SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
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COMMON SCHOLARSHIPS / FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
(Awarded for academic achievement)
Academic index scales show awards
incoming freshmen will qualify for based on GPA and ACT scores:
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.
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.
*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.
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!
(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)
(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:
(Scholarships funded by community agencies, businesses, non profits etc.)
See scholarship search engine tools:
$$$ Paying for College$$$
1000’s of scholarships are available to students K-12.
Searching and applying for them takes time and effort, but can really PAY off!
-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.