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Regent's Scholarships

The Utah legislature made some key changes to the Regents' Scholarship program starting for the graduating class of 2020.

For All Regents' Recipients

If you are deferring your admission or transferring out of BYU, notify Off-Campus Scholarships via YMessage.

2021 High School Graduating Class

At the first of September, students began to receive notification from Regents if they were eligible for fall 2021 semester funds. BYU has not yet received information or funds from Regents. Once we do, you will be notified via YMessage.

The Regents’ Scholarship is applied towards tuition and fees after other state aid has been awarded to the student. The only state aid BYU receives is HESSP. 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 winter semesters. 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 Regents' Scholarship disbursement are required to complete 12 credits each semester, maintaining a 3.0 semester GPA.

Students who do not earn a 3.0 semester GPA will be placed on probationary status; however, if they earn a semester GPA lower than a 3.0 for a second semester, they will forfeit the scholarship. Students are still able to receive the Regents’ Scholarship while on probation.

BYU will automatically report enrollment and GPA information to the Regents’ Scholarship each semester.

Students who transfer colleges need to notify the Regents’ Scholarship office prior to the start of the semester at their new college. They 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 they are transferring. The Regents’ Scholarship office will assist students in transferring the scholarship.

2020 High School Graduating Class

The Regents’ Scholarship 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 Winter. 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.

Students who do not earn a 3.0 semester GPA will be placed on probationary status; however, if they earn a semester GPA lower than a 3.0 for a second semester they will forfeit the scholarship. Students are still able to receive the Regents’ Scholarship while on probation.

BYU will automatically report enrollment and GPA information to the Regents’ Scholarship each semester.

Students who transfer colleges need to notify the Regents’ Scholarship office prior to the start of the semester at their new college. They 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 they are transferring. The Regents’ Scholarship office will assist students in transferring the scholarship.

2019 High School Graduating Class

BYU provides Regents’ your enrollment, GPA, semester credit completion, admissions deferment, and Supplementary (Gap) Award Eligibility. This verification happens AFTER the Fall and Winter semester add/drop deadlines.

All students must enroll in and complete 12 credit hours during the first semester they receive the Regents’ Scholarship. BYU will communicate directly with the Regents’ Scholarship Office to verify your enrollment.

Academic Award

Students are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $2,000.

my529 Award

Students are eligible for a one-time payment of up to $300, subject to contributions to their my529 account.

Supplemental (Gap) Award

Students who are eligible for the Supplemental Award may use it for up to 4 semesters. Students are required to complete 12 credits each semester and maintain a 3.0 semester GPA.

Students who do not earn a 3.0 semester GPA will be placed on probation for one semester. Students who do not earn a 3.0 semester GPA for a second semester will forfeit the scholarship. Students are still able to receive the Supplemental (Gap) Award while on probation.

The Supplemental Award will expire 5 years from the date of high school graduation, regardless of an approved deferment or leave of absence.

Class of 2018 & Prior

Students need to work with the Regents’ Scholarship Office for Deferments, Enrollment Verification, and Appeals. BYU receives the award information directly from Regents’.

Students are required to successfully complete 12 credit hours each semester starting Fall 2020 and earn at least a 3.3 semester GPA.

Students who do not meet the 3.3 semester GPA requirement may be placed on probationary status. If you earn less than a 3.3 semester GPA for a second semester, students forfeit the scholarship.

Additional Information

Visit the Utah System of Higher Education for additional information about all Regents’ scholarship awards.