SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

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COMMON SCHOLARSHIPS / FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

​​​​​​​​​​​​Merit Scholarships
(Awarded for academic achievement)

Academic index scales show awards

incoming freshmen will qualify for based on GPA and ACT scores:














​​Regents' Scholarship​​
Through the Regents' Scholarship, students can earn money to attend a Utah state college

by successfully completing a rigorous high school course load that prepares them for college.  ​​

Click HERE for Regents' Scholarship Information

New Century Scholarship
The New Century Scholarship is awarded to students who have earned an associate degree in high school

or completed a specific math and science curriculum. The scholarship may be used at 4 year Utah College.

Click HERE for New Century Scholarship Information


*Both the Regents and New Century are funded annually by the Utah legislature.

Requirements and award amounts are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to monitor

progress and be attentive to award information.


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Needs Based Scholarships

(Available for students and parents who have a financial need)

The FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid)

is the most commonly used predictor for additional needs based scholarships.










Utah residents leave  $$ millions $$ on the table in unclaimed grant money. Don't underestimate your eligibility!

Use the FAFSA forecaster as a quick way to see if you may qualify!


Diversity Scholarships
(Scholarships for non-traditional students, ethnic minorities, undocumented students, etc.)

Can be funded by both institutions and private parties.

(See individual school's scholarship pages, and search engines)


Click HERE for Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Program Scholarships
(Available to students declaring specific majors and/or indicating an interest

in a particular department on campus. See departments within school of interest.)


Link directly to Scholarship/Financial Aid pages for Utah Colleges and Universities:





















​​​​Private Scholarships
(Scholarships funded by community agencies, businesses, non profits etc.) 


​See scholarship search engine tools:











CLICK HERE For a Scholarship List by Grade


​​$$$ Paying for College$$$
1000’s of scholarships are available to students K-12. 
Searching and applying for them takes time and effort, but can really PAY off!


Helpful Hints:

-Start building a portfolio in 9th grade.

-Keep a detailed list of all service projects, awards, recognitions, etc.
-Keep contact info for adults you have worked with who can serve as a reference for you in the future
and/or write you a letter or recommendation.
-Find Leadership opportunities and conferences to attend.
-Serving your school and community can be a great benefit in your scholarship and college admission applications.