December 17, 2009
Students: Don’t let scholarship deadlines slip during holiday break
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Spencer Jenkins (801) 999-0202 | twitter.com/higheredutah | facebook.com/uheaa
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – As high school students prepare for a well-deserved holiday break from their studies, Higher Education Commissioner, William Sederburg wants to remind high school seniors of key scholarship deadlines the first weeks of 2010.
Important upcoming 2010 scholarship deadlines:
- New Century Scholarship – all materials postmarked January 8
- Regents’ Scholarship – all materials submitted online and subsequent printed documents postmarked:
- January 8 – priority consideration
- February 1 – final deadline
“Like most scholarships, the New Century and Regents’ scholarship programs require a significant amount of information-gathering before an application is fully committed,” remarked Sederburg, “Hopefully students will use some of their time during the break to meet the coming deadlines.”
New Century Scholarship
This scholarship encourages students to accelerate their education by earning an associates degree in high school. Students must complete coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and they are provided a scholarship for up to 75% of tuitionthat may may be used at a qualifying 4-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University and Westminster College. The scholarship can be used for up to two years of full?time-enrollment or 60 credit hours. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and make reasonable progress toward the completion of a baccalaureate (4-year) degree.
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, LDS Business College, and Westminster College.
Both scholarships are subject to funding approval by the Utah State Legislature. Visit utahsbr.edu/scholarships for additional information and applications.
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is comprised of Utah’s nine credit-granting, public colleges and universities: a top-ranked research institution (University of Utah), a land-grant institution (Utah State University), four regional institutions (Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Dixie State College, and Utah Valley University), and three community colleges (Snow College, College of Eastern Utah, and the Salt Lake Community College). USHE is governed by the Utah Board of Regents whose members are appointed by the Governor.
The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA), a subsidiary of the Utah Board of Regents, is an agency of the State of Utah which administers Utah’s student financial aid programs, including the student loan guarantee program and secondary market, state need-based financial aid, the Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust, and the Utah Engineering and Computer Sciences Loan Forgiveness Program.
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