Some 300 high school seniors received letters last month announcing that Utah Valley University was generously offering them four-year scholarships.
But the students' excitement was short -lived as it was revealed two weeks later that the mailer was sent out by mistake.
University President Matthew Holland apologized for the confusion and disappointment, telling Desert News that a technical glitch was to blame for the mix-up.
He went on to say the college in Orem is waiving a February 1 scholarship deadline so that students who got the letter in error can apply for other scholarships.
UVU officials said the scholarship is based on a combination of ACT scores and grade point averages. The error happened when only ACT results were factored in.
University spokesman Chris Taylor said that as soon as officials realized the mistake, they notified recipients and sent a letter of apology.
There is much more to this story from The Daily Mail, to read about it CLICK HERE.