Scholarships Overview

Did you know scholarships are available to eligible students at UTI? With a little guidance and preparation, you can find and apply for those scholarships suited for you. We'll show you how!


Universal Technical Institute shall make available more than $15 million in sponsored scholarships in 2016* to help our students become ready to work.

*Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Specific conditions, criteria and awards vary by state.

Step 1: Prepare

Start with the Basics

Make a list of the quick facts that tell your story. Include notes about yourself, like where you come from, where you’re headed and the things you like to do for fun. Here are some sample topics to get you started. 

  • Family Story
  • Past work experience
  • Present employment
  • Future career choice
  • Club memberships/professional organizations
  • Military experience
  • Education history and grade point average (GPA)
  • Honors and awards
  • Charity work
  • Hobbies and interests

Step 2: Search

Where to Find Scholarships

Step 3: Match

Focus Your Effort

How you compare and rank these scholarships is up to you. Evaluate whether or not you qualify for scholarships based on an honest inventory of each scholarship’s eligibility requirements.


Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who fail to meet all eligibility requirements are often immediately discarded and not considered further. If you don’t meet one or more of a scholarship’s requirements, skip it and apply your time toward other scholarship opportunities.

Application Deadline
Do you have a realistic amount of time to gather your application materials, many of which can include recommendations, a written exam or essay? Give your references ample time to write you a thoughtful recommendation and give yourself enough time to write a well-thought-out essay then have it reviewed by a trusted advisor or teacher.

Application Requirements
Look at what each scholarship requires in order to apply and make a checklist. Are you able to gather recommendations? Are you willing to sit down and write an essay response to a scholarship question? Does the application require a copy of your high school transcript? Make sure you have these items ready before deciding to apply for a scholarship.

Step 4: Apply

Application Tips & Resources

With your choices narrowed, it's time to apply. Relax! Most applications are easy to complete. The key is to follow directions and provide exactly what is required.

Read First. Write Second.
Most applications require multiple steps, so make sure you understand the entire application before filling it out.

Master the Basics
Many applications require essays or recommendations. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. A favorite teacher, high school counselor, or trusted advisor or mentor can help you complete your applications. It’s always a good idea to ask someone to proofread your work and help you catch mistakes before you submit your application!

If you have any questions or need additional information, you can reach out to the UTI Scholarship Department directly. You can contact us by phone at 800-859-7249 or email at

Great job and good luck!