“The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. The scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University—Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College. . . .” (read more at https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/)
The Regent’s Scholarship is a great resource for every Utah high school student, since 100% of people who qualify for it will receive it. If you plan out your schedule the right way and are willing to take certain high school classes (such as a World Language), you could graduate with an easy $1,000 (or more!) in your pocket.
Requirements for the Regent’s Scholarship Award to be completed during grades 9-12:
- 4 credits of English
- 4 progressive credits of Mathematics
- At minimum, you must complete Secondary Math 1, Math 2, Math 3 and one progressive course beyond Math 3.
- 3.5 credits of Social Science
- 3 credits of lab-based Science, specifically one each of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
- 2 progressive credits of the same World Language (other than English) during grades 9-12
There are three different scholarship awards within the Regent’s Scholarship, and those are outlined below. Depending on what you qualify for, you may receive a different amount of money than another person graduating with the Regent’s Scholarship.
Base Award (up to $1,000, one-time payment):
- Complete the required courses (listed above) earning a “C” or higher in each course, a 3.0 cumulative HS GPA, and take the ACT test.
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award (renewable max of $1,250 per semester, for up to four semesters):
- Complete the required courses earning a “B” or higher in each course, a 3.5 cumulative HS GPA and an ACT score of a 26 or higher.
Utah Educational Savings Plan Supplemental Award (one-time max of $400)*:
- Based on saving through a UESP account. To maximize the award, save $100 when you are 14, 15, 16 and 17.
*You can qualify for up to four different awards: (1) Base only • (2) Base + Exemplary • (3) Base + UESP • (4) Base + Exemplary + UESP