Offset College Costs with Utah Scholars Program Mar 15, 2012, 8:00 am By Emily Haleck

State program offers scholarships for good grades

Looking for ways to offset your child’s college expenses? Utah Scholars offers scholarship options for high-school students who complete the following core course of study, shown in comparison to state graduation requirements:

Utah Scholars Core Course of Study Utah High School Core Graduation Requirements
4 credits of English 4 credits of language arts
4 progressive credits of math 3 credits of math
3.5 credits of social science 2.5 credits of social science
3 credits of lab-based science 3 credits of science
2 progressive credits of the same world or classical language n/a

When students complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study by high school graduation, they will receive one of two Regents’ Scholarships based on their eligibility:

Requirement   Regents’ Scholarship Base Award: $1,000* Regents’ Scholarship Exemplary Academic Achievement award: $1,250 per semester*
Grades for Core Course of Study   no individual core course grade below a “C” no individual core course grade below a “B”
GPA   3.0 or higher cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
ACT   submitting an ACT score 26 or higher

In addition to the financial benefits, your child will benefit by being

– more prepared for college

– less likely to need remedial courses

– more likely to succeed in college course work and continue on to graduation

– a stronger candidate for various financial aid and scholarships opportunities

Ensure that your high-school graduate is ready for college, the workplace and for life by encouraging him or her to become a Utah Scholar. Learn more about requirements, benefits and details of the program at UtahScholars.org.

*The awards amounts are determined on an annual basis and are subject to legislative funding and the total number of qualified participants. Therefore, award amounts may be reduced, may vary from year to year, and are dependent on when the recipient is enrolled in college.

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