School of Graduate Studies


The School of Graduate Studies offers 3 types of scholarships: 2 are awarded to students who have been nominated by someone from the college, and 1 is available to qualifying students whose parent(s) graduated from USU.

Departments and colleges often offer additional scholarships. Check with your department or college to see what scholarships it offers.

Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

Award: The Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship waives the nonresident portion of tuition and is automatically renewed each semester as long as the student remains in good standing.

Criteria: A student must be admitted into a graduate program, have a least 1 parent or grandparent (biological, step, or legal guardian) who earned an associate's degree or higher from Utah State University, and enroll as a first-time graduate student at USU. Time spent in Utah on the scholarship cannot be counted toward establishing Utah residency for tuition purposes.

After being accepted into a graduate program at USU, complete the Alumni Legacy Verification Form and submit to the School of Graduate Studies.

Any questions you have regarding the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship may be directed to our Admissions Officer in the School of Graduate Studies at or by calling 435-797-1187.


Seely-Hinckley Scholarship

Deadline: April 16
Note: This application is for college/faculty/staff use only

Award: Eight scholarships which award in-state tuition for up to 9 credits, and cover student fees for 2 semesters for costs associated with Program of Study. If the recipient is a nonresident student, the School of Graduate Studies will also provide a nonresident tuition award for up to 9 credits for two semesters. 

Intended for outstanding graduate students who face serious financial difficulties. Each college nominates 2 students per year, and from this pool 8 are selected to receive the scholarship.

The application will be available in early spring.