Changing Regents’ Requirements


Students at Bingham have been familiarized with the Regents’ Scholarship and have heard rumors about recent requirement changes. Because we have been preparing to qualify for Regents’ for many years, many students have questions about how these changes will affect them.

These changes to the requirements affect students graduating in 2019 and beyond. Because the changes are very new, many are unsure exactly what has been changed. According to Regents’, the new requirements include taking Regents’ required classes in high school, earning a 3.3 high school GPA, scoring a 22 on the ACT, and filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Compared to the previous requirements, applicants have to earn a 3.3 GPA instead of a 3.0, score a 22 on the ACT instead of just taking the ACT, and fill out the FAFSA.

The goal of Regents’ is still to help all hard-working students who have met the requirements receive additional financial support for college. Unfortunately, Regents’ cannot guarantee the amount of money a qualifying applicant will receive. Each student’s application is individually analyzed to determine what resources each student has available to them. These resources could include other scholarships offered to them, money they have acquired through the UESP (Utah Educational Savings Plan), and opportunities that are available to them based off of the FAFSA, such as student loans and grants. The amount of money each student will receive will be different depending on the resources available to them.

Many of us will still have questions regarding the new requirements. The best resource available to you is contacting Regents’ directly. I have spoken to a few representatives of Regents’ and have found them very helpful in answering my questions and correcting false information regarding the new changes to the Regents’ Scholarship.

Many of us have already spent a great deal of time working towards earning the Regents’ Scholarship. Make sure you ask the necessary questions to ensure that the time you’ve spent preparing is not wasted. I have included the Regents’ Scholarship’s contact information below.

[email protected]


P.O. Box 145114

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5114