio processes demonstrate high artistic merit and potential. This scholarship awards out-of-state students for up to 4 academic years or graduation, whichever comes first. This scholarship awards out-of-state students full nonresident tuition - fees not included - up to and including 18 hours per semester for 4 academic years or graduation, whichever comes first.

In order to qualify for the Academic Excellence Scholarship in the CFA, students must be:

  • Incoming nonresident freshmen, who demonstrate high artistic merit and potential in a Bachelor's degree area within the College of Fine Arts 
  • Admitted to the University of Utah, and, if applicable, be accepted through audition in the College of Fine Arts' academic unit (School of Dance, School of Music, Department of Theatre, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Film & Media Arts)
  • Nominated by the College of Fine Arts' academic unit 

If you are interested in the Academic Excellence Scholarship in the CFA, please contact your academic unit (School of Dance, School of Music, Department of Theatre, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Film & Media Arts) for more information about your units scholarship process.