The application is now closed. Students will receive a notice regarding the status of their account via the Message Center in their student portal no later than April 15, 2021. This notification will contain next steps that the student must take by September 1, 2021 (including submission of verification documents as evidence that all requirements have been met). Each student has an individualized document checklist in their account that is updated upon receipt of required documents. Students should leverage this resource to know which documents are required and which documents have been received.
Once the required documents are received, scholarship staff will perform a formal review of each application. Students are notified the outcome of the final review via the Message Center in the student portal on a rolling basis from August – September. If it is determined that the student qualifies, information will be provided to the college they are attending to evaluate the award amount for which a student may qualify. The award is applied toward tuition and fees after other state aid has been awarded to the student. Additional award information will be available in your application update notification in April.
A deferment is used to put your New Century Scholarship “on hold.” Students must submit a deferment request if they have applied for the scholarship, but will not attend college for 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 are participating in a humanitarian/religious service. Deferment requests for reasons such as traveling, attending a non-eligible college/university or working to save money will not be approved. Requests for 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.
Contact New Century Scholarship
New Century Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 145116
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5116
Official information regarding the New Century Scholarship is produced by the Utah System of Higher Education or the Utah Board of Higher Education and published on ushe.edu. Do not rely on information published by any other entity.