What’s the Regents’ Scholarship?
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) administers the Regents’ Scholarship, which encourages high school students to take a college-prep curriculum above and beyond the Utah high school graduation requirements. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who take the right courses during grades 9-12, earn the right grades, submit their ACT score, and complete the application. The Regents’ Scholarship can be used at any Utah public or private nonprofit university.
What’s a Utah Scholar?
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely interested in going to college, right? You’ve also probably heard that college can help you land your dream job and that people who graduate college make more money than those who don’t, right? So, how do you get to college? Many students like you may not know what they need to do to prepare for college. This is one reason why the Utah Scholars program, (or the Utah Scholars Initiative) was created. The Utah Scholars program was created to help students in high school take the right classes to get to college, keep their grades up, and help students be more prepared to qualify for scholarships.
What’s a The New Century Scholarship?
The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education or completing a specific math and science curriculum. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University—Provo, and Westminster College. The New Century Scholarship may be modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use this website as your resource for the most up-to-date information.
Official information regarding the New Century Scholarship is produced by the Utah System of Higher Education or the Utah State Board of Regents.
Other Scholarship Resources:
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This scholarship is for students who plan for Early Graduation. It is a partial tuition program, which allows high school graduation to be flexible and appropriate to meet the individual students’ needs of attending post-secondary education. Any public school student is eligible who has:
- A college and Career Readiness Plan (CCR) on file
- Has indicated to the secondary school principal the intent to complete early graduation
- Has completed all required courses or demonstrated mastery of required skills and competencies
- Has graduated from a Utah public high school that is eligible
Post-secondary institutions accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges are eligible. A student must begin using funds as a full-time student and for tuition only within a calendar year of high school graduation
Utah CTE Scholarship
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuitions Awards are granted to seniors who plan to pursue a career or CTE pathway. To be eligible students must plan to earn:
- An associate degree or less in a CTE area, or
- A bachelor’s degree with a teaching credential in a CTE area
Students are awarded up to one year of tuition at associated institutions. For more information visit:
RaiseMe is a great tool used to motivate students with scholarship incentives, beginning in the 9th grade. RaiseMe was launched with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges. For more information visit: https://www.raise.me
Examples of ways to earn scholarships:
- Get an A in a course ($100 – $1,000)
- Get a B in a course ($50 – $600)
- Participate in a school club or sport ($25 – $250)
- And much more!
Additional Scholarship Information:
My 529 (or a Utah Education Savings Plan)
My 529 plans are tax-advantaged savings plans designed to encourage individuals to begin to save for the future costs of higher education. The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), a nonprofit trust fund, is the official and only 529 plan established and sponsored by the State of Utah. UESP is a direct-sold 529 plan, which means you can set up an around and make contributions by dealing directly with UESP.
Benefits of opening a 529 Savings Plan:
- Eligible for a Utah State Income Tax Credit
- Contributions grow tax deferred
- Tax Free when used for Post-Secondary Education Needs
Call 800-418-2551 or visit http://www.uesp.org for more information