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Self-Reliance Scholarship

Who Should Apply

New and continuing students who have completed any of the following Self-Reliance courses offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within Utah’s Wasatch Front (Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah Counties) are eligible for this scholarship. The approved courses are:

  • Personal Finance
  • Find a Better Job
  • Education for a Better Work
  • Starting and Growing My Business
  • Emotional Resilience *new*
  • Life Skills (must have completed all three sections) *new*

Full-time enrollment is not required for this scholarship. Students will be asked to provide proof of completion at the time of the scholarship application and, if they are awarded the scholarship, it will not disburse until the provided information is confirmed.

Priority Deadline

April 1 (Spring), August 15 (Fall) and December 1 (Winter)

*Priority will be given to those who meet the deadline. However, applications will be accepted up until the last Friday before the new semester begins. Students who apply after the priority deadline may still be awarded the scholarship if funding is available.

Award Amount

$500 (12+ credits) and up to $250 (for less than 12 credits)

Award Amount $250 for PT / $500 FT $250 for PT / $500 FT
Min. GPA No minimum GPA requirement 2.0
Awarding Criteria Completed a Self-Reliance course (in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties) Completed a Self Reliance course (in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties)
Duration 1-semester, non-renewable 1-semester, non-renewable
International/Domestic Both Both
Stackable* No No
Budget Constrained** No No
Required Enrollment Scholarship available for full-time (12+) and part-time students Scholarship available for full-time (12+) and part-time students

*Stackable means the scholarship can, or cannot, be combined with another scholarship.

**Budget Constrained means there is a limited amount of funds that we are able to award to students.


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