The Regents’ Scholarship deadline is almost here, and some of you have retaken the ACT in order to bump up to the Exemplary level for the scholarship. If you have recently taken the ACT and received a score of 26 or higher, please let me know ASAP so that we make sure you are applying for the right scholarship category. This first deadline is to make sure that you are on track with the Regents’ Scholarship, but it could make a big difference if you need to add another Social Science class or clarify information on your transcript before the final deadline. Please come and see me if you have any questions, and make sure you are working on your application.
REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: http://higheredutah.org/regents-scholarship/ (Application available on Nov. 14).
Deadline: Dec. 20 (Priority Deadline), February 1 (Regular Deadline)
Criteria for Base Award:
-Complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study during grades 9-12.*
-Have a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA.
-Have at least one reported ACT test score (SAT is not accepted).
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “C” in core courses.
-Be a U.S. citizen, or a non-citizen eligible for federal student aid.
-No criminal record.
-Enroll full-time (15 or more college credit hours) at an eligible Utah institution of higher education during Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
Criteria for Exemplary Academic Achievement Award:
-Must meet the Base Award requirements.
-Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “B” in core courses.
-Have an ACT score of 26.
-4 credits of English
-4 progressive credits of mathematics
-3.5 credits of Social Science
-3 credits of lab-based Science course, specifically one each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
-2 progressive credits of same World or Classical Language, other than English, during grades 9-12
Award: Base Award–$1,000 one-time payment
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award–$1,250 per semester (amount based on decisions made in the Utah State Legislative Session)