2020-21 Award Information
Note: Beginning with Fall semester 2020 students will be required to enroll in and complete 12 credits earning a semester GPA of a 3.3 to remain in good standing.
Based on legislative funding, the award amounts for students attending college during the 2020-2021 college academic year Fall & Spring Semesters (Fall & Winter at BYU) is as follows:
Funding levels beyond Spring Semester 2021 are unknown. Award levels are announced each April for the upcoming academic year and can be found on this website. Award amounts are determined annually and are subject to legislative funding and the total number of qualified participants. Award amounts may be reduced, may vary from year to year, and are dependent on when the recipient is enrolled in college.
Renewal & Payment Request Instructions
Basic Rules for Maintaining Eligibility
Leave of Absence Information for the Class of 2019 and Prior
A leave of absence is used to put your New Century Scholarship “on hold”. Use the leave of absence request form if you have qualified for and received one or more scholarship payments. A leave of absence is generally used when you are:
Leave of absence requests for reasons such as traveling, attending a non-eligible college/university or working to save money will not be approved. Requests for a leave of absence are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with no guarantee of approval. The scholarship will expire five years from the date of high school graduation; a leave of absence does not extend this expiration.
Students must submit their leave of absence request through the New Century Scholarship Student Portal . The online form can be found on the Payments/Leave Request tab. With the online form, students must also submit proof of completion from the previous semester attended and supporting documentation related to the leave request. Under each section below the acceptable supporting documents are listed.
If you do not continuously enroll, you must apply for and be granted an approved leave of absence through the New Century Scholarship office.
You are responsible for managing your scholarship even while on leave. If you will not be able to monitor your scholarship account online, it is STRONGLY recommended that you authorize someone to act on your behalf by obtaining and submitting a copy of a notarized power of attorney. Even if you think you will be able to monitor your account in your absence, it is also highly recommended that you mail in the Student Information Release Form to authorize someone else to receive information about your account while you are gone. Receiving an approved leave of absence does not exempt you from meeting requirements and deadlines. Be sure to check your account regularly or have an authorized person do it for you.
Required Supporting Document: 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 Document: 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.
When returning from a leave of absence, you will follow the Renewal and Payment Request Instructions in order to “reactivate” your scholarship.