You do not need to be an expert in regards to the scholarship requirements, but you can encourage students to explore the scholarship requirements to determine if it is a fit for them. If students need help with the scholarship, they can contact the Regents’ Scholarship team directly.
Students who earn the Regents’ Scholarship see great benefits once in college, earning a full point higher GPA and are twice as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree in 6 years than those who did not participate in the program. Studies have shown that taking a college prep curriculum, similar to the courses required to earn the scholarship can help overcome the effects of socioeconomic status on college completion rates.
Resources to Help Students
The Regents’ Scholarship Course Warehouse is a tool to help students, parents and counselors know which courses qualify for the Regents’ Scholarship. With your help, students will be able to enroll in their courses with confidence that the courses will help them qualify for the scholarship!
Each Utah school that offers courses for 9-12 grade students has the opportunity to submit their English, Math, Social Science, Science and World Language courses for review. The Course Warehouse displays information related to the courses such as: course titles, credits they can earn for completing the courses, any special notes about the course and the status of the course such as approved, approved with conditions, not approved and archived.
If a school has not submitted courses, students can use the Commonly Accepted Courses list to help guide them in what courses they should complete. The titles listed here are generic in nature and may not match the titles used at each individual school.
Connecting the Course Warehouse to the Application
The information submitted for the Course Warehouse will eventually tie into the application, allowing the student to select course titles from the school through which the course was completed. This will allow students to see course titles they are familiar with rather than generic titles, thus having greater confidence that they are reporting the correct courses on their application.