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Application Information

Students are selected through a rigorous application process that includes written and video essays and letters of recommendation. Each application is reviewed by at least two program faculty mentors. Selection criteria include academic record, ethical leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and career focus. 

Application Deadlines/Review Process

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis so we encourage you to apply early. Applications will be reviewed until the cohort fills – at which point the application will close. We strive to turn around decisions no later than four weeks after your application has been submitted and your recommenders have submitted the surveys we emailed them to fill out about you.

Application Requirements - Admitted student to USU

In order for you to apply to become a Huntsman Scholar, you must first apply and be admitted to Utah State University. In order to do this, please visit Utah State University’s Office of Admissions can be contacted at or by calling 1-800-488-8108. Once admitted, you will be given the login credentials needed to get into the Huntsman Scholar application.

Application Options

Application requirements vary by student type.

  • First-time college students, even those with CE/AP/IB credits, should select the “First-Time College Student” button below. 
  • Current USU students or transfer students from other higher-education institutions should select the “Current USU or Admitted Transfer Student” button below.

Please make sure you fill out the application that pertains to your status as a student.

Application Suggestions

The Huntsman Scholar Program is highly selective. You are in an applicant pool of high performing, highly motivated individuals. You should bear in mind that other applicants will also have outstanding qualifications. Your application should help the reviewers understand why you are worthy of this investment, what your aspirations are, and based on your experiences so far, how you plan to achieve those aspirations. 

Experienced professionals who have hired, developed, and evaluated talent will be reviewing your application. Why should they ‘hire’ you? Convince them you are worth the investment. Authenticity and sincerity, thoughtful and substantive responses, critical thinking based on facts rather than opinions, all go a long way in your responses.