Do YOU qualify for the Provo Promise?

Written by Keira Scholz in category 
March 10, 2015

Here’s a quick guide to see if YOU qualify for The Provo Promise Scholarship:

First things first: you DO NOT have to have a certain Grade Point Average (GPA) or be involved in extracurricular activities (i.e, Football Team, Debate Team) to earn this scholarship. Don’t let yourself think that because you aren’t spectacular in those areas, that there isn’t scholarship money for you. Whatever you score on your ACT, however you squeezed into your passing GPA, we’ve got your back.

Also, you DO NOT have to get a standard, 4-year degree to qualify for our scholarship. You may attend Utah Valley University (UVU) or its technical college, MATC, for a variety of certifications and degrees. Not everyone is going to get a Ph.D in History. So, if your dream is to rip apart a muscle car or make people beautiful for a living, let’s do it!

With that out of the way, let’s give you a quick, easy list to see if you qualify for the Provo Promise!

You must be a Provo School District Student graduating from Provo, Timpview or Independence High school after 2018, and you have been living in Provo full-time for two years (one being your senior year of high school).

Seems easy enough, but actually, you’d be surprised how many people move in and out of our city. You can find a list of ways to prove you are a resident of Provo here.

You must apply and plan to attend Utah Valley University (UVU) or its sister program, Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC), in Orem, Utah.

Don’t panic–UVU/MATC is an open-enrollment college. That means that if you apply and pay, you’re in. No hard admissions or pass/fail testing. For more information about applying to UVU step-by-step, click here. For more information about applying to MATC step-by-step, click here.

You must activate your scholarship within the calendar year that you graduate.

BUT WAIT! Do you have a mission coming up? Or maybe a marriage? Or a baby? Or military service? Don’t worry! You can file a deferment application here. Your future is safe with us–all of your future, not just education. We realize life isn’t great without a variety of experiences.

You must be in good academic standing with your school, especially when you graduate.

You have to be on good terms with your high school before you leave. As you receive the scholarship, you must keep a good relationship with your college, too. If you drop-out, don’t show up, or fail classes, that’s a risk for us. We have to put money where it will make the biggest difference. So, show up and do your best! 

How did everything line up? Are you a Provo Promise kid? If so, click here to start the application process!

Still have questions? You may email us at or send us a Facebook Message here.

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