Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Each year, the MHA program and David Eccles School of Business keep a careful pulse on industry happenings, student feedback, and opportunities to support applicants. We strive to align our program with industry and student needs, including providing scholarships and tuition assistance opportunities.

All Full-Time MHA program applications submitted and completed by priority deadlines are eligible to be considered for scholarships. PMHA and MHA dual-degree applicants will be considered for scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Please contact to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Early MHAO Application Scholarship
Students who apply to the MHAO program before April 1, 2023, and are accepted will be guaranteed a minimum scholarship of $5,000. This offer can be combined with Employer Tuition Reimbursement Match Scholarship for a total of $10,000 in tuition reduction.

Schedule a Scholarship Assessment Appointment

The admitted student must have graduated from the University of Utah with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students who receive this exclusive award also are eligible to receive additional funding and scholarships. Once admitted to the MHA or PMHA program and your degree is verified by the University of Utah Graduate School, you’ll receive more information about your scholarship

Does your company offer tuition reimbursement? If so, the PMHA and MHAO programs will match your company’s tuition benefits up to $5,000. We understand that working during school intensifies your commitment to pursuing a graduate degree. We also recognize the value of gaining work experience during the program and having an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge for your company. As such, we are proud to match your employer’s tuition reimbursement (up to $5,000). Please note, this award only applies to incoming PMHA and MHAO students.

  • Award Details: The Corporate Benefit Scholarship will be awarded to incoming PMHA and MHAO students as a lump sum which will be disbursed over the student’s first Fall and Spring Semesters. This scholarship will not be awarded on a recurring annual basis.
  • Note: University of Utah employees, spouses, or children who are eligible to receive the 50% tuition reduction through UBenefits will not be eligible to receive the Corporate Benefit Scholarship. Additionally, Full-Time MHA students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Each year, the MHA program and David Eccles School of Business provides scholarship opportunities for our exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors, and the University. Scholarship decisions will be made for Full-Time MHA applicants who have submitted their application and submitted their scholarship essay prior to the Priority Deadline II, Feb. 1, 2020. Admitted applicants for the Full-Time MHA program can find their scholarship essay prompt in their admissions packet.

Award Amounts

The amount of a scholarship award depends on the competitiveness of the admitted applicant pool. For the Full-Time MHA program, awards range from $500 to $20,000 in total value.


Students eligible for scholarship funds are those who have applied for the Full-Time MHA program and have submitted their scholarship application prior to the Priority Deadline II, Feb. 1, 2020. Eligible students must have also graduated from their undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Professional MHA (PMHA) and MHA dual-degree students will be considered for scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Both domestic and international students are eligible for scholarships.

New: First Ascent Students Scholarship

The MHA program and the Eccles School are proud to announce the introduction of the First Ascent Students scholarship. The MHA program is committed to making the dream of higher education a reality for all students, and this scholarship is designed to help promote diversity and encourage and enable healthcare-focused students with financial need to attend the MHA program at the Eccles School. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to share their unique story and diverse perspectives through their participation in the classroom, MHA-related events, and other on-campus activities.

The First Ascent Students scholarship attracts students from vari