American Leadership Academy

THE REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

THE REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

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The Regents’ Scholarship is now the Opportunity Scholarship!

https://ushe.edu/state-scholarships-aid/opportunity-scholarship/

For those students graduating in 2022 and beyond, the Regents’ Scholarship has been changed to the Opportunity Scholarship. Please be advised that there are some big changes and are noted below:

      • Earn a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
      • Complete 3 advanced courses
        • Complete 1 Advanced Placement (AP) or Concurrent Enrollment (CE) course in each of the core areas of high school graduation:
          • Math, (Math 1010, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, AP Calculus, AP Statistics)
          • Science, (BIOL 1010, GEO 1010, PHYS 1010) and
          • Language Arts, (AP English Language, ENGL 1010, ENGL 2010)
      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but federal aid is not considered when determining eligibility.
      • Graduate from a Utah high school

For those ALA students that have been planning your schedules according to the Regents’ Scholarship, your schedule for senior year may need to be modified if you still want to try for what is now the Opportunity Scholarship. Remember that this only affects those students that will be graduating in 2022 and beyond.

The Opportunity Scholarship can be used at Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, University of Utah, Weber State University, and the following private, non-profit institutions in Utah: Brigham Young University (Provo), Ensign College, Westminster College, and Western Governors University.

Students may defer use of the scholarship to attend a technical college that is part of the Utah System of Higher Education and then transfer to an eligible institution listed above.

The new scholarship has simplified requirements, which are easier for students to follow and understand. Students who were previously on track for the Regents’ Scholarship or New Century Scholarship, with a few schedule changes, will still be on track for the new scholarship.

You can contact the Regents’ Scholarship office for more information:  regentsscholarship@ushe.edu