Information regarding eligible students is provided to the college they are attending to evaluate the award amount the student may receive. The award is applied towards tuition and fees after other state aid has been awarded to the student. The maximum amount a student may receive is $1,000 per semester for up to 4 semesters. Awards are calculated based on other state aid the student receives and where they attend college.
Students must maintain enrollment at an eligible college/university during the Fall and Spring semesters (Fall and Winter for those attending Brigham Young University and Ensign College). In order to receive an award disbursement students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits.
The Regents’ 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 Regents’ Scholarship while on probation.
The college you attend will automatically report enrollment and GPA information to the Regents’ Scholarship each semester. Students will not be required to turn in enrollment documentation to the Regents’ Scholarship to maintain their eligibility. Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements will forfeit their Regents’ Scholarship and may have to return the scholarship funds.
Students who were approved for a deferment immediately after high school need to submit proof of enrollment and complete the online Enrollment Information form in their Regents’ Student portal to activate their scholarship when their deferment expires. Review the Proof of Enrollment Instructions to find an acceptable document in your college account here, save it as a PDF, and submit it through your scholarship portal. This documentation is required to be submitted by the following dates:
- September 15 for Fall Semester
- February 1 for Spring/Winter semester
If a student has reason to extend their deferment further, additional documentation is required by the following dates:
- January 15 for Fall semester
- August 1 for Spring(Winter) semester
Note: if you have enrolled, but do not plan to enroll for consecutive Fall/Spring (Winter) semesters, please see the Leave of Absence information.
If you filed for a deferment, you are strongly encouraged to submit a Student Information Release Form to allow our office to release information to those you have authorized. This is helpful if someone is helping you manage your account. You are responsible for managing your account even while on a deferment or leave of absence. Be sure to check your account regularly or have an authorized person do it for you.
Students who enrolled at an eligible institution immediately high school graduate, but do not continuously enroll in Fall and Spring (Winter for BYU and Ensign College) semesters must obtain an approved leave of absence from their college.
Each college sets their own deadlines and guidelines for requesting a deferment or leave of absence. You will need to work with the college to ensure you are meeting their requirements. Students who do not meet enrollment requirements and do not receive an approved deferment/leave of absence from their college will forfeit their eligibility to receive the Regents’ Scholarship.
If you file for a leave of absence you are strongly encouraged to submit a Student Information Release Form to allow our office to release information to those you have authorized. This is helpful if someone is helping you manage your account. You are responsible for managing your account even while on a deferment or leave of absence. Be sure to check your account regularly or have an authorized person do it for you.
If you transfer colleges you need to notify the Regents’ Scholarship office prior to the start of the semester at their new college. You will also need to contact the financial aid offices of the college you are transferring from as well as the financial aid office of the college to which you are transferring. The Regents’ Scholarship office will assist you in transferring the scholarship.
Students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 can use the Regents’ Scholarship at the following institutions:
Utah System of Higher Education
- Bridgerland Technical College
- Davis Technical College
- Dixie Technical College
- Dixie State College
- Mountainland Technical College
- Ogden-Weber Technical College
- Salt Lake Community College
- Snow College
- Southern Utah University
- Southwest Technical College
- Tooele Technical College
- Uintah Basin Technical College
- Utah State University
- Utah Valley University
- University of Utah
- Weber State University
Private-Non Profit Institutions
- Brigham Young University
- Ensign College (Previously LDS Business College)
- Westminster College
- Western Governors University