Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
watch the video>>
The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
The Regents' Scholarship program provides college scholarships to high school students who graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Currently, the scholarship is worth 55% of tuition. The amount of the scholarship for next year is yet to be deteriminded.
In 2008, the Utah State Legislature created the Regents’ Scholarship. This scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a rigorous course of study and saving for college.
An Exemplary Academic Achievement award for the Regents’ Scholarship currently worth up to 75% of tuition. The award amount for next year is yet to be deterimined.
Scholarships are funded by the State through taxes. Students are responsible for covering the remainder of their college tuition and costs.
HOW TO APPLY & ELIGIBILITY
Visit the Regent's Scholarship website to learn how to apply>>
UPDATE: 8/18/09 Today at the Capitol House Speaker Clark announced "Earlier today, the majority legislative leadership and Governor Herbert instructed the Utah Board of Regents to fully fund the New Century Scholarship,” See KCPW's article.
Chris Bleak, the Utah House Speaker's Chief of Staff, recently complied a briefing of the Regents and New Century Scholarship. To learn more, click HERE>>
Eligible Colleges for the Scholarship