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New Century Scholarship

Recipients from Class of 2019 and Prior

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

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:

  • serving in the military,
  • have a major medical issue, or
  • for humanitarian/religious service reasons

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 encouraged to submit a Leave of Absence request through your account in the New Century Scholarship Portal as early as possible, but no later than the following deadlines:
    •  If you do not intend to enroll in Fall Semester, but you must submit your request through your account no later than August 1.
    • If you are not enrolling in Spring (Winter) Semester, you must submit your request no later than January 15.

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 provide a formal doctor’s note describing your individual circumstances which prevent you from meeting the scholarship requirements and your doctor’s recommendation regarding your college enrollment. Information related to the medical condition must be current (less than 3 months old).
  • Leave of absence requests related to medical reasons are typically only approved a semester at a time.
  • 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.
  • You must be of age to serve and set your availability to serve on or before December 1 (if seeking a leave for Fall Semester) or April 1 (if seeking a leave for Spring Semester or Winter Semester for those attending BYU or SUU).
  • If you will not be of age to serve a mission and do not set your availability date as outlined above, you will not be eligible for a leave of absence. Therefore, to remain eligible for the scholarship, you will need to continue attending school enrolling in 15 credits (12 credits starting Fall 2020).
  • If you return early from your mission, you must contact the New Century Scholarship office immediately as the terms of the leave of absence are now void. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of the scholarship.
  • Required Supporting Document: a copy of your mission call stating the date you will be leaving and the length of time you will be serving. For students who have not yet received their call they must submit a letter from their bishop on church letterhead stating the student’s intent to serve and their availability date to serve. The request may be granted on a provisional basis until a copy of the mission call is submitted to the New Century Scholarship office.

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.

Contact New Century Scholarship

newcentury@ushe.edu

801-646-4813

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