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To receive a scholarship you must be a student with a major housed in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, pursuing course work each semester in your major field, and taking between 12-18 credits for an undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate each semester. Limited scholarships are available for part time students.

  • Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year will open in December 2020. (Nursing scholarship applications will be open late March- mid April 2021).
  • The application is found in AwardSpring.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid before seeking scholarships as several scholarships are based on financial eligibility and need. Scholarships considered “needs based” require applicants to submit a FAFSA.
  • Upon completing the application in AwardSpring, all scholarships for which you are eligible will be shown on your dashboard. Some scholarships will require additional information. Please complete and submit these individual applications on your dashboard if you are interested in applying. Some scholarships do not require additional information.
  • By completing the scholarship application, you will be considered for all scholarships in the college for which you are eligible.
  • Some scholarships may not be awarded due to lack of funding.

Scholarship Descriptions

TH Bell Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program that will allow them to become a licensed professional in a Utah public school. This may include teachers, special education teachers, speech or language pathologists, school psychologists, or other licensed professionals who provide services to students with disabilities.

Applicants for TH Bell scholarships at USU must be in good standing academically and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients must be admitted into their degree program or Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP); pre-majors are ineligible.  Award recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress in their degree program to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Awarding prioritization of the scholarship is given first to first-generation students who intend to become a licensed teacher or work as a licensed professional in a Utah public school, second to those non-first-generation applicants who intend to work as a licensed teacher or other licensed professional in high-need fields in a Utah public school, and third to all other applicants who intend to work as a licensed professional in a Utah public school.  All applicants must meet required academic standards, be enrolled in at least six credits, and declare intent to complete an approved licensure program and work in a Utah public school. 

How to Apply for the TH Bell Scholarship

Applications for 2021–22 academic year will be accepted through AwardSpring. Applications will be open December 2020 and close in early February 2021.

Incoming Freshmen

Scholarships at the college level are available to students who have declared majors and been accepted into a program—but there are still options for you at the university level. Visit Utah State University’s scholarship page for more information.

Financial Aid

For information regarding financial aid, visit USU's financial aid page.


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