Scholarships and Tuition Awards


CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. The awards cover up to one year of tuition. Eligible applicants have a 1:2 odds of receiving an award. Would you spend four to five hours compiling a portfolio to receive well over $1,500? That's the reality of students applying for the over 100 CTE scholarships and tuition awards.

2019 Winners List

2019 Public Relations Flyer
Note: If you need this information in an accessible format, contact the department directly.

Application and Institution Criteria

Application and Instructions

Institution Criteria


CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards are open to any graduating senior student who plans to get CTE training after high school in one of the following career clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communications
  • Business, Finance and Marketing |
    Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Candidates must be:

  • a legal United States resident,
  • a Utah resident, 
  • have senior status, and
  • have graduated from a Utah-sponsored, public, secondary school before September 15, 2019.
    Note: Several colleges and universities also require a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Immediate employment after completing training program is a requirement for all potential award recipients. Employment goal must be clearly stated in the student's narrative addressing the following:

  1. What employment the student intends to seek, and 
  2. How the student plans to obtain related employment once training is completed.

Each nominee must complete the online application form with exactness.  The application must include all the requested information, including all attachments, and be submitted electronically to the Utah State Board of Education no later than Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

CTE Programs in Utah Colleges and Universities

Please check to see if the CTE program you want to enter is offered at the institution you want to attend.

  1. Visit
  2. Click on USHE Majors Guide
  3. Click on Public Colleges and Universities
  4. Review public institution directions, definition and program listings


Thursday, November 1, 2018
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Application Goes Live

Friday, February 1, 2019
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Application Due to USBE (Online Process)

Friday, March 1, 2019
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Recipients/Winners Notified by E-mail
Note: If you do not receive an award notice by Monday, April 22, 2019, you are not a recipient of a scholarship.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Recipient Banquet
Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Campus, Student Center Oak Room, Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake Community College Map

Should you have any additional questions, contact:

Ashley Higgs
Specialist, CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | E-mail