New legislation passed during the 2021 sessions created a simplified, statewide, achievement-based scholarship—the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship will be available to students beginning with the high school graduating class of 2022.
Students may apply for the Opportunity Scholarship during their senior year of high school.
All students who qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship (under the Regents’ and Advanced Course Tracks) will be given the same award consideration and maximum award amount.
The new Opportunity Scholarship requirements were created after examining data from the last five years of Utah high school graduates to identify the top predictors of college success.
For the class of 2022 only: Students graduating with the class of 2022 may qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship through a Regents’ Track by completing the requirements previously set for the Regents’ Scholarship or the Advanced Course Track.
For the class of 2023 and beyond: Students may only qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship by completing the advanced course track (described in detail on the website address provided below). No exceptions will be made.
Learn more about this scholarship at USHE.edu