New Century Scholarship

Future Applicants (Grades 9-11)

The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education or completing a specific math and science curriculum. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education. The New Century Scholarship may be modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use this website as your resource for the most up-to-date information.

Due to legislative action, there are updates to the program that will apply to future applicants. Please review the information below to learn more.

The following information will help you understand the requirements.

  • The Rules and Requirements outline the requirements to qualify for a scholarship. Please read it in order to gain an understanding of what you can do to prepare for college and earn this scholarship.

    Due to legislative action, the requirements for New Century have been altered. The main changes are:

    1. Students will be required to submit the FAFSA unless they meet certain provisions. The results of completing the FAFSA will not be used to determine the award amount a student received. Therefore, the scholarship is merit based.
    2. Students with a criminal record may apply for the scholarship.
  • The FAQ addresses commonly asked questions. As always, if you need help contact us directly.

Application Information

Students apply for the scholarship during their senior year through the New Century Scholarship Portal. The application for students that are part of the 2021 graduating class will open November 16, 2020. The final deadline is February 1, 2021. Additional details regarding the application process will be available when the application opens.

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 Do not rely on information published by any other entity.

Contact New Century Scholarship


New Century Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 145116
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5116