The 2020 application is now closed. Applicants should monitor their account for additional information sent to them via their message center regarding next steps that need to be completed by September 1, 2020.
If the student is qualified, information will be provided to the college they are attending to evaluate the award amount for which a student may qualify. The award can be applied for up to 4 semesters towards tuition and fees after other state aid has been awarded to the student. The maximum amount a student may receive is $1000 per semester, however; this may be reduced due to other state aid the student receives.
Students must maintain enrollment at an eligible college/university during the Fall and Spring semesters (Fall and Winter for those attending Brigham Young University). In order to receive an award disbursement students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits.
The New Century Scholarship may be used for up to four semesters, but expires five years from the student’s high school graduation date.
Students who receive an award disbursement are required to complete 12 credits each semester, maintaining a 3.0 semester GPA.
If you do not earn a 3.0 semester GPA you will be placed on probationary status; however, if you earn a semester GPA lower than a 3.0 for a second semester you will forfeit the scholarship. Students are still able to receive the New Century Scholarship while on probation.
The college you attend will automatically report enrollment and GPA information to the New Century Scholarship each semester. Students will not be required to turn in enrollment documentation to the New Century Scholarship to maintain their eligibility. Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements will forfeit their New Century Scholarship and may have to return the scholarship funds.
The following information will help you understand the deferment requirements, process, and deadlines.
A deferment is used to put your New Century Scholarship “on hold.” Students submit a deferment request if they have applied for the scholarship, but will not attend college the Fall Semester immediately after graduating from high school.
A deferment is generally used when you are serving in the military, have a major medical issue, or for humanitarian/religious service reasons. Deferment requests for reasons such as traveling, attending a non-eligible college/university or working to save money will not be approved. Requests for a deferment are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with no guarantee of approval. Even if you are granted a deferment, the scholarship will still expire five years from the date of high school graduation.
Required Supporting Documents: You must submit a copy of your military orders that state the length of time you will be gone and the date you will report for service.
Required Supporting Documents: You must submit a letter from the program on letterhead stating the length of time you will be gone and the service you will be participating in. This letter needs to include details regarding the service you will be providing.