Utah Scholarships and Grants for College
The state of Utah offers most of its scholarships and grant programs to students with exceptional academic achievements. However there are many other scholarships and grants that are awarded on the basis of financial need. The main point to remember while applying for scholarships in Utah is that students need to apply early because the funds are limited and are awarded on first come first serve basis.
REGENT’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The REGENT’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is awarded by the Utah System of Higher Education to provide financial assistance to high school students who are residents of the state of Utah and have a consistent GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible students should have also completed their core curriculum in high school with no individual grades less than ‘C’. Eligible students should have completed their ACT test and must not have any criminal offence registered against them.
The Regent’s Scholarship Program also offers the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award which provides scholarships that covers almost 75% of the tuition. Eligible students must have consistent GPA of 3.5 or higher and no individual grades less than ‘B’ in their core curriculum.
NEW CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP
The NEW CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP awards scholarships to high school students to pursue an associate degree while still in high school. The program awards scholarships solely on the basis of merit. The scholarship awards covers up to 75% of the tuition. Eligible students must have 16 college credits, to complete at least 4 credits in each semester. Eligible students must be willing to enroll themselves in courses that lead to an associate degree only.
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CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is open to high school students who graduate early in each quarter and trimester. The program awards up to $1,000 per student. Eligible students must be high school students enrolled in Utah public high schools and should have completed their Student Education Occupation Plan. The principals of the respective high schools also must be aware of the student wanting to graduate early.
T.H. BELL TEACHING INCENTIVE LOAN
The state of Utah awards this loan which is more of a scholarship to students willing to pursue vocational teaching as a career. The program awards scholarships that cover almost one to two years of full tuition in a four year college. The loan can be repaid by working in a Utah public high school for at least five years after graduation. Though part of the loan still needs to be repaid it can be waived by teaching in a school that is hard to staff.
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UTAH CENTENNIAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR EDUCATION GRANT
The UTAH CENTENNIAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR EDUCATION GRANT provides financial assistance to students who are willing to enroll themselves in colleges and universities in the state of Utah. Eligible students must demonstrate a financial need on their FAFSA forms. Students accepting work-study, community or student assistant jobs are given priority under this program.
Students are hence required to apply early to avail the benefit of the many scholarships and grant programs offered by the state of Utah.