New year offers 3 new scholarship opportunities at DSU

Dixie State University students register and apply for scholarships at the Student Services desk on the first floor of the Holland Centennial Commons on the DSU campus, St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of DSU, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Utah residents can turn their New Year’s resolutions into reality this year with the help of three new scholarship programs being offered at Dixie State University for the spring 2016 semester.

With the creation of the Early Graduates from High School Scholarship, Spring Back Scholarship and Fresh Start Scholarship, DSU is excited to offer more tools that will help students accomplish their goals and earn college degrees through the institution’s academic programs that promote active learning.

“Dixie State University is the best place to be, especially during the spring semester. For students who are eligible, the additional scholarship opportunities will make coming to DSU even more affordable,” David Roos, executive director of Enrollment Services at DSU, said. “We are thrilled to be the most affordable university in Utah and offer more than 60 degree programs.”

The Early Graduates from High School Scholarship is for Utah students who graduated from high school a semester early and have met Utah’s Resident Freshman Academic Scholarship Program qualifications. These students will be automatically considered for academic scholarships for the spring semester based on their most current high school GPA and ACT scores.

Geared toward Utah students who applied to Dixie for the fall semester as new freshmen but attended another college or university, the Spring Back Scholarship is available to students who are interested in enrolling in DSU for the spring semester.

After applying for admission to DSU, students must apply for this scholarship and provide documentation of enrollment in a college or university other than DSU for the past fall semester. Students should send a document, such as a billing statement or unofficial transcript, by email to satisfy this requirement.

The Fresh Start Scholarship is for students who have never attended college and graduated from high school within the past five years. To apply for this scholarship, students must apply for admission to DSU, apply for the scholarship online and provide an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

The priority deadline for the Spring Back and Fresh Start scholarships is Jan. 4, 2016, but additional considerations will be made as time permits until Jan. 11, 2016. The amount of the scholarship awarded is based on students’ index scores.

An index score is the sum of a student’s high school GPA that has been multiplied by 10 and their ACT score. Students with an index score of 59 or above qualify for $1,500 scholarships, students with 54 to 58.99 qualify for $1,000 and scores of 50 to 53.99 qualify for $500.

To learn more about Dixie State University scholarships, go online.

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