[CCGP Info] Information Regarding Changes to State Scholarships

Herrera, Kim Kim.Herrera at schools.utah.gov
Mon Jun 3 10:18:57 MDT 2019


Dear Counselors,

During the 2019 legislative session there were multiple changes to scholarship programs for Utah Students. The following three programs were altered: Regents' Scholarship, New Century Scholarship and T.H. Bell Education Scholarship. While two new scholarship programs were created: The Utah Promise Scholarship and the Career and Technical Education Scholarship. These programs support the Board of Regents' mission of helping more Utahns access and complete a postsecondary education. Summary information for each program is provided below.

Programs that were altered:


*         Regents' Scholarship and New Century Scholarship

o   The Regents'<https://stepuputah.com/program/regents-scholarship/> and New Century<https://stepuputah.com/program/new-century-scholarship/> Scholarship programs are awarded based on academic achievement during high school.

o   Changes are applicable to the high school graduating class of 2020 and beyond and include:
Awards:

*         The scholarships may be used for up to four semesters towards tuition and fees, after other state financial aid is considered. As such, award amounts vary based on individual circumstances.

*         The FAFSA is a required part of the Regents' Scholarship application, but does not factor into determining a student's scholarship award.

*         For Regents' Scholarship now has one award-the Regents' Scholarship. The my529 Match and the Supplemental Awards have been eliminated.
Eligible Colleges/Universities:

*         These scholarships are no longer available for use at private colleges and universities.

*         The Regents' Scholarship can now be used at Utah's public technical colleges, in addition to all public colleges and universities in Utah.

o   Please discard any old materials you have and order new materials through our request form: https://stepuputah.com/for-educators/request-materials/. Materials will be available prior to the start of the new school year.

o   To schedule an informational workshop on the Regents' Scholarship submit your request through our request form: https://stepuputah.com/for-educators/request-events/.

o   For more information, review the websites for each program.

?  Regents' Scholarship<regentsscholarship.org>: see the Rules and Requirements<https://stepuputah.com/files/regents/19-20_RS-rules-requirements.pdf> or call 801-321-7159.

?  New Century<newcenturyscholarship.org>: see the Rules and Requirements<https://stepuputah.com/files/NCRules_2020.pdf> or call 801-321-7221.


*         T. H. Bell Education Scholarship (for future educators)

o   The T.H. Bell Scholarship is for those intent on entering the teaching profession in Utah. It can be used at all public or private institutions in Utah that offer an approved program. This program was previously the T. H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program, but in accordance with HB 188, T.H. Bell Program Amendments<https://le.utah.gov/~2019/bills/static/HB0188.html> passed in the 2019 legislative session, the program is now a scholarship.

Newly Created Scholarship Programs:


*         Utah Promise Scholarship (need-based)

o   The Utah Promise Scholarship<https://higheredutah.org/pdf/agendas/20190517/TABA_2019-05-17.pdf> is a needs-based scholarship program in Utah. It is available to recent high school graduates and adult learners at Utah's public colleges and universities, as well as Utah's public technical colleges. It is available for up to two years, four semesters, or an associate degree, whichever comes first. Award amounts vary based on individual circumstances.

o   For questions regarding this program students should contact Financial Aid office at the college or university they plan to attend.


*         Career and Technical Education Scholarship

o   Career and Technical Education Scholarship for noncredit programs at select USHE institutions including Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, and Utah State University Eastern and USU-Moab. This scholarship is available to students who enroll in high-demand, non-credit certificate programs.

o   For questions regarding this program students should contact the Financial Aid office at the college or university they plan to attend.

For more information, please review the websites for each program.

Best Regards,

Kim Herrera
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kim.herrera at schools.utah.gov<mailto:kim.herrera at schools.utah.gov>
Student Advocacy Services
College and Career Readiness
School Counseling Program Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
801-538-7647   Office
801-538-7868   Fax

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